• 2024 Global Technology Awards

    Global Technology Awards 2024

    Do you have a ground-breaking new machine, material or service that is worthy of recognition?

    The star-studded GLOBAL Technology Awards features the very latest innovations produced by suppliers of EMS manufacturing equipment, materials and services over the last 12 months.

    Global Technology Awards 2024

    Entries close July 19th

    The Awards ceremony

    The awards will be held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on 22nd October 2024 at 6pm.

    Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
    5555 N River Rd,  Rosemont, IL 60018, USA

    The Awards


    Since 2005, the prestigious GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the absolute best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. It brings 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 with an award ceremony being held at SMTAi International in Rosemont, Chicago, IL, USA.

    These awards are designed to promote best practice in key areas including manufacturing quality, customer service, sales growth, innovation and employee motivation. Videos describing the winning products and why their product stood out above other entries will be played during the awards ceremony.


    Companies can enter as many categories as they wish, each category entered requires a separate form and fee per product or service. Register online or print out a PDF entry form to mail or fax in.

    Award entries close on July 19th 2024.

    Winners will not be notified beforehand.

    Shortlisted companies will receive a written invitation to the GLOBAL Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony.

    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.

    It is the judges’ option to not award a winner in a given category.
    Materials submitted for competition become the property of Trafalgar Publications Ltd and will not be returned.

    Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by July 19, 2024.

    All entries to be submitted in English language only.

    Entries will be judged by a panel of independent adjudicators.
    You may enter as many categories as you wish.

    Submit one entry form per category per product/service.

    The completed entry form(s) must be submitted by the person responsible for submitting the entry.

    Entries are non-returnable unless clearly requested otherwise. The judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into by any member of the judging panel.

    All winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

    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 [email protected] for logo and promotional information.

    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 Global SMT & Packaging as well on the Global SMT & Packaging and Global Technology Award websites and in the Global SMT & Packaging 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

    Distributors will be judged on:

    • Average sales volume per head (past calendar year – employees/sales)
    • Number of service engineers
    • Number of product lines
    • Number of performance awards from principals (past 12 months)

    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?
    Manufacturers Representatives will be judged on:
    • Three customer testimonials

    Most Improved Smart Factory will be judged on:

    • M2M and Process control software systems
    • Robotics and factory logistics
    • Simulation and visualisation (e.g. digital twin)
    • Augmented reality capability
    • Additive manufacturing capability
    • Business intelligence systems (scheduling etc.)


    Process Software – software or middleware that is used at line level. Machine-to-machine or machine to MES communications.

    MES Software – Manufacturing Execution Software sits above the process software and manages and stores the data from the line to control and optimize the manufacturing environment.

    Both Process Software and MES Software will be judged on the following criteria:

    1. Reliability: Production software must be reliable, meaning that it should perform its intended function accurately and consistently without crashing or causing errors.

    2. Scalability: The software should be designed to scale, meaning that it should be able to handle increased workloads and larger data sets as the business grows.

    3. Security: Production software must be secure, ensuring that sensitive data and operations are protected from unauthorized access or malicious attacks.

    4. Performance: The software should perform efficiently, meaning that it should be able to handle large volumes of requests and transactions in a timely manner.

    5. Usability: The software should be user-friendly, with a clean interface and intuitive navigation that enables users to easily perform the intended functions.

    6. Compatibility: The software should be compatible with a wide range of platforms and devices, ensuring that it can be used by the target audience.


    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 $850 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

    A high-resolution or print-ready company logo, emailed to [email protected]. 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.

    GLOBAL Technology Awards
    Accounts Manager – Penny Jernigan

    Trafalgar Publications Ltd
    239 Kensington High Street
    London W8 6SN London

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