ALICE Industry Awards

The ALICE Industrial Award is a prize which is given by the ALICE Collaboration, to industrial partners, in recognition of successful collaboration, excellence in design, with highly demanding or unusual requirements.

ALICE Front

 

November 2020

Announcement and video of the Award ceremony

 

Committee: 

Barbara Erazmus, Jochen Klein, Alexander Kluge, Werner Riegler

  • C-ON Tech, NamdongGu Incheon, South Korea: in recognition of the exceptional commitment to the development of a high-precision automated system for the mass production visual inspection and electrical tests of the ALPIDE monolithic pixel sensor ASIC. The extraordinary dedication of C-On Tech contributed to the successful production of the ALICE Inner Tracking System and Muon Forward Tracker.
     
  • Etesian Semiconductor, Ramat Yishai, Israel: in recognition of the exceptional support to the development and production of the ALPIDE monolithic pixel sensor ASIC. The extraordinary dedication of Etesian Semiconductor contributed to the successful production of the ALICE Inner Tracking System and Muon Forward Tracker.
     
  • FEDD, Saint-Alvère, France:  in recognition of exceptional commitment in the design and production of the muon chamber front-end cards, the muon chamber read-out cards and the ALICE common read-out units. The extraordinary dedication of FEDD resulted in the successful production of the ALICE detector read-out system.
     
  • IMEC, Leuven, Belgium: in recognition of the exceptional commitment to the design and production of the SAMPA read-out ASIC. The extraordinary dedication of IMEC contributed to the successful production of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber and the Muon Chamber detectors.
     
  • Tower Semiconductor, Migdal Haemek, Israel: in recognition of the exceptional support to the development and production of the ALPIDE monolithic pixel sensor ASIC. The extraordinary dedication of Tower Semiconductor contributed to the successful production of the ALICE Inner Tracking System and Muon Forward Tracker.

April 2008

  • Xilinx Inc. for the successful collaboration with the ALICE High Level Trigger and TRD Global Tracking Unit team, and the outstanding power and performance of the Xilinx Virtex FPGAs.

October 2007

  • Hewlett-Packard for the successful collaboration with the Data Acquisition and Offline Computing teams and for the outstanding quality of services and cutting-edge computing hardware supplied to both groups in the R&D and systems commissioning phase of the project.

March 2007

  • Quantum Corp (USA), for the high performance cluster file system (StorNext) that has been deployed for the ALICE Data Acquisition (DAQ) system, as well as for its outstanding cooperation and support in implementing the software.
  • FIBERNET Ltd. (Israel) for the successful collaboration with the team of the ALICE Silicon Strip Detector of the Inner Tracking System, and the excellent performance in soldering and assembling the SSD EndCap cables.

June 2006

  • ITC-irst Microsystems Division and Division of Automated Reasoning Systems (Italy) for the achievements in the production of double-sided silicon microstrip sensors for the Inner Tracking System and for the provision of advanced code analysis tools for the development of the Offline Software.

March 2006

  • VTT Microelectronics (Finland) for the successful collaboration with the ALICE Silicon Pixel Detector project in challenging and innovative developments, in particular the thinning of 200mm diameter bumped readout wafers to 150um, and in the volume production of bump-bonded silicon ladders of excellent quality.

October 2005

June 2003