element14, the new online global community and US technology store created for electronic design engineers, will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event in San Jose on April 28, 2010 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Engineers visiting the Embedded Systems Conference are invited to meet the honorees at the element14 LIVE event, an “after party” that will bring some of the most popular features of the website to life, such as discussions with industry experts and opportunities to trial new technologies.

“Bob, Martin and Nick have travelled the globe for decades, sharing new product information, application insights and design knowledge with their colleagues around the world.” comments Jeff Hamilton, Director of Marketing, element14. “As the leading community website for design engineers to connect, collaborate and acquire products for their designs, element14 is proud to salute them for their years of service.”

Each of the honorees has had a distinguished engineering career. MIT graduate Bob Pease has designed 26 linear ICs, holds 21 patents, has written hundreds of columns for Electronic Design magazine and given many lectures around the world. Nick Gray, a 30-year semiconductor veteran has authored numerous published articles about data converters and signal integrity issues and serves as an expert on element14. Martin Giles has travelled the world helping customers to integrate design linear integrated circuits into their products, and has also written many application notes and articles.

The honorees all worked together at National Semiconductor. Bob Pease and Martin Giles were part of the company’s Analog Road Show, which was started by Nick Gray and supported by him for more than a decade. This series of educational seminars was presented to customers around the world.

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