Stevie® Awards Announce Winners in 18th Annual International Business Awards® from Across the Globe

Businesses Honored for Achievements Amidst COVID-19

Stevie Award Winners

2021 Stevie Award Winners will be celebrated at a virtual awards gala on December 8.

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 18th Annual International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Winners were selected from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by organizations in 65 nations.

A complete list of all 2021 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at

More than 260 executives worldwide participated on 11 juries to determine the Stevie winners.

The top winner of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies overall is Ayala Land of Makati City, Philippines with 34. Other winners of multiple Stevie Awards are LLYC (33), IBM (23), Viettel Group (22), HALKBANK (20), DHL Express Worldwide (16), Masks4Missions (16), Telkom Indonesia (15), Yapi Kredi (13), Wolters Kluwer (13), Jeunesse Global (11), Tata Consultancy Services (11), Dubai Municipality (10), Zer Central Services and Trade (10), Zimat Consultores (10), AXA Sigorta (9), Google (8), Ooredoo Group (8), Sberbank of Russia (8), Isbank (7), MTR Corporation Limited (7), Thai Life Insurance (7), pH7 Communications (7), Sleepem Global, Inc. (7), Ulled Asociadios C.R.P. S.A. (7), Uniomedia Communications (7), and VNPT VinaPhone Corporation (7).

LLYC, a global communications and public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Madrid, Spain won 14 Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization in the competition.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in the IBAs, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories for achievement in management, marketing, public relations, customer service, human resources, new products and services, technology, web sites, apps, events, and more.

The awards will be presented during a virtual awards ceremony on December 8, 2021.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Crocus Technology Unleashes the World’s Fastest and Most Accurate XtremeSense® TMR Current Sensor with No Performance Compromises

The CT430 and CT431 enables design engineers to simplify their product design while still achieving higher efficiency solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crocus Technology Inc., the leading supplier of disruptive Tunnel Magneto-Resistance XtremeSense™ TMR sensors, today announces the CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensor with 1MHz bandwidth and <1% total error over the full temperature range. The high speed operation and accurate output allow customers to optimize system design for smaller size and higher efficiency. In contrast to existing designs that utilize a Hall Sensor, the XtremeSense™ TMR sensor enables a no-compromise design solution by combining high bandwidth response and high accuracy.

The CT43x products are coreless devices which utilize Crocus’ state-of-the-art XtremeSense™ TMR technology to detect extremely small variations in AC or DC currents while achieving an unprecedented total output error of less than 1.0% over the full temperature range from -40°C to +125°C. In addition, the CT43x has robust built-in immunity to common-mode fields which allows the device to reject > 99% of stray fields without the need for external shielding.   The Crocus proprietary TMR technology inherently offers very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which allow for high resolution measurements required for precision control or monitoring applications. The linear error and offset performance is intrinsically more accurate permitting the elimination of system level calibration normally done with an external voltage reference, thus freeing up processor time and simplifying system design. “I’m excited to introduce this truly differentiated current sensor product which highlights the benefits the Crocus XtremeSense™ TMR technology can bring.” states Zack Deiri, President and CEO of Crocus Technology. “Our customers have been astounded by the level of performance we are able to deliver in their applications. The combination of high response time and accuracy provides system designers the flexibility they have been eager to achieve without any compromises.”

Product features and performance:

CT430 (5V version), CT431 (3.3V version)

Integrated 0.5mΩ conductor enabling 20A, 30A and 50A applications

Total error output +/-0.7% (typ)

300ns response time, 1MHz bandwidth

Low noise 9mArms

Integrated Common Mode Field Rejection (CMFR) with > 99% immunity

Over-Current Detection output pin

Investments made last year to expand our production capacity has enabled Crocus to be prepared to support high volume production today. To date we have shipped over 50M XtremeSense™ TMR sensors, and our customer base continues to rapidly expand. Products like the CT430 and CT431 which have an industry standard footprint enable customers to easily upgrade their existing products and accelerate product adoption.

Targeting applications in Solar Power Inverters, Power-Factor Correction (PFC), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Smart Appliances, IoT, and Power Supplies applications. These state-of-the-art devices are perfect companions to emerging applications utilizing GaN and SiC power devices where the fast response time of the Crocus TMR current sensors will ensure the highest operational efficiency.

