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China ACE Awards 2014 -- ADI, Broadcom, Intel, Keysight, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated, Qualcomm, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments and Vimicro among winners

Dr. Wei Shaojun awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award: China Semiconductor Industry and Genda Hu of Focal Tech honored as Executive of the Year

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADI, Broadcom, Intel, Keysight, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated, Qualcomm, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments and Vimicro are among the winners of the China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards 2014, presented by Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) leading electronics industry titles EE Times-China, ESM-China and EDN-China. The Awards ceremony was held Sept. 2 in conjunction with the 19th IIC-China (IIC-China Conference & Exhibition), which is running until Sept. 5 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

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Brandon Smith, President of Global Sources' joint venture subsidiary eMedia Asia Limited, said: "Since 2007, China ACE Awards has been recognizing the companies, technologies and people that facilitate the remarkable advances and innovations in China's electronics industry. This year, our judging panel has launched the Lifetime Achievement Award: China Semiconductor Industry to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry, as well as to highlight the growing influence of China's IC industry in the local and global arena. The first recipient of this award is leading industry figure Dr. Wei Shaojun."

Throughout his remarkable career, Dr. Wei has developed many successful chips and now serves as the General Director of China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch. In this position, Dr. Wei actively promotes communications between the local semiconductor industry and other organizations and peers around the world, and works closely with the China government in crafting policies that advance the industry. His ongoing teaching career continues to contribute outstanding talent to the industry.

Yorbe Zhang, Head of Content of eMedia Asia and chair of the judging panel, added: "In addition to Dr. Wei, we are honoring Focal Tech CEO Genda Hu, who was voted Executive of the Year. For China's fast-growing and fiercely competitive smartphone market, Hu exemplifies the meaning of an industry leader by spearheading technology innovation and supply chain integration through acquisitions, ultimately resulting to the advanced development of smartphones we see in China today."

Recognition for the industry's best

Multinationals also took center stage at the awards ceremony for their innovative products and solutions. Texas Instruments was voted Company of the Year. Intel, Taiwan Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor won Most Promising Technology of the Year in the Internet of Things (IoT), Environmental and Life-saving categories, respectively, while China's Vimicro was awarded Start-up Technology of the Year for its SoC design. Winners of these Company Awards were determined through public online voting, from a shortlist of finalists chosen by the judging panel.

Winners of Product of the Year Awards include ADI, Broadcom, Infineon, Keysight, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments. They were also selected through public online voting, while the Editors' Choice Awards were chosen by a panel of senior industry analysts from EE Times-China, ESM-China and EDN-China.

Innovator of the Year, an Editor's Choice Award, went to Gu Jing, Technical Director of Yunyinggu Technology. Through Gu's leadership, Yunyinggu's R&D team was able to develop a new generation of sub-pixel rendering technology that significantly improves screen resolution and maintains high color saturation, low power consumption and low cost, without changing existing production structure and processes.

Winners unveiled

China ACE Awards 2014 -- Editors' Choice Award winners by category are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: China Semiconductor Industry -- Dr. Wei Shaojun, General Director of  China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch
  • Executive of the Year -- Genda Hu, CEO of Focal Tech
  • Innovator of the Year -- Gu Jing, Technical Director of Yunyinggu Technology
  • Design Team of the Year -- Product R&D Team of QST
  • Top FAE Support -- Automotive Electronics FAE Team of Freescale
  • Marketing Team of the Year -- Asia Marketing Team of Mouser Electronics
  • Best Blogger -- Wang Shaowei, Cheng Xiaohua, Tang Aiming

China ACE Awards 2014 -- Company Award winners by category are:

  • Company of the Year -- Texas Instruments
  • Promising New IoT Technology of the Year -- Intel (Intel® Gateway Solutions)
  • Promising New Environmental Technology of the Year -- Taiwan Semiconductor (Comprehensive power management and energy saving solutions)
  • Promising New Life-Saving Technology of the Year -- ON Semiconductor (Ezairo 7100)
  • Start-up Technology of the Year -- Vimicro (SoC design)

China ACE Awards 2014 -- Product Award winners by category are (in alphabetical order):

