Analog & Mixed Signal ICs
AMC1301 Reinforced Isolated Amplifier
from Texas Instruments
Elite Platform Super-TCXO from Si Time
ColorZ™ from Inphi Corporation
Boards, Modules & Embedded Systems
StorFly Self-Encrypting SSDs from
Virtium Solid State Storage and
Pocket IO™ PLC Development Platform
from Maxim Integrated
No. 3 TIE
AWS-ECC508 Crypto Companion Chip
from Microchip Technology
No. 3 TIE
Kinetis KW41Z MCU from NXP
Cooling & Thermal Management
Virtually-Silent DC Cooling Fan from Jaro
MR386 ZapFREE Fiber Optic Microswitch
from Micronor Inc.
Series 14 Indicator Compact from EAO
Medical Device Design
SPEAKmore! and SPEAKall! Autism Therapy Apps from SPEAK MODalities, LLC
MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator from
New Scale Technologies
Renesas RL78/L1A Group of Microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics
Microwave & RF
MAX32560 Deep Cover® Secure Microcontroller from Maxim Integrated
SimpleLink™ dual-band CC1350 wireless
MCU from Texas Intruments
Murata’s LoRa Module from Murata
Nuvogo™ Fine from Orbotech Ltd.
Luxtera 100G-PSM4 Optical Transceiver
Spectra e-paper displays from Pervasive
Packaging, Interconnects & Enclosures
Enclosed lithium battery holder with ic
controlled on-off switch from Memory
Protection Devices, Inc.
Gecko Screw-Lok connectors from Har-win
No. 3 (TIE)
STYLE-CASE Handheld Enclosures from
OKW Enclosures Inc.
No. 3 (TIE)
microQSFP Pluggable I/O Interconnects
from TE Connectivity
Passive Components and Discrete
EPC2040 from Efficient Power Conversion
Comprehensive Evaluation Platform for
GaN Transistors from GaN Systems Inc.
Vishay T59 Series from Vishay Intertechnol-ogy, Inc.
Power Sources & Conditioning Devices
Conformal Wearable Battery (CWB) from
ECF40 series from XP Power
Intersil Digital Multiphase Family from
Io T Development Kit from ON Semiconductor
Precise 800 ™ from Orbotech Ltd.
CaliPile™ Multi-function Infrared Sensor
Series from Excelitas Technologies Corp.
AS72xx - Multi-spectral sensor family
including True Color XYZ + IR & 6 channel
products from ams AG
Active matrix sensor from Peratech
MPLAB® Xpress IDE from Microchip
Test & Measurement
Signaling Tester MD8475A/B 3E PR from
N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer, Multi-touch, 3 Hz
to 110 GHz from Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Advanced Cable Tester from Total Phase
Special Recognition: Market Disruptor
Precise™ 800 from Orbotech Ltd.
Special Recognition: Contract Manufacturer Innovation
NEO Tech Design and Contract Manufac-
Electronic Component News (ECN) recognized winners of this year’s Impact
Awards program at a dinner, October 22, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel,
coinciding with the ECIA Executive Conference. The event was the first time ECN
Impact Awards ranked winning submissions from No. 1 to No. 3. Winners were
unaware of their respective rankings and learned such at the event, adding an
element of surprise.
Submissions for this year’s awards program were due in late June; companies
must have submitted a product launch for the time period January 1 through December 31, 2016. This also was a new feature this year, as in year’s past, submissions covered a year and a half time period. A panel of judges that included ECN’s
editorial team and contributor Paul Pickering made selections in early September.
Congratulations to this year’s winners