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Semiconductor Insights Announces Launch Of 2007 INSIGHT Awards


OTTAWA, CANADA -- Semiconductor Insights (SI), the leader in technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and electronic systems, today announced the launch of the 2007 INSIGHT Awards program. ďThe INSIGHT Awards recognize technical firsts and bests based on SIís recent analyses of some 1500 different devices,Ē stated Jenn Markey, SIís VP of Marketing. ďNow in its 7th year, the Awards program continues to gain industry traction and is a coveted Award by design and engineering teams around the globe. Select winners are showcased in an SI authored article in EETimes.Ē

SI sponsors the INSIGHT Awards in conjunction with Semico Research. SIís Chief Technology Officer, Edward Keyes, chairs the Awards judging panel, which also includes Patrick Mannion, Managing Editor, TechOnline Network. Past winners have included Micronís advanced 95nm 6F2 SDRAM cell design, TIís first integrated RF and baseband on a single chip solution, and AMDís 65nm silicon on insulator (SOI) processor. This year there are eight categories including the Dr. Doug Smeaton Innovation Award in memoriam of SIís President and CEO who passed away unexpectedly last month. The 2007 INSIGHT Award categories are:

- Most Innovative Display Driver
- Most Innovative Image Sensor
- Most Innovative Baseband and/or Applications Processor
- Most Innovative RF IC
- Most Innovative DRAM
- Most Innovative Non-Volatile Memory
- Most Innovative Process Technology
- Dr. Doug Smeaton Innovation Award

Additional Information:
- Categories, criteria, and nominees for the 2007 INSIGHT Awards (

- Categories and winners for the 2006 INSIGHT Awards (

To nominate your device for the 2007 program, please contact Gregory Quirk at

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