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Mentor Graphics names 22nd Annual PCB TLA winners

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:printed circuit board? PCB? Technology Leadership Awards?

Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the winners of its 22nd annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. Begun in 1988, the awards panel picks out engineers and CAD designers who innovate on methods and design tools to answer complex PCB system design challenges.

VP and chief technical officer of Foxconn Advanced Technology Group, Happy Holden said, "The entries for Mentor's 2010 TLA reflect an excellent cross-section of the electronics industry, representing today's more advanced and complex electronic circuits." He said that, "This year was more difficult to judge and all entries employed very advanced technologies. The high-pin count FPGAs and ASICs were particularly abundant and some went to new miniaturizations with very fine-pitch devices of 0.5mm pitch."

Industry experts judged submitted entries from all over the globe, in five categories representing a wide variety of industries. The PCB industry expert judges were: Happy Holden (VP and CTO, Foxconn Advanced Technology Group), Gary Ferrari (technical support director, FTG Circuits), Pete Waddell (president of UP Media, publisher of Printed Circuit Design & Fab/Circuits Assembly Magazine), Andy Kowalewski (senior interconnect designer, AdvantagePCB) and Rick Hartley (senior principal engineer, Avionics Division of L-3 Communications).

2010 Technology Leadership Award Winners

Category: Best Overall Design
Company Name: GE Intelligent Platforms (UK)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Paul Curran, Mike Tapp, Rob Savage, John Digby

Category: Consumer Electronics and Handhelds
Company Name: Seagate (USA)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Diane Williams, Dave Williamson, Mark Roberts
Runner Up: Qualcomm Inc (USA)!Using: Board Station XE
Design Team: Larry Paul, Bryan Selby, Jason Yeo, Yongsheng Peng, Christine Henry, David Bahnemann, Andres March, Yang Zhang

Category: Industrial Control, Instrumentation, Security and Medical
Company Name: JSC ELINS, (Russian Federation)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Dmitry Belyaev, Vladimir Sikoev, Evgeniya Tevs
Runner Up: GE Intelligent Platforms (US)!Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Harold Donaldson, Jack Henslee, Matt Ferguson

Category: Military & Aerospace
Company Name: General Dynamics (Canada)!Using: Board Station XE
Design Team: Rene Allard, George Claridge, Kevin Fitzgerald, Cristian Filip, Luc Bouchard
Runner Up: Astrium (UK)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Mark Walker, Sean Manning, Bob Masterton, Stephen Williams, Jon Hill

Category: Computers, Blade and Servers, Memory Systems
Company Name: ZTE, (China)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Zhang Meijuan, Guo Yonggang, Peng Shuifei, Chen Huifeng
Runner Up: Broadcom, (USA)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Designer: Rich Pitta

Category: Telecom, Network Controllers, Line Cards
Company Name: Alcatel-Lucent (Italy)!Using: Board Station XE
Design Team: Lugi Aldeghi, Fabrizio Crippa, Massimiliano Severi, Giuseppe Sorbara, Lucia Marta, Ivan Malaspina, Luigi Brambilla
Runners Up: SIENNA ECAD Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India)!Using: PADS
Design Team: Srinivas R, Savita Rajesh
Alcatel-Lucent (Israel)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Design Team: Elad Noach, Rafi Zalalihin, Tamir Hazan

Category: Transportation & Automotive
Company Name: Huizhou-Desay Automotive (China)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Designer: Tan Baichuan
Runner Up: Huizhou-Desay Automotive (China)!Using: Expedition Enterprise
Designer: Huaquan Li

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