Mar 26, 2020 | Potential exemptions to rule would provide relief for manufacturers
Mar 26, 2020 | IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for February 2020
Mar 26, 2020 | On behalf of electronics manufacturers in the United States and around the world, IPC thanks the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration for reaching agreement today on a $2 trillion economic stabilization package to address the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 25, 2020 | IPC announces the release of IPC J-STD-001GA/IPC-A-610GA, Automotive Addendum to IPC J-STD-001G Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610G Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The addendum is a first-of-a-kind document that requires the use of both J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 along with requirements in the addendum, as it looks at the whole of the electronics assembly manufacturing process from assembly to inspection addressing board reliability requirements for the automotive industry.
Mar 14, 2020 | 62 percent of manufacturers anticipate sales to be down for the year
Mar 12, 2020 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Precisionworks/Condunet, a manufacturer of electric harnesses for vehicles and other equipment, located in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The company successfully completed an intensive audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.
Mar 12, 2020 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Fabrication Technologies Inc./IGM Solutions (FabTech-IGM) located in Libertyville, Ill. FabTech-IGM is a leader in contract manufacturing, engineering, fabrication and integration of electronic and metal products. Following the top down approach, a customer encouraged the company to seek the IPC certification to assist with their internal continuous improvement projects. FabTech-IGM successfully completed an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
Mar 08, 2020 | IPC announces the release of five newly revised standards covering several areas of the supply chain, IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies; IPC-2223E, Sectional Design Standard for Flexible/Rigid-Flexible Printed Boards; IPC-2591-Version 1.1, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX); IPC-1791A, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fabricator and Assembler Requirements; and IPC- 6012E, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards.
Mar 08, 2020 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded and renewed an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) to Taiwan Union Technology Corporation (TUC). TUC is an electronics materials manufacturing company headquartered in Jhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. TUC was the first manufacturer worldwide to gain QPL listing for copper-clad laminates and prepregs in February 2017. TUC successfully renewed and completed an intensive second audit based on IPC's foremost standard on base materials for laminates and prepregs: IPC 4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards.
Mar 08, 2020 | IPC invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit technical conference abstracts and course proposals for IPC APEX EXPO 2021 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will be held January 23-28, and the technical conference will take place January 26-28, 2021.
Mar 08, 2020 | From factory of the future advancements displayed on the show floor to expert insights conveyed in technical conference sessions and professional development courses, IPC APEX EXPO 2020 provided the education and networking connections that helped 8,516 visitors (attendee and exhibitor personnel) from 61 countries address today's business challenges and prepare for the future.
Mar 05, 2020 | IPC announced today the January 2020 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.05.
Feb 25, 2020 | Electronics manufacturers anticipate at least a five-week product shipment delay from suppliers due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey conducted by IPC, a global electronics manufacturing association. The group says shipping delays from China and other countries where the virus has spread are already having negative impacts on manufacturers.
Feb 18, 2020 | IPC invites innovators, technologists, materials suppliers, electrical engineers and academicians to submit technical conference abstracts for IPC E-TEXTILES 2020, to be held September 29-30, 2020 at the University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb 18, 2020 | IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on February 3 and 5 at IPC APEX EXPO 2020 at the San Diego Convention Center. The awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise through IPC committee service.
Feb 18, 2020 | IPC invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for the IPC Electronics Materials Forum – From Fabrication to Assembly – to be held June 18, 2020 in Raleigh, N.C., in conjunction with IPC SummerCom.
Feb 18, 2020 | Join us for High Reliability Forum as a presenter or instructor and share your expertise in electronics with high reliability requirements.
Feb 18, 2020 | Deadline extended to February 21, 2020
Feb 18, 2020 | In recognition of their leadership roles and support of IPC standards, education, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges, four of industry’s best and brightest were presented with an IPC Rising Star Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2020. Award recipients were Gaston Hidalgo, Kate Stees, Stephanie Rodgers, and Zhiman Chen.
Feb 18, 2020 | Michael Ford, Dale Lee, Joe O’Neil and S. Manian Ramkumar honored for their on-going leadership in IPC and the electronics industry
Feb 18, 2020 | Three IPC volunteers who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts, were presented with Dieter Bergman Fellowship awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2020. Mike Carano, Bhanu Sood and Udo Welzel were chosen as award recipients because they embody the work ethic and spirit of the late Dieter Bergman, a pioneer and industry icon. They will bestow Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship awards on the university or college of their choice.
Feb 18, 2020 | In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Steve Pudles, president and CEO, Zentech Manufacturing, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 4 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame award is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.
Feb 12, 2020 | IPC bestowed its highest corporate honors on two IPC member companies, TTM Technologies, Inc. and Continental Automotive. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO 2020, the Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award was presented to TTM Technologies, Inc. and the Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Continental Automotive.
Feb 10, 2020 | In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Steve Pudles, president and CEO, Zentech Manufacturing, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 4 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame award is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.
Feb 06, 2020 | The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented officer and member candidates for election at the 63rd IPC Annual Meeting on February 4, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2020 at the San Diego Convention Center. Officers serve a two-year term, while members serve a four-year term.
