Analog & Mixed Signal ICs
No.1 AMC1301 Reinforced Isolated Amplifier from Texas
No. 2 Elite Platform Super-TCXO from Si Time
No. 3 ColorZ™ from Inphi Corporation
Boards, Modules & Embedded Systems
No.1 StorFly Self-Encrypting SSDs from Virtium Solid State
Storage and Memory
No. 2 Pocket IO™ PLC Development Platform from Maxim
No. 3 TIE AWS-ECC508 Crypto Companion Chip from
No. 3 TIE Kinetis KW41Z MCU from NXP Semiconductors
Cooling & Thermal Management
Virtually-Silent DC Cooling Fan from Jaro Thermal, Inc.
No.1 MR386 ZapFREE Fiber Optic Microswitch from
No. 2 Series 14 Indicator Compact from EAO Corporation
Medical Device Design
No.1 SPEAKmore! and SPEAKall! Autism Therapy Apps
from SPEAK MODalities, LLC
No. 2 MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator from New Scale
No. 3 Renesas RL78/L1A Group of Microcontrollers from
Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Microwave & RF
No.1 MAX32560 Deep Cover® Secure Microcontroller
from Maxim Integrated
No. 2 SimpleLink™ dual-band CC1350 wireless MCU from
No. 3 Murata’s LoRa Module from Murata
No.1 Nuvogo™ Fine from Orbotech Ltd.
No. 2 Luxtera 100G-PSM4 Optical Transceiver from Luxtera
No. 3 Spectra e-paper displays from Pervasive Displays
No.1 Enclosed lithium battery holder with ic controlled on-off
switch from Memory Protection Devices, Inc.
No. 3 TIE STYLE-CASE Handheld Enclosures from OKW
No. 3 TIE microQSFP Pluggable I/O Interconnects from TE
Passive Components and Discrete Semiconductors
No.1 EPC2040 from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC)
No. 2 Comprehensive Evaluation Platform for GaN
Transistors from GaN Systems Inc.
No. 3 Vishay T59 Series from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Power Sources & Conditioning Devices
No.1 Conformal Wearable Battery (CWB) from Inventus
No. 2 ECF40 series from XP Power
No. 3 Intersil Digital Multiphase Family from Intersil
No.1 Io T Development Kit from ON Semiconductor
No. 2 Precise™ 800 from Orbotech Ltd.
No.1 CaliPile™ Multi-function Infrared Sensor Series from
Excelitas Technologies Corp.
No. 2 AS72xx - Multi-spectral sensor family including True
Color XYZ + IR & 6 channel products from ams AG
No. 3 Active matrix sensor from Peratech
MPLAB® Xpress IDE from Microchip Technology Inc.
Test & Measurement
No.1 Signaling Tester MD8475A/B3E PR from Anritsu
No. 2 N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer, Multi-touch, 3 Hz to
110 GHz from Keysight Technologies, Inc.
No. 3 Advanced Cable Tester from Total Phase
Special Recognition: Market Disruptor
Precise™ 800 from Orbotech Ltd.
Special Recognition: Contract Manufacturer
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.