Announced at the Global CEO Summit on November 9, the awards honor innovation in a dozen different product categories in the semiconductor industry.
The impending demise of Moore’s Law might be alarming from a conceptual standpoint, but as a practical matter the semiconductor industry’s potential for innovation hasn’t diminished at all. The winners of the 2018 World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA), announced on November 9, together constitute ample evidence that this is so.
The WEAA honors notable semiconductor products in a dozen categories that range from sensors to microcontrollers to power ICs. The roster of 2018 honorees includes companies from around the world, befitting both the international nature of business and the venue for recognizing them – the Global CEO Summit that just concluded in Shenzhen, China. The Summit is held concurrently with the Global Distribution & Supply Chain Summit.
The WEAA program honors companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to innovations and development in the electronics industry worldwide. Winners are selected by a panel comprising AspenCore editors in Asia, the US, and Europe, as well as through online voting by engineers across three continents.
Here is a list of the honorees:
Sensor of the Year
Amplifier/Data Converter of the Year
RF/Wireless/Microwave Product of the Year
Processor/DSP/FPGA of the Year
Microcontroller/Interface of the Year
Memory of the Year
Power Semiconductor/Driver of the Year
Power Management/Voltage Converter of the Year
High Performance Passive Component of the Year
Test & Measurement Product of the Year
EDA/IP of the Year
Software/Tool of the Year
Keep an eye out for EDN’s Hot 100 products for 2018 in December, and sister site Electronic Products’ Product of the Year awards. Do you have any favorites from this year?
Disclaimer: AspenCore publishes EDN. The AspenCore panel of judges for these awards included Judith Cheng, who does double duty as assistant managing editor of both EDN Taiwan and EE Times Taiwan.
EDN editor-in-chief Brian Santo has been writing about science and technology for over 30 years, covering cable networks, broadband, wireless, the Internet of things, T&M, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and more.