SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs Win Embedded System Product of the Year at 2010 Elektra Awards

A leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at powering a secure, smart, connected world, today announced that Electronics Weekly magazine has selected SmartFusionTM intelligent mixed signal FPGAs as the winner of the 2010 Elektra Award for Embedded System Product of the Year. The industry-recognized SmartFusion device offers full customization, IP protection and ease-of-use & is the world’s first intelligent mixed signal FPGA that integrates an FPGA, hard ARM® CortexTM-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS) and programmable analog.

The Elektra Award judges said that the entries demonstrated the high level of integrated design which has become the norm in today’s embedded systems. They were of the opinion that the winner added a new level of integration which engineers are now using in their designs.

Rich Kapusta, vice president, terrestrial products for Microsemi’s SoC Products Group said that with SmartFusion devices, embedded designers no longer have to compromise, and they can easily build the system they want, with all the features they need, on a single chip. He further added that this integration provides a revolutionary approach to embedded design and enables new levels of performance, time to market, and flexibility.

The Elektra Awards gives the industry the opportunity to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies. The awards are designed to promote best practice in key areas including, innovation, sales growth and employee motivation. An independent panel of judges selected the Elektra Award winners, which were announced in London on December 9 at the Elektra Awards Dinner.

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor technology. Committed to solving the most critical system challenges, Microsemi’s products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed signal integrated circuits, FPGAs and customizable SoCs, and complete subsystems. Microsemi serves leading system manufacturers around the world in the defense, security, aerospace, enterprise, commercial, and industrial markets. Learn more at