Diodes Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative PI3USB31532 USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DisplayPort 1.4 Type-C Cross-Converter, which competed in the highly competitive logic / interface / memory category of the ACE Awards.
Diodes was nominated for the award primarily due to the introduction of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 converter, which is leading most of the semiconductor manufacturers, as an alternative to mode switching to share non-USB data over USB. This feature is expected to be the mainstream specification for emerging consumer devices that enable multi-tasking of DisplayPort and USB signals over the same connector and cable, and may even be synchronized to power, creating a true "single port" paradigm.
Andy Tsong, Diodes' Division Manager of Precision Frequency and Online Products, said: "We are pleased to see the company's innovation and expertise recognized for its prestigious awards and the dedication and contributions engineers have made in developing the devices."
The annual Electronic Innovation Awards (ACE) ceremony will be held on December 6, 2017 at the Silicon Valley Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) at the San Jose Convention Center. The award, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, is designed to recognize the best contributions of the electronics industry for 2017, including: new products with best innovations, start-ups, design teams and supervisors.
Suzanne Deffree, ESC Content Director, said, "The ACE Awards bring together the best in the industry, praising innovative, forward-looking companies and encouraging exchange of industry leaders who demonstrated this year's phenomenal advances in the electronics industry. The high level of the list brings unique challenges to the judging, and every finalist is nominated for his excellent results and really deserves their pride