The 12th VISION Awards

Over the last 11 years, Vision Awards has acknowledged the outstanding products and processes that have enabled China's electronics-assembly industry to build better, more reliable products. Through the VISION Awards program, we have rewarded these truly visionary products and processes with VISION Awards.

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The 12th VISION Awards Program
is Open for Nominations

Any product or process that is used in the assembly and testing of electronic products incorporating SMT technologies may be nominated for an award. Entries may include any process, material, equipment, software, or management service that was introduced into the China market between 1 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2018

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2018 VISION Awards to Honor Advancements in
SMT Assembly Products and Technologies

The 12th VISION Awards is Open for Nominations

Over the last 11 years, Vision Awards has acknowledged the outstanding products and processes that have enabled China's electronics-assembly industry to build better, more reliable products. Through the VISION Awards program, we have rewarded these truly visionary products and processes with VISION Awards.

Again, ACT International is administering the VISION Awards program—the only international, accreditation-awards program for China's electronics assembly industry.

Any product or process that is used in the assembly and testing of electronic products incorporating SMT technologies may be nominated for an award. Entries may include any process, material, equipment, software, or management service that was introduced into the China market between 1 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2018.

This year, the VISION Awards judges will present awards to the top entries that score the most points regardless of the entry's product category. The judges will award VISION Awards and VA Excellence Awards to the entries that have significantly contributed to the industry. Furthermore, the judges will award the VA Prime Award to the product or process that they deem as the best of all the entries nominated.

The judges will also award two VA Chinese Achievement Awards to the entries from China-based nominees that have significantly contributed to the industry.

As in previous years, the judging panel comprises assembly-industry experts and downstream users of the entries nominated.  Because of the composition of the judging panel, a VISION Award is highly sought after and proudly displayed by the winners.

The judges will assess all the nominated entries as follows:

First and foremost, the judges will evaluate all entries on their
(1) Innovativeness—the creativeness exhibited within the design of the entries themselves.

The judges will then award additional points to the entries for their ability to
(2) Reduce Cost—reduce an assembler's production or testing costs
(3) Improve Quality—improve the quality of the assembled products
(4) Increase Efficiency—increase an assembler's production or inspection efficiencies
(5) Enhance Reliability—enhance the reliability of the assembled products
(6) Ensure Safety—ensure the safety of the products in the customers' hands or of the safety of the assemblers on the manufacturing floors
(7) Protect the Environment—positively contribute to the ecological protection of the environment

Furthermore, the judges will award points for the
(8) Overall Impact—the impact that the entry will have on the advancement of electronics-assembly technologies or processes for the industry.

Companies can find information on past events and winners at
http://www.smtchinamag.com/Visionawards2017/index.html

This year's VISION Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with NEPCON China in Shanghai in late April.
Please contact us for more details.

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY

Any inventions or innovative products and/or technologies in SMT methods, processes, materials, equipment, software, and management services entered the China market between Jan 1, 2017 and Feb 28, 2018.

8 JUDGING CRITERIA

Be Innovative and contribute to at least one of the following: reduce Cost, improve Quality, increase Efficiency, enhance Reliability, ensure Safety, or Environment Protection.

THE JUDGING COMMITTEE

A distinguished panel of independent judges will be invited. They are recognized experts from the industry and academics in the field of electronics manufacturing technology.

    
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CATEGORIES

1.1.1     Pre-Assembly-PCB Loading Machine
1.1.2     Pre-Assembly-Component Molding Machine
1.1.3     Pre-Assembly-Software Programming
1.1.4     Pre-Assembly–Electrostatic measuring and Control
1.1.5     Pre-Assembly–Cleaning Equipment
1.1.6     Pre-Assembly–Solder mixing Machines

1.2.1     Solder Paste Printing-Stencil & Screen Printing
1.2.2     Solder Paste Printing-Jetting & Others
1.2.3     Solder Paste Printing-Accessory Equipment

1.3.1     Pick & Placement-High Volume
1.3.2     Pick & Placement-Medium
1.3.3     Pick & Placement-Multifunction
1.3.4     Pick & Placement-Feeders
1.3.5     Pick & Placement-Dispensing Equipment
1.3.6     Pick & Placement-Flux Dipping Module

1.4.1     Inserter-Standard-form
1.4.2     Inserter-Odd-form
1.4.3     Inserter-Sequencer/Taping Machine
1.4.4     Inserter-Vibrator Bowl

1.5.1     Soldering-Reflow
1.5.2     Soldering-Vacuum/Vapor Phase Reflow
1.5.3     Soldering-Wave soldering
1.5.4     Selective Soldering
1.5.5     Specific Soldering

1.6.1     Soldering-Thermal Profiler
1.6.2     Soldering-Profile Real-time Monitor

1.7.1     Cleaning-Cleaner
1.7.2     Cleaning-Stencil Auto Inspection
1.7.3     Cleaning-Waste Liquid Disposal
1.7.4     Ionic Contamination Tester

1.8.1     Coating-Glue Dispenser
1.8.2     Coating-Fluid Sprayer
1.8.3     Coating-Heat Curing Oven
1.8.4     Coating-UV Curing Oven
1.8.5     Coating-Auto Optical Inspection
1.8.6     Coating-Film Thickness Measurement

1.9.1     Inspection & Testing-SPI
1.9.2     Inspection & Testing-AOI
1.9.3     Inspection & Testing-AXI
1.9.4     Inspection & Testing-ICT
1.9.5     Inspection & Testing-FT

1.10.1     Rework- De-soldering Tools
1.10.2     Rework AOI + Selective Wave Soldering Tools

1.11.1     Assembly tools

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