|[February 13, 2013]
Mouser Electronics Presents the "Rising Engineering Star Award"
ANAHEIM, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global
distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, yesterday in
partnership with Design News, formally honored Punya Prakash, an
engineer with Texas
Instruments Incorporated (TI), as winner of its Rising Engineering
In partnership with Design News, Mouser Electronics presents the Rising Engineering Star Award to Punya Prakash of Texas Instruments (News - Alert). Pictured left to right are Larry Johannes, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Mouser Electronics; Punya Prakash, Rising Engineer Star Award Winner; and Rich Nass, Brand Director for Design News.
Recently promoted from the applications engineering team, Prakash is an
end-equipment manager leading the Sitara™ ARM (News - Alert)® Processors team's
extensive smart home solutions initiative with TI where she is
innovating automation. Her hard work and proven track record as a leader
made her a standout as a top rising engineering star. Prakash was chosen
from among a myriad of engineering standouts.
"It was no easy task for our content team and advisory board to choose
the top innovator," said Rich Nass, Brand Director for Design News,
"but after sorting through all of the nominations there was one person
who stood out - Punya Prakash."
"At Mouser, we're fortunate to work with some of the industry's
brightest minds. Rising stars designing not only what's new, but truly
'what's next,'" said Larry Johannes, Mouser Vice President of Brand
Marketing. "It's these engineers that will usher in a new generation of
products that are smarter, faster and much more efficient, moving the
newest technologies forward at a pace nevr seen before. It's these
engineers that will design the future for all of us."
The Rising Stars program is the latest cooperative effort between Mouser
and Design News, a division of UBM that serves the information
needs of design engineers globally. Johannes presented the award to Mrs.
Prakash on Feb. 12th at the Design News Rising
Engineering Star ceremony in Anaheim, Calif.
"Punya Prakash is not only a leader and a hard worker, but the fact that
people turn to her for technical advice is a biggie: peer respect. She's
active in community programs and looks like the fastest moving comet in
this bunch," said Design News senior technical editor Ann Thryft.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by industry leaders like Mouser
and Design News from such an impressive list of nominees,"
Prakash said. "This is very encouraging to those of us trying to make a
"I love what I do - it's as simple as that," she told a TI publication.
"You're talking to people, you're solving issues, you sleep at night and
wake up with a great idea. When you love what you're doing, that in
itself is motivating."
She also credited her co-workers. "You can come up with a ton of great
ideas, but to execute, you need to have a great team to work with, and
we have a great one who works well together," said Prakash, a native of
Bangalore, India. To watch a video feature interview with Prakash, visit http://mou.sr/tipunya.
TI reported that after receiving her undergrad degree from India's
Visveswaraiah Technological University, Prakash started working for a
software engineering firm and soon realized her passion for embedded
analytics and technology that enables systems to analyze information and
make intelligent decisions. She enrolled at the University of Texas at
El Paso to earn her master's degree, where her research on TI's
Beagle-Board was funded by the Texas Instruments Foundation (TIF).
Within the three years that Prakash has been with TI, she has scored
many achievements and gained the respect of her colleagues. She stands
out in a large corporation where the talent pool is swimming with
Chris J. Loberg, senior field technical marketing manager with Tektronix (News - Alert)
and a member of Design News' advisory board, noted: "Punya
Prakash has an impressive track record at a large corporation that
already is loaded with engineering talent. Punya is achieving in that
competitive environment around all of that talent. She has had to be on
her game with even more pressure than perhaps someone in a smaller
corporate environment. Very Impressive."
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser
caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What's Next in
advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support
locations and stocks the world's widest selection of the latest
semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design
projects. Mouser Electronics' website is updated daily and searches more
than 10 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers
available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an
industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific
reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an
award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component
distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and
technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com
features more than 3 million products online from more than 450
manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing
designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the
next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over
375,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,
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