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

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IPC APEX EXPO 2019 – Where Technology’s Future Came Together

Feb 12, 2019 | From revolutionary advancements to expert insights, IPC APEX EXPO 2019 provided education, Buzz sessions, professional development courses and connections fostered in the technical conference, enabling 5,292 attendees from 56 countries prepare for the future. The 440 exhibitors welcomed a busy three days of business development and qualified sales leads on 150,400 net square feet of show floor space. IPC APEX EXPO attracted 9,796 total visitors including attendees and exhibitor personnel.

Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and the Electronics Industry

Feb 11, 2019 | IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on January 28 and January 30 at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 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.

Three Long-Time IPC Volunteers Receive IPC President’s Award Bhawnesh Mathur, Udo Welzel and Mark Wolfe honored for their on-going leadership in IPC and electronics industry

Feb 09, 2019 | In recognition of their significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC volunteers, Bhawnesh Mathur; Mark Wolfe, John Deere Electronic Solutions; and Udo Welzel, Robert Bosch GmbH, were presented with an IPC President’s Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2019.

IPC Crowns New Hand Soldering World Champion

Feb 06, 2019 | IPC’s hand soldering competition returned to the United States with the first-ever IPC Hand Soldering World Championship and Rework Competition, held at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 in San Diego, California. Contestants representing Britain, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand participated in the event.

IPC Launches Education Foundation to Strengthen Next Generation of Workers

Feb 04, 2019 | During its annual STEM Outreach program event at IPC APEX EXPO, IPC introduced the new IPC Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that will help students and the emerging workforce acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the electronics industry. The IPC Education Foundation focuses on strengthening and shaping the next generation of workers by preparing the talent pipeline, engaging the emerging workforce, improving the perception of the industry, and offering scholarships to deserving students.

IPC Elects New Members to IPC Board

Jan 31, 2019 | The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented five candidates for election at the IPC Annual Meeting on January 29, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center. The five candidates were elected as Board members and will serve a four-year term.

IPC’s Highest Honor, the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award, Presented to Leo Lambert, Long-time IPC Volunteer

Jan 30, 2019 | In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Leo Lambert, EPTAC Corporation, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, January 29 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC’s most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.

North American PCB Sales Growth Ends 2018 Up 8.7 Percent IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2018

Jan 30, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth bounced back in December and remained solid for the year. The book-to-bill ratio also strengthened in December and stands at 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2018 were up 7.7 percent compared to the same month last year. Shipment growth ended the year at 8.7 percent. Compared to the preceding month, December shipments increased 17.1 percent.

IPC’s Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee Vote Finalizes the Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) Standard

Jan 22, 2019 | IPC announces unanimous ballot approval of IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) by the 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee. The electronics industry now has an industry standard it can use to quickly and easily implement Industry 4.0 in its manufacturing operations. IPC plans to release this free and open standard to industry in the weeks ahead.

IPC Issues Call for Participation for IPC E-TEXTILES 2019

Jan 17, 2019 | IPC invites innovators, technologists, materials suppliers, electrical engineers and academicians to submit technical conference abstracts and educational course proposals for IPC E-TEXTILES 2019 to be held on Wednesday, September 11 in Philadelphia, Pa.

IPC EMS and PCB Statistical Programs for Members Now Open for 2019

Jan 14, 2019 | IPC’s statistical programs for the printed circuit board (PCB) and contract electronics manufacturing (EMS) industries in North America are now open to new participants for 2019. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is February 1. Participation is free to IPC-member companies as a benefit of membership.

IPC Welcomes New Technical Education Program Manager

Jan 14, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Brook Sandy-Smith as technical education program manager, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.

Five IPC APEX EXPO Exhibiting Companies Earn 2019 Innovation Awards Winners push boundaries of technology with innovative product submissions

Jan 12, 2019 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the winners of the IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Innovation Awards, a celebration of the innovators and forward thinkers who are changing the technological landscape of the electronics industry.

IPC and WHMA Sign Affiliation Agreement WHMA members to receive all IPC-member benefits

Jan 11, 2019 | Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA), a trade association representing the cable assembly and wire harness manufacturing industry supply chain, and IPC entered into an affiliation agreement. WHMA’s Board of Directors and membership determined that WHMA’s mission would more effectively be served by an affiliation with IPC which serves the global electronics industry supply chain, including the wire and cable industry vertical.

Executives to Address Pressing Manufacturing Challenges at EMS Executive Management Meetings at IPC APEX EXPO 2019

Jan 03, 2019 | To survive and thrive in today’s marketplace, a company needs to be as flexible as it is quick. And to excel, companies must be able to overcome both existing and new market challenges. Covering today’s current marketplace challenges and the strategies to mitigate those challenges, senior-level decision makers from international EMS companies will discuss strategies and initiatives for achieving and sustaining business success at the EMS Executive Management Meeting on January 28 at IPC APEX EXPO 2019.

