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UBM Canon's Design News Announces the Rising Engineering Stars


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Awards Recognize Innovative and Influential Design Engineers

SANTA MONICA, CA--Feb. 19, 2013: At an awards ceremony on February 12th in conjunction with the Pacific Design & Manufacturing and Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M), UBM Canon's Design News announced the Rising Engineering Stars award. The competition features the top individuals who are innovating and influencing the design engineering industry. Design News is the premier technical resource for design engineers throughout the manufacturing sector. The program has been created in partnership with Mouser Electronics.

"We are very pleased to showcase who we believe are the most innovative, creative engineers in the industry. These rising stars are already well on their way to change our world. We congratulate these individuals on their accomplishments," said Lauren Muskett, Design News Assistant Managing Editor, UBM Canon.

"At Mouser, we're fortunate to work with some of the industry's brightest minds. Rising stars designing not only what's new, but truly 'what's next,'" said Larry Johannes, Mouser Vice President of Brand Marketing. "It's these engineers that will usher in a new generation of products that are smarter, faster and much more efficient, moving the newest technologies forward at a pace never seen before. It's these engineers that will design the future for all of us."

The 2013 Rising Engineering Stars award winner was Punya Prakash from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

Prakash is an end-equipment manager leading the Sitara ARM Processors team's extensive smart home solutions initiative with TI where she is innovating automation. Her hard work and proven track record as a leader made her a standout as a top rising engineering star. Prakash was chosen from among a myriad of engineering standouts.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by industry leaders like Mouser and Design News from such an impressive list of nominees," Prakash said. "This is very encouraging to those of us trying to make a difference."

All The Rising Engineering Stars finalists were recognized in the January 2013 issue of Design News.