SHENZHEN—11 Oct 2023—ACT International announced the winners of the 17th Step-by-Step Excellence Awards program at NEPCON Asia earlier today. The awards program honors products among the nominated entries that will significantly contribute to the SMT-assembly industry as judged by a panel of well-known SMT experts and dedicated SbSTM readers.
Highlighting the announcements, Adonis Mak, Chairman of the Step-by-Step Excellence Awards Judging Committee and Publishing Director of Step-by-Step New Technologies magazine (SbSTM) awarded The SbSEA Prime Award to Keysight Technologies's PathWave Manufacturing Analytics (PMA) for it enables electronics manufacturers to improve their production processes by collecting and analyzing data from the manufacturing floor. attained the highest overall score of all the entries judged, across all product categories.
Sunny Xue, Technical Chair of the 17th Step-by-Step Excellence Awards Judging committee, and Senior Consultant to Step-by-Step New Technologies magazine (SbSTM) awarded SbSEA Chinese Achievement Awards to the 3D AOI ALD87 from ALeader Vision Technology. and to the AP8000 from Acroview Technology. These two products attained the highest overall scores among all entries submitted by Chinese companies.
Furthermore, Lily Hu, Senior Editor of SbSTM magazine, announced that the winner of this year's SbSEA Editor's Choice Award is the L-900 SMT MULTI-FUNCTION SPLICING SYSTEM from YOUNGPOOL TECHNOLOGY.
Two SbSEA Internet Choice Awards were also announced. SbSTM readers and professionals from the whole country voted online selecting the following two winning products: the FULL AUTO FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION from Shenzhen PTI Technology, and the Wave soldering machine from Wuxi Mingwei Electronic Equipment .
The Step-by-Step Excellence Awards (SbSEA, former Vision Award) program is the most influential program for the EMS industry in China with the participation and support from both international and domestic suppliers serving the industry. The winners are judged by technical experts in the field, senior executives from the downstream industry and dedicated Step-by-Step New Technologies Magazine’s (SbSTM, former SMT China ) readers.
The judging committee selected the winners of the SbSEA Prime Award, the SbSEA Chinese Achievement Awards, the SbSEA Innovation Awards, and the SbSEA Excellence Awards. SbSTM's senior editor picked the SbSEA Editor's Choice Award winner, and online readers selected the SbSEA Internet Choice Award winners.
This year was the fourth year of using an electronic voting system to provide a broader involvement of qualified experts and companies to participate in the SbSEA program.
The program was initiated in 2007 to recognize as benchmarks of excellence significant products within the SMT-assembly industry. The entered products were judged on their innovativeness and their contribution in helping the downstream industry to reduce costs, improve product quality, increase production efficiencies, and enhance product reliability. In addition, the judging committee also awarded points to entries that ensure worker safety, protect the environment, as well as on the entries’ expected overall impact on the industry.
ACT International, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, serves a wide range of high technology sectors in the high-growth China market. Through its range of products, including print and digital media as well as conferences and events, ACT delivers proven access to the China market for both international marketing companies and local enterprises.··ACT's product portfolio serves more than 200,000 professional readers and audiences in the fields of electronic manufacturing, machine-vision systems, laser/photonics, RF/microwave system design, cleanroom/contamination control, and semiconductors—both compound and silicon based.··ACT International is also the sales representative for a number of world leading technical publishers and event organizers. ACT is headquartered in Hong Kong with staff located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Wuhan.
