The Best of sensors 2020 award winners unveiled during Questex’s sensors innovation week fall

Showcases the year’s best innovations, technologies, teams and individuals in the sensors industry

At an awards ceremony during Questex’s Sensors Innovation Week Fall, a three-day virtual event that will offer a deep dive into the sensors industry to define, discuss and understand design challenges and sensor solutions, the Best of Sensors 2020 Awards winners were announced.

The awards program was created to spotlight the year’s best innovations, technologies, teams and individuals in the sensors industry.

The 2020 Innovative Product of the Year Award winners

  • AI/Machine Learning: Maxim Integrated – MAX78000 Neural Network Accelerator Chip
  • Automotive/Autonomous: Wells Vehicle Electronics – Rotary Position Sensor
  • COVID-19: TDK InvenSense – Ultrasonic Social Distancing Reference Design Dev Kit
  • Data Acquisition & Analytics: IFOS Inc. – I*Sense distributed fiber-optic sensing interrogators
  • IIoT: Applied Physics Systems – ACCEL Model 40 Nanoacc
  • Industrial: Texas Instruments – TMCS1100 and TMCS1101 zero-drift Hall-effect current sensors
  • IoT: TDK InvenSense – TDK ICS?40800
  • Medical: Fujitsu Components America – 24GHz Doppler Radar Sensor Module
  • MEMS: Menlo Micro – The Ideal Switch
  • Mobile Devices: SWIR Vision Systems Inc. – Acuros CQD SWIR Sensor
  • Wearables: Shimmer Research Ltd – Verisense

Additional Best of Sensors Award winners

  • Startup of the Year: Perceive Corporation
  • Woman of the Year: Jennifer Zhao, ams AG

Submissions were judged based on the value to the marketplace, the impact of the problems it solves or issues it addresses and the uniqueness of the design. The judges for the Best of Sensors awards were Karen Field, Group Content Director – Fierce Electronics and Sensors, Matt Hamblen, Editor, Fierce Electronics and Sensors, Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates and Randy Frank, Randy Frank Associates.

We were impressed by the high quality of the entries this year, which I think is a reflection of the rapid rate of innovation that is happening in the sensor ecosystem,” said Field. “Choosing one winner from each category out of so many great entries was truly a difficult task. Congratulations to all of the winners.”