Now Available! IPC-A-600H, IPC-6012C, IPC-A-610E, IPC J-STD-001E

The new revisions are now available.

IPC-A-610E – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard in the world. A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments, IPC-A-610E illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronic assemblies through full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics include flex attachment, board in board, part on part, lead free, component orientation and soldering criteria for through-hole, SMT (new termination styles) and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning, marking, coating, and laminate requirements.

Revision E has 809 photos and illustrations of acceptability criteria — 165 of them new or updated. This revision has been critically reviewed for clarity and accuracy. The document synchronizes to the requirements expressed in other industry consensus documents and is used with the material and process standard IPC J-STD-001. 400 pages. Released April 2010. Included in the IPC-C-103 and the IPC-C-1000 Collections. DoD adopted.

Hard copy prices: $55 IPC members  $110 standard industry price

J-STD-001E – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

J-STD-001E is recognized worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials and processes. This revision includes support for lead-free manufacturing, in addition to easier to understand criteria for materials, methods and verification for producing quality soldered interconnections and assemblies. The requirements for all three classes of construction are included. Full color illustrations are provided for clarity. This standard fully complements IPC-A-610E. 54 pages. Released April 2010. Included in the IPC-C-103 and the IPC-C-1000 Collections. DoD adopted.

 Hard copy prices: $45 IPC members  $90 standard industry price

 IPC-6012C – Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards

This specification covers qualification and performance of rigid printed boards, including single-sided, double-sided, with or without plated-through holes, multilayer with or without blind/buried vias and metal core boards. It addresses final finish and surface plating coating requirements, conductors, holes/vias, frequency of acceptance testing and quality conformance as well as electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements. Revision C incorporates many new requirements in areas such as selection for procurement, new surface finishes, hole plating thickness, measling, weave exposure, copper cap plating of filled holes, laminate cracks and voids, etchback, blind and buried via fill, acceptance testing and frequency, and requirements for thermal stress testing. This revision synchronizes to the IPC-A-600H. For use with IPC-6011. Supersedes IPC-6012B with Amendment 1. 52 pages. Released April 2010. Included in the IPC-C-105, 6010-Series and the IPC-C-1000 Collections.

 Hard copy prices: $46 IPC members  $93 standard industry price

 IPC-A-600H – Acceptability of Printed Boards

The definitive illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability! This four-color document provides photographs and illustrations of the target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on bare printed boards. Make sure your operators, inspectors, and engineers have the most current industry consensus information. With more than 90 new or revised photographs and illustrations, revision H provides new coverage on topics such as copper wrap plating, copper cap plating of filled holes, and hole wall/barrel separation along with updated and expanded coverage for measling of printed boards, delamination and haloing, laminate voids/cracks, etchback, blind and buried via fill, and flexible circuits. The document sychronizes to the acceptability requirements expressed in IPC-6012C and IPC-6013B. Released April 2010. Included in the IPC-C-102, IPC-C-105 and the IPC-C-1000 Collections.

Hard copy prices: $50 IPC members  $100 standard industry price

 Electronic formats are available for each document listed above. Please click through the links to view all formats, from single-user to global licenses.

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  1. Alexander Valera
    Posted October 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi mam / Sir,

    We are in need of a hard copy of IPC 6012 C and IPC 600H in replacement of our IPC 600G.

    Please help us how and where can we best purchase them, thanks.

    • Kim Sterling
      Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:37 am | Permalink

      Hello Mr. Valera:

      You can purchase through the IPC online store at or

      the closest locations to you are through IHS Global Documents:

      Individual Documents
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      Tel: +852-2368-5733
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  2. Akhilesh Padey
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    plz request ipc book

  3. Posted March 24, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Hello Mam/Sir

    I had been working in electronic industry for 10 years and I used IPC-A-610 for quality acceptance criteria, but since last year I initiated a new challenge in Plating industry, however at this time I do not have a document that help me to take the apropriate decisions in quality. My question is, Does IPC has a Aceptace criteria for plating industry? if so, how can I get it.

    • Kim Sterling
      Posted March 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Hello Faustino:

      IPC standards are specific for printed boards and assemblies.

      Our Technical VP Dave Torp recommends the following organizations for follow up on more generic plating standards:

      We wish you the best of luck in your new career. Please let us know if you need more assistance.

      Kim Sterling, IPC Vice President of Marketing & Communications

  4. Posted July 25, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I would like to know if IPC-A-600H-2010 exist in french version.

    Please help us how and where can we best purchase them, thanks.


    • Posted July 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      Bonjour David –

      Unfortunately, we did not experience enough industry interest in early revisions to translate revisions G or H. If this is something your company needs for internal use and would like to do the translation, please contact us for license information at Thanks for asking.

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