EY Announces Fumihide Esaka and Scott Hanson of Ambiq Micro as the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Central Texas Award Finalists



Fumihide Esaka    Scott Hanson

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

Austin, Texas, August 31, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Chairman and CEO, Fumihide Esaka, and Founder and CTO, Scott Hanson of Ambiq Micro were named the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Central Texas Award finalists. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Fumihide and Scott were selected as among the 23 finalists.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

“I’d like to share this prestigious recognition with everyone at Ambiq, whose collective contributions helped propel us to where we are today,” said Humi. “The camaraderie, drive to success, shared vision, and complete trust are manifested in our rapid growth for the last ten years, “ said Scott. “Together, we will make the IoT world a reality in the near future.”  

About Ambiq

Ambiq was founded in 2010 with the mission to foster a cleaner, greener, and safer environment where mobile and portable devices could either reduce or eliminate their total power consumption from the batteries. For the last ten years, we laser-focused on nothing but inventing and delivering the most revolutionary RTC and MCU solutions for the market. Through the advanced Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform, Ambiq has helped many leading manufacturers around the world create products that can operate for days, months, and sometimes years with a single charge.

In 2020, we achieved our most significant milestone – over 75 million devices are embedded with an Ambiq chip. On the heels of this success and the experience and know-how we’ve accumulated, we set out for another ambitious goal in the next decade. We aim to bring intelligence to all battery-powered endpoint devices and enable them to stay connected intuitively, and unobtrusively, to create a real IoT era. We hope to partner with you on our next journey.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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