MTA Awards

Introducing the Mexico Technology Awards sponsored by Mexico EMS

The Mexico Technology Awards is a new annual program that recognizes the best new innovations in the electronics manufacturing industry in Mexico. The goal of the award program is to celebrate the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving the industry forward. The awards are designed to promote best practice in the areas of technical innovation and manufacturing quality and productivity. The Mexico Technology Awards will acknowledge the latest innovations available in Mexico produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers over the last 12 months.

Award entries will be accepted until August 10th. Companies can enter as many categories as they wish. Register online or print out a PDF entry form to mail. Submit a separate entry form for each product or service for each category entered. For example, the same product entered into two categories requires two separate entry forms and fees.

The Mexico Technology Awards are sponsored and organized by MEXICO EMS.

The judging process will be handled by a panel of independent judges not affiliated in any official way with Mexico EMS. The balloting process, including vote compilations, will be handled entirely by an independent market research firm.

The Mexico Technology Awards will recognize the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries during the past year.

Entries are invited from equipment and materials companies of all sizes. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges working in the electronics assembly industry.

In addition to the award statue, winners receive publicity in a special awards issue of Mexico EMS and its website. Winners also receive a small poster for use at trade shows and an image and logo for use in advertising, websites and other promotional materials.

The product categories that will be judged are:

Assembly Tools
Automation Tools – Conveyors, Feeders
Bonding Equipment*
Cleaning Equipment
Cleaning Materials
Coating/Encapsulant Equipment
Coatings/Encapsulants Services
Component Counting
Component Placement Equipment – High Volume
Component Placement Equipment – Low/Medium Volume
Component Placement – Multifunction
Device Programming
Dispensing Equipment
Environmental Compliance
Hand Soldering
Inspection Equipment – AOI Systems
Inspection Equipment – SPI Systems
Inspection Equipment – Xray
LED Placement Equipment

LED Printing Equipment
Metal Waste & Dross Recycling
Printing Equipment
Process Control Tools
Rework & Repair
Robotic Handling Systems
Screen/Stencil Printing Peripherals
Software – Process Control
Software – Production
Solder Paste
Solder – Bar and Cored Wire
Soldering Equipment – Reflow
Soldering Equipment – Robotic
Soldering Equipment – Selective
Soldering Equipment – Wave
Soldering Equipment – Other*
Storage Systems
Test Equipment
Test Services
Test and Measurement Inspection Systems

Submission of a separate entry is required for each category your product or service is entered For example, the same product entered into two categories means two separate entry forms and fees.

All entries must be accompanied by:

  • Official entry form, submitted through the online form or via fax, email (photocopies are ok).

  • Payment of the US $750 entry fee per entry. Payment can be made via PayPal, credit card, check, or wire transfer.

  • A PDF or Word file containing technical product literature and/or product specifications emailed to

  • High resolution product image (minimum 3” x 5” at 300 dpi as a .tif or .jpg file) and/or short video clip e-mailed to

  • A high-resolution or print-ready company logo, emailed to

  • The company name, product name and 250-word product or service description entered on the entry form will be used verbatim for judging and award purposes.

2018 Winners ceremony will be held at the SMTA Expo and Tech Forum, Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, November 14, 2018.



MTA Award Submissions