The Annual Golden Mousetrap Awards took place on February 6, 2018 in conjunction with the MD&M WestATX WestWestPackPacific Design & Manufacturing, and PLASTEC West shows in Anaheim, California. 

During the ceremony, the finalists were honored and winners were announced in 18 subcategories within the fields of Automation & Motion Control, Design Hardware & Software, Electronics & Test, and Materials & Assembly.

Lifetime Achievement Winner
Dr. John B. Goodenough

Gadget Freak of the Year
William Grill

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices
EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders - Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals
Millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors - Texas Instruments

Design Hardware & Software
Data Commander MES Gateway Appliance - elliTek, Inc.

Electronics & Test: IoT & Connectivity
CYW43012 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo SoC - Cypress Semiconductor Corp

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control
TPH3205WSBQA - Transphorm

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects
HCSF – High Current, SMD Fuse - SCHURTER

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing
RZ/G1N-RZ/G1H MCUs - Renesas Electronics America

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement
5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope - Tektronix

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives
3M 4076 Extended Wear Medical Tape - 3M Health Care

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Component
Dow Corning EA-4600 LV Hot Melt RTV Translucent - The Dow Chemical Company

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites, Metals & Alloys
VORAFUSE P6300 epoxy intermediates - Dow Automotive Systems