ACE Awards to Honor the Best in Electronics Design Engineering

The Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards showcase the best of the best in today's electronics industry.

It’s that time of year again, when the electronics design industry takes pause to celebrate the hard work and tireless efforts of a few standout engineers, as well as the products that have made an impact on the design engineering community.

The ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, Dec. 6, 2017, in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley , the premier event for embedded systems engineers.

The Call for Entries into the ACE Awards will remain open until Sept. 15, 2017, at which time all entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts, as well as editors from from Design News, EDN, and EE Times.

Finalists, who represent the best of the best in today’s electronics industry, including the company, executive, innovator, and design and marketing teams of the year, as well as the hottest new products, will be announced Nov. 1, 2017.

This year is particularly exciting, as new categories and awards have been added, including Tomorrow’s Reality, ESC  Speaker of the Year, as well as an automotive category that falls under Ultimate Products. Read about them below and/or click here to check out a full list of categories and awards.



Tomorrow’s Reality

The Tomorrow’s Reality Award goes to an individual or group of innovators in the electronics industry that have made tangible progress in bringing the future promises of tomorrow to reality through electronics design or embedded systems design. Examples would include advanced technologies as defined by the Embedded Systems Conference such as, but not limited to, machine learning, virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, or autonomous vehicles.

ESC Speaker of the Year

This award is presented to the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) presenter whose speaking and written contributions for the current year are most highly rated by ESC attendees, Design News readers and educational course subscribers, and the ACE Award judges. (Note that nominations are not accepted for this award category.)

Ultimate Products – Automotive

This award recognizes the most significant electronic components and products introduced between Jan. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. The 2017 categories are:

  • Analog ICs
  • Automotive – NEW!
  • Sensors
  • Power
  • Software
  • Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
  • Processors (CPUs, MPUs, MCUs, SoC FPGAs...)
  • Logic/Interface/Memory
  • Reference Designs
  • Development Kits
  • Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
  • Wireless/RF
  • LEDs and Lighting


Do you have an ACE up your sleeve? Enter your product, company, or innovator ahead of Sept. 15.




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