In our May 15 issue, ECN is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards. These 27 winners represent the products, services, and companies that changed the design engineering landscape in 2013. David Mantey, ECN’s Editor-in-chief, offers his congratulations to the winners and finalists of this prestigious award and writes about the award ceremony on May 6 in his Editor’s View note.

Also in this issue:
CubeSats keep space research monitoring explores the potential of miniature DC motors to assist nano satellites in studying and research.

Uninterruptible Power Supply usage in harsh environments offers a glimpse into the potential uses for UPSs and the future role they will play in nearly all technology.

Easy solar micro inverter design using MCUs features tips and tricks by Manish Bhardwaj, systems application engineer from Texas Instruments, for solar inverter designs.

Make sure to find out what technology creates the biggest challenge for cooling and thermal management—as told by fellow engineers—and check out what the ECN editors are doing online via our Everything E section.

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