We are delighted to present the finalists for the 2020 Elektra Awards below:


Best Campaign of the Year

DesignSpark (RS Components) - RadioGlobe

Mouser Electronics - Engineering Big Ideas

Napier (in partnership with Semtech) - Smart Buildings

Napier (in partnership with Vicor) - SWaP-C Defense

Spacechips - PR for the global space industry

Distributor of the Year

Digi-Key Electronics


Mouser Electronics

Radwell International Ltd.

Rapid Electronics

RS Components

Manufacturer of the Year

Custom Interconnect Ltd.

Filtronic PLC

Start-up Electronics Business of the Year

Circuit Mind - AI for electronics design

IC'Alps - application-specific integrated circuits

Replenishh - helping to build the UK's EV charging infrastructure


Automotive Electronics Award

GaN Systems - automotive-qualified transistors

Imagination Technologies - IMG Series 4 NNA architecture for autonomy

Maxim Integrated - dynamic gesture sensing

Microchip Technology - MXT288UD maXTouch touchscreen controller

Rohde & Schwarz UK - compact test system for 77GHz automotive radar development and production

Socionext Europe GmbH - SC1702 Smart Display Controller for automotive applications

Synopsys - DesignWare ARC EM22FS safety processor

Texas Instruments - LMG3525R030-Q1

UnitedSiC - first SiC FETs with RDS (on) <10mohms

Award for Excellence in Product Design (High-reliability systems)

Sponsored by Melexis

Cambridge Micrologic Ltd. - machine intelligence for harsh environments

Paragraf - Graphene Hall-effect sensor

RFEL Ltd. - Trailblazer driver platform

Award for Excellence in Product Design (Medical)

ams - AS7341L spectral sensor

ams - AS7038RB ultra-thin sensor

IST AG - bio-sensors

Maxim Integrated - Health Sensor Platform 3.0

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. - OVM6948 CameraCubeChip

Design Tools and Development Software Award

Sponsored by Swindon Silicon Systems

Cadence Designs Systems - Celsius Thermal Solver

Keysight Technologies - PathWave 2021

Lattice Semiconductor - Lattice Propel IP ecosystem

Lynx Software - MOSA.ic holistic development framework

Microchip Technology - Hello FPGA kit

Murata ID Solutions - id-Bridge Suite 4.0

Siemens Digital Industries Software - LBIST technology

Texas Instruments - PSpice for TI

Xilinx - Vitis unified software platform

Xilinx - Versal AI Core

ZofzPCB, Rafal Powierski - 3D Gerber Viewer, IPC-2581 Viewer & premium component modeller and STEP file export

Internet of Things Product of the Year

Sponsored by Micron

DesignSpark (RS Components) - The RadioGlobe

Lynx Software - MOSA.ic for Industrial

Maxim Integrated - MAX78000 neural network accelerator chip

Microchip Technology - Trust Platform for CryptoAuthentication family

Octavo Systems - OSD32MP1-BRK flexible prototyping platform

ON Semiconductor - connected lighting platform

Renesas Electronics - RE01

Secure Thingz - secure desktop provisioner

Semtech - LoRa Edge IoT asset management platform

Silicon Labs - BG22 SoCs

Silicon Labs - Secure Vault

Socionext Europe GmbH - Radio Wave Sensor for people detection

Telit - One Edge

Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year

Binstead Designs Ltd. - ultra flexible touch sensing film

CUI Devices - AMT13 incremental encoder series

CUI Devices - power-only USB type C receptacles

Harting Ltd. - har-Modular PCB connector system

Harwin PLC - Gecko-MT

Kabel.Consult.Ing - networked electronic continuously variable transmission

Pickering Electronics - Series 131 miniature high voltage reed relay

Smiths Interconnect - CEX Series

Vishay Intertechnology - energy storage capacitors

Zytronic - Zybrid Hover contactless touchscreen

Power System Product of the Year

Analog Devices - LTM4663 1.5A µModule

Cosel - AME Series configurable power supplies for medical applications

Cosel - TUNS1200 compact 1.2kW AC-DC power module

Flex Power Modules - BMR491 isolated DC-DC converter

ITECH Electronic - IT-M3600 regenerative power system

ITECH Electronic - IT7800 high power programmable AC-DC power supply

Nexperia - SiGe rectifiers

Power Integrations - InnoMux with InnoSwitch3-MX PowiGaN

Powerbox International - OFI600A12 power supply for immersed applications

Powerbox International - Medical laser power supply type SMM3000A80024C

PULS UK - FIEPOS field power supply

Spacechips - Low cost UK DC-DC

Vicor - Bridging between 48V and legacy 12V systems

Vishay Intertechnology - microBRICK DC-DC converters

Vox Power - VCCS300 AC-DC series

Semiconductor Product of the Year (Analogue)

Analog Devices - Alias-free ADC AD7134

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) - ePower stage EPC2152 IC

ON Semiconductor - transfer-moulded PIM for industrial motor drive applications

Renesas Electronics - IPS2200 inductive position sensort for industrial motors

Samsung Electronics - 3535 series with high TLCI

Synopsys - Synopsys (Moortec) Distributed Thermal Sensing (DTS)

Texas Instruments - TMCS1100 and TMCS1101

Semiconductor Product of the Year (Digital)

Lattice Semiconductor - CrossLink-NX FPGAs for embedded vision and edge AI

MediaTek - Dimensity 1000 chipsets

Nordic Semiconductor - nRF5340 dual-core Bluetooth 5.2 SoC

Renesas Electronics - RZ/V2M with DRP-AI

Siemens Digital Industries Software - embedded analytics bus sentry

Test Product of the Year

Ignys - test fixture solution for low volume manufacture

ITECH Electronic - IT-M3600 regenerative power system

ITECH Electronic - IT7800 high power programmable AC-DC power supply

JTAG Technologies - ProVision 2020

Keysight Technologies - Infiniium UXR series of oscilloscopes

Pickering Interfaces - PXI matrix switch 12-slot BRIC modules

Pico Technology - PicoScope 6000E series oscilloscopes with optional FlexRes capability

Danisense - DP Series PCB mount current transducer

Silicon Cortex - Virtual on-site

Tektronix - 2301B-Pulse system source meter

Tektronix - TekScope PC software with enhanced multi-scope analysis

Tektronix - 6 Series 10GHz oscilloscope with 4, 6 or 8 channels


Design Team of the Year

Sponsored by BWW

AMS - Advanced Optical Sensors division

Kabel.Consult.Ing - networked electronic continuously variable transmission (Patent EP15713831.4)

Nanusens - design of RF digitally tuneable capacitors

PRFI - advances in the design of mmWave ICs and packaging techniques for 5G

Educational Support Award

Component Master - Pragmatic Guide to Electronic Components

Farnell - Farnell Super:bit

Keysight Technologies - Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

Rapid Electronics - Helping to keep students engaged during lockdown

RS Components - RS Education: Making Amazing Happen

Spacechips - Supporting space industry and space technology education globally

Rising Star of the Year

BT - Kate Self

BT - Katherine Scott

BT - Allanah Green

Future Facilities - Matthew Evans

Rolls-Royce - Jordan Albutt

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