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Xcelerator Technology Innovation Awards

Welcome to the most prestigious design contest in PCB—the 29th Xcelerator Technology Innovation Awards by Siemens! Started in 1988, and formerly known as Mentor’s Technology Leadership Awards, this program is the longest-running competition of its kind in the EDA industry. It recognizes engineers and CAD designers who use Mentor's innovative technology to address today’s complex electronics systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products.

This year, entrants will be able to submit their design accomplishments in any of seven categories representing a wide variety of design types:

  • Dense high-speed digital
  • RF/microwave
  • Power supply
  • Mixed A/D/RF
  • Device under test
  • Back plane
  • Multi-board system

Critical dates:

  • Competition open: July 11, 2022
  • Competition close: September 5, 2022
  • Winners announced: November 28, 2022

Additional information about the contest can be found on the FAQ page. If you have any questions, send us an email.

 

2022 Judges

Susy Webb
Susy Webb
Senior PCB Design Engineer — Fairfield Nodal
Michael Creeden
Michael R. Creeden
Technical Director Design Education, CID+ — Insulectro
Stephen Chavez
Stephen Chavez
Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) Chairman, CID+
Dr. Rajan Bedi
Dr. Rajan Bedi
CEO and Founder — Spacechips

Emeritus Judges

Gary Ferrari
Gary Ferrari
Technical Support Director — FTG Circuits
Rick Hartley
Rick Hartley
Principal Engineer — RHartley Enterprises
Steve Herbstman
Steve Herbstman
PCB Design Consultant and Owner — SHLC
Happy Holden
Happy Holden
Gentex Corporation (retired)
Andy Kowalewski
Senior Interconnect Designer (retired) - Metamako LP
Charles Pfeil
PCB Software Architect (retired)
Pete Waddell
Pete Waddell
Founder, PCB West and Printed Circuit Design magazine