MTA Awards


The Mexico Technology Awards program is now accepting entries for the 2021 Awards competition. The goal of the award program is to recognize the companies and people achieving the highest standards and driving Mexico’s electronics assembly forward. The awards are designed to promote best practice in the areas of technical innovation, manufacturing quality and productivity. The Mexico Technology Awards 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 July 30. 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 in two categories requires two separate entry forms and fees. Entries are invited from equipment and materials companies of all sizes.

The Mexico Technology Awards are sponsored and organized by Mexico EMS, but 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. Mexico EMS will continue its tradition of donating some of the proceeds from the competition to the Guadalajara Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association for their scholarship fund.

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

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.

All entries for the following categories must be submitted by July 30:


Assembly Tools

Bonding/Bonding Test Equipment

Cleaning Equipment

Cleaning Materials


Coating/Encapsulant Equipment

Coatings/Encapsulants Services

Conformal Coating Equipment

Conformal Coating Materials

Component Counting

Component Placement Equipment – High Volume

Component Placement Equipment – Low/Medium Volume

Component Placement – Multifunction


Device Programming

Dispensing Equipment

ESD Products and Supplies

Environmental Systems or Services


Hand Soldering

Inspection Equipment – AOI Systems

Inspection Equipment – SPI Systems

Inspection Equipment – Xray

Labels/Labeling Equipment

LED Placement Equipment

LED Printing Equipment

Metal Waste & Dross Recycling



Printing Equipment

Process Control Tools

Rework & Repair

Robotic Handling Systems

Software – Process Control

Software – Production

Solder Paste

Solder – Bar and Cored Wire

Soldering Equipment – Convection

Soldering Equipment – Laser

Soldering Equipment – Reflow

Soldering Equipment – Robotic

Soldering Equipment – Selective

Soldering Equipment – Wave


Storage Systems

Test Equipment

Test and Measurement Inspection Systems

Test and Services

Thermal Interface Materials – TIMS

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 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. \

2021 Awards presentation will be held at the SMTA International Expo in Minneapolis, MN on November 2, 2021.

MTA Award Submissions
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