SMYRNA, GA – PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB is accepting entries for its 2013 New Product Introduction Awards (NPI) for printed circuit board fabrication.

The NPI Awards recognize the leading new products for PCB fabrication introduced this calendar year. Awards are selected and presented by PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Equipment: artwork generation; clean room supplies; lamination; drilling; registration and tooling; x-ray verification tools (bare board); routing and scoring; AOI; electrical test; alternative bare board test; imaging; wet process; surface treatment; plating; final finish; solder mask/legend ink application; marking/tracking; ink jet; water treatment, and air pollution control; PCB Materials and Technologies: laminates; specialty substrate materials (e.g. heat sinks); imaging materials, primary, secondary and specialty; etching; general wet process; general cleaning; surface treatment; plating; final finish; solder mask; legend ink; conductive ink; and cover coat; Software: factory automation software.

The deadline for entries is Dec. 19, 2012. To be eligible, entries must have been introduced to market (any region) no earlier than Feb. 1, 2012.
Entries will be judged on creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, reliability, performance and user-friendliness.
Awards will be presented during a ceremony on Feb. 19, 2013, during the IPC Apex Expo in San Diego.
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