source: EPCI, Electronics Weekly
The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2016 were presented at the Gala Dinner on December 1st in London, Grosvenor House Hotel. EPCI as one of the finalists was attending this celebration. See below overview of passive component industry finalists and winners.
The evening celebrated 2016 excellence in design, innovation and technology from across the European electronics industry with over 400 guests. The host this year was the comedian and writer Ian Moore with an enthusiastic audience representing all sectors of the industry.
The Elektra total 22 awards are split into four categories: Business Awards, Excellence in Design, Engineers of the Future and Product Technologies. Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year Award that is presenting the best achievements in passive components belongs to the category of Product Technologies. Total five companies were shortlisted as the finalist. The independent industry expert jurry selected Arcshield high voltage 0603 capacitor by Kemet as the 2016 Elektra Award winner in this category.
European Passive Components Institute EPCI represented passive components this year in the Elektra Educational Support Award (Engineers of the Future category) among the total six finalist. The Award winner is BBC learning Micro:bits schools programme.
EPCI is congratulating to all the finalists and winners.
The complete list of Elektra Award 2016 finalists and winners has been published here.
Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year
- Kemet – Arcshield high voltage 0603 capacitor
- Lemo UK – NiCorAl conductive coating
- Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems – Polymer hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitor
- TT Electronics – LRMAP low value shunt resistor
- Vishay Measurements Group – FRFC precision flip-chip resistor
and the Winner is: Kemet – Arcshield high voltage 0603 capacitor
jurry justification notice:
This is notable because it is the company’s smallest high-voltage surface-mount multi-layer ceramic capacitor incorporating its proprietary internal arc protection. The patented ArcShield technology has an internal shield electrode system that suppresses arc-over while increasing available capacitance. Developed on the principle of a partial Faraday cage, this offers a better approach compared to external surface coating technologies.
Educational Support Award
- BBC Learning
- European Passive Components Institute
- National Instruments
- Rohde & Schwarz UK
- Yellow Beak Computer
and the Winner is: BBC Learning – Micro:bits schools programme
jurry justification notice:
BBC Micro:bit schools programme is one of the most ambitious educational initiatives to address the urgent need for greater skills in science, technology and engineering subjects in UK schools. Up to a million pocket-sized computers are being given free to every pupil in Year 7 (Age 11-12) to inspire them to get creative with digital and develop core skills in science, technology and engineering. Already the Micro:bit website has been accessed nearly five million times. There have also been over half a million scripts downloaded.
see the EPCI photo gallery from Mr. and Mrs. Zednicek’s Elektra Awards Ceremony visit:
The official Elektra Awards picture gallery can be found here.
Check out the official video from the night, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, to give a good flavour of the evening below:
featured image: Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year Award Winner – Kemet, source: Electronics Weekly