(Issued 4/19/11)

PennEngineering® WINS FOR

PennEngineering® has won the Design News 2011 Golden Mousetrap Award for Best Fastening, Joining and Assembly Component. The Company took top honors for PEM® brand Type MSO4 self-clinching standoffs, which were introduced last year as part of a growing family of PEM micro fastener products. Winners were chosen by the magazines editors from a record number of entries for the annual competition.

Please visit the Design News website here: 2011 Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winners

The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize engineering innovation and creativity in product design. Awards were presented in four major technology-driven categories (Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Design Tools: Hardware & Software, and Materials & Assembly, which included the sub-category for Fastening, Joining, and Assembly components won by PennEngineering).

PEM Type MSO4 self-clinching standoffs provide ideal hardware solutions for applications requiring spacing or stacking of components in compact electronic assemblies for devices ranging from hand-held consumer electronics to medical equipment, among others.

They are manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel and engineered with threads as small as M1.0 / #00 and in lengths as short as 2mm / .080. They can be installed into sheet metal (including 300 Series stainless steel) as thin as 0.4mm / .016 with maximum hardness up to HRB 88 on the Rockwell B scale.

PennEngineering, headquartered in Danboro, PA, develops and manufactures PEM® brand fasteners and operates manufacturing facilities and key sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is supported by a worldwide network of authorized engineering representatives and stocking distributors.