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IEEE Recognizes Vectron CTO for Industry Contributions

May 19, 2008

Vectron International's Dan Stevens has been awarded the 2008 IEEE W.G. Cady Award for his fundamental contributions to the theory and analysis of piezoelectric resonators.


HUDSON, NH /PRNewswire/ -- Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions, announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Dan Stevens, is the 2008 recipient of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society's W.G. Cady Award presented at the IEEE Frequency Control Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Stevens was recognized for his fundamental contributions to the theory and analysis of piezoelectric resonators including the accurate description of subtle and nonlinear effects. For 25 years the Cady Award has been presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions related to the fields of piezoelectric or other classical frequency control, selection and measurement; and resonant sensor devices.

"The previous Cady Award winners are among the most accomplished and admired engineers in the industry and I am honored to be included in such distinguished company," said Stevens. "I am proud the IEEE's UFFC Society has recognized the many achievements and sustained contributions that I and my colleagues have made-and continue to make-in pursuit of advancing the field of frequency control. As Vectron's customers continue to require technology to meet tomorrow's design challenges, it is imperative that we stay one step ahead and deliver the innovation that ensures they can solve previously unsolved problems, establish competitive differentiation and evolve their platforms."

Dr. Stevens' technical interests include modeling and fabrication of acoustic wave resonators and filters, sensors and packaging technologies. He has published more than 30 papers in professional journals and conference proceedings and has several patents issued or pending. In 2004, he was awarded the David P. Larsen award for his innovative work to advance the theory of piezoelectric resonators, leading to improved oscillator products using both bulk acoustic wave and surface acoustic wave technologies.

Dr. Stevens has been a member of the International Frequency Control Symposium Technical Program Committee since 1992, has been an elected member of the UFFC Society's AdCom, and is currently an officer of the IEEE UFFC. He is also a reviewer for the Society's Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control and the IEEE Sensors Journal.

About IEEE UFFC
The IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC) is a Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), with an international membership of about 2,200.

About IEEE
A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. The organization has more than 375,000 members including nearly 80,000 student members in more than 160 countries. The IEEE publishes a total of 144 transactions, journals and magazines, and sponsors more than 850 conferences annually.

About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1 or visit the Vectron Web site.


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