2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Finalists are...

Winners to be Announced at Pacific Design & Manufacturing Event in February 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  UBM Canon, the world's leading advanced design and manufacturing industry resource, and Design News are pleased to announce the finalists in the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program that celebrates the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing.

The winners of the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, February 10 at 5:00 pm.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards will celebrate the return and renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring those who are driving progress. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, February 10 at 5:00 pm. This is in conjunction with the Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade event being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, February 10-12, 2015. The awards ceremony will be hosted by master hacker, engineer, and tech hobbyist Ben Heck, of element14's The Ben Heck Show.

2015 Golden Mousetrap Finalist Products and Manufacturers (alphabetical by category):

  1. Automation & Control: Controllers
    • Maxim Integrated for MAX11300 ("PIXI")
    • Rheem for EcoNet
    • Unitronics for UniStream™
    • VIPA GmbH for SLIO PLC
  2. Automation & Control: Drives
    • Control Techniques for Unidrive M
  3. Automation & Control: Fluid Power Technologies
    • Beswick Engineering Co. Inc. for High Accuracy Diaphragm Pressure Regulator
    • Bosch Rexroth Corp. for Sytronix SVP 7010 variable-speed hydraulic pump drive
    • Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. for DV Electronic Valve
    • Eaton Corp. for AxisPro
    • EXAIR Corp. for PEEK Atto Super Air Nozzle
  4. Automation & Control: Industrial Network Technologies
    • B&B Electronics for Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform
    • Broadcom for XLP900 Series processor
    • Texas Instruments for SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3200
    • TURCK for FEN20-4DIP-4EX I/O Station for Industrial Ethernet
  5. Automation & Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices
    • AeroTech Inc. for QNP-L linear peizo
    • Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. for DualVee Vacuum Wheels
    • CUI Inc. for AMT11 series encoder
    • Lin Engineering for SmoothStep Z417-11 Whisper Torque stepper motor
    • MICROMO for Faulhaber 3890CR DC Motor
    • Omron Automation and Safety for Delta Robot Series
  6. Automation & Control: Sensors/Vision Systems/Feedback Devices/Feedback Devices and Peripherals
    • Bimba Manufacturing for IntelliSense
    • Honeywell Sensing and Control for Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs, Nanopower Series
    • Pepperl+Fuchs for R2000 Detection Laser Scanner
    • TURCK for TURCK QR24 Contactless Encoder
    • Vishay Intertechnology for VCNL4020X01
  7. Design Tools Hardware & Software: Analysis & Calculation Software
    • Dow Chemical for NWA Focus EMI solution from Northwest Analytics
    • Littelfuse Inc. for iDesign™ Online Fuse Design and Selection Tool
    • Texas Instruments for WEBENCH PCB Export
  8. Design Tools Hardware & Software: CAD/PDM/PLM Software  
    • MSC Software for Apex CAE platform
    • Murata for Empower PLM Software from Omnify
    • solidThinking Inc. for Evolve 2014
  9. Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management Control
    • Intersil Corp. for ISL98611 display power supply and LED driver for smartphones
    • Spansion for Ultra Low Power Buck Power Management IC for Solar and Vibrations Energy Harvesting, MB39C811
    • Texas Instruments for LDC1000 inductance-to-digital converter 
  10. Electronics & Test: Components Hardware and Software
    • Broadcom for Wireless Internet Connectivity (WICED) development kit
    • EAO Corp. for Series 82 vandal-resistant pushbuttons
    • HARTING for Ha-Vis LOCFIELD Antenna
    • Littelfuse for LSP05 and LSP10 Series Surge Protection Device (SPD) Modules
  11. Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing
    • Microchip Technology Inc. for PIC16(L)F170X and PCI16(L)F171X Family of 8-bit Microcontrollers
    • Renesas Electronics America Inc. for R-Car V2H SoC
    • Renesas Electronics America Inc. for TX64M Group of Microcontrollers
    • Texas Instruments for 0.3" TRP HD 720p DLP display chipset
  12. Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement
    • Keysight Technologies Inc. for U5309A 8-bit 8 channels PCle High-Speed Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing
    • National Instruments for VirtualBench
    • Tektronix for DDRA/DDR-LP4 PHY layer and conformance test solution
  13. Materials & Assembly: 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Materials/Tools and Services
    • Igus Inc. for iglide Tribo-filament for 3D printing
    • solidThinking Inc. for Inspire 2014
  14. Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics
    • Piper Plastics Inc. for KyronMAX
  15. Materials & Assembly: Fastening/Joining and Assembly Components
    • Dow Automotive Systems for BETAMATE 1630 structural adhesive
    • Master Bond for Supreme 12AOHT-LO
  16. Materials & Assembly: Materials Processing
    • SEALPAC USA for EasyLid packaging system

The ceremony is free, but donations will benefit FIRST, providing youth programs and scholarships in science and technology. Attendees can RSVP when they register for any of these co-located events: Pacific Design & Manufacturing, ATX West, MD&M West, Quality Expo, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, and AeroCon events and conferences, all held at the Anaheim Convention Center February 10–12, 2015.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

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