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Manufacturer Export Award sponsored by

Agilent Technologies is the world’s premier measurement company and technology leader. Agilent’s singular focus on measurement helps scientists, researchers and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With the help of our products and services, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference. Electronic measurement is where we first established our reputation for quality and precision, a legacy we’ve built upon for more than 70 years. As electronics technologies evolve, Agilent stays one step ahead, anticipating our customers’ test and measurement needs.

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Solid-State Lighting Application Award sponsored by

Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components. The company is a member of the SC21 programme and registered to AS9120.

Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Suppliers include some of the world's leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

Anglia stocks over 700 million components from 500,000 product lines in the UK ready for same-day dispatch. It aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers' transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory culminating in accurate, on-time delivery.

Technical support spans a sampling service, telephone advice from product specialists and on-site visits from field applications engineers. An in-house design team adds expert resources, helps reduce final product costs and accelerates development


Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year

Arrow is a distributor of semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components and embedded solutions. The company is a global supplier of products, services and solutions for industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. It is headquartered in USA. As a specialised distributor, Arrow is your one-stop shop for everything you need - from individual electronic components to complete technical applications.

The distributor Arrow Electronics has a broad product range and brings together state-of-the-art technologies under one roof.


New Product - Product Innovation Award sponsored by 

Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA
, a subsidiary of Avnet Electronics Marketing, is a group of highly focused distribution business units (speedboats), concentrating on special market segments, franchise partners or technology areas. The Distribution groups are EBV Elektronik, Silica and Avnet Memec for semiconductors, Avnet Abacus for the IP&E market and Avnet Embedded for serving the industrial market with displays, embedded computing hardware, software, networking and wireless products. Avnet Israel and Avnet Kopp (South Africa) are regionally operating business units. Avnet Supply Chain Services manages global accounts and provides corporate account management services. Avnet Supply Chain Solutions offers vast supply chain expertise to customer to help them optimize their materials management handling cost.  These distribution business units are supported by Avnet Logistics, which operates Mega-warehouses in Poing (Germany) and Tongeren (Belgium) and one of Europe’s largest Product Modification Centers in Poing (Germany), offering programming, tape & reel and other services.

Avnet Electronics Marketing is the largest operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. (NSYE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's largest technology marketing, distribution and services companies. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in over 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design chain and supply chain services. The company's Web site is located at


Design Team of the Year sponsored by

CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft in the USA are subsidiaries of Premier Farnell plc., one of the world’s leading distributors of electronic components, products and services. CadSoft specializes in the development of the popular CAD-Software EAGLE used by design engineers worldwide for over 20 years.

EAGLE is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable software for efficient circuit board design (PCB design) and combines the modules schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter on one single interface.
Shared Open Source User Language Programs (ULPs) guarantee maximum flexibility by enabling various features, such as simulation, realization of individual instruction sequences, data export and import.

Integrated services, such as the DesignLink feature provides access to data and prices on over 4 million products from Newark, Farnell and element 14. The PCB service saves you time by providing direct connections to experienced, high-quality PCB manufacturers for fast quotes on PCB fabrication.

EAGLE users benefit from free support through dedicated experts, active customer forums, the EAGLE community on element 14, webinars and training on demand.

EAGLE is available for Linux®, Mac® and Windows®.

EAGLE software can be ordered as EAGLE Hobbyist, EAGLE Light, EAGLE Standard and EAGLE Professional for different numbers of users.


Power Systems Product of the Year sponsored by

The HARTING Technology Group is a leader in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission and networking, as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. The Group uses these skills to develop customised solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission, rail technology, renewable energy, factory automation and telecommunications.

The Group, headquartered in Espelkamp, Germany, remains family owned after more than 60 years in business, and despite its European roots has become a global company, with subsidiaries in 32 countries worldwide and manufacturing operations in Germany, Switzerland, Romania, the USA and China as well as in the United Kingdom.

Harting produces a range of high-quality electronic interconnection solutions, the industry-leading Han® heavy-duty connector family and other products for the industrial environment including industrial Ethernet switches and hubs and a range of network devices for providing distributed power to the network infrastructure.

