SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

News from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)


Jun 08, 2014

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, Md. The facility underwent an intensive two-day audit based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.

Zentech met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry’s most rigorous classification, Class 3, which is intended for high-performance electronics assemblies and is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Zentech and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC’s QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at 

This is a great achievement for Zentech,” said Matt Turpin, president & CEO of Zentech Manufacturing. “Earning the IPC QML is a prime example of the kind of cohesive teamwork that is the hallmark of our company. Zentech is proud to have achieved this certification from IPC.”

Waleid Jabai, Zentech’s vice president of manufacturing echoes Turpin’s comment, “The certification is the culmination of a nearly five-year effort in driving our processes to meet the standards set by IPC. We achieved this because every member of our team is committed to delivering excellence.”

IPC’s Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification and provides auditing and certification of electronics companies’ products and processes which conform to IPC standards.

The electronics industry has a way to verify and encourage companies to manufacture in accordance with IPC standards, and momentum for IPC’s Validation Service Program is growing. Through the use of site audits, data validation and testing as required, IPC is building up a network of trusted sources of supply throughout the electronics industry,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to recognize Zentech Manufacturing as the newest member of IPC’s network of trusted QML suppliers.”

For more information about IPC’s Validation Services QPL/QML Program, visit or contact Randy Cherry at  or +1 847-597-2806.

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 Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. ( is a leading electronics contract manufacturing and engineering company specializing in high-complexity SMT assembly and test. Zentech provides turnkey circuit card assembly and testing, as well as design engineering services to the aerospace, defense, medical and communications markets.

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