Mar 14, 2018 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented Committee Leadership, Distinguished Committee Service and Special Recognition Awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 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.
Mar 14, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit technical conference abstracts and course proposals for IPC APEX EXPO 2019 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will take place January 27, 28 and 31, 2019 and the technical conference will take place January 29–31, 2019.
Mar 12, 2018 | In recognition of their leadership and contributions to IPC and the electronics industry within the past five years, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented an IPC Rising Star award to Yusaku Kono, Japan Unix, and Pierre-Emmauel Gourtorbe, Airbus, at IPC APEX EXPO 2018.
Mar 08, 2018 | It was all business at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 as 9,169 electronics manufacturing professionals from 43 countries converged at the San Diego Convention Center. In addition to experiencing a 22 percent increase in first-day show floor attendance, IPC APEX EXPO hosted a sold-out exhibition: 479 exhibitors showcased cutting-edge products and services on 149,700 net square feet, making it the largest exhibition in a decade. And with more than 80 percent of the 4,574 attendees identifying themselves as key buyers or influencers, the exhibitors at North America's largest electronics assembly event enjoyed three days of qualified leads, business development and brisk sales.
Mar 07, 2018 | In recognition of their ongoing leadership in developing and promoting IPC standards on a global basis, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed an Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award upon Linda Woody, LWC Consulting, and Stephen Tisdale, Tisdale Environmental Consulting LLC at IPC APEX EXPO® 2018.
Mar 07, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Both sales and orders were up year-over-year in January. Due to continued strong order growth in January, the book-to-bill ratio climbed to a 12-year high of 1.16.
Mar 05, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the appointment of Chris Mitchell as its new vice president of global government relations. Mitchell starts his new position today, March 5, 2018, and will be based in IPC’s Washington, D.C. office.
Mar 05, 2018 | In recognition of his significant contributions of time, talent and ongoing leadership in IPC and the electronics industry, long-time IPC volunteer, Robert Cooke, NASA Johnson Space Center, was presented with an IPC President’s Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2018.
Mar 01, 2018 | IPC bestowed its highest corporate honors on two, member companies, Rockwell Collins and Northrop Grumman Corporation. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO 2018, the Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Northrop Grumman and the Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Rockwell Collins.
Mar 01, 2018 | IPC APEX EXPO 2018 IPC Booth 2533.
Mar 01, 2018 | In recognition and acknowledgement of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Dave Hillman, Rockwell Collins, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 27 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.
Mar 01, 2018 | The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented five candidates for election at the IPC Annual Meeting on February 27, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. Three candidates were elected as Board officers and will serve two-year terms. Two were elected as new Board members and will serve a four-year term.
Feb 26, 2018 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the winners of the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Innovation Awards, a celebration of the innovators and forward thinkers who are changing the technological landscape of the electronics industry.
Feb 22, 2018 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has issued a position paper, “IPC Priorities for an Ambitious EU Industrial Policy Strategy” in support of EU Industry Day, taking place February 22-23, 2018.
Feb 19, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council has developed the first single document dedicated solely to assisting design engineering in the development of electronics that are completely lead-free (Pb-free) and meet the demanding requirements of aerospace, defense and high performance (ADHP) products and systems.
Feb 14, 2018 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today that all 149,700 sq. ft. of exhibit floor space has sold out for IPC APEX EXPO® 2018, making it the largest IPC APEX EXPO in the last decade. The premier technical conference and exhibition will take place February 27–March 1, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center.
Feb 12, 2018 | 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.
Feb 08, 2018 | IPC has invited two San Diego-area high schools to participate: Canyon Crest Academy, a public high school with a specialized education in the arts, sciences and technology and The Preuss School, a charter high school for low-income students who aspire to become the first in their families to graduate from college.
Feb 05, 2018 | When the IPC APEX EXPO show floor opens on Tuesday, February 27, more than 20 equipment vendors, software providers and customers from across the electronics industry will participate in an IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) Showcase. The IPC CFX Showcase -- a technological demonstration operating in real time -- will deliver standardized machine data from participating exhibitors through the cloud and onto visitors’ mobile phones.
Jan 31, 2018 | IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Colette Buscemi as senior director of education programs to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.
Jan 28, 2018 | PC’s membership department is constantly working to expand its portfolio of exclusive member benefits, services and membership options. With feedback from IPC members, the membership team has developed a more comprehensive dues structure to make it simple for all divisions, groups and employees of a company to access the rich suite of IPC member benefits.
Jan 22, 2018 | Expanding salary budgets for North American electronics assembly companies are among the findings of a new study published by IPC this week. The 2017 Wage Rate & Salary Study for the North American Electronics Assembly Industry is now available for purchase.
Jan 11, 2018 | IPC’s statistical programs for the rigid printed circuit board (PCB), flexible circuit and contract electronics manufacturing (EMS) industries in North America are now open to new participants for 2018. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is February 2. Participation is free to IPC-member companies as a benefit of membership.
Jan 08, 2018 | Members and exhibitors at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2018 will have the opportunity to promote their new ideas in electronics by competing for the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Innovation Awards, awards that recognize outstanding products and services for the electronics industry.
Jan 04, 2018 | IPC-1401, Supply Chain Social Responsibility Management System Guidance was listed as a top-10 standard in 2017, for Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CHINA WTO TRIBUTE magazine published the Chinese CSR 2017 listing, which focuses on influential events in the Chinese economy and worldwide corporate coverage.
