ECN Announces Finalists for the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards

ECN Announces Finalists for the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Electronics Design

ROCKAWAY, NJ: Electronic Component News (ECN) is pleased to announce the Finalists nominated to receive the prestigious 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards to be presented on May 6, 2014, at EDS in Las Vegas, NV.

The ECN IMPACT Awards will recognize the products and services that had the greatest impact on the electronic components industry during 2013. “The 2014 shortlist of finalists is a reflection of the caliber of judges, as well as the incredible innovation submitted from around the world,” said Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group at Advantage Business Media.

A complete list of the 78 finalists in 18 categories will be announced in the April Issue of ECN and can be found at Featured Product Award Categories include: Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems; Cooling and Thermal Management; Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices; Enclosures; Integrated Circuits; Microwave and RF; Optoelectronics; Packaging and Interconnects; Power Sources and Conditioning Devices; Sensors; Solid State Lighting; Test & Measurement; and Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs.

Two Service Category Awards will spotlight Contract Manufacturing and Distributor Innovation. In a Special Recognition Category, the ECN IMPACT Awards will reward “Education Innovation,” “Green Technology,” and a “Market Disrupter” honoree, highlighting a game-changing service or product that created significant industry impact.

“This year’s Finalists represent the best technologies, tools, and services across the electronics OEM,” said ECN Publisher Mike Francesconi. “The ECN IMPACT Awards program is proud to commemorate these market differentiators that have brought award-winning technology to a very competitive industry.”

The ECN IMPACT Awards have evolved from a long line of Product Technology Awards throughout the 55+ year history of the brand.

For more information contact Beth Campbell, Editorial Director, at 973-920-7082,

About ECN:
ECN and its portfolio of online, digital, and print products provide design engineers and engineering management in the electronics original equipment manufacturing (EOEM) market with daily, weekly, and monthly coverage of the news, trends, products, components, and services that allow these professionals to achieve a competitive advantage with their innovative, new designs.

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