Elektra Awards 2021 Shortlist announced

Elektra Awards 2021 Shortlist announced

The judges have deliberated, debated and discussed, and this year’s extremely high calibre of entries has yielded a phenomenally strong list of finalists. You can view the full shortlist below.

The 2021 Elektra Awards will take place on 1 December 2021 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, and also online for those unable to attend in-person. You can book your table here – the rush will be on now that the shortlist has been announced, and booking early will get you the best positions in the room.


Best Campaign of the Year

Electrocomponents – Helping improve the lives of 100,000 people worldwide

Lascar Electronics Ltd. – Covid vaccine monitoring best practices

Mouser Electronics, Inc. – Mouser and Analog Devices: Big Ideas Rely on Tiny Details

Red Pitaya – The most inexpensive remote tool for teaching during Covid-19

Spacechips – PR for the global space industry

Vortex PR – Rebranding of Sondrel


Distributor of the Year, Sponsored by Panasonic

Digi-Key Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc.

Powell Electronics Europe

Radwell International Ltd.

Rapid Electronics

Rochester Electronics Ltd.

RS Components


Manufacturer of the Year, Sponsored by Publitek

Custom Interconnect Ltd.


KIOXIS Europe GmbH


Start-up Electronics Business of the Year

Agile Analog

Crypto Quantique

Flusso Ltd.

Ignys Ltd.


Automotive Electronics Award

The finalists for this category will be announced shortly.


Award for Excellence in Product Design (High-reliability systems)

Analog Devices – ADFS5758

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult – SNORQL

Lynx Software Technologies – LynxSafe

Microchip Technology – Microchip LX7720 Integrated Radiation-Hardened Motor Controller

OMC (UK) Ltd. – FDE870HE SMA Fibre-optic Transmitter

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. – RM500Q 5G IoT Module

RECOM Power GmbH – new benchmark for compactness in the class of AC power supplies

Renesas Electronics – Intersil Brand 14-Bit, 1-MSPS ADC


Award for Excellence in Product Design (Medical)

ams OSRAM – AS585xB Family of Products

ams OSRAM – NanEyeM

Brandon Medical Co. Ltd. – Quasar eLite Surgical Light

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. – OH0TA OVMed Medical Image sensor

RECOM Power GmbH – Dc/DC Converters in SOIC-16 Package

RECOM Power GmbH – 1200W Fanless AC/DC Power Supply


Design Tools and Development Software Award, Sponsored by Swindon Silicon Systems

Cadence – Sigrity X signal and Power Integrity (SI/PI) Tool Suite

Future Facilities Ltd. – 6SigmaET – Release 15

Percepio AB – Tracealyzer for Linux

Siemens Digital Industries Software – Tessent Streaming Scan Network

Silanna Semiconductor – Power Density Hero Custom AC/DC and DC/DC Design Tool

Synopsys – TestMAX


Internet of Things Product of the Year, Sponsored by Micron

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult – SPECTRAIL

Crypto Quantique – Quantum-Drive Technology Creates the World’s Most Secure and Scalable IoT Security Platform

Digi International – ConnectCore 8M Mini is an Embedded System-on-Module Designed for Longevity and Scalability in Industrial IoT Applications

Murata – Yamori Advanced LPWAN Development Platform

Nordic Semiconductor ASA – nRF5340 Dual-Core Bluetooth 5.2 SoC Supporting Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth Mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

onsemi – RSL10Smart Shot Camera Enables Event Triggered Imaging with AI

Silicon Labs – EFM32PG22 Gecko Microcontroller (MCU) Family

Silicon Labs – EFR32xG21 Series 2

Socionext Europe GmbH – Next-Generation Long-Distance Power Line Communications for IoT and Smart Connected Systems and Devices

Socionext Europe GmbH – Radio Wave Sensors for the Super Smart Society

Trameto Ltd. – Simple, Effective and Economical Power Management of Micro Energy Harvesting

Zerynth – 4Zero Box: Industrial IoT Device to Easily Transform and Digitalize both Legacy and Modern Industrial Machines


Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year

Binstead Designs Ltd. – Extending touchscreens and Displays

Harwin plc – Kona Connector Series

Panasonic – New ZU Series of Electrolytic Polymer Hybrid Capacitors with Remarkable Ripple Current and Temperature Features

Panasonic – AEC-Q200 Certified High Temperature Chip Resistors ERJH Series

Pickering Electronics – Series 67 HV SPDT Form C Reed Relays

Snaptron – First of its Kind Dome Switch with Dual Action Capabilities

Vishay Intertechnology – SMDY1 Series Surface-Mount Ceramic Disc Capacitors for EMI Suppression

Power System Product of the Year

The finalists for this category will be announced shortly.


