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Dougherty Receives Electronics Industry Award

Atlanta, Ga. — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) will honor Dr. Joseph Dougherty of Penn State University with the prestigious Dr. Felix Zandman Industry Leadership Award at its upcoming CARTS USA 2011 symposium in Jacksonville, FL.

The award originated in 2005 and is named after the founder and chairman of Vishay Intertechnology. It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding technical contributions to the passive electronic components industry. “Honorees personify the dedication and perseverance of vision in the electronic components industry, traits synonymous with Dr. Zandman,” says Bob Willis, ECIA Chief Technical Officer.

In learning of the award and passing along the monetary gift, Dr. Dougherty acknowledged “I am glad to have an opportunity to show my appreciation for the wonderful background that Villanova Electrical Engineering provided for my career.”

CARTS, the world’s leading technical conference for the passive electronic components industry, provides component engineers and designers with the latest technical and market intelligence of capacitors, resistors, and other passive components. It will be held March 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency Waterfront in Jacksonville, FL. More information is available at

CARTS USA 2011 is sponsored by the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA), bringing the resources of ECA and NEDA together to provide the most comprehensive passive electronic components technology conference yet. The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers of electronic components and their supplier authorized distribution partners and independent field sales representatives. The association is dedicated to promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sales of electronic components.

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