PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB honors NPI Award winners annually at IPC Apex Expo. Winners receive awards and a publicity photo with editor-in-chief Mike Buetow. The 2018 NPI Award ceremony took place February 27, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

Laminates: Ventec USA (VT-5A2)
Wet Process: Dow Electronic Materials (Microfill SFP Acid Copper)
AOI Test: Orbotech (Ultra Dimension)
Ink Jet: Nano Dimension (DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer)
Specialty Substrate Materials: MacDermid Enthone (Systek THF)
Plating: MacDermid Enthone (MacuSpec VF-TH 200)
Surface Treatment: Nordson March (RollVIA Plasma System)
Factory Automation Software: Mentor, a Siemens Business (Valor NPI, Intelligent DFM)

2018 Ceremony

Apex2018-198 NPIGroup

Apex2018-182 Orbotech

 

Apex2018-179 VentecUSA

 

Apex2018-188 MacDermidEnthone

Apex2018-191 NordsonMarch

Apex2018-195 Mentor

2017 Ceremony

Awards 148

Awards 123

 

Awards 126

Awards 134

Awards 136

Awards 141

Past Winners

2017

Rogers Corp. (Laminates)
Dow Chemical (Plating)
Cadence Design Systems (Factory Automation Software)
Orbotech (AOI Test)
Orbotech (Imaging)
Nordson March (Surface Treatment)
Bowman Analytics (X-Ray Verification Tools - Bare Board)

2015

Nordson March (General Cleaning)
The Dow Chemical Co./Dow Electronic Materials (Plating)

2014

Dow Electronic Materials (Plating)
Rogers Corp. (Specialty Substrate Materials)

2013

National Instruments (System Modeling and Simulation Tools)
DownStream Technologies (PCB Design Tools)
Nordson March (Surface Treatment)
Rogers Corp. (Laminates)
Dow Electronic Materials (Plating)

2012
National Instruments (System Modeling and Simulation Tools) 
Intercept Technology (PCB Design Tools)
Dow Electronic Materials (Surface Treatment)

2011
DfR Solutions (Design Verification Tools)
Downstream Technologies (Computer-aided Design (CAM) Tools)
Polar Instruments (Documentation Tools)
Altium (PCB Design Tools)
Sigrity (System Modeling and Simulation Tools) 

2010
Rogers (Laminates)
WKK Distribution (Imaging)
National Instruments (System Modeling and Simulation Tools)
Sunstone Circuits (PCB Design Tools)

2009
Enthone Inc. (Final Finishes)
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials (Plating)
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials (Imaging Materials)RBP Chemical (General Wet Process)Multiline Technology (Registration and Tooling) Control Micro Systems (Marking/Tracking)Sigrity Inc. (System Modeling and Verification Tools)Rogers Corp. (Laminates)     DuPont Electronic Technologies (Specialty Laminates)Pluritec North America (Drilling)

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