Space Micro Selected as Finalist in 27th Connect MIP Awards

San Diego, CA – December 1st, 2014 Space Micro Inc., announced today that its IPC7000 has been selected as a finalist in the Aerospace & Security Technologies category for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by CONNECT. CONNECT, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its twenty-seven year tradition of honoring San Diego's leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products with the annual award.

The IPC7000 is a reconfigurable FPGA-based image processing computer that provides real-time image processing and complex image stream storage while consuming very little electricity. Its low-power consumption coupled with unparalleled performance and radiation resistance place this product on the forefront of space innovation, and the bleeding edge of our product evolution.

The CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony, to be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on December 4, will honor product innovation in the following 8 categories: Aerospace & Security Technologies, Communications & IT, Diagnostics & Research Tools, Mobile Apps, Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices, Software, Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies and Sustainability.

“For 27 years CONNECT has been hosting the Most Innovative Products awards and each year the entrants just keep getting better – this is one of the most competitive fields we’ve seen for MIP yet, “ said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “Annually, through the MIP awards, CONNECT proudly presents to the community the innovations and ground-breaking products being developed in San Diego.”

The 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards received generous support from lead sponsors Ardea Biosciences and Cubic, as well as supporting sponsors including Barney & Barney, Cox, CBRE, D&K Engineering, Kaiser Permanente, Knobbe Martens, Merck, Nextivity, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procopio, Qualcomm and San Diego State University.

For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the Most Innovative New Product Awards website.