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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Test & Measurement

May 1, 2015 4:22 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category honors the best instruments and test software available to assist electronic design engineers. Examples of products in this category include, but are not limited to: analyzers, waveform generators, data acquisition, dataloggers, meters, multimeters ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Solid State Lighting

May 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The craze for efficient lighting sees no sign of stopping. Here, we honor solid state lighting...

AVX to attend & announce new products at EDS 2015

May 1, 2015 4:12 pm | News | Comments

AVX Corporation is attending the 2015 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS), which will take place...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Software Design

May 1, 2015 2:07 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Without software, we’d still be sketching on napkins and hunched over our draft boards. This...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Sensors

May 1, 2015 2:01 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Our increasingly automated world makes sensors a prime category for innovation. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include, but are not limited to: sensors, MEMS, accelerometers, gyroscopes/position sensors ...

Bourns’ FLAT Gas Discharge Tube named as 2015 ECN Impact Award Finalist

May 1, 2015 1:56 pm | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that its FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology has been named a finalist for a 2015 ECN IMPACT Award in the “passive components and discrete” category. Compared to a Bournssurface mount 8 mm GDT ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: RF Amplifiers

May 1, 2015 10:45 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Amplifiers are important in wireless communications for increasing the voltage, current, or power of a signal. They accept a varying input signal and produce an output signal that varies the same way, but with larger amplitude.

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Passive Components & Discrete Semiconductors

May 1, 2015 10:41 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Passive components don’t require external power to function, but they play a powerful role in today’s electronics by performing a variety of tasks. Resistors, capacitors, coils, inductors and filters are just some of the product types this category aims to honor.

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Power Sources & Conditioning Devices

April 30, 2015 1:48 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Power is the backbone of the electronics industry, with limitless applications as well as devices used to supply and/or manipulate the power. Here is just a small sampling of some component types that are eligible: power supplies/SMPS, converters ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Microwave & RF

April 30, 2015 1:42 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Whether it’s smart phones/portable devices, electronic warfare, wireless networking or near-field communications (NFC), some of the most exciting advancements in the industry involve over-the-air communications. This category recognizes ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Enclosures

April 29, 2015 4:59 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category seeks to reward the most impactful contributions in the vertical of enclosures. Examples for this category include cabinets, rack products, enclosure accessories, and various other enclosures....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Electromechanical Devices

April 29, 2015 4:54 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices are a mainstay in the industry, but innovations continue to ensure there’s no status quo. This category honors components that move or have moving parts, and example components can include ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Optoelectronics

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Digital/Logic ICs

April 29, 2015 1:34 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Whether it’s computers, consumer devices or networking, some of the most bleeding-edge electronic devices depend on how we process ones and zeros. This Award category aims to honor digital ICs – such as memory, digital switches, microprocessors ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Cooling and Thermal Management

April 29, 2015 9:23 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

As electronics technology marches on, one thing doesn’t change: For safety and circuit integrity, designers must remove unwanted heat. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include but are not limited to fans and blowers ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems

April 29, 2015 9:16 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category recognizes the innovative embedded systems and computers that reside on boards and the modules and chassis that connect to them. Examples of products for Award consideration include, but are not limited to ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Antennas

April 28, 2015 1:07 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

With the demand for wider frequency coverage and complex designs with fast data retrieval continuing to increase, antennas need to be smaller while still maintaining their integrity. This category spotlights innovation among antenna types....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Analog & Mixed Signal ICs

April 28, 2015 12:59 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The real world provides us with oceans of signals such as voice, sound, pressure, temperature, and electricity. The success of the electronic device often depends on how well we turn those signals into precise, reliable data. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category ...

A note from ECN's Editor

January 7, 2015 10:56 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

With the craziness of the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, it's time to look forward to 2015 and the ECN IMPACT Awards! These awards, now in their second year, are designed with the idea that companies doing impressive work in the engineering world should be recognized for their achievements.

Have a safe and happy New Year!

December 29, 2014 10:30 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Your friends at ECN and Advantage Business Media would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy New Year! We have lots to look forward to in 2015 — the second annual ECN IMPACT Awards, the very first Young Mind Awards ...

Top 5 reasons to enter the ECN IMPACT Awards

November 4, 2014 10:36 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

We’d like to present the top 5 reasons to enter the ECN IMPACT awards, held at the Mirage Las Vegas during EDS 2015. At the ECN IMPACT Awards, all companies, from well-established multinational conglomerates to small firms, are on a level playing field....

Why you should enter the ECN IMPACT Awards

November 3, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Last year’s ECN IMPACT Awards were a grand old time. And this year’s show figures to be even better. Companies can go to ecnawards.com and submit their entries from now through January 15th. Eligible products and innovations include ...

Entries open for ECN IMPACT Awards, celebrating excellence in electronics design

August 12, 2014 4:17 pm | News | Comments

Companies from across the global electronics design landscape are invited to submit their stand-out products and services — in 24 categories — for consideration by a panel of judges for the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards. The entry period opens today at www.ecnawards.com and ends January 19, 2015....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: ABB, Inc. wins for Green Technology

May 30, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Terra 53 Multistandard EV Fast Charger from ABB (Switzerland) is their flagship 50 kW DC fast charging station, meeting both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. ABB has led the market as the first manufacturer in the world to meet both standards in a single charging unit....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: JARO Thermal wins for Cooling and Thermal Management

May 30, 2014 10:15 am | Jaro Thermal | Product Releases | Comments

The Three-Phase (wired) “Motor-to-DC”, sensorless, brushless, low-vibrating, high-efficiency, UL/ CUL & CE certified fans from JARO Thermal (Boca Raton, FL) uses significantly less power than most standard, single-phase wired fans. Available with an optional water-protected IP 55 rating ...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Newark element14 wins for Distributer Innovation

May 30, 2014 10:04 am | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Open source hardware allows people the opportunity to control the technology and share their knowledge through a free exchange. Newark element14’s (Chicago, IL) open source offering includes volumes of information on some of the most popular single board computers (SBCs)....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: MARS International wins for Contract Manufacture Innovation

May 29, 2014 1:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MARS International (Piscataway, NJ) is a full service global contract manufacturer with a proven track record of 50 years.  MARS International specializes in manufacturing, assembling, and delivering a wide variety of products for various industries quickly and cost-efficiently....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: API Technologies wins for Contract Manufacturer Innovation

May 29, 2014 1:45 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Contract manufacturing at API Technologies combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to deliver quality and service. In 2013, the company added ISO 13485:2003 medical certification, an internationally recognized standard that prescribes consistent processes....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: LSI Corporation wins for Boards and Modules

May 28, 2014 12:57 pm | Lsi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Syncro CS from LSI Corporation (San Jose, CA) provides administrators with MegaRAID RAID 5, 6 data protection in the event of a drive failure. In the event of a server failure, Syncro CS delivers shared storage and failover, keeping applications up and running....

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