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Elektra Awards 2010 now open for entries
We now are inviting companies to enter the 2010 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.
Established as an annual high point of the electronics industry, the Elektra Awards give the industry the opportunity to recognise the achievements of individuals and companies from across Europe. The Awards ceremony is on December 9th in London.
The entry process is designed to be as speedy as possible. Just take a few minutes to enter via the Electronics Weekly Awards website.
Closing date for entries is 2nd July.
The award categories
Distribution companies have the chance to outline how they have overcome the challenges of the past 12 months and how they are looking to make the most of growth in the market this year.
Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Company of the Year
We are inviting EMS providers to tell us about their achievements during the past 12 months.
Fabless Semiconductor Supplier of the Year
Whether it is commercial success for new product introductions or specific product intellectual property developments, we are inviting fabless suppliers to present their achievements during the past 12 months.
Start-up of the Year
We invite entries from start-up companies building a world-class business in any one of a range of business activities from product design and manufacture through to online services.
Sponsored by Vicor
We are looking for companies which have strategies to reduce the impact on the environment of their products, manufacturing processes and commercial practices.
Student Engineer of the Year
Electronics Weekly is inviting universities and colleges to enter their most outstanding students in electronics and software. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students will be eligible to enter for this award.
R&D in this category can relate to research and development in a component, hardware system, software or process technology.
Embedded System Product of the Year
We are inviting companies to enter their most innovative product launches of the past 12 months.
Design Tools and Development Software Award
This category will look for the most innovative software product of the past 12 months. It ranges from chip and PCB design tools to embedded development tools for microcontrollers.
Test Product of the Year
Sponsored by Neesham Public Relations
This product category is dedicated to finding the most innovative piece if test equipment of the past 12 months. The category is open to hardware and applications software.
Passive & Electromechanical Product of Year
Whether it is resistors, capacitors, switches or connectors, we invite companies to enter their most innovative passive or electromechanical component introduction.
Power System Product of the Year
We invite companies to enter power module and power supply innovations from the past 12 months.
Renewable Energy Design Award
Sponsored by MSC Gleichmann UK
Entries should demonstrate how a hardware technology can be used to support the development renewable energy systems such as solar, wind or tidal power.
Product Innovation of the Year – Readers’ Choice
Sponsored by Avnet
From a shortlist of five new products Electronics Weekly readers will get the opportunity to select the innovation winner.
Semiconductor Product of the Year – Analogue
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics
Entries should include a description of an analogue semiconductor product which has set new performance benchmarks in the past 12 months.
Semiconductor Product of the Year – Digital
Entries should include a description of a digital semiconductor product which has set new performance benchmarks in the past 12 months.
Solid-State Lighting Application Award
Sponsored by Anglia
Entries should demonstrate how an LED technology can be used to improve efficiency, cost and usage in a lighting application.