The 2015 “Best of Sensors Expo” and “Engineering Excellence” Award Winners Announced

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Sensors Magazine Awards Program Honors Engineering Teams, Rising Stars, Applications, and Product Innovation

Sensors Magazine, the authority for smart design, applications and networks, announced the winners of the 2015 “Best of Sensors Expo” and “Engineering Excellence” Awards this week. The 2015 awards focused on sensor applications, excellence among engineers, and sensor technology innovations. The awards were presented by Executive Editor Mat Dirjish at the Sensors Expo & Conference, being held this week at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

“The Awards celebrate the best applications and innovations in the world of sensors, as well as excellence among engineers,” said Dirjish. “We continue to be impressed with the caliber of the nominations received and the impact sensing technologies are having on the world around us. We congratulate the winners and look forward to an exciting year ahead as these “companies to watch” continue to innovate and propel this market forward.”

A total of sixteen awards were presented by a panel of judges including Mat Dirjish, Executive Editor as well as members of the Sensors Editorial Advisory Board. The Best of Sensors Expo award winners will be featured on the Sensors Expo and Sensors Magazine websites http://www.sensorsexpo.com and http://www.sensorsmag.com. Following is a list of the winners.

ENGINEERING TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Phase IV Engineering Team: Bill Simms, Mechanical Engineer; Cameron Nicks, Electrical Engineering Technician; Dale Yones, ASIC Engineer; David Kramer, Software/Firmware Engineer; Eric Harden, RF Engineer, Project Manager; Joe Letkomiller, Electrical Engineer; Leo Carrasco, Electrical Engineer; Rich Pollack, CTO, Project Manager; Scott Dalgleish, CEO, Project Manager.

RISING STAR AWARD

Dr. Elina Vitol, ECOLAB     

APPLICATION AWARD

Gold: Analog Devices, Inc., Blackfin Low-power Imaging Platform (BLIP)

Silver: OrthoSensor, Inc., VERASENSE Knee System

Bronze: Murata Electronics, Ballistocardiographic Sensors (SCA10H and SCA11H)

Honorable Mention: charity: water, Outpour: AFD-1 Afridev Sensor

Honorable Mention: ROHM Co., Ltd., Sensor Medal

Honorable Mention: Omron Electronic Components, Human Vision Components

INNOVATION AWARD

Gold: Akustica, AKU151: industry’s smallest top-port MEMS microphone

Gold: ams AG, 47 series of magnetic position sensors

Silver: Micronor Inc., Micronor MR303 first MRI Safe linear incremental encoder system

Bronze: Bosch Sensortec, BME680 integrated environmental sensor

Honorable Mention: Meggitt Sensing Systems, Endevco 35B adhesive mount triaxial piezo accelerometer

Honorable Mention:. Electro Optical Components, CCS801 - world’s smallest chemical gas sensor

Honorable Mention: MEMS Industry Group and Freescale Semiconductor, ACCELERATED INNOVATION COMMUNITY

Honorable Mention: Monnit, Tarts Wireless Sensors for Open Platforms

Sponsors of the 2015 Best of Sensors Expo Awards include Freescale, GetWireless, and Rogue Valley Microdevices. Sponsors of the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards include B-Scada and ROHM.

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For 30 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has been the leading industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and has emerged as one of the largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems. The 2016 event will be held June 21-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. For the latest information on the event, visit http://www.sensorsexpo.com. To exhibit or sponsor next year’s event, contact sensorsexpo@questex.com.

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