A Look to the Future in the Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO� 2013
Conference & Exhibition: February 19 - 21, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
A Look to the Future in the Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO® 2013
Information that inspires innovation is center-stage for design, printed boards, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics
The latest innovations in electronics manufacturing will be showcased at IPC APEX EXPO®, February 19-21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Industry professionals from more than 50 countries will gather to learn about emerging technology, stay a step ahead of the competition and review new products at the largest electronics manufacturing exhibition in North America.
More than 400 exhibitors will be on hand to highlight new products and services to help companies gain efficiency, save money and improve their bottom lines. The exhibition will feature suppliers for printed electronics, printed boards and electronics manufacturing, with top categories including test/inspection systems; pick and place; rework/repair; and production hand tools and fixtures plus adhesives/dispensers and more. New this year is the New Product Corridor, which gives attendees a sneak preview of groundbreaking equipment, materials and services.
The IPC APEX EXPO technical conference, February 19-21, is known around the world as the finest and most selective forum for new research and innovations presented by industry leaders in the areas of board fabrication and design and electronics assembly. More than 30 poster sessions will feature dozens of papers on new advances in the areas of lead-free alloys and reliability; high temperature laminates; halogen-free; counterfeit components and large BGA reliability.
Beginning on Sunday, February 17, industry professionals from around the world will participate in more than 70 IPC standards development committee meetings. These meetings offer participants the opportunity to have a voice in the development of industry standards influencing all aspects of the manufacture of printed boards and electronics assembly and ultimately impacting companies, customers and suppliers worldwide. These sessions are open to all registered attendees.
Also starting February 17, the professional development program will offer 50 half-day sessions covering a broad range of critical topics including the latest in advanced technologies, cleaning, counterfeit components, design, HDI, lead-free technologies, materials, solder joint reliability and more. Keynote addresses will feature presentations by world-renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, who will provide a look at life and technology in the year 2100; Dr. Larry Burns, R&D guru, who will share his vision of automotive breakthroughs (including driverless cars); and B. Gentry Lee, chief engineer for the Mars Curiosity rover mission, who will present a fascinating inside look at the mission to Mars that has captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world.
IPC APEX EXPO includes several free networking opportunities, including an international reception; a show floor welcome reception; a first-timers welcome; the IPC Government Relations Committee Open Forum; Women in Electronics Networking Meeting; and IPC Tech Talk. IPC awards luncheons and the IPC Annual Meeting also provide participants with opportunities to network (registration required).
Tuesday, February 19, 8:30 am-9:30 am Opening Keynote Session
Dr. Kaku's keynote will present a vision of life in the year 2100, culled from ideas of 300 of the country's most influential scientists. He will explore revolutionary advancements in medicine, energy production, artificial intelligence and aeronautics that will forever change our way of life.
Wednesday, February 20, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Wednesday Keynote
According to Dr. Burns, former corporate vice president of research & development and strategic planning at General Motors, some of the transformational technology needed is only five to ten years away from being mass-produced. Speaking from 30 years of experience with GM, along with his new pursuits as a director of the Program on Sustainable Mobility for The Earth Institute at Columbia University; a consultant for Google's pioneering self-driving car program; a contractor with National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and a professor of engineering practice, industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, Dr. Burns will share his compelling vision of the design and technology innovations that will drive a new, very different future of personal transportation.
Thursday, February 21, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Thursday Keynote
On August 6, 2012, a mobile laboratory known as the Curiosity rover made an amazing landing on Mars. Curiosity boasts the biggest, most advanced payload of scientific instruments ever sent to the Martian surface. Its mission: to assess whether Earth's neighbor has ever had conditions favorable to life.
B. Gentry Lee, chief engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., is responsible for the engineering integrity of the robotic planetary missions managed by JPL for NASA - including the wildly popular Curiosity rover mission. Join Lee for a fascinating inside look at the mission to Mars that has captured the imaginations of millions... and learn about the feats of engineering that brought the Curiosity itself into existence.
Do you think you have what it takes to win at soldering? Is your company proud of how many IPC Certified Specialists it has on staff? If you think you have what it takes to be a soldering champion, BRING IT at the IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition.
Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded to the top three finalists at the close of IPC APEX EXPO competition at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20.
The largest technical conference for our industry in the world. Highly selective, the conference presents new research and innovations from experts in the fields of electronics assembly, test and board fabrication and design.
Including an International Reception, First-Timers' Welcome, IPC Tech Talk, Women in Electronics Networking Meeting and IPC Government Relations Committee Open Forum allow attendees to meet colleagues, get updates on key issues and share ideas.