Feb 01, 2020 | IPC announced today the December2019findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.The book-to-bill ratiostands at1.09.
Feb 01, 2020 | IPC announces the addition of Matt Kelly as the association’s chief technologist.
Jan 29, 2020 | IPC announces the winners of the IPC APEX EXPO 2020 Innovation Awards, a celebration of the innovators who are changing the technological landscape of the electronics industry.
Jan 20, 2020 | The IPC APEX EXPO 2020 best technical conference papers in the domestic and international categories have been selected; the paper authors will receive their awards during the opening keynote session on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
Jan 20, 2020 | Exhibitor booth space at the 2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada is sold out.
Jan 16, 2020 | The following statement can be attributed to John Mitchell, President and CEO of IPC, the global association representing the electronics manufacturing industry:
Jan 16, 2020 | IPC Design will serve as the pre-eminent international professional network of board designers. At its core will be IPC Design Chapters, localized groups of professionals with board design responsibilities. Members of IPC Design Chapters will be organized around three key goals:
Jan 15, 2020 | The following statement can be attributed to Chris Mitchell, vice president of global government relations at IPC, the global association representing the electronics manufacturing industry:
Jan 08, 2020 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG. Sartorius is a leading international provider to the biopharmaceutical research and medical industry. Sartorius Electronics, a manufacturing arm of Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & KG (SLI), provides high-quality electronic subassemblies that are produced for end products used worldwide throughout the Sartorius Group. Since the 1990s, Sartorius Electronics has provided electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and has been supplying electronic subassemblies meeting the highest quality requirements. Sartorius Electronics is the first German company to successfully complete an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
Jan 07, 2020 | IPC-8921 establishes classifications and designations for woven and knitted e-textiles integrated with e-fibers, e-yarns and e-wires. It also standardizes key characteristics and durability testing for these materials as well as the industry test methods to be used to test against those characteristics.
Dec 24, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders in November were strong and continued to outpace last year. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.08.
Dec 21, 2019 | The following statement can be attributed to John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC, a global electronics industry association:
Dec 19, 2019 | In a win for U.S. taxpayers, defense readiness, and the electronics industry supply chain, the U.S. House and Senate are poised this week to approve a defense spending bill that includes $5 million for research and development on the issues surrounding lead-free electronics in mission-critical applications.
Dec 19, 2019 | IPC announces the release of IPC-8921, Requirements for Woven and Knitted Electronics Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Fibers, Conductive Yarns and/or Wires.
Dec 15, 2019 | The following statement can be attributed to John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO: “The electronics manufacturing industry welcomes the announcement that the U.S. and China have agreed to a "phase one" trade deal bolstering enforcement of China's intellectual property laws and rolling back or postponing retaliatory tariffs on thousands of goods traded between them.
Dec 10, 2019 | The following statement can be attributed to John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO: “We are pleased that leaders in the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico and key stakeholders, have reached consensus on USMCA. The agreement is a positive step for the electronics manufacturing industry and millions of U.S. workers and consumers. By prioritizing a modernized and strengthened trade relationship between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, all three nations can strengthen the region's supply chains, expand trade opportunities with partners abroad, and reinforce North America as a bastion of strength and stability in an uncertain world.
Dec 09, 2019 | Growth is slowing worldwide and the industry’s outlook is less optimistic than in previous quarters, although it is still generally positive, according to the results of IPC’s fourth-quarter 2019 Pulse of the Electronics Industry survey. Based on responses from 82 companies that make up a representative sample of the industry, global third-quarter 2019 sales growth, averaging 3.0 percent, was at its lowest level since the quarterly survey began in mid-2017. The sales growth the respondents predicted for the current quarter is down further, averaging 2.6 percent.
Dec 04, 2019 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces a leadership change within the IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF). At the end of the year, Colette Buscemi, senior director, IPCEF, will leave the Foundation and Charlene Gunter du Plessis, who currently serves as the Foundation’s director of strategic partnerships and programs, will transition into the role of senior director.
Dec 02, 2019 | In order to optimize processes and profitability, an effective business leader needs to carefully select the right areas for improvement and follow the best implementation path. Covering today’s most pressing challenges in manufacturing and the strategies to mitigate those challenges, senior-level decision makers from international EMS companies will engage in peer-to-peer discussion on opportunities to optimize efficiency, effectiveness and profitability at the EMS Executive Management Meeting on February 3 at IPC APEX EXPO 2020.
Nov 27, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders in October continued to outpace last year. The book-to-bill ratio rose to 1.11.
Nov 27, 2019 | New Spanish-language website provides an educational resource for a wider range of professionals in the cable and wire harness industry.
Nov 21, 2019 | IPC’s Hand Soldering World Championship was held November 14 at productronica 2019 in Munich, Germany. This global event included 17 competitors representing companies in France, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Japan, India, China and the Philippines.
Nov 18, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Alison James as senior director, Europe.
Nov 15, 2019 | IPC offers association health plan for employers in select states
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.