Mouser Electronics Congratulates 2017 Create the Future Design Contest Winners

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MouserElectronicsMouser
, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers
innovation and a principal sponsor of the Create
the Future Design Contest
, will join in recognizing the 2017 winners
at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November
10. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel®
and Analog
Devices, Inc
. joined Mouser in sponsoring the 15th annual contest,
produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company.

Together with COMSOL and Tech Briefs Media Group, Mouser will award the
$20,000 grand prize to a team from Cornell University and Dimensional
Energy of Ithaca, N.Y., for developing HI-Light, a “reverse-combustion”
technology that potentially transforms carbon conversion into a
profitable enterprise while reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions
into the atmosphere. The design team includes Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao,
Jessica Akemi Cimada da Silva, David Erickson, Tobias Hanrath, Jason
Salfi and Clayton Poppe.

Since 2014, Mouser has been a primary sponsor of the annual Tech Briefs
Media Group’s Create the Future Design Contest, a global challenge to
engineers and students to create the next great thing.

“We congratulate this year’s winners and thank all of the entrants for
their participation. Part of our mission here at Mouser is fostering
technical innovation so it’s a natural fit for us to support this global
design contest that celebrates ingenuity,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser
Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are seeing exciting advancements
in electronic design thanks to the creative engineers and innovators
across the globe, including those who entered the Create the Future
Design Contest.”

The Create
the Future Design Contest
brings attention to product designs that
enhance quality of life, improve the efficiency and quality of
healthcare, and help to reduce dependence on nonrenewable energy
sources. Finalists in seven categories receive a computer and
recognition in Tech Briefs magazine’s November 2017 issue. The
winner of the Medical Category will be featured in the November 2017
issue of Medical Design Briefs magazine. The category-winning
designs are:

  • Aerospace & Defense – The Airfoil Performance Monitor, a
    system that provides real-time information to pilots about the state
    of the airflow over the aircraft’s wings and tail.
  • Automotive/Transportation – The Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Super
    Truck, which reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent, under-hood
    heat by 50 percent, and fan noise by 50 dB.
  • Consumer Products – The Conformal Battery, which integrates a
    battery into the structural components of a product, eliminating the
    mass and volume of traditional battery packaging.
  • Electronics/Sensors/ IoT – Integrated Multi-Color Light
    Emitting Device Made with Hybrid Crystal Structure, a process for
    making red, green and blue LED device structures on the same
    substrate, which has not been possible using current techniques.
  • Machinery/Automation/Robotics – EJBot, a propeller-driven robot
    that can climb and inspect industrial structures and vessels,
    eliminating the danger posed by humans performing these actions.
  • Medical – The Arterial Everter, a tool that helps facilitate
    and reduce the time required to perform arterial microvascular
  • Sustainable Technologies – The Energy Saving Filter for Removal
    of Heavy Metals from Water, a one-atomic layer, carbon-based material
    that attracts heavy metal ions in aqueous solutions.

For more information on the Create the Future Design Contest, visit

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser
strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by
delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest
selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the
newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually
updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly
locate inventory. also houses data sheets, supplier-specific
reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and
engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning,
authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on
rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for
electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s
website,, is available in multiple languages and currencies
and features more than 4 million products from over 600 manufacturers.
Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide
best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 550,000
customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art
facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit


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