FORT WORTH, Texas — RS Components, Allied Electronics' parent company based in the United Kingdom, recently won Printed Circuit Design & Fab (PCD&F) magazine's award for New Product Introduction of the Year in the PCB Design Tools category. DesignSpark PCB received the award based on creativity, innovation and user friendliness, as voted by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers. The powerful, professional PCB design tool was introduced by RS in July 2010 and has since been downloaded from the company's DesignSpark web site more than 80,000 times.
“DesignSpark PCB is one of the tools at the heart of the RS Components philosophy of making it quick and easy for engineers to find, buy and design with electronic components,” comments Chris Page, Head of Electronics at RS Components. “Its global popularity is evident by the number of times it has been downloaded from our website, and this award, run by one of the world's leading authorities on PCB design, is testament to the work of the whole team here at RS. It demonstrates just how closely we understand what it takes to help electronics designers become more productive in their day-to-day work.”
PCD&F Editor-in-Chief Mike Buetow presented the award to RS Technical Marketing Engineer Martin Keenan during a ceremony at the Apex Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 12, 2011. PCD&F is an industry-leading magazine geared toward PCB Designers and fabricators all over the world.