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News from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)


Mar 18, 2014

The exhibit hall at IPC APEX EXPO® will host 440 companies showcasing new technologies, products, materials and services for the electronics manufacturing industry Tuesday, March 25 through Thursday, March 27, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Introducing more than 300 new products and spanning 137,600 square feet, the exhibition is the largest for IPC APEX EXPO in five years, and includes 57 first-time exhibitors.

In keeping with the event theme of “New Ideas…For New Horizons,” industry suppliers will present best-in-class equipment, materials, processes and services. Featured solutions include equipment and materials for electronics assembly, manufacturing and test; chemicals, materials and equipment for PCB manufacturing; design software; and printed electronics.

In the New Products Corridor on the show floor, Booth 2290, attendees will be able to view some of equipment, materials and services that are breaking new ground in our industry. Highlighting new products in the Corridor are:

• Blackfox Training Institute, LLC
• Hitachi High Technologies America
• IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries
• Metcal
• Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc.
• Speedline Technologies, Inc.
• Vi Technology
• Weller/Apex Tool Group

A searchable list of exhibiting companies and the products and services they will showcase is available at

To help attendees maximize their time on the show floor, IPC is once again offering the My APEX EXPO interactive planner. With this free online tool, attendees can view exhibiting company information, product and service descriptions, photos and news releases to find exhibitors that offer the products and services they seek. The online planner also allows attendees to schedule appointments with exhibitors in advance of the show so they can be assured they get the attention they need to get their questions answered and find solutions to their challenges at work.

With 440 exhibitors, it’s important to plan ahead to make sure you have time to see the solutions that will provide the most benefit to your company,” said Alicia Balonek, senior director of trade shows & events for IPC. “MY APEX EXPO is a convenient way for attendees put together a plan, allowing them to make the most of their time in the exhibit hall.”

Exhibits-only registration is free to pre-registrants and provides access to the exhibition and free events on the show floor, including a happy hour reception on Tuesday, March 25. Other IPC APEX EXPO events that are free to exhibits-only registrants include three keynote sessions, technical poster presentations and numerous networking activities.

More information about IPC APEX EXPO, including registration options, is available online at

IPC ( 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.

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