FORT WORTH, Texas -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that the company will sponsor EE Times Gadget Smackdown at this year’s EE Live! 2014 conference to be held March 31 to April 3 in San Jose, California.
“The concept behind Gadget Freak Smackdown represents exactly what we stand for at Allied, so the opportunity to sponsor it is an honor,” said Gabriel Reichman, Allied Customer Marketing Manager. “As an electronics distributor, innovation is at the heart of why we’re in business and we love to see the exciting work being developed by electronic design engineers. We’ve seen some incredible, even life-saving, gadgets over the many years we’ve sponsored Gadget Freak, and we’re looking forward to the game-changing ideas our customers are thinking up now.”
The event is organized and co-hosted by self-proclaimed Editor of all things Fun and Interesting at EE Times, Clive “Max” Maxfield, and Richard Quinnell, Editor in Chief of IoTWorld. “Gadget Freak Smackdown is designed to give engineers a chance to present a cool, fun and interesting project they have finished, are building, or plan to build one day,” explains Maxfield. “Anyone attending the conference or exhibition is welcome to participate, so long as they arrange their presentation with either Richard or me. Follow us at @eeliveshow for live tweets during the event.”