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EU Leaders Working on New Corporate Due Diligence Requirements

By Alison James, senior director, government relations, Europe Last April, European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders announced he is planning in 2021 to propose legislation with binding due diligence obligations as part of a broader package on sustainable corporate governance. While the exact scope of the proposal is to be determined, it is expected to be […]

EU Strives for “Strategic Autonomy;” France Offers Grants for Electronics Manufacturing Projects

By Alison James, Senior Director Government Relations, Europe When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her €750 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to help the European Union recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, she stressed that “strategic autonomy” must be at the heart of the EU’s response. As was also seen in North America, […]

How do European Policy Initiatives Impact Electronics Manufacturing Competitiveness?

An interview with Alison James, IPC Europe Curious about what’s happening in IPC Europe? IPC blog staff took the opportunity to talk to Alison James, senior director, IPC Europe, Government Relations, about the European response to COVID-19, as well as other issues facing the European electronics manufacturing industry. EB: How are you settling into your role […]

This Week’s #TrendingTopic is Data Exchange on Chemical Substances

This week, IPC played a role in two different presentations offered by two different organizations on one common theme: the need for accurate, workable exchange of data about substances in products throughout the supply chain. On September 23, Kelly Scanlon, IPC’s director of environment, health and safety policy and research, presented to the workgroup on materials […]

IPC’s September 2020 Economic Report: U.S. and EU Outlook

As we present the September economic outlook report, the economy has improved over the last month, but momentum is slowing as manufacturers remain cautious. In this report, you will find U.S. and European data on economic growth, employment, Manufacturer’s Sentiment (PMI) and end markets for electronics. You will also find details on industrial production, capacity […]

IPC and 40 Groups Urge European Commission President to Postpone Reporting Deadline for SCIP Database

by Alison James, senior director, Europe, Government Relations Today, IPC joined with almost 40 other industry groups in calling on European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to postpone the January deadline for a new chemicals database and to study related issues further before it goes forward. Under current plans, companies supplying articles containing substances […]

Chemical Watch Hosts Webinar on IPC-1754

A must-attend session for those obligated to declare materials content Next week, