Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

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IPC APEX EXPO 2019: Hear from the Attendees

IPC is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of a $26 billion US industry employing more than 250,000 people.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) Postings

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IPC Market Research

The Electronics Industry’s Source of Data and Insights for Smart Business Decisions. The IPC Technology Market Research Council offers members unique and customized research for the electronics assembly industry. Network with...


IPC Market Research

IPC Standards

IPC standards, the results of industry consensus and collaboration, are respected throughout the whole world. Using IPC standards allows manufacturers, customers and suppliers to speak the same language. ...


IPC Standards

IPC Training & Certification

IPC's Professional Development department sponsors certification programs for acceptability of electronics assemblies; soldering; repair/rework; and acceptability of printed boards. In addition, a wide variety of video and computer based tr...


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Scaling LCA with IPC-175x

Jun 07, 2012 | Jørgen Vos, Industry Members (volunteers)

First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings. IPC-175x Intent: To establish a standard data exchange format that will facilitate, improve, and secure data transfer between all members of a supply chain. ...

SMT Stencil Design And Consideration Base on IPC

Mar 23, 2010 | Cuong Tran, Process Engineer

This document discuss how to design SMT stencil base on IPC-7525. Introduction: PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) is a segment of printed circuit board technology. This segment of printed circuit board industry is concentrated in assemble all the pieces of electronic industry to one piece before output them to market. This segment covers: interconnection technology, package design technology, system integration technology, board and system test technology...

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IPC Welcomes Alison James as New Senior Director, Europe

Nov 18, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Alison James as senior director, Europe.

IPC Launches NAM Health Care to Address Member Health Coverage Needs

Nov 15, 2019 | IPC offers association health plan for employers in select states

Investing in Industry 4.0: IPC Launches IPC CFX Industry Support Programs

Nov 12, 2019 | IPC announces industry programs to support implementation and full utilization of IPC Connected Factory Exchange–IPC CFX. IPC CFX enables any manufacturing facility, large or small, to achieve Industry 4.0, IIoT and smart factory objectives. IPC CFX is a single-source, plug-and-play system supported by IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX), an open international standard developed by industry for industry. IPC CFX uses a secure license-free communication protocol that can reduce/eliminate reliance on middleware -- a constant source of headaches in smart factory implementation.

WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference to Offer Workshop on the Evolution of IPC’s Cable and Wire Harness Documents

Oct 30, 2019 | Robert Cooke, NASA aerospace engineer and electronics industry subject matter expert, will deliver a technical education workshop, “The Evolution of IPC’s Cable & Wire Harness Documents: IPC-D-620, IPC/WHMA-A-620 and IPC-HDBK-620 at the WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference, February 18, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

North American PCB Business Growth Continues

Oct 24, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders continued to outpace last year and the preceding month in September. The book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.04.

M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology 2019 Exceeds Expectations

Oct 24, 2019 | The third annual M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology event held in Ciudad Juárez, México at the Cuatro Siglos Convention Center on October 9-11, 2019, exceeded expectations. This event was co-located with the ninth annual EXPO-MRO. These two events hosted more than 6,500 attendees.

Wage and Salary Survey for North American Electronics Assembly Companies Open Until November 1

Oct 24, 2019 | IPC's biennial wage rate and salary survey for the North American electronics assembly industry is open with a response deadline of November 1. The confidential survey covers compensation for 40 hourly and salaried technical, manufacturing and sales positions at original equipment manufacturers (OEMS) and contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies in North America. It also covers salary budget growth, planned increases for 2020, and employee benefits and policies.

U.S. Electronics Manufacturers Grappling with Higher Costs from U.S. and Chinese Tariffs; U.S. Jobs and Investments at Risk

Oct 23, 2019 | Almost 90 percent of U.S. electronics manufacturers are troubled by the higher tariffs imposed by the United States and China on each other’s imports, and some are investing less in the United States and hiring fewer workers as a result.

IPC Joins European Partnership for Responsible Minerals

Oct 08, 2019 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® today announced it has joined the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) as part of its continuing efforts to help IPC members navigate the complex challenge of responsible minerals sourcing.

IPC’s 2019 Annual Report and Forecast for the North American EMS Industry is now available.

Oct 01, 2019 | IPC’s 2019 Annual Report and Forecast for the North American EMS Industry is now available. It contains a five-year forecast of industry growth as well as historical trend data, and covers market size, business growth, and key financial and operational measurements for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry in North America.

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