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IPC News: IEC Electronics Corp. First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620

Nov 12, 2014

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation’s Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico locations; and Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, California.

The three facilities were the first to successfully complete an intensive audit to IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. The sites met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry’s most rigorous classification, Class 3, which is intended for high-performance electronics assemblies. As a result, the company will be listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. IEC Electronics and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC’s QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) complements our existing portfolio of IPC Validation Service’s certifications,” said Mark Northrup, IEC’s VP of Advanced Technical Operations & Strategy. “We are honored to be recognized as the first to obtain the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) and the addition of IEC Electronics to the IPC network of global trusted industry sources. IEC is always focused on customer product quality and reliability.”

IEC Electronics was among the first companies to participate in IPC’s new Validations Services QPL/QML Program which was launched in 2013 and was the first to earn a QML to IPC-J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 standards. Developed to promote supply chain verification, the program provides auditing and certification of electronics companies’ products and processes which conform to IPC standards.

“IEC Electronics has differentiated itself from the competition by achieving this certification. They have proven their dedication to consistent high quality by complying with IPC standards,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to recognize the IEC family of companies as the first to earn QML certification to IPC/WHMA-A-620.”

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


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,500 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.

IEC Electronics Corporation (www.iec-electronics.com) is a premier provider of electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) to advanced technology companies primarily in the military and aerospace, medical, industrial and communications sectors.  The Company specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex circuit cards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom cable and wire harness assemblies, precision sheet metal products, and advanced research and testing services. As a full service EMS provider, IEC is ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and ISO13485 certified, Nadcap accredited and an approved NSA supplier under the COMSEC standard. Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL), the Company’s newest business unit, is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory specializing in component risk mitigation and advanced failure analysis. IEC Electronics is headquartered in Newark, NY (outside of Rochester) and also has operations in Rochester, NY, Albuquerque, NM and Bell Gardens, CA.

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