End 2012 on a Positive Note – Take Advantage of FREE Membership Benefits

The IPC membership team is pleased to provide the following information to ensure that you are up-to-date on new and updated standards, research, presentations, white papers and more. Resources listed below are available as of December 13, 2012 and member login is required.  (If you don’t know your user name or password, please see below.)

MARKET RESEARCH
Market Data Update
This quarterly business report brings together the latest market data from many segments across the supply chain. Covering metals, solder, chemicals, assembly equipment, laminates, PCB’s, EMS, end-product industries and macroeconomic trends, it offers readers a comprehensive view of industry dynamics. Every issue includes leading indicators to help readers plan for changes in their business environment.

NEW STANDARDS – FREE
IPC members may request a free single user download of a document with digital rights management of each new standard below within 90 days of publication by e-mailing MemberTechRequests@ipc.org.

Generic Standard on Printed Board Design (IPC-2221B)
This is the foundation design standard for all documents in the IPC-2220 series. It establishes the generic requirements for the design of printed boards and other forms of component mounting or interconnecting structures, whether single-sided, double-sided or multilayer. Among the many updates to Revision B are new criteria for conductor characteristics, surface finishes, via protection, board electrical test, dielectric properties, board housings, thermal stress, compliant pins, panelization and internal and external foil thicknesses. Appendix A provides new test coupon designs used for lot acceptance and quality conformance testing. Released November 2012.

Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Organic Printed Boards (IPC-2222A-CN)Chinese language
Translation released November 2012

Requirements for Soldering Fluxes (J-STD-004B-RU)Russian language*
Translation released November 2012

Requirements for Soldering Pastes (J-STD-005A-RU)Russian language*
Translation released November 2012

Qualification and Performance Specification of Permanent Solder Mask and Flexible Cover Materials (SM-840E-CN)Chinese language
Translation released November 2012

Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies (IPC-A-610E-IT)Italian language
Translation released November 2012

* IPC members who wish to receive a free copy of the Russian translated document(s) should visit, www.ipc.org/order-russian.

If you don’t know your user name or password, visit www.ipc.org/Members-only and select “Forgot Your Password or User Name?” or, if appropriate, select “New User? Find your user name and password here.” For questions, please send an e-mail to membership@ipc.org.
Membership extends to everyone at your location, so be sure to inform others in your organization that they can use IPC as a tool to achieve their business objectives. We look forward to supporting and promoting your growth and success in 2013.

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