Digi-Key Presents FTDI Chip with Product of the Year at BEEAs

Glasgow, Scotland-based, fabless semiconductor supplier FTDI Chip has been bestowed with Electronic Product of the Year at the 2013 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). This highly-coveted award category was sponsored by Digi-Key, with President Mark Larson presenting the prize to FTDI Chip Vice-President Graeme Cook, in recognition of the company’s innovative FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) device.

BEEAS 2013

“Digi-Key congratulates FTDI Chip on receiving the BEEA Electronic Product of the Year award,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key’s Vice-President for Global Semiconductor Products. “FTDI has been an influential supplier and partner with us for many years, and their launch of the EVE platform adds versatility and innovation to our expansive line card.”

“It is a great honour to receive this award within a category with such strong competition,” FTDI Chip’s Graeme Cook states. “The EVE platform signifies our entry into a whole new product area and to have all our efforts acknowledged in this way is a wonderful endorsement for our team. It adds to the very encouraging response we have already witnessed from the market.”

The FT800, which was released in February this year, has already had significant impact on human machine interface (HMI) construction. This highly-advanced graphics controller device integrates display, audio, and touch onto a single chip. Thanks to its novel, object-oriented approach, it is capable of simplifying the implementation of intelligent displays – allowing power budget, board space, development time, and bill of materials costs to all be markedly reduced.

For more information go to: http://www.digikey.co.uk/product-highlights/en/ft800-embedded-video-engine-eve-chip-and-development-systems/50333

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