Juki Wins EFY Award 2012 in the 'Pick & Place Machines (SMT)' Category

    Juki Wins EFY Award 2012 in the 'Pick & Place Machines (SMT)' Category

  PR Newswire

  BENGALURU, March 21, 2013

BENGALURU, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

EFY Awards Were Presented Across 26 Product Categories to Brands; the Awards
Also Featured Six Special Categories, Selected by a Jury of Four Members

When the going gets tough, the tough gears up even more to go. Despite the
fact that Indian electronics industry is facing a tough time, some people and
organisations are helping it withstand pressures and even contributing to its
growth. Recognising their contribution, EFY applauded their work at the EFY
Readers' Choice Awards 2012. Leading brands and organisations were present at
the EFY Readers' Choice Awards organised at Le Méridien, Bengaluru to praise
and applaud the people and companies who have made a significant contribution
in the growth of the electronics industry in India. With such an event,
Electronics For You aims to felicitate the leading brands in the Indian
electronics industry who have acted as catalysts in furthering the growth of
the Indian electronics industry.

Juki, one of the pioneer brands in the world of electronics, bagged the award
in the 'Pick & Place Machines (SMT)' category. The other companies nominated
in this category were SIPLACE, Assembleon, Fuji and Panasonic.

Recently, most of industrial products including mobile telephones, personal
computers and other electronics, consumer electronics and automobiles are
controlled electronically. These products contain so-called printed-circuit
boards incorporating capacitors, resistances, ICs and other electronic parts.
Surface mounters, i.e. pick and placers mount these electronic parts on the
printed-circuit boards to an accuracy of several tens of micron. They can
place the parts with various sizes (e.g. the parts with size of 0.3 mmx 0.6
mm at minimum and the parts with a length of 150 mm at maximum).

Juki pick and placers are medium-sized machines called "modular-type". This
type is characterized by the flexibility to re-arrange the manufacture line
depending on the amounts of productions of customers. Until now, the
mainstream has been the large-sized machines. However, they have a large
amount of capital investment and it is difficult to re-arrange the
manufacturing lines, and they can not correspond to the sudden changes in
items and amount of production. The modular-type in which several medium-sized
machines are connected can provide the best manufacturing lines required by
customers with less amount of capital investment. Juki also manufactures
flexible high speed machines that are supplied to quite a few players in the
Indian market.

Thanking EFY for recognising the company's contribution, N. Chandramohan,
country head (SMT division), Juki said, "This is the second time consecutively
we are winning the EFY award. Thanks to all the customers and the readers who
have voted Juki and my staff who have been diligently working to ensure the
customers are happy. I am also thankful to my headquarters who are making
excellent quality machines for the Indian market. The event is good. In fact,
year after year I feel there is an improvement in the way EFY conducts the
function and the format. I think it's improving."

EFY Awards were presented across 26 product categories to brands voted by the
readers of EFY and Electronics Bazaar. The awards also featured six special
categories, selected by a jury of four members.

Ever since its inception in 2004, EFY Readers' Choice Awards, is eagerly
awaited by the industry every year. The aim of EFY Awards has been to
motivate, support and recognise outstanding brands, organisations and
individuals who have furthered the growth story of the Indian electronics
industry. The awards have evolved with time in response to the demands and
suggestions received from the stakeholders of the Indian electronics ecosystem
and our valuable readers.

"To keep up with the changes in the industry and the products churned out by
it, the awardsannounced are reviewed every year and changed as per
requirement. This year the EFY Awards Jury decided upon three new awards which
are the Best Initiative by a Government Organisation, Certificate of
Excellence 2012 for Emerging Organisation of the Year, and Certificate of
Excellence 2012 for Government Organisation of the Year," says Ramesh Chopra,
founder and vice chairman, EFY Group.

