Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Humavox Eterna and PLX Technology’s ExpressFabric Win 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards in Market Disrupter Category

ECN (www.ecnmag.com) announced Humavox™ and PLX Technology as the winners of the 2014 IMPACT Award in the category of Market Disrupter, at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on May 6 at the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS). Humavox won for its Eterna™ platform for wireless charging of portable and wearable devices, and PLX won for its ExpressFabric technology, which was developed to position PCI Express (PCIe) as a predominant fabric across the data center.

Humavox’ Eterna charging platform is poised to bring simplicity to wireless charging at a crucial time – as the Internet of Things (IoT) expands dramatically, but also as competing standards and regulations hinder effective mobile charging. It matches the power of a typical USB cord, and can charge several devices simultaneously. Eterna is based on RF charging, which is not, unlike other methods, affected by device size or shape. This gives OEMs the freedom to integrate wireless power into their devices without sacrificing device quality or aesthetics. The Thunderlink receiving antenna prepares the device for RF energy based on its unique needs, and the end user simply places their device into the NEST energy converter for no-fuss wireless charging without worrying about device placement or having to rely on special charging mats or flat surfaces.

"It's an honor to get this kind of recognition from the industry for the work we've done to make this technology as accessible and seamless as possible for hardware developers of any size or capacity," said Omri Lachman, Humavox’s CEO and co-founder.

ExpressFabric, a Market Disrupter from PLX Technology, aims to transform the racks of data centers. Current data center platform approaches waste money and power, and limit performance due to the constraints of their building blocks. ExpressFabric is an enhanced version of PCIe that merges Ethernet and InfiniBand technologies inside cloud and data center racks. It offers the high performance of Ethernet and InfiniBand, but without the higher power or cost. This cost savings is possible since most devices already have a PCIe connection and therefore do not need to be modified. ExpressFabric also lets data center managers replace bridges in data racks with fewer, more affordable PCIe switches, which draw less energy.

“As one of the premier names in electronics publishing, ECN consistently recognizes emerging technologies with the promise of positively impacting markets, then brings them to the attention of a broad industry readership,” said Krishna Mallampati, senior marketing director, PCIe switch products, PLX. “We’re therefore honored that [a panel of judges with expertise in design engineering], noting ExpressFabric’s market-disrupting potential, have selected the technology to receive this prestigious IMPACT award.”

ECN Executive Editor Chris Warner said, “Both of these products are about cutting through the clutter in their prospective target markets. Humavox’s Eterna platform offers a way forward from mobile charging technologies whose competing standards have stalled wider adaptation. Moreover, OEMs and end users do not have to concern themselves with the size or shape of the devices they want to wirelessly charge.

PLX Technologies’ ExpressFabric means system designers for data centers no longer have to choose ‘either-or’ between Ethernet and InfiniBand and their associated tradeoffs. They can now mix different data types on a single pathway and get the performance they need to keep up with today’s unprecedented data demands.”

The 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards were created to recognize excellence and groundbreaking innovation in design engineering, and highlighted the top products and services across 18 industry categories. The award nomination process was open to the entire electronics community, and all entries were judged by a panel of industry experts. Visit www.ecnawards.com to learn about nominating products for ECN’s 2015 IMPACT Awards.

About Electronic Component News:

ECN (www.ecnmag.com) is the leading authority on new OEM products, tools, technologies, trends and design intelligence for the global engineering community. ECN is armed with award-winning journalists and a rapidly expanding team of contributors that foster discussion, debate and solution among engineers across a multitude of end-markets, including military/defense, medical, avionics/aerospace, industrial, automotive, wireless, computer, consumer, and communications.

About Advantage Business Media:

Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Advantage serves more than 1.3 million industry professionals in the science, engineering/design, electronics, manufacturing and communications markets. For more information go to www.advantagemedia.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and e...
U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there is simply not enough quality talent to go around. Tiempo Development is a nearshore software development company. Our headquarters are in AZ, but we are a pioneer and leader in outsourcing to Mexico, based on our three software development centers there. We have a proven process and we are experts at providing our customers with powerful solutions. We transform ideas into reality.
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., will focus on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what...
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises ar...
Any Ops team trying to support a company in today’s cloud-connected world knows that a new way of thinking is required – one just as dramatic than the shift from Ops to DevOps. The diversity of modern operations requires teams to focus their impact on breadth vs. depth. In his session at DevOps Summit, Adam Serediuk, Director of Operations at xMatters, Inc., will discuss the strategic requirements of evolving from Ops to DevOps, and why modern Operations has begun leveraging the “NoOps” approa...
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Micron’s broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies – including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash – is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of tech...
ElasticBox, the agile application delivery manager, announced freely available public boxes for the DevOps community. ElasticBox works with enterprises to help them deploy any application to any cloud. Public boxes are curated reference boxes that represent some of the most popular applications and tools for orchestrating deployments at scale. Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate proces...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Narayan Sainaney, Co-founder and CTO of Mojio, will discuss how the business case for connected car apps is growing and, with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...