Milwaukie OR, March 15, 2008 – ECD’s MEGAM.O.L.E.®20 thermal profiler has been selected to receive an Innovative Technology Center (ITC) award at the IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and the Designers Summit. The ITC showcases new and emerging technologies from all segments of the electronic interconnect industry. A formal IPC Review Board, consisting of a panel of industry experts, reviewed all company submissions and selected the winning products or services based on emerging technology or innovation.
Chosen in the “assembly” category, the MEGAM.O.L.E.®20 is the industry’s only twenty-channel thermal profiler, as well as the thinnest at only 7.2 mm. With the twenty channels conveniently contained in only four “nano-connector” thermocouples, connection times and related errors are greatly reduced. Advanced data-rich software makes it possible to focus on individual complex components such as BGAs and allows customizable data extraction and reports. This is a clear advantage during the critical New Product Introduction (NPI) phase of product development, where characterization of thermal performance is paramount.
MEGAM.O.L.E.®20 product information will be on display at the Innovative Technology Center at APEX, and the profiler itself can be seen at the ECD booth number 2216. ECD will be presented with the award at the show on Thursday, April 3.
In addition to receiving the ITC award, ECD’s MEGAM.O.L.E.®20 has been named as one of the two finalists for the annual SMT VISION Awards in the “Process Control Software” category. The SMT VISION Awards honor the products and technologies that have shaped the PCB manufacturing industry over the past year. Entries were judged on their ability to meet a significant industry challenge, creative application of a new or existing technology, overall quality and consistency of performance, economic merits, and throughput characteristics. Specifically, finalists exceeded expectations for innovation, cost-effectiveness, speed/throughput improvements, quality, ease of use, maintainability/repairability, and environmental responsibility. The announcement of the winner in each category and the presentation of awards to both finalists and winners will be made Wednesday, April 2, at the SMT VISION Awards ceremony held at APEX.
TheMEGAM.O.L.E.®20 thermal profiler can be seen at APEX (April 1-3) at ECD’s Booth 2216 and at Semi-Therm: Semiconductor Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (March 18-19) at ECD’s Booth 57. For more information, visit www.ecd.com.