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Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2014

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Gold Sponsors

Texas Instrument

Bionym Announced as Overall Winner

Winners of the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program were announced on 23 February from the MobileFocus Global  media event in Barcelona, Spain. The category winners epitomizing the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market today, as well as innovative prototypes and concepts are: Automatic Labs in the Application Category; Nonin Medical in the Product Category; Bionym in the Prototype Category. Additionally, Fifteen-year-old Shiva Nathan was named winner of the Breakthrough Awards student category, which celebrates submissions from the next generation of Bluetooth innovators and young entrepreneurs. Read more about Shiva's student project in this Boston Globe article.

From these category winners, Bionym’s Bluetooth Smart enabled authentication wristband, the Nymi, was selected as the Overall Winner.

And the Winners Are...

Breakthrough Products

Breakthrough Applications

Breakthrough Prototypes

Breakthrough Ideas (Students)

Category winners will receive a trip to gold sponsor Nordic Semiconductor’s headquarters in Norway. The Student category winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD. Additionally, the overall winner will be awarded two round trip tickets to attend Bluetooth World 2014 in April, along with entry into the event and free exhibition space, valued at $12,500 USD.

The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015 Program will launch in March so get your latest and greatest Bluetooth application, product, prototype or application ready and keep checking back. Be sure to check out the Innovation Series Trainings and learn more about developing with Bluetooth technology.

About the Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Ellisys is a worldwide supplier of protocol test and analysis products for various data communications technologies, including Bluetooth technology, USB 2.0, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, and other wired and wireless technologies. The Ellisys BEX400 is a technologically revolutionary all-in-one sniffer for Classic Bluetooth technology, Low Energy, RF spectrum, multiple HCI interfaces as well as logic signals, all perfectly synchronized.

FrontlineFrontline is the world’s leading provider of Bluetooth protocol analysis technology and the premier Bluetooth device testing (interoperability, robustness, etc.) and Bluetooth services house. 84 out of the Fortune 100 companies use Frontline. Frontline’s ComProbe line of Bluetooth analyzers are the de-facto industry standard and are used by hundreds of company’s globally. Frontline maintains the world’s largest Bluetooth device library for use in its IOT service organization. Frontline’s technology has been integrated into the Bluetooth SIG’s PTS qualification tool which is the system used to determine if a product meets Bluetooth interoperability standards. Frontline supports the entire range of Bluetooth technology.

Gold Sponsors:

CSRCSR is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market. We help to transform the lives of motorists, photographers, music lovers, mobile phone users and other gadget-loving consumers. CSR is dedicated to finding simple solutions to complex problems. With a heritage in, and as market leader in Bluetooth connectivity platforms we are committed to Bluetooth Smart. Our CSR µEnergy silicon provides a complete Bluetooth qualified solution that is an easy-to-integrate, cost-effective Bluetooth low energy platform which enables new applications for remote controls, watches, sports equipment, health sensors and home automation.

Nordic SemiconductorNordic Semiconductor is specializing in ultra-low power short-range wireless communication. The company’s range of 2.4GHz transceivers are employed by some of the world’s leading brands in a wide variety of applications like wireless keyboard and mouse, game controllers, and intelligent sports equipment. Nordic is a member of the Bluetooth SIG where the company has contributed core expertise in ULP RF design to Bluetooth low energy wireless technology.

Texas InstrumentTexas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at