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IPC APEX India Educational Workshops to Address Design, Assembly and Process Challenges in Electronics Manufacturing

Jul 24, 2013

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that IPC APEX India™ will offer a comprehensive program of both half- and full-day workshops designed to help engineers find solutions to their most pressing concerns in electronics manufacturing. Led by knowledgeable, well-known instructors, the professional development workshops will take place Monday 26 August–Thursday 29 August 2013 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore, India.

On Monday 26 August, three full-day workshops will provide process and design engineers with insights from top industry experts. IPC Hall of Famer Ray Prasad of Ray Prasad Consultancy Group will present, “Four P’s of SMT in a Lead-Free World: Principles, Practices, Promises and Problems.”

Discussing key issues for EMI/EMC, Robert Hanson of Americom Seminars will provide guidance on how to design and build a compliant system. The third workshop will cover “Signal and Power Integrity Challenges in PCB Design” by Narasimha S. L. Murthy of ASM Technologies Ltd. Bangalore.

Prasad and Hanson return on the afternoon of Tuesday 27 August, with two half-day workshops, “Design and Assembly Process Challenges for Bottom Terminations Components (BTCs): QFN, DFN and MLF in a Tin-lead & Lead-free World,” and “Vias and Their Effects on High-speed Digital Signals,” respectively.

Wednesday 28 August features a range of workshops. The full-day “Failure Analysis for Improved Reliability” will be presented by Bhanu Sood of Test Services and Failure Analysis at CALCE, University of Maryland. In addition, four half-day sessions will be offered. In the morning, Prasad will discuss “Ball Grid Array: Principles and Practice” and Hanson will present “ABCs of Grounding: Analog/Digital Planes.” In the afternoon, Prasad will present “Troubleshooting Yield Problems in a Lead-free World” and Hanson will focus on “Differential Signaling — Tradeoffs for Optimization of Signal Quality and Routing.”

On the final day of the event, Thursday 29 August, three half-day workshops will be offered in the morning: “Design for Manufacturability (DfM) in a Lead-free World” by Prasad; “Designing the Interface for DDR 3/4 and PCle 3/4 Buses,” by Hanson; and “Latest Tools and Techniques for Counterfeit Parts Identification and Mitigation,” by Sood.
To register or for more information on all IPC APEX India workshops, visit

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 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 $2.17 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, China.

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