Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

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

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APEX EXPO 2018 - Succed At The Velocity Of Technology

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...

Education/Training

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. ...

Education/Training

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...

Education/Training

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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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New IPC Studies Show World PCB Market Up in 2016 as North American Market Shrinkage Slows World PCB Production and Annual North American PCB Industry Reports Released

Sep 20, 2017 | World printed circuit board (PCB) production reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2 percent in real terms, while North American PCB production decreased a mere 0.1 percent, according to IPC’s newly published World PCB Production Report for the Year 2016. The North American PCB market also continued its downward trend, but at a slowing rate of just -1.7 percent in 2016, based on data published this week in IPC’s 2017 Annual Report on the North American PCB Industry.

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Submit Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 in San Diego

Sep 19, 2017 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites researchers, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations at IPC APEX EXPO®, the industry’s premier conference and exhibition for printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. Poster presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and will be displayed throughout the event, offering additional visibility.

Excel Electronics, Inc. Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Sep 18, 2017 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 2, to Excel Electronics, Inc. Following an initial audit by IPC, Excel Electronics, Inc. becomes one of the trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing (QML) 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.

IPC Disappointed by Failure of Negotiated Rulemaking Aimed at Encouraging Recycling of Manufacturing Byproducts

Sep 18, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is disappointed by the failure of a federal advisory committee to reach agreement on a plan to encourage recycling of manufacturing byproducts.

IPC Joins Industry Coalition in Support of U.S. EPA in Litigation over Chemical Safety Act

Sep 12, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is joining with a broad coalition of industry groups in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) implementation of a new chemical safety law.

IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Opening Keynote from Jared Cohen Will Highlight Technology’s Game Changers

Sep 11, 2017 | 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 2018 will feature Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas at Google and now CEO of Jigsaw (its successor arm with Alphabet Inc.), former advisor to two U.S. Secretaries of State, author and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Cohen will present “Game Changers: Technology and the Next Big Disruptions” on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Wage and Salary Survey Deadline for North American Electronics Assembly Industry Extended to September 29

Sep 07, 2017 | IPC's biennial Wage Rate and Salary Survey for the North American Electronics Assembly Industry is open and the deadline has been extended until September 29. The 2017 study covers 40 hourly and salaried positions in electronics assembly companies North America, including OEMs and contract manufacturers. It is intended for executive management and HR professionals who can provide data on a range of positions and policies.

IPC Praises Federal Court Decision to End Overtime Rule

Sep 07, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on a recent federal court decision to nullify the U.S. Department of Labor’s expanded overtime rules.

Grupo Mirgor First Company in South America to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-J-STD-001/610 Recognized as IPC-Trusted Source and QML-Listed

Sep 06, 2017 | IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC-J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML), in South America, to Grupo Mirgor, Rio Grande, Argentina.

North American PCB Orders Up, Sales Down, Raising Book-to-Bill Ratio

Sep 03, 2017 | IPC announced today the July 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-on-year growth in orders and negative growth in sales continued, driving the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.09 in July.

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