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The Deadline for entries is July 17, 2017

GLOBAL Technology Awards ceremony will be held at Productronica on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

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Global Technology Awards Overview

The GLOBAL Technology Awards are held annually and rotate every second year between Productronica, Germany and SMTAi, USA. This year the awards contest will accept entries from March 1st, 2017. The awards ceremony will be held at Productronica on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

Global SMT & Packaging successfully held the 12th Annual GLOBAL Technology Awards at SMTAi 2016 in Chicago, USA. The star-studded event featured the very latest innovative products produced by suppliers of EMS manufacturing equipment and materials over the last 12 months. Videos describing the winning products and why their product stood out compared to the other entries was played during the presentation ceremony. The full results can be viewed at GLOBAL Technology Awards Winners.

The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. The GLOBAL Technology Awards have been bringing together the global SMT and advanced packaging industry in a celebration of the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving our industry forward. The awards are designed to promote best practice in key areas including manufacturing quality, customer service, sales growth, innovation and employee motivation.

The awards contest will accept entries from March 1st, 2017. Companies can enter as many categories as they wish. The closing date for entries is July 10, 2017. Register online or print out a PDF entry form to mail or fax in. The GLOBAL Technology Awards are sponsored and organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine.

The closing date for entries is July 17, 2017. Register online!

Act soon—the deadline for entries is July 17, 2017.

Submit a separate entry form for each product or service for each category entered. For example, the same product entered into two categories means two separate entry forms and fees.

Terms & Conditions
  1. Winners will not be notified beforehand.
  2. Shortlisted companies will receive a written invitation to the GLOBAL Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony.
  3. The GLOBAL Technology Awards are not affiliated with any advertising program in any manner. Winners are judged solely upon the merits of their product submissions.
  4. It is the judges’ option to not award a winner in a given category.
  5. Materials submitted for competition become the property of Trafalgar Publications Ltd and will not be returned.
  6. Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by July 17, 2017.
  7. All entries to be submitted in English language only.
  8. Entries will be judged by a panel of independent adjudicators.
  9. You may enter as many categories as you wish.
  10. Submit one entry form per category per product/service.
  11. The completed entry form(s) must be submitted by the person responsible for submitting the entry.
  12. Entries are non-returnable unless clearly requested otherwise.
  13. The judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into by any member of the judging panel.
  14. All winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.
  15. Awards winners may state in advertising or in promotional material, or on their stationery that they have been winners. They must include the awards logo, category and the year in which they have won. Please contact awards@globalsmt.net for logo and promotional information
Judging Criteria

The judging process will be handled through independent judges not affiliated with Global SMT & Packaging Magazine or Trafalgar Publications in any official way. The balloting process, including vote compilations, will be handled entirely by an independent market research firm.

The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005.

Entries are invited from equipment, materials and EMS companies of all sizes. Entries will be judged by an independent, international panel of judges.

In addition to the award statue, winners receive publicity in a special awards issue of each of Global SMT & Packaging magazine’s three editions (International, China & Southeast Asia) as well as on the Global SMT & Packaging and GLOBAL Technology Award websites and in the Global SMT & Packaging email newsletters. Winners also receive a small poster for use at trade shows and an image and logo for use in advertising, websites and other promotional materials.

Capital equipment will be judged on:

  • Innovation
  • Speed/throughput improvements
  • Quality contribution
  • Cost benefits
  • Environmental consideration
  • Ease of use/implementation
  • Maintainability/repair ability

Adhesives/Coatings and Underfills will be judged on:

  • Innovation
  • Curing Method/Time
  • Conductivity
  • Cost benefits
  • Environmental consideration
  • Reworkability
  • Thermal range

Cleaning materials will be judged on:

  • Innovation
  • Drying time
  • Concentration
  • Cost benefits
  • Environmental consideration
  • Toxicity
  • Compliance

EMS companies will be judged on:

  • First pass yield – How high is their first pass yield?
  • Accreditations – How many different accreditations?
  • Capabilities – What capabilities (test, cleaning, inspection etc)?
  • Markets served – How many different market segments do they address?
  • Environmental – How environmentally friendly are they?
  • Prototyping turnaround – How fast can they turn out a first article prototype?
  • Changeover speed – How fast can they changeover a line?
Entry Requirements

Submission of a separate entry is required for each category your product or service is entered into.  For example, the same product entered into two categories means two separate entry forms and fees.

All entries must be accompanied by:

  • Official entry form, submitted through the online form or via fax, email (photocopies are ok).
  • Payment of the US $600 entry fee per entry. Payment can be made via PayPal, credit card, check, or wire transfer.
  • A PDF or Word file containing technical product literature and/or product specifications emailed to accounts@globalsmt.net
  • High resolution product image (minimum 3” x 5” at 300 dpi as a .tif or .jpg file) and/or short video clip e-mailed to accounts@globalsmt.net
  • A high-resolution or print-ready company logo, emailed to awards@globalsmt.net.
  • The company name, product name and 250-word product or service description entered on the entry form will be used verbatim for judging and award purposes.

2017 Winners ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at Productronica 2017.

GLOBAL Technology Awards
Accounts Manager – Penny Jernigan

Address:
Trafalgar Publications Ltd
Crown House
72 Hammersmith Rd
London UK W14 8TH London

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