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|Excellence Prime Award||PathWave Manufacturing Analytics (PMA)||Keysight Technologies||Manufacturing Software|
|Chinese Achievement Award||3D AOI||ALeader Vision Technology Co.,Ltd.||Inspection & Testing-AOI|
|AP8000||Acroview Technology Co., Ltd.||Pre-Assembly–Programmer|
|Innovation Award||1-component Dispenser vipro-PUMP||ViscoTec Shanghai Limited||Coating-Glue Dispenser|
|基于飞针的多功能测试平台的创新应用||IFREE (Suzhou) Test Technology Co. ltd||Inspection & Testing- test tools|
|高产能真空回流炉||HELLER (SHANGHAI) CO.， LTD||Soldering-Vacuum/Vapor Phase Reflow|
|Excellence Gold Award||Fully automatic CCM module laser soldering line||Shenzhen Anewbest Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd||SMT Process- Soldering|
|AI vision SMT intelligent material cabinet||Fujian Star-wise Technology Co., Ltd.||Smart Warehouse|
|Vayo-CAM365 行业必备CAM工具||Vayo（Shanghai）Technology Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing Software|
|Keysight x1149 2.0 Boundary Scan Analyzer||Keysight Technologies||Testing system- ATE|
|等离子系统PTU1612||Plasmatreat Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.||Pre-Assembly–Cleaning Equipment|
|AX8300S microfoca1 X-Ray Inspection equipment||Wuxi Unicomp Technology Co.,Ltd||Smart equipment|
|Fully Automatic Online BGA Ball Placement System||DONGGUAN WEITAI ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD||Smart equipment|
|Editor's Choice Award||L-900 SMT MULTI-FUNCTION SPLICING SYSTEM||YOUNGPOOL TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD||Smart equipment|
|Internet Choice Award||FULL AUTO FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION||Shenzhen PTI Technology Co.,Ltd.||Inspection & Testing-FAI|
|Wave soldering machine||Wuxi Mingwei Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.||Soldering-Wave soldering|
|Excellence Award||Reflow soldering machine||Wuxi Mingwei Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.||Soldering-Reflow|
|IPS5200L||Acroview Technology Co., Ltd.||Pre-Assembly-Software Programming|
|智能锡膏存贮柜||深圳市瑞天激光有限公司||Pre-Assembly–Solder Paste Management|
|On-line PCBA plug-in optical detection equipment||Wuxi Mingwei Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.||Inspection & Testing-AOI|
|One-piece selective wave soldering||Wuxi Mingwei Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd.||Soldering-Selective Soldering|
|在线真空共晶炉||Zhongke Tongzhi Semiconductor (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd||Soldering-Vacuum/Vapor Phase Reflow|
|纳米银烧结炉||Beijing Torch SMT Incorporated Company||Soldering-Specific Soldering|
|粘合剂 Vitralit® UD 8050||Hoenle UV Technology（Shanghai） Trading Co., Ltd||Bonding|
|Agilink Auto Reel Loader||Swissmic Shenzhen Ltd.||Smart equipment|
|在线激光切割机||深圳市瑞天激光有限公司||Laser Cutting Equipment|
|Fit20C Clean In-Line Precision Dispensing System||Suzhou SAMON Technology Co, Ltd.||Coating-Glue Dispenser|
|Inline Vision Laser Marking System||MPI Technologies(Shenzhen)Ltd.||Marking machine|
|Vacuum reflow oven||SHENZHEN JAGUAR AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT CO.,LTD.||Soldering-Vacuum/Vapor Phase Reflo|
|Smart Stencil Cabinet and Software||Suzhou ofine Technology Co.,Ltd||Smart Warehouse|
|RFID precision library bit||A-King Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd||Smart Warehouse|
|BOYISH Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.||Cleaning-Cleaner|
|Intelligent Solder Paste Storage Cabine||Suzhou Sun Moon Intelligent Technology Co.， LTD||Pre-Assembly–Solder Paste Management|
|*（Note: The ranking of the above enterprises is not in any particular order）|
The SbSEA judges will present awards to the entries that score the most points: The judges will award the SbS Excellence Awards to the entries that have significantly contributed to the industry. Furthermore, the judges will award the SbS Prime Award to the product or process that they deem as the best of all the entries nominated regardless of the entry's product category.
The judges will also award two SbS Chinese Achievement Awards to the entries from China-based nominees that have significantly contributed to the industry as well as SbS Innovation Awards to those products or processes that show significant innovation in their design.
In addition, the editor-in-chief of SbSTM will award his pick of the best product or process the SbS Editor's Choice Award. Plus, the SbSTM’s readers and professionals from China will vote online to select the SbS Internet Choice Award winners.
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 SbSEA Award is highly sought after and proudly displayed by the winners.
First and foremost, the judges will evaluate all entries on their
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