Awards 2004-Present

2013 

EM Asia Innovation Award and SMT China Vision Award

June 28, 2013 – Nordson ASYMTEK, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), a leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, earned two prestigious awards for innovative technology during NEPCON China 2013. The Innovation Award from Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia and the VISION Award from SMT China magazines were presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for product excellence in the dispensing category for its NexJet® System with the Genius™ Jet Cartridge. The EM Asia Innovation Award recognizes top performing companies in Asia’s electronics manufacturing industry. Entries were judged on innovation and achievement and for setting challenging objectives. The SMT China VISION Award is based on the creativeness and innovativeness of the product and its contribution in helping the downstream industries to reduce cost, improve quality, increase efficiency, enhance reliability, improve safety, and environmental friendliness. Nordson ASYMTEK has received these awards each of the seven years the awards have been in existence.

Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) 

February 19, 2013 - Sponsored by Circuits Assembly magazine, the SEAs honor companies that excel in the crucial area of customer service. Companies are evaluated by their own customers on dependability, quality, responsiveness, technology, and value for price. This is the 9th time in the last 10 years that Nordson ASYMTEK has won a Service Excellence Award.

New Product Introduction (NPI) Award

February 19, 2013 - The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new NexJet® System with the Genius™ Jet Cartridge. Judging criteria for the NPI awards include innovation, cost effectiveness, environmental friendliness, ease-of-use, speed, throughput, design, and performance. The award-winning NexJet jetting system has a one-piece Genius Jet Cartridge that is the only system part that contains fluid, and therefore the only piece that needs to be changed and cleaned. It is easily removed in seconds without tools. The NexJet system makes jetting faster, easier, and reduces cost-of-ownership by up to 20% over other jets.

2012

Global Technology Award

Nordson ASYMTEK won the 2012 Global Technology Award in the Dispensing Equipment category for its new NexJet® System with the Genius™ Jet Cartridge. This significant technology advancement makes fluid dispensing faster, easier, and smarter. The award, which was presented at the SMTA International Conference in Orlando, FL on October 16, 2012, recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. This was the fifth time Nordson ASYMTEK has won a Global Technology award.

“This innovative technology revolutionizes dispensing by changing the construction of the jet itself, the accompanying software, and adding wireless capabilities for process monitoring and control,” said Peter Bierhuis, president, Nordson ASYMTEK. “We thank Global SMT & Packaging and its panel of experts for their recognition of our NexJet Dispensing System.”

Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award

Nordson ASYMTEK won a Service Excellence Award (SEA) in the dispensing category for the eighth time in nine years. Sponsored by Circuits Assembly magazine, the Service Excellence Awards honors companies that excel in the crucial area of customer service. The program functions as a way for participants, who are electronics manufacturing services providers or electronics assembly suppliers, to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction. Companies are evaluated by their own customers on dependability, quality, responsiveness, technology, and value for price.

"Nordson Asymtek achieved the highest score among all the entrants in this year's Service Excellence Awards. They clearly are doing something right: their customers rated them about as close to perfect as a supplier could be," said Mike Buetow, editor in chief of Circuits Assembly.

SMT China Vision Award and EM Asia Innovation Award

The Innovation Award from Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia and the VISION Award from SMT China magazines were presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for product excellence in the dispensing category for its Select Coat® SC-280 Film Coater conformal coating applicator. Nordson ASYMTEK has received these awards each of the six years the awards have been in existence.  Both awards were presented at ceremonies held during NEPCON China, Shanghai, China, April, 2012.

Nordson ASYMTEK's Select Coat® SC-280 precision film coater uses patented dispensing technology to selectively apply conformal coating material in a controlled, uniform film rather than an atomized spray, coating complex circuit boards in seconds. Because the material is not atomized and is precisely applied to selected areas, the overspray, masking, and rework associated with conventional coating processes are minimized or eliminated, saving material, time, and costs. 

2011

Global Technology Award

Nordson ASYMTEK won the 2011 Global Technology Award in the category of LED Production Equipment for its Spectrum S-922 LED jetting system for dispensing silicone. The award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The award was presented at the Productronica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany on November 15th, 2011.  This was the fourth time Nordson ASYMTEK has won a Global Technology award.

“We are pleased that our LED dispensing system has received international recognition," said Greg Hartmeier, vice president, business unit, Nordson ASYMTEK. "This closed-loop system eliminates time-consuming and costly operator adjustment, is easier to set up and maintain, and keeps the jetting and encapsulation processes for LEDs under machine control. Cost-of-ownership is reduced due to increased yield, less down-time, savings on consumables, and reduced operator intervention. Nordson ASYMTEK's patented, technologically advanced software and hardware control reduces process variation, increases yield, and reduces cost."

