Jul 18, 2019 | KYZEN will exhibit at the SMTA Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Misión Grand Juriquilla in Queretaro, Mexico. KYZEN cleaning experts will offer one-on-one cleaning assessments and discuss the new AQUANOX® A4727 Next Generation Aqueous Assembly Cleaner.
Jun 30, 2019 | In recognition of his ongoing leadership in developing and promoting IPC standards on a global basis, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed a Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award upon David Adams, Collins Aerospace, at IPC SummerCom on June 17.
Jun 26, 2019 | The electronics industry supports many of the U.S. EPA’s proposed changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements and will continue to work with the agency to protect human health and the environment while streamlining reporting requirements.
Jun 26, 2019 | IPC presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on Monday, June 17 at IPC’s SummerCom Standards Development Committee Meetings in Raleigh, N.C. 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.
Jun 26, 2019 | IPC’s Emerging Engineer program provides professionals early in their careers an opportunity to learn from industry mentors about IPC Standards development, and to obtain education and training for professional development. IPC is now actively seeking applications for engineers and mentors for the 2020 Emerging Engineer program.
Jun 26, 2019 | IPC is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for approving a measure that would promote research and development into the performance of lead-free electronics in high-reliability sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, and medical equipment.
Jun 09, 2019 | IPC, the global trade association for the electronics industry, supports the Trump administration’s efforts to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA) but believes the imposition of new tariffs on Mexican imports to address immigration issues at the U.S.-Mexico border will harm U.S. electronics companies and their customers.
Jun 02, 2019 | IPC, the global trade association for the electronics industry, supports the Trump administration’s efforts to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA) but believes the imposition of new tariffs on Mexican imports to address immigration issues at the U.S.-Mexico border will harm U.S. electronics companies and their customers.
Jun 02, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the April 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth in April was positive for sales and orders, and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.02.
Jun 02, 2019 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 2, to MarVac Assemblies, a value-added division of Marsh Electronics, Inc., located in Milwaukee, Wis. Following an initial audit by IPC, MarVac Assemblies becomes one of the IPC 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.
May 27, 2019 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 Qualified Manufacturers Listings (QML) Class 3 and IPC J-STD-001 Space QML, to Tempo Automation for its location in San Francisco, Calif.
May 27, 2019 | Top executives from electronics companies across the United States are in Washington, D.C., this week to endorse the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and call on the Trump Administration and Congress to support policies that will drive advanced manufacturing.
May 15, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Michael Stone as senior director of sales to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.As IPC’s senior director of sales, Stone is responsible for managing IPC’s sales efforts and growth goals. Essential functions of his role include planning, reporting, sales process optimization, sales training, sales program implementation, and recruiting and selection of IPC’s sales team talent.
May 05, 2019 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a conference series on “Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements” in Boston, the Chicago area and San Jose on June 3, 5, and 7, respectively. The series will feature well-known United Kingdom (UK) regulators Carl Magness, product safety enforcement team leader, and Paul Tennant, product safety enforcement manager, both within the UK Office of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Giuseppina Luvara, a policy officer within the European Commission’s Directorate General of Environment.
Apr 30, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth in March was strong for sales but slipped into negative territory for orders, while the book-to-bill ratio retreated to parity at 1.00.
Apr 24, 2019 | The IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) and the IPC Board of Directors approved by vote, the introduction of a Qualified Products List (QPL) requirement within IPC-4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. The intent of the new requirement is to enhance supply chain verification of materials specification sheets, minimize nonverified submissions of specification sheets and give support to the committee evaluations of the new materials specification sheets.
Apr 24, 2019 | The 2019 Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly, one of IPC’s most popular annual studies, is currently underway. The survey is online and available in both English and Mandarin Chinese. The deadline for participation is May 17.
Apr 23, 2019 | IPC announces the release of IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX). The electronics industry now has an industry standard available to all companies in the industry, regardless of size or location which can be used to quickly and easily implement “Industry 4.0” and “smart factory” applications to their manufacturing operations.
Apr 23, 2019 | Responding to industry demand and member feedback, IPC created a new certification for company subject matter experts on IPC Standards. Companies need staff that understand IPC Standards at a deep level. The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) will possess a high level of expertise and serve as an in-house expert on IPC Standards. A CSE is not required to train, unlike a Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) who is required to train to maintain their certification.
Apr 15, 2019 | First-quarter 2019 results from IPC’s Pulse of the Electronics Industry global data service shows an electronics industry that is still riding the crest of the current growth cycle, despite cooling enthusiasm in some regions and industry segments.
Apr 14, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Kelly Scanlon, DrPH, CIH, as director of environment, health & safety (EHS) policy and research to its staff at IPC’s offices in Washington, D.C.
Apr 14, 2019 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit presentation topics and descriptions for IPC Electronics Materials Forum, a new technical conference focusing on developments in materials and processes associated with electronics assembly and manufacturing. The conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minn., November 5-7, 2019.
