Experts from throughout the global electronics manufacturing industry will teach 29 professional development courses as part of a comprehensive educational program at IPC APEX EXPO®, March 23, 24 and 27, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Each three-hour course focuses on a critical issue within nine specialized areas, including: assembly processes for lead free and tin-lead soldering; cleaning, coating and contamination; design; emerging technologies; environmental issues and compliance; PCB fabrication and materials; printed electronics; quality, reliability and test; and supply chain/business issues. Course attendees will receive an instructional handbook to reinforce key information and use as a reference when they return to work.
A popular component of IPC APEX EXPO, the professional development courses provides registrants with comprehensive education that delivers specialized knowledge from trusted industry experts. “The professional development courses at IPC APEX EXPO have been great learning tools for our company. We see tremendous knowledge and motivation from all who attend,” said David Gale, manufacturing manager at MJS Designs, Inc.
Among the instructors who will lead courses are Rainer Thueringer, Ph.D., Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen; S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting Inc.; Jennie Hwang, Ph.D., Sc.D., H-Technologies Group; Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group; Gerjan Diepstraten, Vitronics Soltec; and Mike Bixenman, DBA, Kyzen.
A complete list of professional development courses and instructors is available at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org/courses. Attendees can save 52 percent off a la carte options by registering for the All Access Package, which includes six half-day courses. An additional 20 percent savings is available through February 28.
More information about IPC APEX EXPO, including details on the technical conference; standards development meetings; exhibition; and free BUZZ sessions, keynotes and special events, is available at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,400 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 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.