Winner Take All (2008)

Is there one project among these five that is most likely to succeed? Vote here!

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We've narrowed out list of Winners for this issue down to five. Now it's your turn. Vote in our poll below for the overall winning technology.

But don't stop voting there. We're looking for the two projects most likely to succeed. We will present two awards at at the EE Times Ace Awards event during the Embedded Systems Conferencee in San Jose, Calif., this April. IEEE Spectrum is the association media sponsor for the Ace Awards.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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