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STI Electronics, Inc. Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Certifications

Mar 13, 2015

John Mitchell and David Raby.

John Mitchell and David Raby.

 STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that it has been awarded IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML). STI is the first training center to receive IPC's Validations Services QML.

To earn the certifications, STI successfully completed an intensive audit based on IPC's standards IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies including Space Addendum and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. STI met or exceeded the electronics industry’s Class 3 testing requirements intended for high-performance electronics assemblies. As a result, the company is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. STI and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at

I’m excited to have successfully completed the IPC Validation Services Audit to J-STD-001 including the Space Addendum and IPC-A-610,” said David Raby, President  and CEO, STI Electronics, Inc. “We take great pride in delivering the highest quality product and this IPC audit verified our process controls are in place and effective. This certification puts us in an elite category of EMS providers.”

IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. Additionally, it provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes that conform to IPC standards.

"We are excited about STI Electronics, Inc. being the first testing training center to receive IPC's Validations Services QML," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize STI as the newest member of trusted QML suppliers. STI has differentiated itself from the competition by becoming part of IPC's global network of trusted industry sources."

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

For more information about STI Electronics, Inc., visit

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. For more information, visit

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,600 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 and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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