The 2011 Global Technology Awards is sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine.  A team of international judges selects the best innovations for electronics manufacturing products and services.  Entries were judged on innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental consideration, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability/repairability. This was the first year the award has recognized the LED production equipment category.

SMT China Vision Award and EM Asia Innovation Award

Both the VISION Award from SMT China magazine and the Innovation Award from Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia magazine were presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for product excellence in the dispensing category for its jet dispenser for side-view LED manufacturing. This was the fifth year in a row that Nordson ASYMTEK received the SMT China award and the fifth time they received the EM Asia award.

Nordson ASYMTEK's jet dispenser enables sticky silicon phosphor to be dispensed into extremely small and hard-to-reach cavities for side-view LEDs. Silicone phosphor dispensing is critical for LED color quality. The system uses a jet for non-contact dispensing, jetting 0.1 to 0.2mm dots through windows as small as 0.4mm into LED cavities. Unlike a needle, the jet retracts much less for silicone break-off, dispensing multiple shots faster, increasing speed and throughput. The jet’s small, controlled drops of fluid reach tight cavities consistently and reliably, unlike needles which have orifices larger than the cavity windows of side-view LEDs.

The SMT China VISION Award honors achievements in China's electronics manufacturing industry. Awards are based on the creativeness and innovativeness of the product and its contribution in helping the downstream industries to reduce cost, improve quality, increase efficiency, enhance reliability, improve safety, and environmental friendliness. The EM Asia Innovation Award recognizes top performing companies in the Asian electronics industry for achieving the highest standards for products, materials, and equipment introduced and offered for sale in Asia. Entries were judged on innovation and achievement and for setting challenging objectives. The awards were presented at ceremonies during NEPCON China, Shanghai, May 2011.

Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award

Nordson ASYMTEK won a Service Excellence Award (SEA) in the dispensing category for the seventh time in eight years. Sponsored by Circuits Assembly magazine, the award honors companies excelling in the crucial areas of customer service. Companies are evaluated by their own customers on dependability, quality, responsiveness, technology, and value for price.

2010 

Global Technology award

The Spectrum® S-930N Selective Flux Jetting System wins the 2010 Global Technology Award in the Dispensing category. The award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. It was presented during SMTA International 2010 in Orlando, Florida. This is the fifth time Nordson ASYMTEK has won the award.

SMT China Vision award

Dual simultaneous Jetting with CPJ+ wins the SMT China Vision award. Dual simultaneous jetting uses two DispenseJet(R) valves instead of one to jet fluid, reducing dispense time by 50 percent.  CPJ+ technology ensures that flow rates for both jets deliver the same mass per part for uniform mass deposition. When jetting simultaneously it is critical that both jets deliver the same mass. The system automatically compensates for fluid viscosity changes over time as well as batch-to-batch variations to keep the process under machine control. This technology is especially beneficial for applications like CSP underfill and LED silicone encapsulation on multi-up panelized or patterned parts or for similar applications where precision, accuracy, reliability, and increased throughput are required. The award was presented during Nepcon China 2010.

EM Asia Innovation award

Fiducials-on-the-Fly technology wins the EMAsia Innovation award. Nordson ASYMTEK's Fiducials-on-the-Fly technology locates fiducials on printed circuit boards five times faster than the standard stop-and-capture method, thereby increasing the completed parts per hour by as much as 35 percent. In standard stop-and-capture mode, the camera must pause to locate each fiducial.  In contrast, with Fiducials-on-the-Fly the camera is always in motion snapping images. The more fiducials on the board, the greater the time savings. The award was presented during Nepcon China 2010.

2009

SMT China Vision Award

The Asymtek DispenseJet® DJ-9500 fluid jetting valve won the SMT China Vision award this year for the dispensing category. This valve has a flexible pneumatic design and jets a wide variety of fluids, even abrasive ones, up to ten times faster than existing needle-type dispensers. The award was based on ten evaluation criteria: creativity and innovation, performance, reliability, cost effectivenss, ease-of-use, flexibility, compatibility, quality contributions, environmental responsibility, and maintainability/reparability & service. SMT China Vision awards were presented April 21 2009 during the Nepcon China tradeshow.

 EM Asia Innovation Award

The Asymtek high-speed Slider Valve SV-100 won this year's Electronics Manufacturing Asia award in the dispensing equipment category, which was presented at NEPCON China to companies that achieved highest standards for their products. The SV-100 was judged high in innovation, achievement, and setting and achieving challenging objectives. 

Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award

Asymtek's commitment to serve their customers well has been evidenced by the 2009 Service Excellence Award from Circuits Assembly -- for the sixth year in a row! This award is based on customer evaluations regarding five areas: dependability, ease of use, responsiveness, technology, and value for price. Asymtek was elected with highest rankings for electronics assembly equipment suppliers in the dispensing category.

