2017 ECN IMPACT
Electronic Component News (ECN) announced the winners
of this year’s IMPACT Awards program, which recognizes
design excellence in nearly 14 categories—including special
recognition categories. While winners know they placed
on the list this year, each company will learn its respective
ranking (First, Second, and Third Place) in each category at
a dinner and awards event, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7-9
pm, at the Loew’s Chicago O’Hare Hotel, coinciding with
the ECIA Executive Conference.
Now in its fifth year, the ECN IMPACT Awards’ new
program provides an opportunity for more companies to be
recognized, based on the increased number of submissions
each year and feedback from previous years’ winners
requesting a live event format.
“We are thrilled to enhance this year’s program, as
it better reflects our industry’s ongoing excellence and
increases the number of winners year over year,” says
Joyceann Garippa, editorial director of the Design
Engineering and Manufacturing Groups at Advantage
Business Media, which includes ECN. “We can’t wait to
reveal this year’s rankings at the live event and fete each
Winners shown here are in alphabetical order within the
respective categories, including: Analog & Mixed Signal
ICs; Boards, Modules & Embedded Systems; Cooling &
Thermal Management; Electromechanical/Mechanical
Devices; Microwave & RF; Optoelectronics; Packaging,
Interconnects & Enclosures; Passive Components &
Discrete Semiconductors; Power Sources & Conditioning
Devices; Sensors; Software Design; Test & Measurement;
Medical Device Design; and Rapid Prototyping.
In addition to these categories, Special Recognition
awards will be given in the areas of Market Disruptor and
Contract Manufacturer. Only one winner was chosen for
these categories. The IMPACT Awards were judged by
outside companies relevant to the industry in addition to
ECN editorial staff and contributing writer Paul Pickering.
Winners revealed and now await
rankings in individual categories.