IPC Announces the Student Soldering Hands-on Experience at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 IPC’s new Education Foundation increases involvement in STEM programs

Dec 19, 2018 | Following a successful STEM Outreach program introduced at IPC APEX EXPO 2018, IPC will build on last year’s program for high school students by introducing a hands-on soldering experience to students from the San Diego, Calif. region at IPC APEX EXPO 2019.

IPC Commends Passage of FIRST STEP Act

Dec 19, 2018 | John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s vote this week to enact a criminal justice reform bill called the FIRST STEP Act.

Best Technical Paper at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Selected

Dec 18, 2018 | The best technical conference paper of IPC APEX EXPO® 2019 has been selected. Voted on through a ballot process by members of the IPC APEX EXPO Technical Program Committee, the paper authors will receive their awards during the opening keynote session on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

The Smart Factory is Becoming a Reality as IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Hosts Two Live Production Lines Collaboration between IPC CFX and HERMES Standards to be highlighted

Dec 11, 2018 | Creating the next generation of digital Industry 4.0 technology standards, IPC will again take a major step forward at IPC APEX EXPO 2019, featuring two live production lines, at which visitors can see and experience achievements made in digital standards development over the past year.

Award-winning Entrepreneur in Women’s Leadership, Dr. Cortney Baker, to Keynote Women in Electronics Reception at IPC APEX EXPO 2019

Nov 28, 2018 | Dr. Cortney Baker, nationally recognized authority on women in leadership, will speak at the IPC APEX EXPO Women in Electronics reception on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards Honor Outstanding Products and Services for the Electronics Industry

Nov 21, 2018 | Members and exhibitors at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2019 will have the opportunity to promote their new ideas in electronics by competing for the IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Innovation Awards, awards that recognize outstanding products and services for the electronics industry.

Executive Forum at IPC APEX EXPO Focuses on Advancing Automotive Electronics

Nov 14, 2018 | Senior-level executives from across the global electronics industry supply chain will gather to discuss challenges and opportunities of the burgeoning and rapidly changing automotive electronics industry during the IPC Executive Forum on Advancing Automotive Electronics at IPC APEX EXPO 2019. Presented by IPC’s Hall of Fame Council on January 28, the forum will focus on automotive electronics costs, reliability and programs from concept to production.

IPC/SMTA Hi-Rel Conference to Feature Cleaning/Coating Test & Design Considerations

Nov 04, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

In White House Event, IPC Unveils Pledge to Create 1 Million Skilled Workforce Opportunities

Nov 01, 2018 | Leaders of the U.S. electronics industry today unveiled the IPC Workforce Champions program and pledged to create at least 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities over the next five years.

World PCB Production’s High Growth in 2017 Detailed in New IPC Report

Oct 30, 2018 | IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2017, published last week, shows how the global PCB industry achieved an estimated 13.9 percent real growth in 2017 – the fastest growth since the recovery year of 2010 – and what the industry’s global footprint looks like today. The report provides current estimates of PCB production value by country, region and product category, with commentary about industry trends and historical data.

IPC & SMTA Hi-Rel Conference to Feature Session on Conformal Coating Advancements

Oct 25, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Educational Programs Offer Future-focused Courses, Sessions and Research

Oct 23, 2018 | Changing technologies that are driving the electronics industry will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO 2019 technical conference and professional development sessions, which will take place January 26-31 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.

Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and the Electronics Industry Nearly 100 Awards Presented at Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings

Oct 20, 2018 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on October 15 at IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings in Rosemont, Ill. The awards were presented to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the industry by lending their time and expertise in the development of electronics manufacturing standards.

IPC Announces 2019 Standards Committee Meeting Schedule

Oct 18, 2018 | Because IPC APEX EXPO will be held in January for the next five years, IPC will move its standards development committee meetings normally scheduled in Fall to June in 2019. This decision follows a survey of the standards committees where respondents indicated they would prefer to hold in-person standards development meetings in the summer months to have ample time to work on documents. IPC previously hosted its Fall Committee Standards Development meetings in conjunction with SMTA International (SMTAI).

IPC & SMTA Announce Session 2 of High-Rel Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference

Oct 18, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

AirBorn Inc. Earns IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML)

Oct 17, 2018 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 3, to AirBorn Inc. for its two locations, one in Georgetown, Texas and the other, in Lake City, Pa. Following an initial audit by IPC, AirBorn Inc. becomes one of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing (QML) based on one of IPC's foremost standards: IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.

IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference.

Oct 11, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

IPC Launches IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council Council works to implement transportation industry standards for electrical and electronic systems

Oct 09, 2018 | On September 25, representatives from prominent automotive and rail original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers met in Frankfurt, Germany to launch the IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council (ITERC). The inaugural group included key technologists with core expertise in electronic hardware development, manufacturing technology, PCB design, quality, and environmental reliability. The council was partly developed in response to positive encouragement from IPC members and automotive industry leaders, who had attended IPC’s debut Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum in Nuremberg earlier this year in June.

IPC Commends White House for Detailed Assessment of Nation’s Defense Industrial Base Statement from John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO

Oct 07, 2018 | On behalf of the electronics industry, I commend the White House for the release today of a sweeping and detailed assessment of the nation’s defense industrial base. The report reflects more than a year of painstaking data collection, sector by sector analysis, and industry engagement.