The CT430 and CT431 are available in an industry standard 16-lead SOIC-Wide package with dimensions of 10.20 10.31 2.54 mm. Samples and evaluation boards are currently available, and the devices will be in full production in August 2021. For more information on the CT430 and CT431 products, please visit the product webpage:



About Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology develops and manufactures state-of-the-art magnetic sensors based on its patented XtremeSense™ TMR sensor technology. Crocus’ disruptive magnetic sensor technology brings significant advancements to IoT and smart devices, industrial, consumer, medical, and automotive electronics applications demanding high accuracy, high resolution, stable temperature performance, and low power consumption. Crocus is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. All rights reserved. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense and combinations thereof are trademarks of Crocus Technology Inc. and Crocus Technology SA. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tel: +1-208-999-6643

Crocus Technology Lança XtremeSense® TMR, o Sensor de Corrente Mais Rápido e Preciso do Mundo sem Prejudicar o Desempenho

O CT430 e o CT431 permitem que os engenheiros de design simplifiquem o design dose produtos e criem soluções mais eficientes

SANTA CLARA, Califórnia, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  A Crocus Technology Inc., principal fornecedora de sensores disruptivos XtremeSense™ TMR de Magnetorresistência de Túnel, anunciou hoje o lançamento do sensor de corrente isolado CT430 e CT431 com largura de banda de 1 MHz e <1% de erro total sobre o completo alcance da temperatura. A operação de alta velocidade e saída precisa permitem que os clientes otimizem o design de um sistema menor e mais eficiente. Ao contrário dos projetos existentes que utilizam um sensor Hall, o XtremeSense™ TMR viabiliza uma solução de design sem prejuízo do desempenho que combina a alta resposta e alta precisão de largura de banda.

Os produtos CT43x são dispositivos sem núcleo que utilizam a tecnologia de ponta XtremeSense™ TMR da Crocus para detectar variações extremamente pequenas nas correntes AC ou CC com um erro de saída total sem precedentes de menos de 1,0% em toda a faixa de temperatura de -40 °C a +125 °C. Além disso, o CT43x tem imunidade integrada robusta aos campos de modo comum, que permite o dispositivo rejeite > 99% dos campos de raios sem a necessidade de blindagem externa.   A tecnologia TMR proprietária da Crocus oferece uma relação signal-to-noise ratio (sinal-ruído – SNR) muito alta inerente que proporciona medições de resolução mais alta em aplicações de controle ou monitoramento de precisão. O erro linear e o desempenho de deslocamento são intrinsecamente mais precisos, permitindo a eliminação da calibração do nível do sistema normalmente feita com uma referência de tensão externa, liberando assim o tempo do processador e simplificando o design do sistema. “Estou muito contente com o lançamento deste produto realmente diferente pois destaca os benefícios que a tecnologia XtremeSense™ TMR da Crocus pode oferecer, disse Zack Deiri, Presidente e CEO da Crocus Technology. “Nossos clientes estão impressionados com o nível de desempenho que podemos oferecer para suas aplicações. A combinação do alto tempo da resposta com a precisão proporciona a flexibilidade aos designers de sistemas a que eles desejam alcançar sem nenhum prejuízo do desempenho.”

Características e desempenho do produto:

CT430 (versão 5V), CT431 (versão 3.3V)

Condutor 0,5mΩ integrado permitindo aplicações 20A, 30A e 50A

Total de saída de erro +/-0,7% (típica)

Tempo de resposta de 300 n, largura de banda de 1 MHz

Baixo ruído 9mArms

Integrated Common Mode Field Rejection (Rejeição de Campo de Modo Comum Integrado – CMFR) com > 99% de imunidade

Pino de saída de Detecção de Sobrecorrente

Os investimentos feitos no ano passado na expansão da nossa capacidade de produção prepararam a Crocus para a produção de alto volume atual. Já entregamos mais de 50 M de sensores XtremeSense™ TMR e nossa base de clientes continua a aumentar rapidamente. Produtos como o CT430 e o CT431, com uma pegada padrão da indústria, permitem que os clientes atualizem facilmente seus produtos e acelerem a adoção do produto.