Dec 21, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® applauds Congress for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which received its final stamp of approval from the House today, following Senate approval yesterday. The bill now heads to President Trump for his signature, which is expected within days.
Dec 19, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced its support for the conference report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is under consideration in the U.S. House and Senate.
Dec 19, 2017 | At IPC APEX EXPO 2018, IPC will introduce a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program for high school students and has invited two San Diego-area high schools to participate: Canyon Crest Academy, a public high school with a specialized education in the arts, sciences and technology and The Preuss School, a charter high school for low-income students who aspire to become the first in their families to graduate from college.
Dec 04, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is optimistic about the prospects for U.S. tax reform following the U.S. Senate’s approval of a sweeping bill this weekend.
Dec 04, 2017 | IPC announced today the October 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment and order growth continued October. The book-to-bill ratio remained high in October at 1.12.
Nov 30, 2017 | IPC APEX EXPO 2018 attendees can meet with electronics industry innovators and connect with peers all in one place at the San Diego Convention Center, February 27–March 1.
Nov 29, 2017 | In cooperation with productronica 2017, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented its very popular Hand Soldering Competition in Hall A1, stand 307 with a regional competition from November 14–16 and the World Championship on November 17.
Nov 13, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is proud to announce that through today’s donation and legal transfer of a technology from Aegis Software, the industry will have an open-source engineering toolkit that simplifies and expedites both CFX (connected factory exchange) data message creation, and message communication from machine-to-machine and/or machine-to-broker in a CFX network.
Nov 13, 2017 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) to Ventec International Group, a global electronics material manufacturing company headquartered in Suzhou, China.
Nov 07, 2017 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the G revisions of the two most widely used standards in the electronic industry, IPC-J-STD-001, Requirements of Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. These two documents are on a three-year renewal cycle, keeping pace with the everchanging technology within the electronics industry.
Oct 30, 2017 | A preliminary survey in IPC’s new Pulse of the Electronics Industry global data service reveals a bullish outlook for most segments of the electronics industry, especially for equipment manufacturers and PCB fabricators. These industry segments showed the highest levels of confidence in the direction of current-state indicators. They, along with OEMs, reported the most positive expectations for growth in the next six months and 12 months.
Oct 26, 2017 | IPC, in conjunction with ELECTROSUB 2017, conducted the IPC Hand Soldering Competition at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The competition in Budapest drew the highest number of professional hand soldering competitors to date in Europe of 51. Unique to ELECTROSUB 2017 was an IPC HSC competition for high school students. The 16 high school competitors were not going to be out done by their older professional competitors as they put their best soldering techniques on display vying for cash prizes for first, second and third place. Taking first place in the high school competition with a cash prize of €30 was Mate Toth, Technical High School, Komarno, Slovakia. In second place with a cash prize of €20 went to Bence Marki, Palfy Water Management Technical High School, Szolnok, Hungary. Taking third place with a cash prize of €10 was Gilles Cumin, from Lajos Bardos Elementary School, Lagymanyos, Budapest, Hungary.
Oct 18, 2017 | IPC, in conjunction with IFTEC, conducted the IPC Hand Soldering Competition at IFTEC in Paris because the MIDEST exhibition, originally scheduled for October 2017 was moved to 2018. The competition was fierce as 33 competitors went soldering iron to soldering iron to take the hand soldering competition crown. Taking first place with a cash prize of €300 and a JBC Soldering Station was Catherine Cardinal-Simon from Thales Microelectronic in France, who earned 443 points out of a possible 446. Cardinal–Simon will now compete at the IPC World Championship Hand Soldering Competition located this year at productronica 2017 on 17 November.
Oct 17, 2017 | A new report published this week by IPC, Trends in the North American Market for PCB Prototypes, reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes that often differ from demand trends in regular or volume-production PCB sales. Despite high volatility in prototype sales from month to month, the IPC data show clear cycles in prototype sales growth, year over year. Rigid PCB and flexible circuit prototype sales do not always reflect growth in the rigid PCB and flexible circuit markets overall.
Oct 17, 2017 | Changing technologies that are driving the electronics industry will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 technical conference and professional development sessions, which will take place February 24-March 1 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.
Oct 11, 2017 | IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Nate Carson as director of business development to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.
Oct 05, 2017 | IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2017 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages.
Sep 30, 2017 | IPC announced today the August 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Strong year-on-year growth in orders drove the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.15 in August.
Sep 28, 2017 | In cooperation with productronica 2017, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is presenting its very popular Hand Soldering Competition in Hall A1, stand 307 at this year’s event. Skilled competitors will demonstrate their soldering skills, on 14 – 16 November, as they compete for cash prizes: 1st place — €300; 2nd place — €200; 3rd place — €100. New this year, IPC will feature the World Hand Soldering Championship on 17 November, 2017, with the regional winner from productronica and competitors from around the world. The winners of the IPC HSC World Championship will receive cash awards amounting to: 1000€ to the winner, 500€ for the runner up and 300€ for third place. The awards will be presented Friday, 17 November at 14:00 in the SMT speakers corner Hall A1, stand 220.
Sep 27, 2017 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is welcoming a new framework for tax reform launched today by the Trump Administration in coordination with Republican leaders of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.