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IPC APEX EXPO Exhibitors to Feature More than 250 New Products Next Month

Jan 30, 2012

Representing advances in more than 100 product categories within the electronics manufacturing supply chain, more than 250 new products and services will debut at IPC APEX EXPO®, February 28-March 1, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center. New products will be introduced by over a quarter of the more than 400 exhibitors - a fitting testament to the event’s theme, Information that Inspires Innovation.

Companies in our industry have to not only successfully navigate today’s extremely competitive economy, but also thrive in an industry that demands innovation and performance like never before,” says Alicia Balonek, IPC director of trade show operations. “As the largest electronics manufacturing exhibition in North America, IPC APEX EXPO provides them with an ideal venue to really show off their new equipment, products and services, and to engage in valuable conversations with customers, existing and potential, on current and future needs.” Balonek adds that because of the breadth and depth of the show floor, attendees get, “a one-stop shopping event where they can learn about the new products, make important face-to-face contacts and discover solutions to the challenges they face in the workplace each day as well as ways to save money.”

Filling two levels of exhibit halls, companies serving the electronics assembly, test and printed board industries will present the latest technologies, materials and processes to help attendees gain efficiencies, enhance their processes and get up to date on new industry research and developments.

A new addition to this year’s show floor is the New Product Zone, which gives exhibitors an opportunity to highlight leading-edge equipment, materials and services that are breaking new ground for the industry.

Equipment and materials for electronics assembly, manufacturing and test; chemicals, materials and equipment for PCB manufacturing; design software; and printed electronics are all categories that will be represented on the show floor. New products offer practical solutions to critical industry concerns, such as meeting the requirements of new environmental regulations, compatibility and reliability issues and storage. A complete list of new products to be displayed can be found at

To help attendees focus on the products and services of most interest to them, IPC offers My APEX EXPO, an online tool that allows registered participants to preview exhibitors, access company information, view new product information, set up appointments and schedule other show activities.

Exhibits-only registration is free to pre-registrants and provides access to the exhibition and to free events, such as the Opening Keynote featuring Hollywood icon William Shatner, educational “BUZZ” sessions, technical poster presentations, the NPL Defect Database Clinic, Wednesday’s Show Floor Reception and numerous free networking activities. For more information on the IPC APEX EXPO exhibition or to register, visit


IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. 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 an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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