EC Fans & Drives Named Finalist Of Prestigious 2014 EE Times And EDN Ace Award For Energy Technology

Press Release from Epec Engineered Technologies

[February 26, 2014: New Bedford, MA]  EC Fans & Drives, a division of Epec Engineered Technologies today announced it was named as a finalist in UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ( for Energy Technology.

EC Fans & Drives ECplus™ Refrigeration Motor, was selected as a finalist due to its state of the art electronic commutation and its class-leading levels of energy efficiency.

President of EC Fans & Drives Simon Gidney commented, "We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in the energy technology category together with such prestigious and highly respected fellow candidates. We are very proud of the performance of the ECplus™ motor and we are delighted to see it receiving such high profile recognition."

The ECplus™ motor has efficiency rates up to 70%. This dramatically reduces the direct energy consumption, and yields additional energy savings by producing minimal waste heat. Utilizing our motor in supermarkets would significantly reduce their environmental impact.

EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are presented in 25 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry executives and content experts. The judges will choose winners in all categories except the STEM Impact Award. The winner in this category will be chosen by the EE Times and EDN communities.

"Congratulations and a sincere 'thank you' to all our award finalists for the inspiration you continue to provide to the electronics industry at large each and every day," said Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics. "Each year our awards program showcases the unique best of breed products, companies and individuals that have influenced our industry. The 2014 finalists represent the execution of true creativity and progressive technologies that illustrates the influence electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

The Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards ceremony on April 1, 2014, as part of UBM Tech's EE Live! conference.

About UBM Tech

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About EC Fans & Drives

EC Fans & Drives, a division of Epec Engineered Technologies, is a Massachusetts based company specializing in the design and manufacture of energy efficient electronically commutated motors and fans to original equipment manufacturers.

With sales offices and production facilities strategically located in China, the United Kingdom and the United States, we are able to support our customer's global requirements with advanced fan and motor solutions whether standard or custom and ensure an efficient supply chain.

Our engineers consistently benchmark for the design and manufacture of products that not only maximize performance but also reduce energy consumption in order to provide significant end user benefits with a cost effective product offering. For more information,

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