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IPC-APEX March 25-27th, 2014 Booth #603

Feb 18, 2014

Polliwog Corporation (Booth #603)

PCB Design Review Solution (PollEx-PCB)
design | printed boards | electronics assembly | test

The Premier Electronics Industry Conference and Exhibition

Imagine New Horizons … It is possible when top thought leaders and visionaries join thousands of professionals from across the electronics manufacturing industry to learn, network and exchange ideas on the latest research and market innovations. IPC APEX EXPO provides a unique experience to grow professionally and do business at the largest international gathering of its kind in North America.

    Find solutions to your challenges
    Save time and money by seeing a wide array of product demonstrations on the trade show floor
    Forge new relationships
    Stay competitive through exposure to the latest industry information and trends
    Explore new processes and industry best practices
    Cut through the clutter on the Web by talking directly to exhibitors and industry experts about your challenges
    Discover new technologies and innovations
    Inspire yourself with new ideas

Join thousands of industry professionals at IPC APEX EXPO and build on your success.
Register Today!

The Best Place to See Exhibitors, Equipment and Technologies

One of the largest exhibitions in the world focused on our industry, IPC APEX EXPO 2014 will showcase emerging technologies from more than 400 of the industry's leading companies.

    Explore the latest innovations in equipment, materials and manufacturing
    Discover new processes and technologies that will enhance your competitiveness
    Do business by visiting top companies in electronics assembly, fabrication, design and test.
    View cutting-edge products and services in the New Products Corridor

View the current list of exhibitors


Opening Keynote:
CREATING A WORLD OF ABUNDANCE: Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovations
Peter Diamandis, M.D., Chairman & CEO, XPrize Foundation
March 25 • 8:30 am–9:30 am
A dynamic, inspirational speaker and tech entrepreneur, Dr. Diamandis will share his insights into how breakthroughs in exponentially growing technologies like artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, 3-D printing, robotics and digital medicine will re-engineer products, companies, industries — and even society — over the next 20 years.

Wednesday Keynote:
Swarm Robotics and the Toys, Movies and Insects that Made it All Possible
James McLurkin
March 26 • 9:00 am–10:00 am
They will flock. They will swarm. And they will tackle dangerous, dirty and dull jobs — from Mars exploration and search-and-rescue missions to warehouse operations. They're multirobot systems, and one day they will become the norm, according to roboticist and inventor James McLurkin. Get a fascinating look at the future of robotics … and the technology that is making it happen.

Thursday Keynote:
The Physics of NASCAR
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ph.D.
March 27 • 9:00 am–10:00 am
Dr. Leslie-Pelecky will take you behind the scenes of America's most popular spectator sport and explain the feats of engineering that make NASCAR work, tracing the lifecycle of a racecar from its creation to the action of the NASCAR series.


Technical Conference

March 25–27

Recognized worldwide as the finest and most selective in the world, the IPC APEX EXPO technical conference presents new research and innovations from experts in the areas of board fabrication and design, electronics assembly and test.

Professional Development Courses

March 23–24 and 27

Learn the latest in design, lead-free technology, materials, process improvement, solder joint reliability and more. Courses are listed by general categories to focus on the specialized knowledge you're looking for.

Exclusive Programs for Executives

March 24

IPC APEX EXPO offers two exclusive learning and networking forums with a unique, high-level focus for senior-level executives: the IPC PCB Supply Chain Leadership Meeting for executives of PCB manufacturers and suppliers, and the EMS Management Council Meeting for EMS executives.

Design Forum

March 24

Stay on top of design advancements, sharpen your skills and network with leaders in the industry.

IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings

March 23–27

Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers, suppliers and competitors rely on. These sessions are open to all attendees, unless noted otherwise.

BUZZ Sessions

March 25–27

What's got our industry buzz'n? Sit in on these FREE sessions and hear from leading experts on topics from counterfeit components to the next wave of materials restrictions to validation services.

Certification Programs

Certification programs for designers and in EMS program management will take place throughout the week. For more information, visit

New Products Corridor

View cutting-edge products and services in the New Products Corridor on the show floor. Get a sneak preview of the equipment, materials and services that are breaking new ground in our industry.


FREE! Show Floor Reception

Tuesday, March 25 • 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Kick back with your colleagues at IPC's very own happy hour. Walk the exhibition, scope out the new exhibitor offerings and catch up with colleagues.

FREE! International Reception

Monday, March 24 • 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Our international friends are invited to join colleagues from around the world at this festive gathering.

FREE! First-Timers' Welcome

Tuesday, March 25 • 7:30 am-8:30 am

Maximize your time at IPC APEX EXPO. Enjoy a continental breakfast while your colleagues share the ins and outs of this event. Learn how to put IPC's resources to work for you and your company and find out how to take advantage of everything this event has to offer.

FREE! IPC Government Relations Committee Open Forum

Tuesday, March 25 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm

What are your concerns regarding government regulations and laws impacting your company's ability to compete globally? Get an update on key issues impacting your company's bottom line and learn what is going to support the prosperity of the global electronic interconnect industry.

IPC Event Luncheons (registration required)
Awards Luncheons

Monday, March 24 • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 26 • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Event Luncheon and IPC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 25 • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

FREE! Women in Electronics Networking Meeting

Wednesday, March 26 • 7:30 am-8:30 am

Join your colleagues from across the supply chain to share your ideas and experiences as a woman in the electronic interconnect industry and build your network.

Please RSVP through online registration

IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition
Tuesday-Wednesday • March 25-26
Do you think you have what it takes to win at soldering? BRING IT! Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded to the top three finalists at the close of the competition at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 26.

Visit for more information and to submit your entry. The entry deadline is January 31, 2014.

IPC Hand Soldering World Championship
Thursday, March 27
Who's the Best-of-the-Best?
Watch the winners from IPC hand soldering competitions around the world vie for the title of IPC Hand Soldering World Champion and a $1,000 cash prize.

Register Today!

Take advantage of all the show has to offer with the All-Access Package and save up to 52% off à la carte options. There's even more savings (20%) if you register by February 28! Maximize your event experience and choose an All-Access Package today!

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