Distributor of the Year

This category is open to companies that derive most of their revenues from selling components, systems or software products which are manufactured by their principals. The award will be presented to the distributor which can demonstrate that it achieved clear business milestones during the past 12 months. Judges will be looking for evidence of market share success, channel innovation and new service launches.    

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Tell us why your company should win an award: outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.  

Your entry should include a description of the business, plus details of:

Its financial performance

Market share gains

and Channel strategy 

Manufacturer of the Year

Manufacturers, including OEMs, sub-contractors and EMS companies, are eligible. The award will be given to the manufacturer which has demonstrated the most impressive level of commercial success and new business projects in global markets during the past 12 months. This could include descriptions of collaborations, partnerships, investments, newly introduced technical capabilities and environmental compliance projects. 

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Tell us why your company should win an award: outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Your entry should include a description of the business, plus details of:

Its financial performance

Market share gains, and
Channel strategy 

New Company of the Year

Venture fund or privately financed companies are eligible for this award. Judges will be looking for evidence that a company is building a business to be competitive in global markets. New companies can be involved in design OR manufacture, OR distribution activities. 

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Tell us why your company should win an award: outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Your entry should include a description of the business, plus details of:

Its financial performance

Market share gains, and
Channel strategy 

Excellence in Product Design for Medical

This group of Elektra Awards celebrates the best achievements of practising design engineers in the way they’ve developed market-specific end-products. It recognises innovative product design which has made a significant impact in its market over the past 12 months. All elements of the design - hardware architecture, software and system integration - described in the entry will be considered by the judges. Entries can highlight the use of individual technologies or the overall system design to achieve outstanding performance criteria in the application. 

 

These categories are open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs which carried out part of the product development in Europe. 

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Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Excellence in Product Design for Automotive

This group of Elektra Awards celebrates the best achievements of practising design engineers in the way they’ve developed market-specific end-products. It recognises innovative product design which has made a significant impact in its market over the past 12 months. All elements of the design - hardware architecture, software and system integration - described in the entry will be considered by the judges. Entries can highlight the use of individual technologies or the overall system design to achieve outstanding performance criteria in the application. 

 

These categories are open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs which carried out part of the product development in Europe. 

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Excellence in product Design for High-Reliability Systems

This group of Elektra Awards celebrates the best achievements of practising design engineers in the way they’ve developed market-specific end-products. It recognises innovative product design which has made a significant impact in its market over the past 12 months. All elements of the design - hardware architecture, software and system integration - described in the entry will be considered by the judges. Entries can highlight the use of individual technologies or the overall system design to achieve outstanding performance criteria in the application. 

 

These categories are open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs which carried out part of the product development in Europe. 

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Design Team of the Year

This Award category is open to OEMs and design houses involved in product development projects. Entries should include the description of a development project which has been active during the past 12 months. The projects can emphasise the hardware and/or software element. Judges will be looking for interesting applications of new or existing technologies.   

 

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Your entry should include a description of:

The project

The skills employed, and
Criteria for measuring success

Educational Support Award

This award will be presented to a company which demonstrates a commitment to educating future engineers by providing support to schools, colleges and universities. This can include financial support for specific scholarships and awards. The support may not be purely financial but could be of a more practical nature in the form of technology they have provided. It can also involve collaboration, providing seminars.   

 

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Your entry should include a description of:

Project activity over the past 12 months

The financial investment (where possible) 

The company’s education philosophy
Criteria for measuring success

Rising Star New Engineer of the Year

Electronics Weekly is looking for a talented young engineer in their first five years in the industry. Companies and universities can enter candidates who demonstrate a high level of practical skill and ambition which is contributing to the business. Judges will hope to see evidence of practical success in a project which will have some commercial outcome. It is hoped that the winning engineer will demonstrate a combination of both technical knowledge and practical application of their skills in specific projects.     

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Your entry should include a description of the candidate:

Their educational achievements

Specialist interests 

Professional project work undertaken, and
Career aspirations

Design Tools and Development Software Award

This award will be presented to the software design tool, application or software IP introduced over the past 12 months which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness, and which stands out from the competition. Product types eligible for this category are EDA chip design tools, design verification software, emulators, PCB design tool suites and embedded development tools for microcontroller-based systems. Judges will be looking for evidence that the entry achieves a true improvement in performance which can be applied to design projects. 

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Describe how this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
Describe the operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Give relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Describe additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year

This award will be presented to the passive or electromechanical component which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness that differentiates it from competitor products. Product types eligible are resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, switches, connectors or actuators which were introduced over the past 12 months. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications. Judges will be impressed by technical innovation in design, use of materials and packaging.

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 Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Power System Product of the Year

This award will be presented to the power product which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness which differentiate it from competing products. Eligible product types are DC-DC, AC-DC power modules; open, closed and encapsulated power supplies; power ICs; and discrete power components. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications which were introduced in the past 12 months. Judging criteria will expect to find new topologies and architectures, use of materials, advanced semiconductor technologies and packaging.

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Renewable Energy Design Award

This award will be presented to a system or component product which can be used in the development of renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, tidal or energy harvesting systems and components. Eligible products will include hardware/software systems or semiconductor products. Judges will look for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications. The entry should include a description of the product or system design highlighting its relevance to renewable energy systems, for example how it can improve efficiency or usability of renewable energy systems.   

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Semiconductor Product of the Year – Analogue

This award will be presented to an analogue or mixed-signal semiconductor product which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness which differentiate it from competitor products, and has been introduced over the past 12 months. As well as performance data, judges will be looking for evidence of how the product addresses and solves specific design issues. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications.

This category is now closed

 Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Semiconductor Product of the Year – Digital

This award will be presented to a digital semiconductor IC, or chip where the digital element is the main differentiating function, which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness, differentiates it from competing products and has been introduced over the past 12 months. As well as performance data, judges will be looking for evidence of how the product addresses and solves specific design issues. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications.

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

LED Lighting Product of the Year

This award will be presented to a semiconductor lighting product which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness which differentiate it from competitor products and has been introduced in the past 12 months. Eligible products are LEDs, lighting modules, luminaires and driver ICs. As well as performance data, judges will be looking for evidence of how the product addresses and solves specific design issues. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Internet-of-Things Product Innovation Award

This award will be presented to a semiconductor reference design or system level product which best demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness for the Internet of Things (IoT). Eligible products must provide some element of the IoT – wireless communications, security, storage or user applications, and the product must have been introduced over the past 12 months. As well as performance data, judges will look for evidence of how the product provides true innovation in the application of the IoT.  

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up. 

Test Product of the Year

This award will be won by a test instrument or system which demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness, differentiates it from competitor products and has been introduced over the past 12 months. Eligible products include benchtop, handheld, modular, PXI-based, boundary scan and in-circuit production test equipment. Judges will be looking for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications.

This category is now closed

Your entry should include;

How this product addresses its intended application better than incumbent products
The operation of innovative elements within the product - hardware and/or software
Relevant performance parameters (in numbers where possible), and say how these compare with the incumbent technology
Additional applications or markets this product could open-up.