  • Sensor/Amplifier Product of the Year -- ADI (AD8422)
    Honorees: Goodix (GF66xx), Maxim Integrated (MAX31850/51), Sensirion (SHTC1), SGMICRO (SGM8743), and Silicon Labs (Si701x/2x)
  • RF/Wireless/Microwave Product of the Year -- Broadcom (WICED™)
    Honorees: AMICCOM (A8101/A8111), Linear Technology (LTC5551), Marvell Technology Group (Avastar® 88W8897), Qualcomm (RF360), and TriQuint Semiconductor (TQP9059)
  • Mixed Signal Processor/Controller/SoC Product of the Year -- Qualcomm (Snapdragon 801 Processor)
    Honorees: Cypress Semiconductor (CY8CMBR3x), Freescale Semiconductor (Kinetis M), Fujitsu Semiconductor Pacific Asia (MBG046), MediaTek (MT6592), and Microchip Technology (USB553XB-5000)
  • Data Conversion/Driver/Clock Product of the Year -- Maxim Integrated (MAX11905)
    Honorees: ADI (AD9625), Eutech Microelectronics (EUM6887), Linear Technology (LTC2378-20), Texas Instruments (LDC1000), and SiTime (SiT15xx)
  • Digital Processor/DSP/FPGA Product of the Year -- Texas Instruments (TDA2X)
    Honorees: ADI (ADSP-CM40x), ARM (Mali-T622), Capital Microelectronics (FPGA CME-HR), Freescale Semiconductor (QorIQ Layerscape LS1020), and Xilinx (20nm UltraScale)
  • Microcontroller/Memory/Interface Product of the Year -- STMicroelectronics (STM32F429/439)
    Honorees: Amazing Microelectronic (Analog Switch for MHL Application), CHIPONE (ICN85XX), Microchip Technology (PIC24FJ128GC010), Renesas Electronics (R7F0C80212ESP), and Silicon Labs (EFM32 Zero Gecko)
  • Power Semiconductor/Voltage Converter Product of the Year -- Infineon (TRENCHSTOP™5 IGBT)
    Honorees: ADI (ADP5050), International Rectifier (IR3847 SupIRBuck®), Linear Technology (LTC3300-1), ON Semiconductor (NCV8876), and Taiwan Semiconductor (600V, 700V N-channel Super-Junction MOSFETs)
  • Power Management Product of the Year -- Linear Technology (LTM4676)
    Honorees: Avago Technologies (ACPL-337J), Intersil (ZL8800), Maxim Integrated (MAX16993), ON Semiconductor (NCP1246/7/8), and SGMICRO (SGM4056)
  • High Performance Component of the Year -- TE Connectivity (High-speed multiple input/output connector)
    Honorees: International Rectifier (Gen8 IGBT Technology Platform), Littelfuse (LSP05 & LSP10), ROHM (RASMID™), Toshiba (Deep Trench MOSFET), and Xi'an Semipower (MOSFET SW7N70K)
  • Test & Measurement Product of the Year -- Keysight (16850A)
    Honorees: ITECH Electronics (ITS9500), LitePoint (IQnfc), R&S (FSW67), Tektronix (MDO3000), and Guangzhou Zhiyuan Electronics (ZDS2022)
  • EDA/Tools Product of the Year -- Texas Instruments (WEBENCH System Power Architect)
    Honorees: Altium (Altium Designer 14), Cadence (Tempus Timing Signoff Solution), Mentor Graphics (Xpedition VX), Silvaco (FPD Design Flow), and Xilinx (Vivado Design Suite)

The China ACE Awards 2014 received more than 270 entries from international and domestic semiconductor, EDA and test companies doing business in China. The event this year is sponsored by AMICCOM Electronics, Broadcom, Marvell Technology, Mouser Electronics, and Vimicro.

For more information on the China ACE Awards 2014, please visit http://www.eet-china.com/ace/ace_en.html.

Attendance at IIC is free for industry professionals. For more information on IIC, please visit http://www.english.iic-china.com.

More information about Global Sources is available on the company's corporate site (http://www.corporate.globalsources.com), Facebook and Twitter (/globalsources).

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 5 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About eMedia Asia Limited

eMedia Asia Limited is a joint venture between Global Sources (60.1%) and United Business Media's EETimes Group (39.9%).

eMedia Asia provides 500,000-plus technology decision-makers throughout Asia and China with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia leads in providing the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need to remain competitive.

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