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  • 2018 Global Technology Awards Winners

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    The ONLY Global Awards Program Respected Across The EMS World

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    Global SMT & Packaging successfully held the 14th Annual Global Technology Awards at SMTAi 2018 in Chicago, USA on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. 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 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 January 1st, 2019. Companies can enter as many categories as they wish. The closing date for entries is July 27, 2019. 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. https://www.GlobalSMT.net/awards
    The full results are as follows:

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    Winner Category Product
    ANDA Automation Best Product – Asia iCoat-7 Conformal Coating Machine
    ANDA Automation Cleaning Equipment In-Line AP-460 Atmospheric Plasma Cleaning Machine
    Astronics Test Systems Inc. Test Equipment ATS 5034 System-Level Test Platform
    BTU Software – Process Control Profile Guardian
    COMET – Lab ONE Publisher’s Choice Award Lab ONE
    Computrol Inc. Contract services $50 – 100 Million Computrol Inc.
    Data I/O Corporation Device Programming UFS Upgrade Kit
    Datest Test Services High-end CT Scanning and Failure Analysis Service
    Ersa GmbH 3D Printing VERSAPRINT 2 Series
    Etek Europe Ltd. Best Distributor – Europe Etek Europe Ltd.
    Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, Inc. LED Production Equipment SM485 Wide Ranged Component Placer
    Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, Inc. Printing Equipment Hanwha/ESE US-2000XF Screen Printer
    Henkel Corporation Adhesives/Coatings/Encapsulants BERGQUIST Gap Filler TGF 1500RW
    Horizon Sales Best Distributor – Americas Horizon Sales
    Indium Corporation Solder Paste Indalloy®276
    INERTEC Soldering Solutions Soldering Equipment – Selective The CUBE Inline+
    Juki Automation Systems, Inc. Storage Systems ISM UltraFlex 3900
    KIC Best Product – Americas Smart Factory Starter Kit
    KYZEN Corporation Cleaning Materials AQUANOX® A4625
    Mentor
    A Siemens Business
    Software – Production Valor IoT Manufacturing Analytics
    Naprotek, Inc. Contract services $25 – 50 Million Naprotek Inc.
    Nathan Trotter & Co. Solder Bar and Wire SAC 305 Solder Bar
    NEO Tech Contract services >$100 Million Neo Tech
    Nordson DAGE Test Equipment NPM-W2S
    Optical Control GMBH & CO. KG Best Product – Europe OC SCAN CCX.3
    Panasonic Placement – low/medium volume NPM-WX/WXS
    PDR Americas Rework and Repair IR-E6 Evolution XL Rework System
    PROMATION Inc. Robotic Handling Systems PRO 4.0 Line Control Platform
    PVA Dispensing Equipment VPX-2KS Dual Component Spray Valve
    Radiant Vision Systems Inspection_AOI INSPECT Assembly Automated Visual Inspection Station
    Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH Soldering Equipment – Reflow Rehm-KIC Vacuum Profile Monitoring
    Scienscope ID Systems AXI5100c Automatic X-ray Inspection Component Counter
    SHENMAO America, Inc. Flux No-clean, Lead-free Liquid Flux SM-863
    SMT Thermal Discoveries Publishers Choice – Best product Verticaloven Hot 8 (VH8-0001)
    Thermaltronics USA, Inc. Soldering Equipment – Other Thermaltronics TMT-R9800S
    Soldering Robot
    Virtual Industries, Inc. Assembly Tools ADJUST-A-VAC® ESD
    WKK Distribution Ltd. Best Distributor – Asia WKK Distribution Ltd.
    YXLON International Inspection-xray Cheetah EVO Plus
    YXLON International Metrology FF35CT
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