About the Award

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY'S New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards recognize the leading new products for electronics assembly during the past 12 months. Awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers, and are presented by CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY.

Requirements

Entrants must submit a single, complete entry form for each product and category entered. Entries that fail to comply with the submission requirements will result in automatic disqualification.

All entries must include:

  • A 250-word (maximum) statement describing the product in terms of its creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, design, expected reliability, flexibility, speed/throughput improvements, performance, user-friendliness, and expected maintainability and reparability, emailed to cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com no later than Jan. 9, 2018.
  • A PDF or Word file of corresponding technical product literature and/or product specifications, emailed to cdrysdale@upmediagroup.com.
  • A high-resolution (266 dpi or greater) digital image (.jpg, .tif or .eps).
  • Fee of $500 per product entered.

Judging

Judges have been chosen by CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY from a pool of experienced, practicing industry engineers with no affiliation to any of the entrants. CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY will tabulate all scores. Judges' scores are final; judges will not be made available to communicate with entrants.

Evaluations will be based on the following:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Compatibility with existing technology
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Design
  • Expected reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Expected maintainability/ease of repair
  • Performance
  • User-friendliness
  • Speed/throughput

Awards Ceremony

The 2018 awards ceremony will take place February 27, 2018, on the trade show floor during IPC Apex Expo in San Diego.
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