China ACE Awards 2013 -- Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Analog Devices and Agilent

China ACE Awards 2013 -- Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor,
  NXP Semiconductors, Analog Devices and Agilent Technologies among winners

Awards ceremony held during International IC-China Conference & Exhibition in

Broadcom named Company of the Year for the second time;

Wayne Dai of VeriSilicon honored as Executive of the Year

PR Newswire

SHENZHEN, China, March 1, 2013

SHENZHEN, China, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Analog Devices, Texas
Instruments, NXP Semiconductors, Freescale Seminiconductor, Broadcom and
Agilent Technologies are among the winners of the China Annual Creativity in
Electronics (ACE) Awards 2013, presented during a reception held today in
conjunction with the 18th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition
(IIC-China), which is running until March 2, 2013 at the Shenzhen Convention &
Exhibition Center.


"The China ACE Awards honors the people, companies and technologies behind the
rapid advances and innovations in mainland China's electronics industry. All
winners and finalists have played an outstanding role in improving the design
and performances of the country's products," said Brandon Smith, President of
Global Sources' joint venture subsidiary eMedia Asia Ltd.

Yorbe Zhang, Chief Executive Analyst and head of the selection panel, said:
"Broadcom, which has been voted Company of the Year, is a case in point. For
mainland China's fast-growing and fiercely competitive smartphone and tablet
PC markets, Broadcom has introduced BCM4335 and BCM43340 integrated wireless
access chipsets, which help manufacturers reduce size, cost and power

IDC China predicted that strong end-user demand and an appetite for
lower-priced smartphones would make mainland China the largest market for
smartphones in 2012. And the third quarter of 2012 also saw an astounding 62.5
percent year-over-year growth in mainland China's tablet market.

Broadcom also won Company of the Year in 2011.

"This year, we see more local fabless companies among the winners, which
reflects the growing importance of mainland players in the mainland China
market," Smith added.

Executive of the Year, an Editors' Choice Award, went to Wayne Dai, CEO and
President of VeriSilicon. Dai was recognized for his role in driving the
development of mainland China's IC industry through pioneering semiconductor
standard cell libraries in the mainland. Today, most local foundries such as
SMIC, Grace Semiconductor and Hua Hong NEC Electronics use VeriSilicon's
standard cell libraries.

This year's Innovator of the Year, Zhu Yiming, CEO and President of GigaDevice
Semiconductor, has led his R&D team in developing the first Serial Flash chip,
the first static memory and IP technology and the first GigaROM product in
mainland China.

Winners of the Editors' Choice Awards were selected by a panel of senior
industry analysts from EE Times-China. The Company and Product Awards were
determined through public online voting in December 2012 and January 2013,
from a shortlist of finalists chosen by the panel.

China ACE Awards 2013 -- Company Award winners by category are (in
alphabetical order):

  oCompany of the Year -- Broadcom
  oMost Promising New Technology of the Year -- ARM (Cortex™-A50), NVIDIA
    (Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 vSMP) and Texas Instruments (bqTESLA wireless charging
    development kit)
  oChina Fabless of the Year -- Allwinner Technology, DIOO Microcircuits and
    SG Micro

China ACE Awards 2013 -- Editors Choice Award winners by category are:

  oExecutive of the Year -- Wayne Dai, CEO and President of VeriSilicon
  oDesign Team of the Year -- R&D Design Team, Superpix Micro Technology
  oInnovator of the Year -- Zhu Yiming, CEO and President of GigaDevice
  oTop FAE Support -- TriQuint Semiconductor and FocalTech Systems
  oTop China IDH -- DXY Technology
  oBest Blogger -- Dai Shangju
  oStudent of the Year -- Chen Kebin, Xi'an Jiaotong University

China ACE Awards 2013 -- Product Award winners by category are (in
alphabetical order):

  oPower Management Product of the Year -- IDT (IDTP9030/IDTP9020), Linear
    Technology (LT8610/LT8611), O[2]Micro (OZ8952/OZ8953) and Texas
    Instruments (UCD3138)
  oTest & Measurement Tool of the Year -- Agilent Technologies (Infiniium
    90000Q), Rohde & Schwarz (R&S®CMW500) and Tektronix (BERTScope BSA)
  oChina Fabless Product of the Year -- CR-PowTech (PT4205), Spreadtrum
    Communications (SC8810) and Xi'an Semipower Electronic Technology (SW2802)
  oEDA/Tool of the Year -- Altium (Altium Designer), Cadence Design Systems
    (Cadence® Palladium® XP), Mentor Graphics (Veloce) and Microchip
    Technology (MPLAB® XC)
  oRF/Wireless Product of the Year -- AMICCOM Electronics (A7131), Broadcom
    (BCM4335) and NXP Semiconductors (Full-band UHF Doherty Architecture)
  oPower Devices/Voltage Converter of the Year -- Infineon Technologies (650V
    thinQ!™ SiC Diodes Generation 5), Maxim Integrated Products (The smallest
    size 3/8/12/18A DC-DC Converter) and NXP Semiconductors (LFPAK56D)
  oMicrocontroller/Memory/Interface of the Year -- Freescale Semiconductor
    (Kinetis L series), Microchip Technology (MGC3130), STMicroelectronics
    (STM32F3) and Texas Instruments (Hercules™ ARM® Cortex™-R4)
  oDigital Processor/DSP/FPGA of the Year -- Altera (Cyclone® V FPGA),
    Broadcom (BCM51030), MediaTek (MT6577) and Microchip Technology (dsPIC33E
    & PIC24E)
  oSensor/Analog Signal Conditioning Product of the Year -- Analog Devices
    (AD8232), Freescale Semiconductor (Xtrinsic), Maxim Integrated Products
    (MAX4400x) and ROHM Semiconductor (Kionix accelerometers, gyroscopes and
    sensor fusion softwares)
  oMixed Signal Controller/Processor/System on Chip (SoC) of the Year --
    Freescale Semiconductor (i.MX6), Marvell Technology Group (ARMADA 1500)
    and Qualcomm (Snapdragon S4 MSM8X30)
  oData Conversion/Driver/Clock of the Year -- Analog Devices (AD9250),
    Linear Technology (LTC2389-18) and Maxim Integrated Products (MAX5318)
  oHigh Performance Components (discrete and passive components) of the Year
    -- EPCOS (CeraLink™ capacitor), ROHM Semiconductor (VML0806), Shenzhen
    Eyang Technology Development (HQC series) and TE Circuit Protection (2Pro
    AC Devices)

The China ACE Awards 2013 received over 300 entries from international and
domestic semiconductor, EDA and test companies doing business in mainland
China. The event this year is sponsored by Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor
and Marvell Technology Group.

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