Design News Recognizes Top Companies and Individuals at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Design News is pleased announce the winners of the 16th annual Golden Mousetrap Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards were created to acknowledge and recognize American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in the industry. The winners were officially recognized at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 7th. The evening's festivities were a celebration of manufacturing and innovation in North America by honoring the companies and individuals who impact the industry through their hard work and ground-breaking ideas. The Golden Mousetraps Awards ceremony is held alongside UBM's three-day Advanced Design and Manufacturing event at the Anaheim Convention Center. To learn more about UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim, please visit: 

Sponsors of the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards include Design News, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, and Allied Electronics.

"We are honored to recognize those companies and individuals who have demonstrated a drive for excellence in their respective fields," said Suzanne Deffree, Content Director and Editor-in-Chief of Design News. "The future of engineering and manufacturing is truly innovative, as the companies and individuals celebrated at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards have shown the leadership and direction needed to push the industry to new heights."

The 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award winners for each category are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Winner

  • Cees Links

Rising Engineering Star

  • Lindsay Craig

Gadget Freak of the Year

  • David Prutchi, Ph.D.

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers

  • Bedrock universal control system - Bedrock Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Drives

  • Omron 1S Servo Drive & Motor - Omron Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Fluid Power Technologies

  • No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles - EXAIR Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Industrial Network Technologies (e.g. I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)

  • SimpleLink™ Dual-Band CC1350 Wireless MCU - Texas Instruments

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

  • Flexion N-Series 6-Axis Robots - Epson Robots

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals

  • ULTRA Puck (VLP-32A) - Velodyne LiDAR

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: Analysis & Calculation Software

  • MSC Apex Fossa - MSC Software Corporation

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: CAD/PDM/PLM Software

  • Arena PLM - Arena Solutions

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

  • ISL78365 Laser Diode Driver for Automotive Head-Up Displays - Intersil Corporation

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects

  • TouchView TDDI Technology - Synaptics

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

  • R-Car H3 SoC - Renesas Electronics America

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement 

  • AEGIS Shaft Voltage Tester Digital Oscilloscope - Electro Static Technology

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives

  • BETAFORCE™ 2817 structural adhesive - Dow Automotive Systems

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites

  • Densified SOLIMIDE - Boyd Corporation

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components

  • LQR® Lock and Quick Release System - Bal Seal Engineering

Materials & Assembly: Metals & Alloys

  • Belvedere Lateral Plating System - NeuroStructures Inc.

Materials & Assembly: 3D-Printing & Rapid Prototyping, Materials, Tools & Services

  • Blue Dot Lasers - Blue Dot Laser Systems

To learn more about the Golden Mousetrap Awards, please visit: 

Follow the Golden Mousetrap Awards on Social Media with Official Hashtag: #GMTA17

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