Mar 31, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders both experienced solid year-over-year growth in February and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.06. Based on revised data from the industry, January business results made a much stronger showing than originally reported.
Mar 25, 2019 | IPC’s High Reliability Forum and Microvia Summit, a three-day technical conference to be held in Hanover, Md., May 14-16, will focus on electronics for mil-aero, automotive, and long-life applications.
Mar 21, 2019 | Employment in the European electronics sector is expected to grow according to a new study by Oxford Economics released today by IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Such a trend would exacerbate issues created by an existing shortage of skilled workers according to our members.
Mar 18, 2019 | KYZEN will exhibit at the SMTA Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Boise State University in Boise, ID. KYZEN representatives will discuss the new AQUANOX A4727 Next Generation Aqueous Assembly Cleaner.
Mar 18, 2019 | IPC’s popular standards, J-STD-001, recognized globally for its criteria on soldering processes and materials, and IPC-A-610, the most widely used electronics assembly acceptance document, complement each other when used together. IPC offers a new technical education course, Process and Acceptability Requirements: Utilizing J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Together, to provide instruction on how best to use these documents jointly.
Mar 13, 2019 | U.S. export control rules have changed significantly in the last decade, and more change is expected over the next few years as policymakers tackle the treatment of emerging and foundational technologies and respond to geopolitical developments.
Mar 10, 2019 | The proliferation of tighter microvia densities and signal integrity requirements in printed boards within the electronics industry has revealed reliability concerns with microvia structures in high performance products. A number of IPC OEM member companies have approached IPC with examples of microvia failures in high-profile hardware that were not observed until after bare printed board fabrication, inspection and acceptance, including:
Mar 05, 2019 | Lead, Educate and Connect - these three words gives the perfect insight into this year’s Wire Harness Conference. Starting with a record high of 50 attendees joining the “First Timers Session” that was led by representatives of WHMA’s Board of Directors; this meeting was to educate the participants on the association and conference, discuss industry topics, and introduce and connect the First Timers with other members throughout the conference.
Mar 05, 2019 | The IPC Education Foundation was formally launched during IPC APEX EXPO 2019. As part of that launch, the Foundation committed to starting scholarship programs to raise awareness and reward educators and students that have interest in the electronics industry and the engineering disciplines. On March 4, 2019, the first two of these scholarship programs were opened to eligible participants.
Mar 03, 2019 | IPC’s statistical programs for the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), assembly equipment and solder industries are now open to new participants for 2019. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is April 1. Participating companies receive quarterly market data at no cost. Participation is free to IPC-member companies as a benefit of membership.
Mar 03, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders both dropped sharply in January, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.06.
Mar 03, 2019 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites innovators, technologists, materials suppliers, electrical engineers and academicians to submit technical conference abstracts and educational course proposals for IPC E-TEXTILES Europe 2019 to be held on November 12, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
Mar 03, 2019 | During IPC APEX EXPO 2019, the IPC Education Foundation launched six IPC student chapters at: Auburn, North Carolina State, Sacramento State, Central Carolina Community College, Gwinnett Technical College, and Michigan Technical University. The student chapters at North Carolina State, Central Carolina Community College and Michigan Technical University provide examples of how industry can partner with education institutions to prepare engineering students with knowledge specific to the electronics industry.
Feb 26, 2019 | Representing the views of more than 2,500 U.S. companies engaged in the global electronics industry, and their nearly 1 million workers, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, is joining the new USMCA Coalition. which is being launched today in Washington by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Feb 25, 2019 | With a mission to show the world the altruistic works of companies in the electronics industry, IPC announces the launch of the Electronics for a Better World | IPC Cares initiative. A global effort being scheduled during IPC Founders Week, June 9-15, Electronics for a Better World | IPC Cares will shine a spotlight on the charitable efforts of the electronics industry and will recognize the activities of each participating member company through IPC’s social media platforms.
Feb 23, 2019 | With a mission to show the world the altruistic works of companies in the electronics industry, IPC announces the launch of the Electronics for a Better World | IPC Cares initiative. A global effort being scheduled during IPC Founders Week, June 9-15, Electronics for a Better World | IPC Cares will shine a spotlight on the charitable efforts of the electronics industry and will recognize the activities of each participating member company through IPC’s social media platforms.
Feb 19, 2019 | PCB Technology Trends 2018, a new global study published by IPC is now available. The survey-based study shows how printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers are meeting today’s technology demands and looks at the changes expected by 2023 that will affect the whole industry.
Feb 18, 2019 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2020 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will take place February 2, 3 and 6, 2020 and the technical conference will take place February 4–6, 2020.
Feb 18, 2019 | IPC Validation Services has introduced a new Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) program, the IPC-1791, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fabricator and Assembler Requirements QML, to address gaps in current electronics industry trusted supplier accreditation programs. This program provides the electronics industry with a competitive network of “trusted suppliers” to ensure a high level of integrity in the entire PCB assembly supply chain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.