In recent years, HARTING has evolved from a product-oriented supplier to a provider of total solutions to a number of different industries, including micro-manufactured sensors and RFID systems as well as connectivity products.

HARTING Ltd. has been established in the UK for over 30 years, and has been based in Northampton since 1990. The company has over 100 employees in the UK, with turnover currently in excess of £12 million and growth over the past year in excess of 9%. HARTING Ltd. has Investor in People Accreditation and received its initial ISO 14001 accreditation in June 2011.

HARTING’s UK manufacturing operation, HARTING Integrated Solutions, manufactures and tests high-speed multi-layer backplanes and integrates them into card frames and enclosures. Cable assemblies from simple ribbon to advanced wiring looms are also offered. In addition to its electronics assembly capabilities, HARTING Integrated Solutions provides expertise in project development, prototyping, test and evaluation.


Distributor of the Year sponsored by 

The distribution community is essential to the health of the high tech industry in the UK and Europe. Great service and quick access to best-in-class components, possibly sourced from the other side of the globe, are essential.  These can make the difference between a company being first to market with their product or being an also ran.
All of this year's finalists for the Distributor of the Year have demonstrated expertise, agility and intelligence in responding to their customers' business needs. The IC Group values these qualities above all others in the recruitment service we provide to distributors, design houses, fabless companies and IDMs. As Europe's largest and longest established semiconductor recruitment organisation, we work with a wide range of distributors on commercial and technical roles.

The IC Group is pleased to sponsor this award for a 3rd consecutive year. Congratulations to all shortlisted companies; we look forward to celebrating your successes on the night!

The IC Group helps clients to identify key commercial, technical and operational professionals from executive to contributor level throughout UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pac.

The Group comprises four specialist recruitment companies:

IC Resources (Semiconductors)

IC Software (DSP & Embedded)

IC 3E (Electronics &  Engineering)

IC Creative (UX/UI)


Design Tools and Development Software Award sponsored by

This award focuses in on evaluating a design tool, application or software IP that truly stands out for its level of innovation. This could range from an EDA chip to a PCB design tool for embedded development tools for microcontroller based systems. The judging focuses on usability as much as technical innovation. Such development software and design tools are imperative in ensuring companies successfully design chips/products as quickly and efficiently as possible. Congratulations to all shortlisted and we look forward to meeting you all in London!

IC Software is a recruitment consultancy addressing embedded software, DSP / algorithm and application level software jobs for clients across the UK and mainland Europe. We cover technical and commercial roles (permanent and contract).

IC Software is part of the IC Group. Our overriding interest is the health of Europe’s high tech sector, thus we regularly sponsor awards, conferences and skills initiatives. Our consultants bring a wealth of experience and understanding to the recruitment process, ensuring that well targeted and vetted candidates are submitted for all roles. Their expertise has helped us to build long term business partnerships with myriad clients throughout Europe.

New Company of the Year - sponsored by

International Rectifier (IR) is a pioneer and world leader in advanced power management technology, from digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs to advanced circuit devices, power systems and components. The world's leading manufacturers of computers, appliances, automobiles, consumer electronics and defense systems rely on IR technology to drive the performance and efficiency of their products.


Rising Star New Engineer of the Year - sponsored by

Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start.
Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl).


Semiconductor Product of the Year – Analogue sponsored by

Mouser Electronics is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. is updated daily and features over 2.8 million products online from more than 450 manufacturers. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to European customers with localized service from local offices, transacting business in local currencies, time zones and languages.

To service engineers, Mouser provides data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

With locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas, the design-fulfillment distributor provides same-day shipping to over 325,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. Mouser also publishes multiple print catalogues per year. A subsidiary of TTI, Inc., Mouser is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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Renewable Energy Design sponsored by

Msc Gleichmann UK Ltd are once again delighted to support the Elektra Awards for the 7th year running and for the third consecutive year to sponsor the Renewable Energy Award.

