IDTechEx has awarded NovaCentrix the 2008 Technical Manufacturing Award for its PulseForgeTM material processing tools. This award recognizes the most significant development of a manufacturing device, process, or production plant in the printed electronics industry during the past two years. IDTechEx presented the award to NovaCentrix in San Jose, California at the world’s largest printed electronics event, Printed Electronics USA 2008.
"The NovaCentrix PulseForge tools are a breakthrough for printed electronics manufacture” said Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx. “Materials previously limited to expensive high temperature substrates can now be deposited onto cheap low temperature substrates, and cured almost instantaneously. This technology will have a direct impact on reducing the cost of manufacture of printed electronics and it will also help speed up the realization of all that printed electronics has to offer. It is so novel that many do not believe it works until they see it."