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Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

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

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

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  • Phone 847-615-7100
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IPC’s U.S. Skills Gap Study Reveals Skills and Qualifications in Short Supply

Apr 27, 2017 | In response to mounting concern about the shortage of U.S. workers with skills needed by electronics manufacturers, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® conducted a “fast-facts” study to learn more about the skills gap as it affects U.S. electronics assembly manufacturers. The results, published last week within Findings on the Skills Gap in U.S. Electronics Manufacturing, indicate that most companies are having a hard time recruiting qualified production workers, and an even harder time finding qualified engineers and other technical professionals.

Congresswoman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with IPC Member-company, TTM Technologies

Apr 22, 2017 | Executives and staff at an IPC-member facility held a town hall discussion with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) on the federal policy issues facing the advanced manufacturing industry. Rep. Lofgren took a tour of TTM Technologies, Inc. ("TTM") in San Jose, getting a first-hand look at the high-tech work being done in TTM’s facility.

Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Staff at IPC Member-company, VirTex

Apr 13, 2017 | Executives and staff at an IPC-member facility held a town hall discussion with Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) on the federal policy issues facing the advanced manufacturing industry. McCaul took a tour of VirTex, getting a first-hand look at the work taking place in its Austin, Texas facility.

SEC Suspends Enforcement of Conflict Minerals Rule, Cites IPC Comments Statement from John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO

Apr 11, 2017 | Federal policy on conflict minerals continues to move in the right direction, due in part to the persistent educational and advocacy efforts of organizations like IPC.

IPC Membership in Europe Grows to More than 600 Company Sites Brussels office provides full suite of IPC products and services

Apr 11, 2017 | IPC membership in Europe has grown to an all-time high in 2017 with more than 600 member sites in 34 European countries. Last March, IPC opened an office in Brussels which delivers the full suite of IPC products and services, including member support, standards development activities, educational opportunities, public policy advocacy and more to all members in Europe. Brussels office staff are available to support IPC members in Europe in the major local languages and in their local time zone.

IPC Supports EU Council Formal Approval of Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

Apr 04, 2017 | On April 3, 2017, the European Union (EU) Council voted to adopt a regulation regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zones. Approval by the EU Council is the end of the formal legislative process and the regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament in March, will take effect in 2021.

IPC Announces Growing Industry Support for the Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) Initiative

Mar 31, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is proud to announce the growing involvement of the Connected Factory Exchange (CFX). The 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee is comprised of representatives of the electronic industry’s leading manufacturers, machine, device, sensor and software companies.

North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

Mar 31, 2017 | IPC announced today the February 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Strong bookings growth pushed the PCB book-to-bill ratio up to 1.04.

IPC Membership Reaches Significant Milestone IPC membership is now more than 4,000 member-sites strong

Mar 27, 2017 | IPC worldwide membership has climbed to an all-time high in 2017 with more than 4,000 member sites in 79 countries as companies in the electronics manufacturing industry continue to acknowledge the strong value of IPC’s product and service offerings. Fueled by double digit percentage growth across Asia, IPC Asia Pacific has nearly 1,000 members and buoyed by IPC’s new office in Brussels, IPC’s member count in Europe has reached 600.

IPC Announces Honorees of Government IMPACT Award

Mar 23, 2017 | Top executives from leading electronics companies across the United States – all members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® – will call on the Trump Administration and Congress to support policies that drive advanced manufacturing on May 1-3 for IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017.

IPC Global Marketplace Delivers Intelligent Search Technology

Mar 14, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the launch of its global marketplace. IPC Global Marketplace replaces the former IPC Products and Services Index (PSI). Available on IPC’s website, www.ipc.org or directly through ipcglobalmarketplace.com, this innovative buyer’s guide enables electronics industry professionals to easily locate the products and services they need to effectively run their business.

IPC Hand Soldering Competition to Heat Up SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017

Mar 09, 2017 | IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017 will see skilled competitors go soldering iron to soldering iron, May 16-18, as they compete for cash prizes and a coveted spot at the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship located in Munich, Germany, this November.

Electronics Industry Leaders to Gather in DC in May to Advocate for Pro-Business Policies

Mar 07, 2017 | Top executives from leading electronics companies across the United States will be calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to support policies to drive advanced manufacturing, when they gather in Washington, D.C. on May 1-3 for IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017.

IPC Issues Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Mar 06, 2017 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO® 2018 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will take place February 25, 26 and March 1, 2018 and the technical conference will take place February 27–March 1, 2018.

Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits, Earns Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award Award honors IPC members who have exhibited ongoing leadership

Mar 06, 2017 | In recognition of his ongoing leadership in developing and promoting IPC standards on a global basis, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award upon Gary Ferrari, FTG Circuits.

IPC Volunteers Honored for Contributions to Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO

Mar 01, 2017 | IPC presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service and Special Recognition Awards at IPC APEX EXPO® 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.

Electronics Industry Experiences Technology’s Turning Point at IPC APEX EXPO 2017

Mar 01, 2017 | From revolutionary advancements displayed on the show floor to expert insights conveyed in technical conference sessions and professional development courses, IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 provided the learning and connections that helped 4,169 attendees from 39 countries prepare for the future. The 449 exhibitors welcomed a busy three days of business development and qualified sales leads on 149,600 square feet of show floor space. IPC APEX EXPO attracted 8,446 total visitors including attendees and exhibitor personnel.

IPC Volunteers Honored for Contributions to Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO

Feb 28, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service and Special Recognition Awards at IPC APEX EXPO® 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.

IPC Bestows Debbie Wade, Advanced Rework Technology, with President’s Award

Feb 28, 2017 | In recognition of her significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC volunteer, Debbie Wade, Advanced Rework Technology, was presented with an IPC President’s Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2017.

IPC Honors Uyemura International Corp. and Honeywell with Corporate Recognition Awards

Feb 23, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed its highest corporate honors upon two member companies, Uyemura International Corp. and Honeywell. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO® the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Uyemura and the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Honeywell.

Long-time IPC Volunteer, Doug Pauls Inducted into IPC Hall of Fame

Feb 16, 2017 | In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Doug Pauls, principal materials and process engineer, Rockwell Collins, was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Presented at IPC APEX EXPO® on Tuesday, February 14 at the San Diego Convention Center, the IPC Hall of Fame Award represents IPC's highest level of volunteer recognition.

IPC Elects New Board Member

Feb 16, 2017 | The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented one candidate for election at the IPC Annual Meeting on February 14, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Best Technical Paper at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Selected

Feb 07, 2017 | The best technical conference paper of IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 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, February 14.

Pana-Pacific Earns IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Feb 06, 2017 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Pana-Pacific, an electronic parts supplier to the commercial vehicle industry. Following an initial audit by IPC, Pana-Pacific becomes one of the trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing based on IPC's foremost standard: IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.

IPC Invites Member-Company Executives to Help Build “Pulse-of-the-Industry” Data Service

Feb 03, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced plans to develop a new statistical service designed to give members timely insight on the state of the electronics industry. IPC member-company executives are invited to help build this program by participating in an organizational meeting at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego on Thursday, February 16.

North American PCB Sales Enjoyed Solid Growth in December

Feb 02, 2017 | IPC announced today the December 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in December was solid while the PCB book-to-bill ratio slipped to 0.98.

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell to Serve on the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations Board of Directors

Jan 29, 2017 | IPC President and CEO John Mitchell has been elected to serve on the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Board of Directors.

IPC North American EMS and PCB Statistical Programs Open

Jan 21, 2017 | IPC’s North America statistical programs for the rigid PCB, flexible circuit and contract electronics manufacturing (EMS) industries are now open to new participants for 2017. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is February 3. Participation is free to IPC-member companies as a benefit of membership.

Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jan 17, 2017 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML), meeting Class 3 requirements, to Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zentech Manufacturing. Following an initial audit by IPC, Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC joins Zentech as one of the less than ten U.S. trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing 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.

Newly Elected Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Bay Area Manufacturers

Dec 27, 2016 | Executives and staff at a San Francisco Bay Area manufacturing facility held a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) on the federal policy issues facing the manufacturing industry under the Trump Administration. Rep. Khanna took a tour of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. (“TTM”), getting a first-hand look at the work taking place in its Santa Clara, California facility.

Experience Technology’s Turning Point Through IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Free Networking Opportunities

Dec 20, 2016 | IPC APEX EXPO 2017 attendees can network with industry colleagues, make new connections, and interact with more than 450 exhibitors in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center, February 14–16.

DFI Inc. First EMS Company in Taiwan to Earn Certification of IPC Qualified Manufacturer Listing (QML)

Dec 18, 2016 | IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing(QML) to DFI Inc., a supplier of Industrial computer embedded solutions based in Taipei, Taiwan. To earn the QML, DFI Inc. 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.

Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee Makes Significant Progress on Machine Data Interface Standard

Dec 18, 2016 | Representatives of industry’s leading manufacturers, machine, device, sensor and software companies that comprise IPC’s 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee have made significant strides in developing a machine data interface standard, “Connected Factory Exchange or CFX” that would enable manufacturers, equipment, device and software suppliers to achieve Industry 4.0 benefits.

IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Reports Growth in Military/Aerospace Market

Dec 06, 2016 | Printed circuit boards (PCBs) for military and aerospace applications remain the largest vertical market segment for PCB manufacturers in North America, representing about one-third of the market. And it is the only vertical market segment expected to grow in 2016 as a share of the North American market, according to IPC's 2016 Analysis and Forecast for the North American PCB Industry.

North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Climbs to 1.08

Nov 30, 2016 | IPC announced today the October 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio continued to strengthen, climbing to 1.08, while sales and orders were both down in October.

PCB Executive Forum Focuses on Critical Issues Senior-level executives to meet at IPC APEX EXPO

Nov 17, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the new PCB Executive Forum Presented by IPC Hall of Fame. This is a learning and networking forum for senior-level executives of PCB organizations, fabricators, and their suppliers. The forum will take place February 13 at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, Calif.

Turn Inspiration into Innovation through IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Educational Programs

Nov 15, 2016 | The latest technical research, industry best practices, trending topics, ground-breaking technologies and forward thinking innovations will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 technical conference and professional development courses, which will take place February 11–16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.

IPC Releases New Online Training Course, IPC Essentials

Nov 09, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces a new online training course, IPC Essentials, designed to enhance knowledge of IPC standards, the standards development process and how standards can be used on the factory floor. The course is now available on IPC’s online learning platform, IPC EDGE and was developed for new factory floor personnel as well as operators seeking certified IPC specialist (CIS) status.

IPC Issues Statement on the 2016 Election Results

Nov 09, 2016 | John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC, issued the following statement on the United States’ election results.

ISC Engineering, LLC Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620

Nov 07, 2016 | IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to ISC Engineering, LLC’s Chino, California. facility.

Session 4 of IPC & SMTA's Conference to Focus on Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings

Oct 20, 2016 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion IPC World PCB Production Report Released

Oct 20, 2016 | The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

Mayim Bialik Chosen as Opening Keynote at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Industry votes to hear from actress and neuroscientist

Oct 20, 2016 | Actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, has been selected through a vote of electronics industry professionals to present the opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in San Diego.

IPC Announces New ESD Control Certification Courses on IPC EDGE

Oct 16, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is announcing an ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Control certification course for electronics assembly trainers and operators. The courses and certifications will be delivered on the IPC learning management system, IPC EDGE. Together with the EOS/ESD Association, Inc., IPC has developed these standardized ESD training and certification courses for the electronics industry to train operators and trainers on ESD controls and best practices. This online ESD Certification Program allows users to validate their knowledge and skills by passing an exam on ESD principles. For trainers, the ESD certification course was developed with an advanced training program to train instructors, thereby providing the necessary knowledge to help develop an effective ESD training program.

IPC & SMTA’s High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference’s Session 4 to Focus on Customer Cleaning Challenges/Needs

Oct 13, 2016 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

IPC Celebrates 5th Annual Manufacturing Day

Oct 09, 2016 | IPC is proud to celebrate today’s 5th annual Manufacturing Day, alongside a group of industry sponsors and co-producers. On this day, manufacturers around the country are joining in a unified effort to highlight current innovations in the electronics industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

Day 3 Keynote to Address Paths to Medical Device Cleanliness

Oct 06, 2016 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, IL. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and the Electronics Industry Seventy-Five Awards Presented at Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings

Sep 29, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on September 26 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 and SMTA to Present High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference

Sep 29, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® in partnership with Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) will host High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, October 25–27, at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill. The 2016 conference will focus on electronics assembly and the influence of cleanliness and coating on producing reliable hardware.

Third Session of the High-Rel Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference to Focus on Conformal Coating for Class 2 and 3 Electronic Assemblies

Sep 29, 2016 | Industry-leading associations IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place October 25-27, 2016 at Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is focused on best practices for designing, cleaning and coating highly dense electronic assemblies to assure reliability in today’s mobile society.

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Company Information:

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

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

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

  • Phone 847-615-7100
  • Fax 847-615-7105

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) website

Company Postings:

(3) products in the catalog

(4) upcoming events

(2) technical library articles

(832) news releases

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