Ambiq Receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

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Ambiq Receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

Austin, Texas – Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, received an Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards in the Employee Size: Midsize (100-999 employees) category honoring clean technology, new corporate initiatives, bold designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.

Ambiq was recognized for its innovative Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT®) platform, enabling a diverse portfolio of ultra-low power semiconductor solutions to drive a cleaner, healthier, and more productive world. Chosen from close to 3,000 entries globally across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, and social justice, our SPOT platform is honored for its innovative design used across wearables, industrial, smart homes, smart buildings, and automotive end markets. As energy efficiency has become both a business and environmental imperative, many leading manufacturers worldwide leverage the SPOT platform to develop products that can operate for days, sometimes years on a battery, by harvesting energy.

“Founded in 2010 with a vision for a truly connected world where everything can be intuitively intelligent, Ambiq has been focused on creating the most energy-efficient solutions for IoT endpoint devices,” said Charlene Wan, VP of Branding, Marketing, and Investor Relations. “This recognition goes to everyone at Ambiq whose contribution and dedication reached another milestone.

“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”

Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges.

About Ambiq

Ambiq’s mission is to develop the lowest-power semiconductor solutions that enable intelligent devices everywhere to drive a healthier, cleaner, and more productive world.

Ambiq has helped leading manufacturers worldwide develop products that last weeks on a single charge (rather than days), while delivering a maximum feature set in compact industrial designs. Ambiq’s goal is to take Artificial Intelligence (AI) where it has never gone before in mobile and portable devices, using Ambiq’s advanced ultra-low power system on chip (SoC) solutions. Ambiq has shipped more than 150 million units as of February 2022. For more information, visit

About the World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.


Charlene Wan
VP of Branding, Marketing and Investor Relations

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