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2010 DesignVision Awards Announced

CHICAGO - February 2, 2010 - The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) today announced the winners of the 2010 DesignVision Awards program celebrating the premier design tools and products judged as the most unique and beneficial to the semiconductor industry. IEC Executive Vice President Roger Plummer presented the DesignVision Awards live before the Tuesday Keynote Address.

"The DesignVision awards honor the companies and products that enable advancement in the semiconductor industry," commented Mr. Plummer. "We thank all participants of this year's DesignVision awards program and applaud the commitment and vision the winning advances represent."

The winners were chosen from among the 2010 finalists selected by a panel of judges comprised from members of the DesignCon 2010 Technical Program Committee. The committee consists of industry experts in the semiconductor and electronic design engineering community which develops the world-class educational program at DesignCon 2010.

The 2010 DesignVision winners include the following companies and products in their respective categories:

IC Design Tools

---Xilinx for the Xilinx ISE Design Suite 11

Design Verification Tools

---DFT Microsystems for the DV1600 SerDes Validation Tester

Interconnect Technologies and Components

---Samtec for the BullsEye

PCB Design Tools and Technologies

---Simberian Inc. for the Simbeor 2008.01

Semiconductor Components and ICs

---SiBEAM for SiBEAM's Second-Generation SB9220/SB9210 HRTX and SB9221/SB9211 WirelessHD HRRX Chipsets Semiconductor IP

PCB Design Tools and Technologies

---Coreworks for the CWda60 - Sideworks Dolby Digital Professional Encoder IP

System Modeling and Simulation Tools

---Mentor Graphics for the Hyperlynx PI

Test and Measurement Equipment

---LeCroy Corporation for the WaveMaster 830Zi

Attendees are invited to learn first-hand of the award-winning innovations this week at DesignCon 2010 and may gain entrance to the exhibition with any registration package available on site.
The following DesignVision Winners are represented on this year's exhibition floor: LeCroy Corporation, Mentor Graphics, Samtec, Simberian, and Xilinx.

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About the IEC

A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.

In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free, on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.

More than 70 leading high-technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. Please visit

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