Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From the Show: SMT VISION Awards

Producing and hosting the SMT VISION award program each year involves an immense amount of work, coordination, and planning. But I look forward to the event. Each time some things change — the shape of the award was refreshed this year, for example — and each time certain things stay the same, comprising the principles on which we base the SMT VISION concept. These include independent, anonymous judges from industry, analyst, and academic points of view; product judging based on innovation, cost-effectiveness, speed/throughput improvements, quality, ease of use, maintainability/repairability, and environmental responsibility; and categories reflecting the needs of the industry, to name a few.

You can see the winners of the SMT VISION Awards on SMT’s Website, at SMT Celebrates Products and Services to the Electronics Assembly Industry With SMT VISION Awards. Look for full information on these products in the next issue, May/June SMT, with details on features and benefits offered by each winning product.

Meredith Courtemanche, managing editor

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