Semiconductor Product of the Year (Analogue), Sponsored by Mouser

Analog Devices – ADAQ23875, 16-Bit, 15MSPS Module Data Acquisition Solution

Crypto Quantique – On-Chip Analogue IP Enables Femtoamp-Level Measurement of Quantum

Navitas Semiconductor – NV6128 GaNFast Power IC

onsemi – NCP1680 CrM Totem Pole PFC Controller

onsemi – 1200 V Full Silicon Carbide (SiC) mosfet 2-Pack Modules

SPARK Microsystems – UWB Wireless Transceivers

STMicroelectronics – MasterGaN: High Power Density 600V Half-Bridge Driver with Two Enhancement Mode GaN HEMTs

STMicroelectronics – ST60A2G0: 60 GHz RF Transceiver A2 Family

Texas Instruments – ADC3660 Family of High-Speed ADCs

Trameto Ltd. – Simple, Effective and Economical Power Management of Micro-Energy Harvesting

UntiedSiC – First Sic FETs Based on Advanced Gen 4 Technology


Semiconductor Product of the Year (Digital)

Ambarella, Inc. – CV5 Edge AI Vision SoC for Single 8K and 4K Multi-Imager AI Cameras

CEVA – Bluebud Wireless Audio Platform for True Wireless Stereo Earbuds, Smart Watches and Wearables

Empower Semiconductor – EP70xx Integrated voltage Regulators (IVRs)

KIOXIA Europe GmbH – World’s Thinnest 1TB UFS NAND Flash Memory for Embedded Applications

Lattice Semiconductor – CertusPro-NX General Purpose FPGAs

MediaTek, Inc. – T750 Platform Expands Access to 5G Connectivity

Renesas Electronics – Entry-Level RZ/V2L MPUs Deliver Best-in-Class Power Efficiency and High-Precision AI Accelerator

Xilinx, Inc. – Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules to Accelerate Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge

XMOS – How xcore.ai is Set to Underpin the $3tn AIoT Market of the Future


Test Product of the Year

Anritsu – Distributed, Modular 2-Port Vector Network Analyzer ME7868A: Improving High-Frequency S-Parameter Measurements over Distance

Keysight Technologies – N9042B UXA X-Series Signal Analyzer

Pickering Interfaces – PXI/PXIe LVDT/RVDT/Resolver Simulator Module (models 41/43-670)

Red Pitaya – SIGNALlab, an All-in-One Industrial Test & Measurement Tool

Rohde & Schwarz – RTS: Accelerating the Development of Automotive Radar for Autonomous Driving

Yokogawa Europe – Test & Measurement: Getting a Complete Picture of Complex Systems – IS8000 Integrated Measurement Software Platform and High Speed DL950 ScopeCorder


Design Team of the Year, Sponsored by BWW

Harwin plc – Harwin Design Team

Ignys Ltd. – Electronics & Software Design Team Promote Innovation with a Heart

Peratech Holdco Ltd. – Hydra – Innovation in Gaming

Sondrel – Semi-Custom Architecting the Future IP Platforms


Educational Support Award

Electroncomponents – Grass Roots Education

Imagination Technologies – Imagination University Programme PVFpga

Red Pitaya – Supporting Teachers & Professors during Covid-19

Spacechips – Educating Today’s and Tomorrow’s Space Electronics Engineers


Rising Star of the Year

Mihai Ciortuz – Crypto Qunatique

Jack Elms – BT

Callum Middleton – Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Zain Nazar – BT

Tom O’Brien – BT

Jessica Reading – Siemens plc


You can also view the Elektra 2021 Shortlist on the dedicated Elektra Awards website.