Congratulations to our 2021 Elektra Award winners and finalists:


Best Campaign of the Year

WINNER: Electrocomponents - Helping improve the lives of 100,000 people worldwide

Lascar Electronics Ltd. - Covid vaccine monitoring best practices

Mouser Electronics, Inc. - Mouser and Analog Devices: Big Ideas Rely on Tiny Details

Red Pitaya - The most inexpensive remote tool for teaching during Covid-19

Spacechips - PR for the global space industry

Vortex PR - Rebranding of Sondrel

Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by Panasonic

WINNER: RS Components

Digi-Key Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc.

Powell Electronics Europe

Radwell International Ltd.

Rapid Electronics

Rochester Electronics Ltd.

Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Publitek


Custom Interconnect Ltd.


University Research Readers' Choice Award

Sponsored by RS Grassroots

WINNER: University of Bath

Start-up Electronics Business of the Year

WINNER: Crypto Quantique

Agile Analog

Flusso Ltd.

Ignys Ltd.


Automotive Electronics Award

Sponsored by Rochester Electronics

WINNER: Paragraf - GHS-A Hall Effect Sensor for Mapping of EV Battery Cells

ams OSRAM - AS5116 Rotary Position Sensor

Analog Devices - Automotive-Grade Secure Authenticator for Genuine Parts

Dukosi Ltd. - Making Electric Vehicle Batteries Safer, Simpler and Smarter Through Cell by Cell Monitoring and Wireless Communications

Microchip Technology - LAN9360 Audio Endpoint Controller

Murata - SCHA63T High-Accuracy Multi-Axis Inertial Sensor

OmniVision - OAX4000 High-Performance Companion Image Signal Processor

onsemi - World's First Automotive Qualified Silicon Photomultiplier for Automotive Applications

Rohde & Schwarz - RTS: Accelerating the Development of Automotive Radar for Autonomous Driving

Texas Instruments - Best-Performing Wireless BMS Solution

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

WINNER: Microchip Technology - Microchip LX7720 Integrated Radiation-Hardened Motor Controller

Analog Devices - ADFS5758

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult - SNORQL

Lynx Software Technologies - LynxSafe

OMC (UK) Ltd. - FDE870HE SMA Fibre-optic Transmitter

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. - RM500Q 5G IoT Module

RECOM Power GmbH - new benchmark for compactness in the class of AC power supplies

Renesas Electronics - Intersil Brand 14-Bit, 1-MSPS ADC

Award for Excellence in Product Design (Medical)

Sponsored by Analog Devices

WINNER: OmniVision Technologies, Inc. - OH0TA OVMed Medical Image Sensor

ams OSRAM - AS585xB Family of Products

ams OSRAM - NanEyeM

Brandon Medical Co. Ltd. - Quasar eLite Surgical Light

RECOM Power GmbH - Dc/DC Converters in SOIC-16 Package

RECOM Power GmbH - 1200W Fanless AC/DC Power Supply

Design Tools and Development Software Award

Sponsored by Swindon Silicon Systems

WINNER: Percepio AB - Tracealyzer for Linux

Cadence - Sigrity X signal and Power Integrity (SI/PI) Tool Suite

Future Facilities Ltd. - 6SigmaET - Release 15

Siemens Digital Industries Software - Tessent Streaming Scan Network

Silanna Semiconductor - Power Density Hero Custom AC/DC and DC/DC Design Tool

Synopsys - TestMAX

Internet of Things Product of the Year

Sponsored by Micron

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult - SPECTRAIL

WINNER: Crypto Quantique - Quantum-Drive Technology Creates the World's Most Secure and Scalable IoT Security Platform

Digi International - ConnectCore 8M Mini is an Embedded System-on-Module Designed for Longevity and Scalability in Industrial IoT Applications

Murata - Yamori Advanced LPWAN Development Platform

Nordic Semiconductor ASA - nRF5340 Dual-Core Bluetooth 5.2 SoC Supporting Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth Mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

onsemi - RSL10Smart Shot Camera Enables Event Triggered Imaging with AI

Silicon Labs - EFM32PG22 Gecko Microcontroller (MCU) Family

Silicon Labs - EFR32xG21 Series 2

Socionext Europe GmbH - Next-Generation Long-Distance Power Line Communications for IoT and Smart Connected Systems and Devices Socionext Europe GmbH - Radio Wave Sensors for the Super Smart Society

Trameto Ltd. - Simple, Effective and Economical Power Management of Micro Energy Harvesting

Zerynth - 4ZeroBox: Industrial IoT Device to Easily Transform and Digitalize both Legacy and Modern Industrial Machines

Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year

WINNER: Harwin plc - Kona Connector Series

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vishay Intertechnology - SMDY1 Series Surface-Mount Ceramic Disc Capacitors for EMI Suppression

