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IPC Conference on Quality, Reliability and Acceptability for Electronics Manufacturing in Budapest Offers Critical Information

Dec 03, 2010

Electronics manufacturing is growing in Central and Eastern Europe because of access to European markets, lower labor costs and savings in freight costs, inventory and reduced time to market.

Electronics manufacturing is growing in Central and Eastern Europe because of access to European markets, lower labor costs and savings in freight costs, inventory and reduced time to market.

BANNOCKBURN, IL - Eastern Europe's growing electronics assembly industry faces new challenges, especially with the adoption of lead-free technology. To connect manufacturers with solutions to these challenges, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is holding the IPC Conference on Quality, Reliability and Acceptability for Electronics Manufacturing in Budapest, Hungary, on 22–24 February 2011.

Cosponsored by the Hungarian Electronics Association, the event offers workshops, a two-day conference and tabletop exhibits. Conference topics include:

  • The Importance of IPC Standards in Quality and Reliability

  • State of the Hungarian Electronics Industry

  • Environmental Regulations Impacting PCBs and Electronics Assembly

  • The Effect of Moisture Levels in Laminates During Lead-Free Processing

  • Design of Printed Circuit Boards for Reliable High Speed Signal Transmission

  • Common Solder Joint Problems During Live Production at S.E.E. 2010

  • Fighting Tin Whiskers — Causes and Solutions

  • Minimizing Defects in the Assembly Process Including "Head on Pillow"

  • Integrating Cleaning Equipment and Cleaning Agent for Maximum Performance

  • Acceptability Requirements for Rework and Repair

Preceding the conference, half-day workshops will be held on 22 February by electronics manufacturing experts Bob Willis, Lars Wallin and Lars-Gunnar Klang. Workshop topics include the use of IPC standards in the manufacturing process, conformal coating applications, properties of lead-free alloys and land grid array/quad flat no-lead design and assembly.

Suppliers can gain new visibility in Eastern European by signing up as gold or silver sponsors. Gold sponsors will receive tabletop exhibit space, two free registrations and promotional opportunities. In addition, they will be invited to make noncommercial technical presentations. Silver sponsorships include tabletop exhibit space, one complimentary registration and promotional opportunities.

For more information on IPC Conference on Quality, Reliability & Acceptability for Electronics Manufacturing in Budapest or to register, visit http://www.ipc.org/Budapest-Conference. For details on event sponsorship, contact Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales, at +1 847-597-2866 or MariaLabriola@ipc.org or Lars Wallin, IPC European representative, at +46 8 26 10 07 or LarsWallin@ipc.org.

IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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