Electronic Design's 2021 PowerBest Awards

Jan. 5, 2022
This year's PowerBest selections recognize electronic power products that help engineers create winning designs and celebrate the people who helped make them possible, despite (another) incredibly challenging year.

This gallery is part of the Power Management Series: This Week in PowerBites

I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the engineers, technicians, marketeers, and the other members of the global electronics community for making 2021 "a truly powerful year" in the face of so many challenges. Despite the lockdowns, supply-chain nightmares, and disruptions in your own lives, you continued to deliver a steady stream of innovative products and technologies that we'll need to create a bright, prosperous, and sustainable future.

It's been a privilege to chronicle your creations here at PowerBites, but it's been a daunting task to choose a small handful of them for special acknowledgement. It was difficult enough to select these "PowerBest" winners, but it was impossible to rank them in any meaningful way, so the order in which they’re presented is no indicator of relative merit.

With gratitude for all you've done, and best wishes for a better 2022!

Lee Goldberg, Contributing Editor, Electronic Design

About the Author

Lee Goldberg | Contributing Editor

Lee Goldberg is a self-identified “Recovering Engineer,” Maker/Hacker, Green-Tech Maven, Aviator, Gadfly, and Geek Dad. He spent the first 18 years of his career helping design microprocessors, embedded systems, renewable energy applications, and the occasional interplanetary spacecraft. After trading his ‘scope and soldering iron for a keyboard and a second career as a tech journalist, he’s spent the next two decades at several print and online engineering publications.

Lee’s current focus is power electronics, especially the technologies involved with energy efficiency, energy management, and renewable energy. This dovetails with his coverage of sustainable technologies and various environmental and social issues within the engineering community that he began in 1996. Lee also covers 3D printers, open-source hardware, and other Maker/Hacker technologies.

Lee holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Thomas Edison College, and participated in a colloquium on technology, society, and the environment at Goddard College’s Institute for Social Ecology. His book, “Green Electronics/Green Bottom Line - A Commonsense Guide To Environmentally Responsible Engineering and Management,” was published by Newnes Press.

Lee, his wife Catherine, and his daughter Anwyn currently reside in the outskirts of Princeton N.J., where they masquerade as a typical suburban family.

Lee also writes the regular PowerBites series

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