Binstead Designs Ltd. - Extending touchscreens and Displays

Panasonic - New ZU Series of Electrolytic Polymer Hybrid Capacitors with Remarkable Ripple Current and Temperature Features

Panasonic - AEC-Q200 Certified High Temperature Chip Resistors ERJH Series

Pickering Electronics - Series 67 HV SPDT Form C Reed Relays

Snaptron - First of its Kind Dome Switch with Dual Action Capabilities

Power System Product of the Year

WINNER: Trameto Ltd. - Simple, Effective and Economical Power Management of Micro Energy Harvesting

Analog Devices - LTM4681: Quad 31.25A or Single 125A uModule Regulator with Digital Power System Management

Eggtronic - E2WATT Wireless Power Supply Technology

onsemi - LED Driver Solution Enables Innovative Connected Lighting Applications Including VLC

Power Integrations - InnoSwitch 4-CZ

Powerbox International AB - High Efficiency DC/DC Converter for Light Rail and Industrial Applications

RECOM Power GmbH - 1200W AC/DC Power Supply for Industrial and Medical Applications

Renesas Electronics - Industry's First 60W Wireless Power Receiver IC

Texas Instruments - LM25149-Q1

Zytronic - ElectroglaZ, a Transparent Power Delivery Technology

Semiconductor Product of the Year (Analogue)

Sponsored by Mouser

WINNER: Crypto Quantique - On-Chip Analogue IP Enables Femtoamp-Level Measurement of Quantum

Analog Devices - ADAQ23875, 16-Bit, 15MSPS Module Data Acquisition Solution

Navitas Semiconductor - NV6128 GaNFast Power IC

onsemi - NCP1680 CrM Totem Pole PFC Controller

onsemi - 1200 V Full Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET 2-Pack Modules

SPARK Microsystems - UWB Wireless Transceivers

STMicroelectronics - MasterGaN: High Power Density 600V Half-Bridge Driver with Two Enhancement Mode GaN HEMTs

STMicroelectronics - ST60A2G0: 60 GHz RF Transceiver A2 Family

Texas Instruments - ADC3660 Family of High-Speed ADCs

Trameto Ltd. - Simple, Effective and Economical Power Management of Micro-Energy Harvesting

UnitedSiC - First Sic FETs Based on Advanced Gen 4 Technology

Semiconductor Product of the Year (Digital)

Sponsored by Arrow

WINNER: Ambarella, Inc. - CV5 Edge AI Vision SoC for Single 8K and 4K Multi-Imager AI Cameras

CEVA - Bluebud Wireless Audio Platform for True Wireless Stereo Earbuds, Smart Watches and Wearables

Empower Semiconductor - EP70xx Integrated Voltage Regulators (IVRs)

KIOXIA Europe GmbH - World's Thinnest 1TB UFS NAND Flash Memory for Embedded Applications

Lattice Semiconductor - CertusPro-NX General Purpose FPGAs

MediaTek, Inc. - T750 Platform Expands Access to 5G Connectivity

Renesas Electronics - Entry-Level RZ/V2L MPUs Deliver Best-in-Class Power Efficiency and High-Precision AI Accelerator

Xilinx, Inc. - Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules to Accelerate Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge

XMOS - How is Set to Underpin the $3tn AIoT Market of the Future

Test Product of the Year

WINNER: Rohde & Schwarz - RTS: Accelerating the Development of Automotive Radar for Autonomous Driving

Anritsu - Distributed, Modular 2-Port Vector Network Analyzer ME7868A: Improving High-Frequency S-Parameter Measurements over Distance

Keysight Technologies - N9042B UXA X-Series Signal Analyzer

Pickering Interfaces - High-density PXI & PXIe LVDT, RVDT & Resolver Simulator Modules

Red Pitaya - SIGNALlab, an All-in-One Industrial Test & Measurement Tool

Yokogawa Europe - Test & Measurement: Getting a Complete Picture of Complex Systems - IS8000 Integrated Measurement Software Platform and High Speed DL950 ScopeCorder


Design Team of the Year

Sponsored by BWW

WINNER: Ignys Ltd. - Electronics & Software Design Team Promote Innovation with a Heart

Harwin plc - Harwin Design Team

Peratech Holdco Ltd. - Hydra - Innovation in Gaming

Sondrel - Semi-Custom Architecting the Future IP Platforms

Educational Support Award

WINNER: Electrocomponents - Grass Roots Education

Imagination Technologies - Imagination University Programme RVfpga

Red Pitaya - Supporting Teachers & Professors during Covid-19

Spacechips - Educating Today's and Tomorrow's Space Electronics Engineers

Rising Star of the Year

WINNER: Jessica Reading - Siemens plc

Mihai Ciortuz - Crypto Qunatique

Jack Elms - BT

Callum Middleton - Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Zain Nazar - BT

Tom O'Brien - BT