BROMONT, CANADA, February 20 2013 — Cogiscan Inc., the leading track, trace and control solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, today announced that it has been awarded a 2013 NPI Award in the Labeling Equipment category for its Murata MAGICSTRAP® Integrated with Cogiscan TTC Middleware. Cogiscan and Murata Americas (a leading manufacturer of ceramic passive components) combined their respective products to offer a complete PCB track, trace, and control solution for the RFID market. The award was presented during the IPC APEX Expo in San Diego on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
The joint Murata-Cogiscan product expands on standard PCB tracking by utilizing UHF RFID technology, which provides a read-writable data repository on the PCB and allows for faster, more reliable scanning. Since RFID does not require the typical line-of-sight visibility of a barcode, the solution also enables tracking of the finished goods through the supply chain and for customer service and field support.
The seamless integration of Murata’s RFID technology with the industry’s leading track and trace platform by Cogiscan represents the first time RFID tracking of circuit boards is made available as a plug-and-play technology, greatly simplifying and accelerating the integration with standard factory software systems.
Premiering in 2008, Circuits Assembly’s NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.