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Design News Honors Winning Products and Companies at the 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards

(February 07, 2018)

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Design News, the horizontal engineering space’s leading industry publication, today announced the 2018 Golden Mousetrap Award winners including the Gadget Freak of the Year and winners in 15 different award categories. The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize innovation in engineering and are selected by Design News’ editorial team based on the level of innovation, benefits to user and market differentiation. Winners were announced at the annual awards ceremony, which took place on February 6, 2018, alongside Pacific Design & Manufacturing West, the nation’s largest advanced design and manufacturing event. To learn more about the Golden Mousetrap Awards, please visit:

The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize companies and individuals that are not only reaching the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields, but are also pushing the envelope on what is possible within the industry as a whole. Submissions were open to all individuals and companies willing to showcase their latest innovative products in the advanced design and manufacturing fields. The award winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges based on design and engineering innovation, functional innovation, benefits to user, market differentiation and competitive landscape.

“This year’s Golden Mousetrap award winners truly embody the growth and innovation that we’re seeing in engineering and manufacturing right now, which was certainly evidenced by the volume and quality of submissions we received this year,” said Suzanne Deffree, content director and editor-in-chief of UBM’s Design News. “That said, our winners stood apart from the competition for their ingenuity and creativity. We at Design News and UBM look forward to seeing what our winners have in store and how they continue to support the growth of engineering and manufacturing.”

The 2018 Winners include:

Gadget Freak of the Year

William Grill

Lifetime Achievement Winner Dr. John B. Goodenough

Automation & Motion Control: Robotics

Exoskeleton Drive - maxon precision motors, inc.

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers
C6015 Industrial PC - Beckhoff Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Drives
Sytronix DRn 5020 - Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Industrial Network Technologies
TBIP Hybrid Safety I/O Block for CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP - Turck Inc.

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices
EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders - Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals
Millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors - Texas Instruments

Design Hardware & Software
Data Commander - elliTek, Inc.

Electronics & Test: IoT & Connectivity
CYW43012 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo SoC - Cypress Semiconductor Corp

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control
TPH3205WSBQA - Transphorm

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects
HCSF – High Current, SMD Fuse - SCHURTER

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing
RZ/G1N-RZ/G1H MCUs - Renesas Electronics America

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement
5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope - Tektronix

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives
3M 4076 Extended Wear Medical Tape - 3M Health Care

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Component
Dow Corning EA-4600 LV Hot Melt RTV Translucent - The Dow Chemical Company

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites, Metals & Alloys
VORAFUSE P6300 epoxy intermediates - Dow Automotive Systems

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

Follow the Golden Mousetrap Awards on Social Media with Official Hashtag: #GMTA18

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