Foco em aplicações de Solar Power Inverters (Inversores de Energia Solar, Correção de Fator de Energia – PFC), Power-Factor Correction (Sistemas de Gerenciamento de Bateria – BMS), Aparelhos Inteligentes, IoT e aplicações de Fontes de Alimentação. Estes dispositivos de última geração são companheiros perfeitos para aplicações emergentes que usam dispositivos de energia GaN e SiC, onde o tempo de resposta rápido dos sensores de corrente Crocus TMR garante a mais alta eficiência operacional.

O CT430 e o CT431 estão disponíveis em pacote SOIC-Wide de 16 derivações padrão de 10,20×10,31×2,54 mm. Amostras e placas de avaliação já estão disponíveis, e os dispositivos entrarão em produção em agosto de 2021. Para mais informação sobre os produtos CT430 e CT431, visite a página do produto em:



Sobre a Crocus Technology

A Crocus Technology desenvolve e fabrica sensores magnéticos de última geração com base na sua tecnologia patenteada de sensores XtremeSense™ TMR. A tecnologia do sensor magnético disruptivo da Crocus traz avanços significativos para IoT e dispositivos inteligentes, aplicações eletrônicas industriais, de consumo, médicas e automotivas que exigem alta precisão, alta resolução, desempenho de temperatura estável e baixo consumo de energia. A Crocus está localizada em Santa Clara, Califórnia. Para mais informação, visite

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. Todos os direitos reservados. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense e suas combinações são marcas comerciais da Crocus Technology Inc. e Crocus Technology SA. Outros nomes são apenas para fins informativos e podem ser marcas comerciais de seus respectivos proprietários.

Para mais informações, contate:

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tel: +1-208-999-6643

Crocus Technology dévoile le capteur de courant TMR XtremeSense® le plus rapide et le plus précis au monde sans compromis sur les performances

Le CT430 et le CT431 permettent aux ingénieurs d’études de simplifier la conception de leurs produits tout en offrant des solutions plus efficaces

SANTA CLARA, Californie, 16 août 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crocus Technology Inc., fournisseur de premier plan des capteurs révolutionnaires de magnétorésistance à effet tunnel (TMR) XtremeSense™, annonce aujourd’hui les capteurs de courant isolés CT430 et CT431 avec une bande passante de 1 MHz et une erreur totale inférieure à 1 % sur la plage complète de températures. Le fonctionnement à haute vitesse et la sortie précise permettent aux clients d’optimiser la conception de leur système pour des dimensions plus petites et une plus grande efficacité. Contrairement aux conceptions existantes qui utilisent un capteur à effet Hall, le capteur TMR XtremeSense™ offre une solution de conception sans compromis en combinant une réponse à large bande passante et une précision élevée.

Les produits CT43x sont des dispositifs sans fil qui utilisent la technologie de pointe TMR XtremeSense™ de Crocus pour détecter des variations extrêmement faibles des courants alternatifs ou continus tout en atteignant une erreur de sortie totale sans précédent de moins de 1,0 % sur la plage complète de températures allant de -40 °C à +125 °C. En outre, le CT43x dispose d’une solide immunité intégrée aux champs en mode commun qui permet à l’appareil de rejeter plus de 99 % des champs parasites sans nécessiter de protection externe.   La technologie TMR brevetée de Crocus offre par défaut un très haut rapport signal sur bruit (SNR) qui permet les mesures à haute résolution requises pour le contrôle de précision ou les applications de surveillance. La performance en matière d’erreur et de décalage linéaires est intrinsèquement plus précise, permettant l’élimination de l’étalonnage du niveau du système normalement effectué avec une référence de tension externe, libérant ainsi du temps pour le traitement et simplifiant la conception du système. « Je suis ravi de présenter ce capteur de courant véritablement différent qui met en évidence les avantages que la technologie TMR XtremeSense™ de Crocus peut apporter », a déclaré Zack Deiri, président-directeur général de Crocus Technology. « Nos clients ont été impressionnés par le niveau de performance que nous sommes en mesure de fournir dans leurs applications. La combinaison du temps de réponse rapide et de la précision fournit aux concepteurs de systèmes la flexibilité qu’ils souhaitaient obtenir sans aucun compromis. »

Caractéristiques et performances du produit :

CT430 (version 5 V), CT431 (version 3,3 V)

Conducteur de 0,5 mΩ intégré permettant des applications 20 A, 30 A et 50 A

Total des erreurs de sortie +/-0,7 % (typ.)

