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IPC Announces Spring 2012 Webinar Series Tin Whiskers, PoP Cleaning, PCB Prototyping and Business Outlook to be Covered

Mar 29, 2012

Providing convenient and cost-effective staff development, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces its 2012 spring webinars for April, May and June. Each one-hour webinar is focused on technical challenges facing the electronics manufacturing industry, offering companies a great opportunity to bring IPC technical information to a large number of employees at one time.

The following webinars will run from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central time:

Chamber Profiling to Meet IPC-9701A
Russell Brush, Operations Engineering Specialist, Celestica
Wednesday, April 4

Tin Whiskers - A 2012 State of the Industry Assessment
Dave Hillman, Metallurgical Engineer, Rockwell Collins
Thursday, April 5

What’s New? IPC-AJ-820
Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technologies, IPC
Wednesday, April 18

Beginner Level Course on X-ray Inspection
Bob Klenke, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting Inc.
Thursday, April 19

Is Cleaning Critical to PoP Assemblies?
Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, ZESTRON America
Tuesday, May 8

PCB Prototyping: In-house v. Outsource
Josh Brown, Marketing Development Representative, LPKF Laser & Electronics
Thursday, May 10

Tax Reform - It's Coming. R&D Credit, Partnerships, C Corps … What Will the New Rates Look Like? What Credits and Deductions Will Survive?
Keith Smith, Director, and John Tanner, Vice Chairman, Prime Policy Group
Wednesday, May 23

Business Outlook for the Electronics Industry: Midyear Update
Sharon Starr, Director of Market Research, IPC
Wednesday, June 6

PCB Depaneling with Lasers: A Comparison of Laser to Traditional Depaneling Methods
Josh Brown, Marketing Development Representative, LPKF Laser & Electronics
Wednesday, June 13

With the exception of the Tin Whiskers webinar on April 5 which is free, the registration fee of $75 per login for IPC members covers as many employees as can fit comfortably in a company’s conference or training room. The registration fee for nonmembers is $100. For more information and 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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