ECN Launches Inaugural IMPACT Awards Recognizing Excellence in Electronics Design

ROCKAWAY, NJ – ECN has launched the ECN IMPACT Awards, which will recognize the products and services that had the greatest impact on the electronic components industry during 2013. The Awards will be presented on May 6, 2014, at EDS in Las Vegas, NV.

“Creativity, talent, and tenacity can solve almost any problem,” said Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group at Advantage Business Media. “This Awards Program acknowledges all the exceptional minds, companies, and innovations that changed the design engineering landscape in 2013. Three categories in particular – Green Technology, Education Innovation, and Market Disrupter – deserve special recognition for their epic contributions to our industry.”

Featured Product Award Categories include: Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems; Cooling and Thermal Management; Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices; Enclosures; Integrated Circuits; Microwave and RF; Optoelectronics; Packaging and Interconnects; Power Sources and Conditioning Devices; Sensors; Solid State Lighting; Test & Measurement; and Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs.

Two Service Category Awards will spotlight Contract Manufacturing and Distributor Innovation. In a Special Recognition Category, the ECN IMPACT Awards will reward “Education Innovation,” “Green Technology,” and a “Market Disrupter” honoree, highlighting a game-changing product that created significant industry impact.

“We’re excited to showcase the best technologies, tools, and services across the electronics OEM,” said ECN Publisher, Mike Francesconi. “The ECN IMPACT Awards highlight these market differentiators and provide great content to the audience of design engineers we serve.”

The ECN IMPACT Awards have evolved from a long line of Product Technology Awards throughout the 55+ year history of the brand. Entries for the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards are now being accepted.

For more information contact Beth Campbell, Editorial Director, at 973-920-7082,

About ECN:
ECN and its portfolio of online, digital, and print products provide design engineers and engineering management in the electronics original equipment manufacturing (EOEM) market with daily, weekly, and monthly coverage of the news, trends, products, components, and services that allow these professionals to achieve a competitive advantage with their innovative, new designs.


About Advantage Business Media:
Advantage Business Media ( is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Founded in 2006 with the acquisition of Reed New Business Publications and building upon a 45-year combined legacy of influential Cahners, Chilton, and Gordon Publications titles, today Advantage Business Media serves more than 1.3 million industry professionals in the science, engineering/design, electronics, and communications markets.