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Penton's Electronic Design Announces Winners Of �Best Electronic Design� Competition For 2007


NEW YORK (December 10, 2007) - Penton Media's Electronic Design magazine today announced the winners of its annual �Best Electronic Design" competition, featured in the magazine's December issue. The �Best Electronic Design' issue highlights the technologies most significant to advancing electronic design and honors outstanding end-product designs produced in the last year. A complete list of all the winners is available on the Web at "As editors we're privileged to work on the leading edge with electronics OEMs, find out what they're doing and where they're going," said Joe Desposito, editor in chief of Electronic Design magazine. "Every so often, we come across special products, whether a chip, component, module, system or technology, that stand out in the crowd".

Each of the magazine's technology editors chose one or more winners within their coverage area. In the analog and mixed-signal category, editor Don Tuite cited the MAX109 from Maxim Integrated Products as the best high-speed, 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter. For home-networking, Louis E. Frenzel selected the Moca 1.1 standard of the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance as a winner. In components, Mat Dirjish named Immersion Corp.'s TouchSense tactile feedback technology for portable device displays as a winner.

In the digital arena, Dan Harris chose Mosaid's Mobilize IP platform as best of the year in the Intellectual Property category, while editor David Maliniak picked GateRocket's RocketDrives as the best FPGA tool for simulation acceleration in the EDA category. For embedded, William Wong selected Kontron's nanoETXexpress as the best small form factor board in the computers-on-modules category.

The editors of the magazine also named "Best Design" winners in leading vertical markets, based on nominations solicited from readers. This year's winners include Apple's iPhone for "Best

Communications Design" and a lane-change warning system from Hella, Inc in the "Best Automotive Design" category.

"The iPhone was more than the best mobile phone of 2007," said Lou Frenzel, technology editor for the magazine. "It was also the best consumer technology and perhaps best overall innovation of the year."

The winner selection process begins with the hundreds of briefings and demonstrations Electronic Design's editors participate in each year. After review of key technologies covered in the magazine's pages and online during the year, together with reader feedback, the technical editors select those products and solutions that had the greatest impact on electronic design over the year.

The authority on emerging technologies for design solutions, Electronic Design magazine and its Web site,, reach the design engineers and engineering managers who put new technology and products to work in today's most dynamic markets. A Penton Media publication issued bi-weekly to a circulation of 141,000, Electronic Design delivers the largest print circulation of any design magazine serving the electronics OEM.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

Lee Feldman, Peters & Feldman
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