We all face the effects of energy consumption and the global challenge to reduce the amount of natural resources used for the production of our energy. With so much technology and product development securing energy from renewable sources, the association of our company to such an worthy category is fully embraced through Elektra . Our own business is founded on providing advanced technology solutions with innovation .Elektra shows this at its best too. So MSC Gleichmann UK are proud to sponsor this event as we continue to provide technology and design solutions for an electronics world .


Green Electronics Award sponsored by

National Instruments transforms the way engineers and scientists around the world design, prototype and deploy systems for test, control and embedded design applications, equipping them with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. Using NI LabVIEW open graphical system design software and modular measurement and control hardware, customers at more than 30,000 companies annually simplify development, increase productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. From testing next-generation gaming systems to creating breakthrough medical devices, NI customers continuously develop innovative technologies that impact millions of people. From its UK base in Newbury, Berkshire, NI UK & Ireland provides customers with local sales, marketing and support.  


Test Product of the Year sponsored by

Neesham PR helps B2B technology businesses  in the semiconductor and AV industries engage new and existing customers, investors and staff by integrating traditional print and online media exposure with social media.
Neesham is a highly respected technology PR agency whose consultancy and implementation are characterised by panache and a high level of technical competence. Neesham’s team is passionate about technology with expertise and knowledge in areas such as electronics, digital signage, embedded systems, semiconductors, display technology and eco-build technologies especially thermal insulation and energy management.
Based in the UK, continental Europe and the US, each of our Account Directors and Managers combines an understanding of our core technology areas with experience of the associated business context allowing us to build strong, focussed and productive client relationships. Through our network of affiliates, we can extend programs to Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.




Educational Support Award sponsored by

Pinnacle Marketing Communications is the largest marketing communications agency serving the European electronics sector and is proud to have sponsored the Elektra awards every year since 2007. This year the agency has chosen to sponsor the Educational Support Award as part of a range of initiatives to help tackle the graduate skills shortage facing the European electronics industry.

The relatively low number of electronic engineering graduates leaving universities is a significant threat to the ongoing competitiveness of the European electronics industry in an ever tougher global market. It is, therefore, imperative that bright and able students look to enter the profession and bring their skills to what is, arguably, one of the world's most innovative industries. This requires support at all levels of the education system, from schools through to colleges and on into further education. And this award, which is open to companies that  have provided support to schools, colleges and universities, is one way that such support can be encouraged.

As a company founded and run by electronic engineers Pinnacle understands the challenges facing companies in today's electronics industry – and offers an unrivalled mix of services, expertise and experience to help clients address those challenges while extracting maximum ROI from their marcoms budgets. The agency's capabilities encompass web traffic and lead generation, targeted use of social media and a comprehensive range of PR, advertising, direct mail and other  services that optimise use of both online and traditional media resources.

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Semiconductor Product of the Year – Digital sponsored by

Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd is an independent sales, service and solution provider to customers in the mobile radio and radiocommunication, test and measurement, broadcasting and IT security space.

Part of leading electronics specialist Rohde & Schwarz Group, we offer customers the best of both worlds – access to extensive local capabilities and expertise, plus the ability to tap into the knowledge and resources of a global organisation.

With service and support teams located in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Rohde & Schwarz UK continues to invest in staff and service equipment so that wherever customers are in the UK, we can support their needs.

Technically competent and with high level applications engineering expertise, our local design and sales staff specialise in solving customers’ problems, large and small. Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd has built a solid reputation as a trusted partner and has a proven track record of delivering successful results.


University Department of the Year sponsored by

RS is Europe’s leading distributor of electronic and maintenance components. With a range of over 500,000 products, the company serves nearly 1.6 million customers worldwide, supplying components to research and development and maintenance engineers.

Working with over 2,500 suppliers, the RS product range includes semiconductors, connectors, capacitors, resistors, LEDs, relays, switches, indicators and power supplies – a huge portfolio of electronic components available direct-from-stock. RS also provides free design tools and resources, technical advice and information on RS products from over 60 technical engineers and access to over 110,000 datasheets, ensuring that customers get the support and advice that they need. For more information go to: