LAS VEGAS – Printed Circuit Design & Fab magazine announced the winners of its 2009 New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards for printed circuit board design software, process equipment and materials. 
The NPI Awards, which premiered this year, recognizes the leading new products for printed circuit design and fabrication during the past 12 months. 

The winners are:

System Modeling/Verification Tools:   Sigrity Inc.
Drilling:   Pluritec North America Ltd.
Registration and Tooling:   Multiline Technology
Laminate:   Rogers Corp.
Specialty Materials:   Dupont Electronic Technologies
Imaging Materials:   Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
General Wet Process:   RBP Chemical Technology Inc.
Plating:   Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Final Finish:   Enthone Inc.
Marking/Tracking:   Control Micro Systems Inc.
The awards were presented during a special ceremony during the IPC Expo/Apex trade show.
“This is the first year that Printed Circuit Design & Fab magazine has joined Circuits Assembly in offering recognition to companies for innovative products used in the design and fabrication of printed circuit boards,” said Kathy Nargi-Toth, editor of PCD&F. “We were overwhelmed by the number of new products and the quality of the entries.”

Products were judged based on innovation and creativity, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, environmental consideration, performance and user-friendliness.
“New products are going to be critical to improve our competitive edge in the coming year,” said Nargi-Toth. “Many companies are continuing to invest in new product development to benefit the PCB industry. We are pleased to be able to recognize the tremendous research and development efforts that have gone into these products.”
Contact Kathy Nargi-Toth at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how to enter next year’s contest.

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