Temps de réponse 300 ns, bande passante 1 MHz

Peu bruyant 9 mArms

Rejet du champ en mode commun (CMFR) intégré avec plus de 99 % d’immunité

Broche de sortie pour la détection de surintensité

Les investissements réalisés l’année dernière pour étendre notre capacité de production ont permis à Crocus d’être prêt à soutenir un volume élevé de production aujourd’hui. À ce jour, nous avons expédié plus de 50 millions de capteurs TMR XtremeSense™, et notre clientèle continue de croître rapidement. Les produits tels que les CT430 et CT431, qui ont une empreinte standard dans l’industrie, permettent aux clients de mettre à niveau facilement leurs produits existants et d’accélérer l’adoption des produits.

Les applications ciblées se situent dans les domaines des onduleurs électriques solaires, de la correction de facteur de puissance (PFC), des systèmes de gestion de batterie (BMS), des appareils intelligents, de l’IdO et des alimentations électriques. Ces dispositifs à la pointe de la technologie sont des compagnons parfaits pour les applications émergentes utilisant des dispositifs de puissance GaN et SiC pour lesquels le temps de réponse rapide des capteurs de courant TMR de Crocus garantira l’efficacité opérationnelle la plus élevée.

Les CT430 et CT431 sont disponibles dans un boîtier à circuit intégré à contour réduit (SOIC) de 16 fils standard de l’industrie avec des dimensions de 10,20 10,31 2,54 mm. Des échantillons et des tableaux d’évaluation sont actuellement disponibles, et les dispositifs seront en pleine production en août 2021. Pour tout complément d’information sur les produits CT430 et CT431, veuillez consulter les pages Web :



À propos de Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology développe et fabrique des capteurs magnétiques de pointe basés sur sa technologie brevetée de capteurs TMR XtremeSense™. La technologie révolutionnaire de capteurs magnétiques développée par Crocus apporte des avancées significatives à l’IdO ainsi qu’aux appareils intelligents, aux applications industrielles, grand public, médicales et automobiles électroniques qui demandent une haute précision, une haute résolution, des performances de température stables et une faible consommation d’énergie. Le siège social de Crocus se trouve à Santa Clara, en Californie. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. Tous droits réservés. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense et ses combinaisons sont des marques déposées de Crocus Technology Inc. et Crocus Technology SA. Les autres noms sont donnés à titre d’information uniquement et peuvent être des marques commerciales de leurs propriétaires respectifs.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez contacter :

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tél. : +1-208-999-6643
E-mail :

MFWA makes books donation to media training institution in Niger

On Tuesday, 10th August 2021, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) donated over forty (40) publications to the Information and Communication Training Institute (IFTIC-Niger).

The books donated cover broad and specific issues of Freedom of Expression Rights, Media and Elections, Safety of Journalists, Right to Information, Legal Frameworks covering the work of the Media in several countries across West Africa, Digital Rights, and other related issues. The publications were handed over to the General Director of the Training Institute, Mr Amadou Sahadou Illiassou.

The donation to IFTIC-NIGER forms part of the MFWA’s commitment to contributing to the education of students in the fields of journalism, communications, and human rights. The donation was, thus, aimed at resourcing both students and the institute with rich reference points for teaching, learning, and research.

“The MFWA is happy to extend this support to IFTIC-Niger and hopes these books will contribute to enhancing students understanding of the media ecosystem and issues around media freedom, media laws, media sustainability, not only in Niger but also across the sub-region,” Rachad Bani Samari, Programme Associate under the Media and Good Governance Programme at the MFWA, said while making the presentation.

The General Director of IFTIC Niger, Mr Ali Seydou, who was also the representative of the Minister of Communication, expressed their gratitude towards both the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its national partner in Niger, the National Independent Observatory for Media Ethics in Niger (ONIMED) for this donation.

“We are grateful to both the MFWA and ONIMED for this generous support extended to our Institute. It is going to enrich our library and we are going to make good use of them. Together we can improve media professionalism and this donation will play a key role in achieving such an aim”.