flex won the Award for its A-GPS mobile handset test system based on its 6103 AIME and 6103 AIME/CT systems. A-GPS enhances the performance of GPS so that the exact position of a mobile phone is available to all emergency services. The 6103 A-GPS mobile handset test system provides the GSM/GPRS network emulation, software for development and conformance testing as well as modelling of all associated GPS satellite and vehicle effects. Aeroflex beat off strong competition from Ramtron for its FM25x FRAM memory used in smart airbags, Atmel for its EEPROM CryptoMemories used in smartcards to prevent counterfeiting and Syfer for its SFDNC and SFEMC EMI filters.
“The e-Legacy Awards are distinctive in the electronics industry in that the entrants have to think outside the box to apply the criteria,” said Caroline Hayes, Editor of Electronics Product Design. “The Award categories demonstrate how electronics companies contribute to the wellbeing, security and development of individuals and communities alike. The Contribution to Safety Award was one of the broadest Award categories with a short-list ranging from help for emergency services to protecting individuals in cars and homes. In winning the Award for its A-GPS mobile handset test system, Aeroflex clearly demonstrated excellence in promoting the take up of a technology that we will probably all take for granted in the not too distant future.”
“We particularly like the fact that the e-Legacy Awards have been created to recognise the role that electronics companies play in society today,” said Phil Medd, Product Manager at Aeroflex Test Solutions Wireless Division. “So, we are extremely honoured to have won the Contribution to Safety Award at this inaugural event especially as the winners are voted for by the electronics community as a whole.”