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Important dates for the 2015 program:

July 2014

Registration opens on July 28, 2014.

September 2014

The deadline for entries and payment is September 26, 2014.

October 2014

The deadline for customer information is October 3, 2014.

Each participating company is responsible for providing us with valid contact information for 10-15 customers they would like to survey (7 - 10 customers for EMS companies with revenues less than $20 million). We will collect this information after we receive your entry form.

December 2014

The deadline for your customers to complete your customer service survey is December 5, 2014. At that time, surveys will close so an independent consultant can tabulate results and we can prepare reports

February 2015

Awards and reports will be presented at an annual SEA reception during IPC Apex Expo 2015 in San Diego. The ceremony will take place February 24, 2015 on the trade show floor. The winners will not be revealed until this time.

April 2015

In addition to recognition on our website and in press releases, an article featuring the winners will be published in the April print edition of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY. There is also special advertising opportunities for winners. (Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with advertising questions.)



Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.



Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.





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