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
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