Mouser Electronics Presents the “Rising Engineering Star Award”

  Mouser Electronics Presents the “Rising Engineering Star Award”

       Texas Instruments’ Sitara Engineer Punya Prakash takes top honor

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- February 13, 2013

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global
distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, yesterday in
partnership with Design News, formally honored Punya Prakash, an engineer with
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), as winner of its Rising Engineering Star

In partnership with Design News, Mouser Electronics presents the Rising
Engineering Star Award to Pu ...

In partnership with Design News, Mouser Electronics presents the Rising
Engineering Star Award to Punya Prakash of Texas Instruments. Pictured left to
right are Larry Johannes, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Mouser
Electronics; Punya Prakash, Rising Engineer Star Award Winner; and Rich Nass,
Brand Director for Design News.

Recently promoted from the applications engineering team, Prakash is an
end-equipment manager leading the Sitara™ ARM® Processors team’s extensive
smart home solutions initiative with TI where she is innovating automation.
Her hard work and proven track record as a leader made her a standout as a top
rising engineering star. Prakash was chosen from among a myriad of engineering

“It was no easy task for our content team and advisory board to choose the top
innovator,” said Rich Nass, Brand Director for Design News, “but after sorting
through all of the nominations there was one person who stood out - Punya

“At Mouser, we're fortunate to work with some of the industry's brightest
minds. Rising stars designing not only what’s new, but truly 'what’s next,'”
said Larry Johannes, Mouser Vice President of Brand Marketing. “It's these
engineers that will usher in a new generation of products that are smarter,
faster and much more efficient, moving the newest technologies forward at a
pace never seen before. It’s these engineers that will design the future for
all of us.”

The Rising Stars program is the latest cooperative effort between Mouser and
Design News, a division of UBM that serves the information needs of design
engineers globally. Johannes presented the award to Mrs. Prakash on Feb. 12^th
at the Design News Rising Engineering Star ceremony in Anaheim, Calif.

“Punya Prakash is not only a leader and a hard worker, but the fact that
people turn to her for technical advice is a biggie: peer respect. She's
active in community programs and looks like the fastest moving comet in this
bunch,” said Design News senior technical editor Ann Thryft.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by industry leaders like Mouser and
Design News from such an impressive list of nominees,” Prakash said. “This is
very encouraging to those of us trying to make a difference.”

“I love what I do – it’s as simple as that,” she told a TI publication.
“You’re talking to people, you’re solving issues, you sleep at night and wake
up with a great idea. When you love what you’re doing, that in itself is

She also credited her co-workers. “You can come up with a ton of great ideas,
but to execute, you need to have a great team to work with, and we have a
great one who works well together,” said Prakash, a native of Bangalore,
India. To watch a video feature interview with Prakash, visit

TI reported that after receiving her undergrad degree from India’s
Visveswaraiah Technological University, Prakash started working for a software
engineering firm and soon realized her passion for embedded analytics and
technology that enables systems to analyze information and make intelligent
decisions. She enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso to earn her
master’s degree, where her research on TI’s Beagle-Board was funded by the
Texas Instruments Foundation (TIF).

Within the three years that Prakash has been with TI, she has scored many
achievements and gained the respect of her colleagues. She stands out in a
large corporation where the talent pool is swimming with top-notch engineers.

Chris J. Loberg, senior field technical marketing manager with Tektronix and a
member of Design News' advisory board, noted: “Punya Prakash has an impressive
track record at a large corporation that already is loaded with engineering
talent. Punya is achieving in that competitive environment around all of that
talent. She has had to be on her game with even more pressure than perhaps
someone in a smaller corporate environment. Very Impressive.”

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to
design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced
technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks
the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic
components for the newest design projects.Mouser Electronics’ website is
updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 3
million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase.
also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets,
supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design
information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's
Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized
semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid
introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers
and buyers. features more than 3 million products online from more
than 450 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing
designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next
generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 375,000
customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility
south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit


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