Here's a list of winners of EFY Awards 2012:

Capacitors: Vishay

Resistors: Vishay

Diodes & Transistors : Vishay


LED Drivers: Texas Instruments

Sensors, Transducers, Actuators & Related ICs : Honeywell

Switches & Relays: Omron

Connectors: Phoenix Contact

Microcontrollers: Atmel

EDA Tools: Cadence

Multimeters: Fluke

Oscilloscopes: Tektronix

Soldering & Desoldering Stations: Weller

Educational Kits & Trainers: Vegakits

Solar Cells: Moser Baer

Solar Panels: Tata Power Solar Systems

SMF Batteries: Exide

Inverters: Microtek

UPS Systems: Microtek

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs): Siemens

EPABX and Key Telephones: Panasonic

CCTV Cameras: Bosch

Training Institutes (Electronics): Jetking

Pick & Place Machines (SMT): Juki

Printed Circuit Boards: PCB Power

EMS Organisations: Flextronics

EFY Jury Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and
Services Ltd.

Electronics Leader of the Year: Dr. Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, Department of
Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

Electronics Organisation of the Year: Panasonic

Best Initiative by a Government Organisation: Department of Electronics and
Information Technology

Certificate of Excellence 2012 for Emerging Organisation of the Year: MyBox
Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Certificate of Excellence 2012 For Government Organisation of the Year: Centre
for Development of Telematics, Government of India

About Juki:

From our very first days in business, we at Juki Corporation have striven to
create new values through "Monodzukuri" (the art of product-making) and the
ongoing invention and evolution of technologies. Today, we are strongly
advancing business reforms on every operational front, from development and
manufacture to sales and marketing. Our goal is to thrive in the 21st century
as a strong global enterprise.

Our driving concept is "Mind & Technology" (emotionally accessible
technology). This is both our corporate slogan and "Customer Creed".

We have always provided products and services from customer viewpoints in the
conviction that we can learn from the customer and create new values with the

Last but not least, we will respond flexibly to today's rapid changes in
markets and customer needs as an enterprise blessed with the unflagging
support of customers all over the world. This is how we will remain an
enterprise that's trusted and needed by society.

About EFY Awards:

EFY Readers' Choice Awards were instituted in 2004 with 30 categories under
which the Awards were presented of these 30 categories, 15 categories fell
under core electronics, such as Oscilliscopes and Multimeters and 12 fell
under consumer electronics, such as Televisions and Microwave Ovens. Under the
remaining three categories, special Awards like 'Lifetime Achievement Award',
'Electronics Man Of the Year' Award and 'Electronics Organisation of the Year'
Award were presented. The function was held at the India Habitat Centre, New
Delhi, and enjoyed tremendous media coverage.

Encouraged by an overwhelming response received from the industry, EFY
Readers' Choice Awards were made an annual event thereafter. Year 2005
witnessed the second serving of EFY Awards which became even more successful
than the first one, with CNBC TV as the media partner. The venue for this year
remained the same.

The procedure for nominations and finalising these Awards is very simple. As
the name suggests, these are based purely on the nominations invited from the
readers of 'Electronics For You' magazine, recorded and till 2009 analysed by
the leading market research agency in India, IMRB. The whole system is totally
transparent and based on readers' perception towards a particular brand.

EFY Awards have been conceptualised by the EFY Group, which is one of the
oldest and most popular technology publication houses in India. EFY Group's
flagship publication 'Electronics For You' is the most popular electronics
magazine in the whole of South Asia. This magazine started with its first
issue dated January 1969 and is considered to be the most trusted publication
in the field of electronics.

About EFY Group:

Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with
information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is
spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies
spread across the globe.

Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India-our
mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes -but are also read by techies in South
Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and
Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its
publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.

The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all
across the globe. The Group's online portfolio includes some global leaders,
such as: http://www.electronicsforu.com/ , http://www.linuxforu.com/ ,
http://www.efytimes.com/ , http://www.electronicsb2b.com/ and
http://www.eleb2b.com/ . Plus, the Group manages three social media (Facebook)
communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These
include: www.facebook.com/designelectronics , www.facebook.com/opensourceforu
and www.facebook.com/tablets.india .

Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them
easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The Group's digital
publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple),
Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with
leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio,
Magzter, etc.

The events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of
Electronics For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio
of events including EFY Readers' Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics
Rocks, EFY Design Engineers' Conference, and Open Source India.

The Group's passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is
now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through
the EFY Tech Center. The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia
to create industry-ready engineers.

The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million
techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it's investing heavily on growing the
online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital
publications to achieve the goal.

Primary Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, diksha.gupta@efyindia.com ,

Secondary Media Contact: S Aadeetya, aadeetya.s@efyindia.com , 91-9873486869

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