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UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Announce the Finalists for 2014 ACE Awards

Annual Awards Program to Take Place April 1, During EE Live!

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/--  UBM Tech, which connects the electronics engineering community with essential business and technical insight, today announced the finalists for the 2014 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards.  The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.  The awards ceremony where winners are announced will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live! 2014, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States.

"Our finalists this year are a very compelling group, and represent the creativity and innovation behind some of the most radical improvements taking place across all electronics categories," said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics.  "We wish all nominees the best of luck."

Following are the 2014 ACE Awards finalists:


Company of the Year

Design Team of the Year

Energy Technology Award

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Internet of Things Technology, Service, or End Application of the Year

Marketing Team of the Year

Open Source Hardware Platform or Application of the Year

STEM Impact Award, presented by ECIA

Ultimate Products - Analog IC's

Ultimate Products - Development Kits

Ultimate Products - LEDs & Lighting

Ultimate Products - Logic/Interface/Memory

Ultimate Products - Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical

Ultimate Products – Power

Ultimate Products - Processors - FPGAs, MCU's, Microprocessors, SoCs

Ultimate Products - Reference Designs

Ultimate Products - Sensors

Ultimate Products - Software

Ultimate Products - Test and Measurement Systems and Boards       

Ultimate Products - Wireless/RF

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges chose the finalists and winners.  Judging took place from January 27, 2014February 24, 2014.

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors also selected winners in additional categories, which included Jim Williams Contributor of the Year, sponsored by Linear Technologies, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  IEEE, through their own judging process, will announce the winners for IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society and IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award at the awards ceremony in April.

All winners will be announced at the ACE awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 1 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live!  To purchase tickets to attend the ACE Awards, go to http://ubm-ace.com/tickets.php.  Tickets are $199 per person or $1,850 for a table to seat ten.

For more information on the awards program, visit http://ubm-ace.com

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are generously sponsored by Executive Platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing, the Ultimate Products sponsor Mouser Electronics, category sponsors include STEM Impact award by ECIA Foundation, Design Team of the Year by IDT, Jim Williams, Contributor of the Year by Linear Technology and Association Media Sponsor by IEEE Spectrum.

About UBM Tech 
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing, Electronics
T: 516.562.5652, E: Email Contact

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Patrick Mannion


UBM Tech
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