The 2014 ECN IMPACT Award winners beaming with pride.

On Tuesday, May 6th, ECN held its first annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design and headlining a marvelous EDS 2014. The awards recognized the top products and services across 18 categories spanning the design engineering landscape, and in 2013, the industry beheld no shortage of innovation.

The IMPACT Awards acknowledged unparalleled engineering achievement across the following product categories: Boards and Modules, Contract Manufacturer Innovation, Cooling and Thermal Management, Distributor Innovation, Education Innovation, Electromechanical/Mechanical, Enclosures, Green Technology, Integrated Circuits, Microwave and RF, Optoelectronics, Packaging and Interconnects, Power Sources and Conditioning, Sensors, Solid-State Lighting, Test and Measurement, Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs, and the grand daddy of them, the 2013 Market Disruptor.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Boards and Modules
Agilent Technologies SA
for the Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer
LSI Corporation for the Syncro CS 9271-8i, powered by MegaRAID

Contract Manufacturer Innovation
Mars International
for Mars International
API Technologies for Medical EMS

Cooling and Thermal Management
JARO Thermal
for its Three-Phase “Motor to DC” Cooling Fan

Distributor Innovation
Newark element14
for element14 Community’s Open Source Portfolio

Education Innovation
National Instruments
for NI myRIO

EAO Corporation for the Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switches

OKW Enclosures
for its OKW Biodegradable Hand Held Enclosures

Green Technology
ABB Inc.
for the Terra 53 Multistandard EV Fast Charger

Integrated Circuits
Inphi Corporation
for its IN3214SZ Quad Linear Driver,

Precision Measurement Technologies, LLC for the Acam PCap02, &

Linear Technology for its LTC2378-20

Microwave and RF
for the ETERNAWireless Power Platform

Ocular LCD, Inc.
for its Crystal Touch: Outdoor & Marine

Packaging and Interconnects
Harwin Inc.
for the Gecko connector (G125 series)

W. L. Gore & Associates for its Type 5G Series of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies with ZQA connector (low-profile right-angle connector)

Power Sources and Conditioning
Acopian Power Supplies
for the Programmable 1U 750W AC-DC Power Supply Family,

API Technologies for its Tactical Power Supply, &

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. for the Vishay Foil Resistors VCS331Z, VCS332Z, VFP4Z, and CSNG Series

Freescale Semiconductor
for its FXLC95000CL: Xtrinsic Intelligent Motion-Sensing Platform

Solid-State Lighting
LED Engin, Inc
for the LuxiTune Tunable White Light Engine

Test and Measurement
Signal Hound
for its BB60A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer / RF Recorder
Keithley Instruments, Inc. for the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument

Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs
Microchip Technology Inc.
for MPLAB® Harmony

 … and the 2013 Market Disrupter goes to:
PLX Technology forExpressFabric
Humavox for the ETERNAWireless Power Platform

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who made the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards a smashing success!