Gordon Smith, Sc.D.
Chief Technology Officer
630-325-8181 ext. 142
BURR RIDGE, Illinois, April 24, 2008 –GSI Technologies, LLC, an industry leader in Functional Printing™ and industrial graphic products, was honored with the Best Commercialization Award during the recent IDTechEX Printed Electronics Europe Conference. The Printed Electronics Awards are the industry’s premier accolade celebrating excellence in business achievement, innovation and success. Over 600 delegates from 28 countries were present at the IDTechEX event held April 8-9, in Dresden, Germany.
Companies vying for the Best Commercialization Award were judged on the basis of having created a successful business selling printed electronic products. GSI Technologies is a manufacturer of a variety of functional printed products including medical devices, smart card inlays, printed displays, EL Lamps, and antennas. Its largest printed electronic product line is a biomedical sensor with a production volume of greater than 1 billion units per year and a % yield of >99.5%, monitored with real-time SPC and 100% automated visual inspection.
Adam Laubach, Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of GSI Technology’s Functional Printing™ division had this to say during the presentation: “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of our customers who brought us the opportunities and entrusted us to deliver their development and production needs; our engineers and production personnel; and our investors who supported the vision. This success is an example of the “Lab to Fab™” model that GSI has been practicing in functional printing for the last 10 years.”
Jack Kraemer, GSI Technologies President and COO, stated, “We are proud of our collective manufacturing results to date and continue to focus our company resources in the exciting printed electronics market.”
About GSI Technologies
GSI Technologies is a Burr Ridge, Illinois-based manufacturer of functional printing and industrial graphic products. Originally known as Graphic Solutions, Inc., it was created in 1985 as a label and nameplate brokerage by siblings Suzanne and Bob Zaccone. Through the years, it expanded into printing pressure sensitive labels, aluminum nameplates, polycarbonate panels, and conductive printed products for the medical market. In 2000, it became the first licensed manufacturer of thin, flexible batteries in sheet form. Later, it began producing RFID antennas, medical electrodes, smart cards, RFID systems, and electroluminescent lamps. Since 2004, it has been a part of Thrall Enterprises, a family-owned holding company with corporate offices in Chicago.
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