About the Award
PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB's 14th annual New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards recognize the leading new products for printed circuit board fabrication during the past 12 months. Awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers and are presented by PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB.
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 high-resolution (266 dpi or greater) digital image (.jpg, .tif or .eps).
- Fee of $500 per product entered.
Judges have been chosen by PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB from a pool of experienced, practicing industry engineers with no affiliation to any of the entrants. PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB will tabulate all scores. Judges' scores are final; judges will not be available to communicate with entrants.
Evaluations will be based on the following:
- Creativity and innovation
- Compatibility with existing technology
- Expected reliability
- Expected maintainability/reparability
The 2021 NPI Award ceremony will take place online in accordance with IPC Apex Expo's social distancing guidelines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A date for the awards ceremony is to be determined. Awards will be shipped directly to the winners.