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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 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.

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Submit Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2017 in San Diego

Sep 22, 2016 | 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 15, 2017, and will be displayed throughout the event, offering additional visibility.

IPC & SMTA Joint Conference’s Session 2 to Focus on Cleaning Materials, Machines, Rinsing and Process Control

Sep 22, 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.

IPC Announces Flexible Hybrid Printed Electronics Pavilion at IPC APEX EXPO 2017

Sep 20, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, has announced that a new pavilion focusing on flexible hybrid printed electronics will debut at IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 in San Diego. IPC APEX EXPO is excited to have a dedicated area to promote flexible hybrid printed electronics and support this growing technology.

IPC & SMTA’s High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference Continues with a Presentation Dedicated to Reliability & Ruggedness

Sep 15, 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 Presents Technical Education Course: PCB Troubleshooting Course held in conjunction with PCB Carolina

Sep 14, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will present “PCB Troubleshooting” on November 2, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. in conjunction with regional trade show, PCB Carolina.

IPC & SMTA to Kick Off High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference with a Keynote from Google

Sep 08, 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.

IPC & SMTA to Host High-Reliability Cleaning & Conformal Coating Conference

Sep 01, 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.

IPC Releases Annual Electronics Assembly Industry Quality Benchmark Study

Aug 31, 2016 | IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages.

SE IPC Releases New Topic Brief on International Trade Agreements

Aug 30, 2016 | Trade Agreements' Impact on the Electronics Industry, released last week by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is a topic brief that explores the details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). In particular, the brief addresses the potential impacts of these trade agreements on the various segments and regions of the global electronics industry.

IPC’s Final 2015 PCB Market Size Estimates and Growth Rates Reported in North American PCB Market Report

Aug 13, 2016 | The North American PCB Market Report, published last week by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® reported IPC’s final estimates of 2015 market size for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits in North America. Although North American PCB production decreased 4.3 percent in 2015 to $2.9 billion, the PCB market grew 1.4 percent to an estimated $3.4 billion. Growth in the North American PCB market was driven by flexible circuit sales, which increased in double digits in 2014, while rigid PCB sales declined slightly. The outlook for PCB sales in the coming year is for continued slow growth, with normal seasonal patterns.

Congressman Bill Johnson Visits TTM Technologies Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

Aug 13, 2016 | Today, Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. ("TTM") at their manufacturing facility in North Jackson, Ohio. Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for the electronics industry, this visit is part of an ongoing effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the industry.

North American PCB Sales Up, Orders Down, in June

Jul 28, 2016 | IPC announced today the June 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Compared to the same month last year, PCB sales growth was strong while orders were down, causing a decline in the book-to-bill ratio to 0.98.

IPC Launches New Learning Management Platform, IPC EDGE

Jul 20, 2016 | IPC has launched a new learning management system, IPC EDGE. This online learning platform is designed to deliver the education needed to acquire and develop the competitive skills necessary to excel in the electronics industry. Through white papers, webinars, IPC standards, skill development and foundation courses, users gain the flexibility to learn the skills needed to advance their careers and improve the industry.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock Visits TTM Technologies Manufacturing Facility in Virginia

Jul 19, 2016 | Today, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company TTM Technologies at their manufacturing facility in Sterling, Virginia. Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for the electronics industry, this visit is part of an ongoing effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the industry.

North American PCB Business Growth Slowed in May - IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2016

Jul 07, 2016 | IPC announced today the May 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders in May continued ahead of last year’s levels, but at slower rates than in recent month. The book-to-bill ratio also declined slightly but remains positive at 1.01.

New Electronics Industry Market Data Now Available by Subscription

Jul 05, 2016 | IPC is introducing three new quarterly subscription reports. These exclusive reports provide electronics manufacturers a competitive edge that comes from having solid, timely and reliable market research data.

IPC Extends Deadline on Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts extended to: July 8, 2016

Jul 02, 2016 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has extended the deadline of their invitation for engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2017 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will take place February 12, 13 and 16, 2017 and the technical conference will take place February 14–16, 2017. The extended deadline is July 8, 2016.

IPC Delivers the First Automotive Standard on Performance Requirements for Rigid Printed Boards

Jun 27, 2016 | In September of 2015, IPC delivered revision D of IPC-6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards. Building on this base standard, IPC has developed the first automotive addendum, IPC-6012DA, Automotive Applications Addendum to IPC-6012D Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards.

Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. First Chinese Company to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-6012/IPC-A-600

Jun 21, 2016 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd., a manufacturer of single sided, double sided, and multilayer printed circuit boards in the Dongguan, Guangdong province of China. Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. is the first Chinese company to receive IPC's Validation Services QML for these standards.

IPC Announces Results of the IPC Rework Experience Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging International Exhibition and Conference 2016

Jun 15, 2016 | The first ever Rework Experience Competition was held at this year’s SMT Hybrid Packaging international exhibition and conference. This competition tested competitor’s skills in reworking a finished printed circuit board. There were seven total competitors and all seven successfully completed the challenge. Ljupce Talevski, from Aluwave AB took first place. In second place was Ekatarina Stahlmann from Grundig Business Syst. Coming in third place was Conny Hielscher from Grundig Business Syst.

Rework Experience Competition.

IPC Commends U.S. Senate on Passage of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act

Jun 13, 2016 | On behalf of an estimated 800,000 Americans in 2,200 U.S. IPC member facilities, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® applauds the U.S. Senate for its unanimous approval last night of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, known as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform.

IPC Applauds Congressional Action on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act Final agreement includes IPC-backed language

May 24, 2016 | On behalf of the electronics industry and an estimated 800,000 Americans employed in 2,200 U.S. member facilities, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries ® is applauding the U.S. Congress for taking the final steps toward passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576/S. 697).

IPC Releases IPC-9121, Troubleshooting PCB Fabrication Processes

May 17, 2016 | IPC has released IPC-9121, Troubleshooting PCB Fabrication Processes, an essential resource for anyone involved in manufacturing or purchasing printed circuit boards (PCBs). This new handbook contains more than 650 PCB process defects, with causes and corrective actions for each. It also includes hundreds of full-color photos demonstrating real-world process defects.

IPC Provides Additional Format for Your Convenience

May 16, 2016 | Two of IPCs most popular documents, IPC-A-610F and IPC J-STD-001F can now be obtained in an additional format per the request of some IPC members. This notice is to introduce the new format to IPC customers.

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016

May 16, 2016 | The competition was fierce as a new record of 43 competitors competed at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. Taking first place and a cash prize of €300 was Ekatarina Stahlmann of Grundig Business Syst., who earned 495 points out of 506.

IPC AND ITI TO HOST CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL AND EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS

May 05, 2016 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a conference series on “Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements” this June.

IPC Announces the Addition of Andres Ojalill as Standards Development Manager in Europe

May 02, 2016 | IPC is proud to announce the addition of Andres Ojalill as its new standards development manager in Europe. Ojalill has experience working with IPC’s network of training and certification partners in Europe and has represented IPC’s standards team at various industry events globally including recent Hand Soldering Competitions in Poland and Sweden.

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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, Trade Show Organizer

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

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) website

Company Postings:

(3) products in the catalog

(1) upcoming event

(2) technical library articles

(805) news releases

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