About the Award
 
PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB's 15th 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.

Requirements

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 250-word statement describing the product in terms of its creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, design, expected reliability, flexibility, speed/throughput improvements, performance, user-friendliness, and expected maintainability and reparability, emailed to Chelsey Drysdale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 22, 2021.
  • A PDF or Word file of corresponding technical product literature and/or product specifications, e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • A high-resolution (266 dpi or greater) digital image (.jpg, .tif or .eps).
  • Video not required but encouraged, as applicable.
  • Fee of $250 per product entered.

Judging

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
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Design
  • Expected reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Expected maintainability/reparability
  • Performance
  • User-friendliness
  • Speed/throughput

Awards Ceremony

Awards will be distributed in the trade show hall at IPC Apex Expo in San Diego Jan. 25, 2022. The virtual awards ceremony will take place Feb. 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Join host Mike Buetow as he announces the winners of the 29th Annual Service Excellence Awards and 14th Annual NPI Awards: https://vimeo.com/534113541

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