New Product Innovation (NPI) Award in the dispensing category - from Circuits Assembly

Our DispenseJet® DJ-100 series of piezo-electric jets was chosen as the leading new dispensing product during the past twelve months by an independent panel of engineers who are presently active in the industry. The judges base their evaluation on: creativity, innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness, design, environmental impact, expected reliability, expected maintainability/reparability, flexibility, performance, and how user-friendly it is. This award was presented at IPC Apex 2009.

2008 

Asymtek Receives 2008 Global Technology Award for the Spectrum™ S-920N

Asymtek received its fourth consecutive Global Technology Award in the Dispensing Equipment category for its Spectrum S-920N Series of scalable dispensing platforms. Sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, the Global Technology Award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The annual award was presented to Asymtek at the Semicon West trade show in San Francisco, CA, on July 16, 2008.   

Asymtek Recognized as VCI’s “Partner in Innovation”

Asymtek’s Axiom™ automated dispensing system plays a key role in enabling the high-volume manufacturing capability for a 3D vertical interconnect process, developed by Vertical Circuits Inc. (VCI), a leading supplier of advanced 3D die-level interconnect solutions. VCI recently recognized Asymtek as a “Partner in Innovation.”

SMT China’s 2008 Vision Award

Asymtek’s Spectrum™ S-920N received SMT China’s VISION Award based on criteria that included creativeness and innovativeness, performance, reliability, cost effectiveness, ease of use, flexibility, compatibility, quality of contributions, and environmental responsibility. This is the second year Asymtek received the award. The VISION Award honors world-class suppliers serving the electronics industry in China. 

EM Asia 2008 Innovation Award

The Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia Innovation Award, sponsored by EM Asia magazine, selected Asymtek’s highly accurate Select Coat SL-940E Series conformal coating system in the dispensing category. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the Asian electronics industry, inspiring companies to achieve the highest standards and push the industry forward. Judging was based on innovation and achievement, setting challenging objectives, and outstanding achievement. 

Circuits Assembly’s 2008 Service Excellence Award

Asymtek was again awarded the Circuits Assembly “Service Excellence Award” at the IPC/APEX tradeshow, held April 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards honor key companies in the electronics industry that excel in service. Asymtek was selected best supplier in the dispensing equipment category, and received the highest cumulative scores based on customer satisfaction ratings in five areas: technology, dependability, responsiveness, ease-of-use, and value for the dollar. This is the fifth time for Asymtek to win this award. 

2007 

Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award for 2007

Asymtek was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for the fifth year in a row (2003-2007.) The SCQI is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. Asymtek was given the award for its efforts in supplying Intel with automated fluid dispensing equipment. 

2007 Global Technology Award

Asymtek received the 2007 Global Technology Award in the Dispensing Equipment category for its SC-400 PreciseCoat™ Conformal Coating Jet.  Sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, the Global Technology Award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The annual award was presented to Asymtek at the Productronica trade show in Munich, Germany on November 13th, 2007. This is the third time Asymtek has won. 

Semiconductor International’s Editors’ Choice Best Product Award, 2007

Semiconductor International magazine selected Asymtek’s DispenseJet® DJ-9000 Series as a winner of their Editors’ Choice Award for the Jet’s commercially proven excellence in semiconductor manufacturing. The DispenseJet DJ-9000 valve is a customer-preferred alternative to needle dispensing or printing. Jet dispensing allows denser circuitry to be developed at the package and board level, while offering a greater degree of process control at faster speeds than needle dispensers. This is the second time Asymtek received the award for one of its products. 

2007 Advanced Packaging Award

Asymtek received the 2007 Advanced Packaging Award for its SC-400 Precise Coat™ Conformal Coating Jet. The Advanced Packaging Awards honor the products and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year. Entries were judged on innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental consideration, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability/repairability. Asymtek received the award at a ceremony during Semicon West in San Francisco, California on July 18.

2007 SMT China VISION Award Dispensing System

Asymtek received a 2007 SMT China VISION Award from SMT China magazine for its Axiom™ X-1022 high-volume dual-lane dispensing system. The Vision Awards recognize the companies and products that serve as benchmarks of excellence within the surface mount industry. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, Asymtek was selected the winner in the dispensing category.  Evaluations were based on the Axiom system’s overall performance, reliability, economic merits and ease of use. The SMT China VISION award was presented at a ceremony held during Nepcon Shanghai.

Circuits Assembly ’s 2007 Service Excellence Award

Asymtek received its fourth consecutive “Service Excellence Award” from Circuits Assembly magazine at the IPC/APEX tradeshow, held February 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. The awards honor key companies in the electronics industry that excel in service. Asymtek was selected best supplier in the dispensing equipment category, and received the highest cumulative scores based on customer satisfaction ratings in five areas: technology, dependability, responsiveness, ease-of-use, and value for the dollar. 

