27th November 2013
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London
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Winners Announced

Elektra 2013 took place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 27th November. The glamorous Black Tie event welcomed over 400 guests from the electronics industry, providing the perfect setting to recognise and celebrate the latest innovations.

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Thank you to all those who attended and congratulations to the category winners below:

 

Design Team of the Year  
Sponsored by European Recruitment


Winner
sureCore - Design of an Ultra-Low Power Patented Semiconductor Memory Technology

Finalists
Amantys – Six Month Hardware and Software Design Project
Cycle Alert - Design of a Safety System that Alerts Drivers to Cyclist’s Presence
Nordic Semiconductor - nRF51822 Bluetooth Low Energy and 2.4GHz Proprietary SoC
RFEL - HALO
Team Consulting – Metra by OrganOx



Distributor of the Year  
Sponsored by IC Group


Winner
SILICA

Finalists
Arrow Electronics
Digi-Key
Mouser Electronics
Premier Farnell
RS Components

Environmental Award  
Sponsored by Melexis

Winner

Amphenol – Black Zinc Nickel Plating

Finalists
AVX - Solutions for Hope
Environ UK – BOMcheck Materials Declarations Web Database
Farnell element14 - Packaging Recycling Project
Iceotope - Environmentally-friendly Cooling System at the University of Leeds

 

Manufacturer Export Award 
Sponsored by Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Exhibition

Winner

Plexus (UK)

Finalists
OMC
TDK-Lambda UK
TT electronics integrated manufacturing services
Wilson Process Systems


New Company of the Year  
Sponsored by Agilent Technologies


Winner
Versarien

Finalists
GaN Systems
OEMsecrets.com


Educational Support Award     
Sponsored by FTDI Chip


Winner
ARM - Code Club Sponsorship to Teach Programming in Primary Schools

Finalists
Axiom Manufacturing Services – Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Engineers
Cambridge Design Partnership – Supporting the Bloodhound Project Schools Student Initiative
MathWorks – MATLAB and Simulink
Premier Farnell - Make the Grade Programme
Rohde & Schwarz – Support for University of Surrey 5G Innovations Centre
Samsung Electronics UK – Samsung Educational Academies

University Department of the Year   
Sponsored by RS Components

Winner

University of Surrey

Rising Star New Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by National Instruments


Winner
Graham Scutt, Sedna LED

Design Tools and Development Software Award  
Sponsored by Caltest Instruments

Winner

Mentor Graphics - Tessent Testkompress with Cell-aware ATPG

Finalists
Cadence Design Systems - Cadence Virtuoso Layout Suite Electrically Aware Design
Digia, QT - Qt 5 Application Development Framework
IAR Systems – I-scope
RS Components – DesignSparkPCB
XMOS – xTIMEcomposer Studio


Wireless/RF Product of the Year  
Sponsored by MSC Gleichmann UK

Winner

Linear Technology - SmartMesh IP LTC5800/5900

Finalists
Advantech Europe – EKI-6340
CommAgility – AMC-RF2x2
Dialog Semiconductor – Smartbond Low Power Bluetooth Smart Device
Lime Microsystems – Myriad RF Open-source Wireless Development Platform
Low Power Radio Solutions – eRIC

Passive & Electromechanical Product of Year  
Sponsored by Charcroft Electronics

Winner

Harwin – Gecko G125 Connectors

Finalists
Murata Electronics (Europe) – KCA SMD Safety Capacitors for Automotive Applications   
Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe - Conductive Polymer Hybrid
Peratech - Peratech’s New QTC Ink Formulations
Smiths Connectors – Micro Snaptac Connector Series
Versarien – VersarienCu



Power System Product of the Year   
Sponsored by Power Integrations

Winner

Bytec Medical - Geni-Tec Intelligent Battery System

Finalists
Analog Devices – ADP1051
International Rectifier - COOLiRIGBT 600V IGBTs
Intersil – ISL8225M Small Footprint 100W Switching Power Module
Power Electronic Measurements – CWT Ultra-mini Probe
TT electronics - Electronic Control Module for KTM’s  Innovative Freeride-e e-bike


Renewable Energy Design Award  
Sponsored by International Rectifier

Winner

Maxim Integrated – Zeus – Smart-Meter SoC

Finalists
Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey - Hybrid Nano-carbons for 4G Renewable Energy
Fairchild Semiconductor – FAN324x Family of Smart Dual-Coil Relay Drivers


Semiconductor Product of the Year - Analogue
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics

Winner

Microchip Technology – Microchip GestIC MGC3130

Finalists
Analog Devices – AD9250 Converter
Linear Technology - LTC6804 Multicell Battery Monitor
ON Semiconductor - Rhythm R3710
Silicon Labs – Si7005 Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor
STMicroelectronics - eSPIN




Semiconductor Product of the Year - Digital
Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz

Winner

FTDI Chip - FT800

Finalists
Broadcom - Broadcom’s BCM7445: First UltraHD TV Video Decoder Solution
Freescale – KL02 ARM Cortex-M0+ Microcontroller in Tiny Package
Microsemi – SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA
Renesas  Electronics Europe - R-IN32M3 Series
Toshiba Electronics Europe – Visconti 3 Image Recognition Processor


Solid-State Lighting Product of the Year  
Sponsored by Anglia

Winner

LED Engin - LuxiTune Dimmable LED Lighting Engine

Finalists
ams – TSL2591 High Sensitivity Digital Light Sensor
Melexis - MLX81106 LIN RGB LED Driver IC
Power Integrations - LYTSwitch-0 LED Driver
Verbatim - VxRGB Directional LED Lamp
Zeta Specialist Lighting - The LED Spider-Light



Test Product of the Year  
Presented by Electronics Weekly

Winner

Pico Technology - PicoScope 5000 Series

Finalists
AEROFLEX – PXI Maestro
Anritsu – ME7873L – LTE - Advanced RF Conformance Test System
EasySYNC – DS60M10 Multi-Function USB-based Instrument
Keithley Instruments - Model 2450 Interactive SourceMeter
Tektronix - Tektronix AWG70001A


Product Innovation Award
Sponsored by Avnet Electronics Marketing


Winner
Redux Labs - Haptic Touch Device

Finalists
HiWave Audio - Stereo Amplifier for Battery-Powered Bluetooth Loudspeakers
University of Southampton’s Electronics and Computer Science Department - Cyber–Rhino Powered by Raspberry Pi
XMOS - Audio/Video Streaming over Ethernet and 802.11 Wireless
Zinwave - In-building 4G LTE Coverage Booster


Company of the Year
Sponsored by Pinnacle Marketing Communications


sureCore

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Drew Nelson OBE, IQE