Carlsbad, CA - November 30, 2007 -Asymtek, a Nordson company and leader in coating, dispensing, and jetting technologies, announces that it has received the 2007 Global Technology Award in the Dispensing Equipment category for its SC-400 PreciseCoat(TM) Conformal Coating Jet. The award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. Sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, the award was presented at the Productronica trade show in Munich, Germany on Tuesday, November 13th, 2007. This was the third consecutive year Asymtek has won the award.
Asymtek's PreciseCoat(TM) Conformal Coating Jet enables the application of coating materials to highly selective areas and areas not accessible by other applicators, especially on small substrates, devices, or substrates with high-component density where there are tight tolerances between coated and uncoated areas. It's the only conformal coating delivery system where coating is so accurately controlled that only the part of the device that needs protection is coated and masking surrounding areas is unnecessary. It makes possible conformal coating of electronics to improve reliability of life-saving implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, protecting electronic circuitry from moisture, dust, and other environmental contaminants and dampening the effects of mechanical and thermal stresses, vibrations, and electrical noise that can impair device function. This clean process is especially important for manufacturing medical devices.
"We are pleased to have received this award. Asymtek continues to work on innovative coating and dispensing products to offer customers the best technology in addition to the best value over time," stated John Byers, president, Asymtek.
The 2007 Global Technology Awards is an annual award sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine. A team of international judges selected the best innovations for electronics manufacturing products and services introduced between July 2006 and July 2007. Entries were judged on innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental consideration, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability/repairability.
"If it's possible, the awards were even more of a success than the first two years," said editor and publisher of Global SMT & Packaging, Trevor Galbraith. "The result was a celebration of some extremely innovative technology that deserves the description 'the best in the world'."
Asymtek®, a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Recognized for its innovative equipment and excellent service, Asymtek continues to offer advanced applications for a range of industries. These include semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, LEDs, flat panel display assembly, automotive, medical/biotech product assembly, and other precision assembly processes. Founded in 1983 and acquired in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN), Asymtek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Asymtek has received numerous awards including Intel's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award for four years in a row: 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. For more information, visit www.asymtek.com.
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Asymtek, A Nordson Company
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2762 Loker Ave. West
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