2006 

2006 Global Technology Award for Dual-Lane Dispensing System

Asymtek received a 2006 Global Technology Award from Global SMT & Packaging magazine for its Axiom™X-1022 high-volume dual-lane dispensing system. This is the second consecutive year that Asymtek has won this award. The Global Technology Awards recognize the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The award was presented at a ceremony held during the Assembly Technology Expo in Rosemont, IL on September 27, 2006.

2006 Editors’ Choice Best Product Award for Semiconductor Manufacturing Excellence

Asymtek received the prestigious Editors’ Choice Best Product Award, presented annually by Semiconductor International magazine, for its Axiom™ dispensing system. At a ceremony on July 12 in San Francisco, CA, Semiconductor International announced 20 winners whose products are making a difference in semiconductor manufacturing.

The Axiom series offers precise, automated dispensing control for in-line semiconductor package and printed circuit board assembly. While highly configurable to meet specific customer requirements, two standard configurations are available for SMT applications and advanced electronics packaging and semiconductor assembly. The Axiom system builds upon Asymtek’s 20-plus years of experience and intellectual property. “We are proud to receive this distinguished award,” states Bob Ciardella, Asymtek President. “Axiom customers were interviewed regarding its importance to their manufacturing processes. Winning the award acknowledges our commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, and continuous improvement."

SMT China’ s 2006 Vision Award

Asymtek received SMT China magazine’s 2006 VISION Award for its Axiom™ X-1022 high-volume dual-lane dispensing system. The Vision Awards recognize the companies and products that serve as benchmarks of excellence within the surface mount industry. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, Asymtek was selected the winner in the dispensing category.  Evaluations were based on the Axiom system’s overall performance, reliability, economic merits and ease of use. The award was presented at a ceremony held during Nepcon Shanghai in March, 2007. 

Intel Corporation’s Supplier Continuous Improvement Award, 2006

Asymtek was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for the fourth year in a row (2003-2006.) The SCQI is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. Asymtek was given the award for its efforts in supplying Intel with automated fluid dispensing equipment. 

Circuits Assembly’s 2006 Service Excellence Award

Asymtek was again awarded Circuits Assembly’s  “Service Excellence Award” at the IPC/APEX tradeshow, held February 2006  in Anaheim, CA. The awards honor key companies in the electronics industry that excel in service. Asymtek was selected best supplier in the dispensing equipment category, and received the highest cumulative scores based on customer satisfaction ratings in five areas: technology, dependability, responsiveness, ease-of-use, and value for the dollar. This is the third time for Asymtek to win this award. 

2005

2005 Global Technology Award

Asymtek® announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the dispensing category for its innovative Spectrum™S-820 Series Dispensing System. The first annual awards, sponsored by Global SMT and Packaging magazine, recognize the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The award was presented to Asymtek at a ceremony held November 2005 during the Productronica trade show, in Munich, Germany.

Intel Corporation’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award, 2005

Asymtek was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for the third year in a row (2003-2005.) The SCQI is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. Asymtek was given the award for its efforts in supplying Intel with automated fluid dispensing equipment. 

Circuits Assembly’s 2005 Service Excellence Award

Asymtek received its second Circuits Assembly “Service Excellence Award” at the IPC/APEX tradeshow, held February 2005  in Anaheim, CA. The awards honor key companies in the electronics industry that excel in service. Asymtek was selected best supplier in the dispensing equipment category, and received the highest cumulative scores based on customer satisfaction ratings in five areas: technology, dependability, responsiveness, ease-of-use, and value for the dollar.  

2004 

SMT Magazine's 2004 Vision Award

Asymtek was awarded SMT Magazine's Vision Award for its Swirl Coat™ SC-300 conformal coating applicator at the IPC/APEX tradeshow February 2004 in Anaheim, CA. The SC-300 applicator, judged best in the dispensing equipment category by a panel of industry experts, was selected for its innovation, ability to meet significant industry challenges, creativity and cost effectiveness. Additionally, the SC-300 was judged on its quality, speed and throughput improvements, ease-of use and environmental responsibility.

Intel Corporation’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award, 2004

Asymtek was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for the second year in a row (2003-2004.) The SCQI is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. Asymtek was given the award for its efforts in supplying Intel with automated fluid dispensing equipment. 

Circuits Assembly’s 2004 Service Excellence Award

Asymtek received the Circuits Assembly “Service Excellence Award” at the IPC/APEX tradeshow, held February 2004 in Anaheim, CA. The awards honor key companies in the electronics industry that excel in service. Asymtek was selected best supplier in the dispensing equipment category, and received the highest cumulative scores based on customer satisfaction ratings in five areas: technology, dependability, responsiveness, ease-of-use, and value for the dollar.