In November of this year at ARM TechCon, attendees can participate in the Innovation Challenge tour, which will highlight the finalists in the 2015 ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge.

The challenge is a free contest open to all exhibitors at ARM TechCon (November 10-12, 2015 in the Santa Clara Convention Center). Eligible exhibitors have until October 1st to enter their new products in the contest.

A panel of editors and ARM experts will select 12 finalists, 3 in each of the following categories: Best Software Product, Best Chip Product, Best System, and Best IoT Product. These 12 finalists will be featured in the ARM Innovation Challenge Tour, which will be held Wednesday, November 11 2015 at 11AM (space is limited; registered attendees for ARM TechCon can sign up here. To register as an attendee at ARM TechCon, head here). Awards will also be given out for Best in Show and Reader’s Choice. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 12 at 4:15 in the EXPO hall theater.

The tour will be led by Richard Quinnell, an editor at EDN and EE Times. Rich is looking forward to participating and says, “Seeing the innovative solutions others have devised to their design problems can inspire and help us to find new approaches to our own design problems. It’s always fun to see cleverness at work.” ARM TechCon’s exhibit hall is home to 100+ exhibits of products that support the ARM ecosystem, including support tools for hardware design and software development.

The Innovation Challenge tour at ARM TechCon will showcase twelve examples of innovation at the chip, software, and system level. Attendees at the conference (and readers of EDN/EE Times) can reward the product they like best with a Reader’s Choice award vote (after the finalists are announced, you will have until 2PM Pacific time on November 11 to record your vote). Stay tuned to this space for the finalists announcement.

–Janine Love, ARM TechCon Technical Program Advisor