Introducing the IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards

IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Innovation Awards
The IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards have been created to honor outstanding products and services for the electronics industry.

About the Innovation Awards Program
The IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards program recognizes two levels of honorees among the following categories:

  • PCB Design
  • PCB Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Test & Inspection
  • Services (other)

Products and services will be reviewed, rated and scored by a panel of industry experts. The panel gives a numerical value based on the following criteria: How is this product innovative? How is this product impacting the industry? The value a customer could experience with this product.

The scores are combined, resulting in a cumulative score for each product. A baseline value is derived from the cumulative scores in a category, and all scores above the baseline are designated as Honorees.

The Best of Innovation Award will be awarded to the highest-rated product in each category, as long as that product surpasses a previously determined minimum score.

If the highest-rated product in a category does not surpass the minimum score, there will be no Best of Innovation Award for that category. All award designations by our panel is final.

Honoree: A product or technology that scores above the threshold set for a specific category.

Best of Innovation: Given to only the highest-rated product or technology in each category.

In order to be eligible to submit an application for a product or service to be considered for the Innovation Awards, companies must be an exhibitor at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 and a member of IPC. The product or service being submitted must be a new product/service that has been introduced in the last year (since February 2017).

How to Apply
There is a $150 non-refundable application fee to apply for the Innovation Awards. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Winners will be notified by mid-February and awards will be presented during the keynote presentation during IPC APEX EXPO on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.