EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) N.V. today announced that the Hexiwear IoT and Wearables Development Platform has received recognition on multiple fronts, winning the 2016 ECN IMPACT Award for rapid prototyping, as well as accolades from the ARM® TechCon Innovation Challenge winning "Best Internet of Things (IoT) Product," "Best in Show" and "Reader's Choice" Awards. "For the IoT to scale, developers must have solutions that enable them to efficiently develop and deploy connected products," said Ian Ferguson, vice president of worldwide marketing and strategic alliances, ARM. "The Hexiwear platform achieves this extremely well. NXP and MikroElektronika did an excellent job convincing ARM technical experts, Design News editors and thousands of readers they were worthy winners in a strongly competitive field." "These awards further validate how the Hexiwear IoT and Wearables Development Platform enables developers to quickly and easily bring IoT and wearable products to life. At NXP, we are changing the way new product development is done for IoT applications," said Denis Cabrol, director of global marketing for NXP's microcontroller business line. "Hexiwear enables designers and engineers to quickly move from idea to prototyping to volume production. Being selected to receive the ECN IMPACT Award in the rapid prototyping category as well as being a triple award winner at the ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge is a tremendous honor," said Dr. Djordje Marinkovic, business development director at MikroElektronika. Hexiwear is a complete open-source platform that combines the style and usability of high-end consumer devices with the functionality and expandability of sophisticated engineering development platforms, making it the ideal form factor for IoT edge node and wearable markets. It is developed by MikroElektronika in partnership with NXP.