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TechInsights Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 Insight Awards

      TechInsights Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 Insight Awards

Prestigious Industry Award Program Continues to Recognize Excellence in
Electronics and Semiconductor Design and Innovation

PR Newswire

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2013

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsights, the leader in
technology and IP consulting, announced today the launch of the 2013 edition
of its annual Insight Awards. The program categories have been finalized and
nominations are now being accepted until December 31, 2013.

As one of the founders of the semiconductor forensic analysis industry,
TechInsights created the Insight Awards to recognize semiconductor companies
for their technical achievements and innovations in design and engineering.
The 2013 edition of the Insight Awards program features a renewed focus on the
categories that capture the evolving landscape of the semiconductor and
electronics industries, while continuing to celebrate the contributions of
designers and engineers that makes our connected world possible.

The Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data Corp.
(IDC) stated that worldwide semiconductor sales reached over $320 billion in
2012 while also forecasting a 6.9% growth in sales for 2013. Leading a large
percentage of this growth, is the rise in use of advanced logic process
semiconductors, memory such as DRAM and NAND-based devices, and the rising use
of application processors in mobile electronics.  The 2013 edition of the
Insight Awards  recognizes these areas.  

"Since its introduction, the Insight Awards have become one of the most
coveted awards for semiconductor circuit and process designers around the
world.  Our program seeks to bring attention to the technological innovation
in our dynamic industry," said Mike McLean, Senior Vice President with

The 2013 edition of the Insight Awards features the following global
categories for which the organization is now accepting nominations:

  o Most Innovative Memory Device
  o Most Innovative Logic Process Technology
  o Most Innovative Application Processor/System-on-chip (SoC)
  o Semiconductor of the Year

Evaluation criteria for each award and details on how each award will be
judged by TechInsights, along with nomination forms can be found on the
Insight Awards home page.

Category winners will be announced as they are confirmed in April 2014.

Past winners of TechInsights Insight Awards are a "who's who" of the leading
component and semiconductor manufacturers from around the world and feature
some of the most innovative devices created during the past decade including:

  o Freescale Semiconductor for its PK60X256VLQ100 Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4
    microcontroller (MCU)
  o Intel-Micron Flash Technologies (for the IMFT 20nm NAND Flash)
  o Qualcomm (Qualcomm for MSM6260 Multimedia Platform)

About the Insight Awards
The Insight Awards are widely recognized as the premier awards program for
innovation in the semiconductor industry. The 2013 Insight Awards, presented
by TechInsights, will showcase advancements in engineering innovations in the
electronics and semiconductor technology while recognizing the technical
contributions of designers and engineers in these industries.

About TechInsights
TechInsights helps companies optimize the value of their patents by
researching, analyzing and sorting their portfolios, understanding
cross-market applicability and advising on development, assertion and
divestment strategies. Our complete portfolio of consulting services helps our
clients to maximize their patent investments from creation to divestiture and
every step in-between. Representing clients including 25 of the top 50 US
patent holders, the company has a long history of helping companies maximize
the value of their patent assets.  For more information, please visit

SOURCE TechInsights

Contact: Sharon Daly, Marketing Manager, +1 613 576-0107,, or John Scott-Thomas, Technical Research Manager, +1
613 576 0157,
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