BURR RIDGE, Illinois, April 16, 2008 – GSI Technologies, an industry leader in Functional PrintingTM and industrial graphic products, has recently been honored with the Best Commercialization Award from IDTechEX Printed Electronics Europe.

Over 600 delegates from 28 countries were present at the IDTechEX event held last week in Dresden, Germany. The Printed Electronics Awards are the industry’s premier accolade celebrating excellence in business achievement, innovation and success. The judges were looking for companies that had 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 antennae. 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.

GSI’s CTO and GM of the Functional Printing™ division had this to say as he accepted the award: “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 our “Lab to Fab™” model that GSI has been practicing in functional printing for the last 10 years.”

Jack Kraemer, 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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