Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Named Finalist of Prestigious 2014 EE Times and EDN Ace Award for LED Driver IC Devices

3月 05, 2014

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is among Industry’s Elite

Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, LLC, a leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing high-performance semiconductors, announced today it was named a finalist in UBM Tech’s EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ( for their product innovation within the LEDs and Lighting category.

Allegro’s A8517 and A8522 LED driver ICs were selected as finalists due to their leading edge features such as independent channel control, multiple load capability from a single boost, integrated DMOS boost FETs, and extremely high contrast ratio dimming capabilities. They are targeted at the automotive market with end applications to include automotive infotainment, navigation, cluster, center stack, heads up display (HUD), and LED daytime running lights (DRL).

“Our independently controlled multi-channel LED driver ICs are designed to provide the user with a flexible and versatile solution to maximize control, accuracy, protection, and diagnostics within a very small footprint. These ICs provide a highly integrated design with performance advantages to support numerous automotive applications,” said Vijay Mangtani, Business Unit Director of Power ICs at Allegro MicroSystems.

The Ultimate Products of the Year Award, awarded to the most significant product introduced in the last 12 months in 12 categories, is determined by large-scale peer review. Finalists in each category are chosen by expert editors from both EE Times and EDN with accompanying editorial reviews.

EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are presented in 25 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry executives, and content experts. The judges will choose winners in all categories except the STEM Impact Award. The winner in this category will be chosen by the EE Times and EDN communities.

“Congratulations and a sincere ‘thank you’ to all our award finalists for the inspiration you continue to provide to the electronics industry at large each and every day,” said Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics. “Each year our awards program showcases the unique best of breed products, companies and individuals that have influenced our industry. The 2014 finalists represent the execution of true creativity and progressive technologies that illustrates the influence electronics and embedded design professionals have on today’s culture.”

The Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards ceremony on April 1, 2014, as part of UBM Tech’s EE Live! Conference.

About UBM Tech

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About Allegro

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is a leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing high-performance semiconductors. Allegro's innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. Further information about Allegro can be found at

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