North American PCB Industry Growth Cycle Continues

Oct 02, 2018 | IPC announced today the August 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth continued for industry sales and orders. The book-to-bill ratio for August held steady at 1.05.

Note: The January 2018-March 2018 ratios have been revised since their original publication due to updated data from statistical program participants.
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North American PCB Industry Growth Cycle Continues IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for August 2018

Oct 01, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth continued for industry sales and orders. The book-to-bill ratio for August held steady at 1.05.

Day 1 of IPC-SMTA Conference to Feature Cleaning & Conformal Coating Workshops

Sep 27, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, IL. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

Two Converging Industries – Electronics and Textiles – Merge for a Successful First-ever IPC E-Textiles Event

Sep 26, 2018 | On September 13, representatives from the e-textiles ecosystem, including product innovators, material suppliers, electrical engineers and academia, came together for IPC E-Textiles 2018, a first-time e-textiles event for IPC. The workshop was developed by leaders from the e-textiles supply chain, who approached IPC to host a collaborative educational event for two converging industries—textiles and electronics.

IPC & SMTA to Host Hi-Rel Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference

Sep 23, 2018 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 13-15, 2018 at Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference is focused on the cleanliness of highly dense electronic assemblies to achieve quality and reliability within the stated in-field environment.

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Returns to What’s New in Electronics Live 2018

Sep 19, 2018 | IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition returns to the United Kingdom and What’s New in Electronics Live on September 25-26, 2018. This year, the competition will be run in association with Advanced Rework Technology Ltd.

IPC Renews Concern Over Third Round of U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Sep 18, 2018 | John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. government to impose additional tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the third such list announced this year.

IPC and i4.0 Today to Host i4.0 Connect Forum

Sep 17, 2018 | Sixty-six percent of manufacturing companies say that their leadership does not have a clear vision for the digital future. As manufacturing moves toward the Smart Factory and Industry 4.0, IPC and i4.0 Today will offer members of the electronics industry an opportunity to learn about the technology and future surrounding Industry 4.0 with a two-day i4.0 Connect Forum, to take place in Silicon Valley, Calif., November 6-7.

IPC Offers Certification for Electronics Program Management

Sep 13, 2018 | In direct response to requests from industry to provide training and certification in various aspects of the electronics industry, IPC is introducing its newest certification course, the IPC Certified Electronics Program Manager (CEPM) Training and Certification. CEPM is a six-week, online, instructor-led course providing all aspects of program management specific to the electronics industry.

New IPC Report Assesses Growth Potential in North American EMS Industry 2018 Annual Report and Forecast for the North American EMS Industry Released

Sep 09, 2018 | The North American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry has an $81 billion served available market with great potential for further growth, according to IPC’s 2018 Annual Report and Forecast for the North American EMS Industry, published this week. An analysis of the market indicates that the North American EMS industry has penetrated only about 28 percent of the total available market based on what OEMs in the region could outsource. Forecasts contributed by New Venture Research predict steady growth for the EMS industry through 2022, both globally and in North America.

North American PCB Industry Growth Continues - IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for July 2018

Sep 03, 2018 | IPC announced today the July 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth continued for industry sales and orders. The book-to-bill ratio for July held steady at 1.05.

Note: The January 2018-March 2018 ratios have been revised since their original publication due to updated data from statistical program participants.

IPC Issues Call for Papers for Third Annual IPC High Reliability Forum

Aug 29, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC High Reliability Forum to be held May 14–16, 2019 in Hanover (Baltimore), Md.

IPC and SMTA to Present High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Event will cover technological developments in all areas of cleaning and conformal coating

Aug 28, 2018 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® in partnership with Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) will host the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, November 13–15, at the Chicago Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. The 2018 conference will focus on electronics assembly and the influence of cleanliness and coating on producing reliable hardware.

IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Opening Keynote Speaker JB Straubel to Highlight Tesla’s Success in Disrupting and Accelerating Innovation

Aug 26, 2018 | Each year, IPC APEX EXPO features industry’s most dynamic, innovative minds to deliver keynote presentations that are both educational and entertaining. IPC APEX EXPO 2019 will feature JB Straubel, chief technical officer (CTO) and co-founder of electric vehicle maker Tesla, Inc. Straubel will present “Accelerating and Disrupting Innovation: The Tesla Story” on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

IPC E-Textiles Committee Releases White Paper on Washability of E-Textiles Complimentary copies will be given to IPC-E-Textiles 2018 attendees

Aug 16, 2018 | IPC’s D-70 E-Textiles Committee has released IPC WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market. This white paper provides insights from a team of researchers on e-textiles washability testing parameters and initial results from those tests. The D-70 committee plans for IPC-WP-024 to be the first in a series of papers from industry.

President Trump to Sign Legislation on Monday to Focus Leadership and Resources on Defense Electronics

Aug 12, 2018 | U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation on Monday that will bring greater focus and long-term leadership to the government’s interests in military electronics.

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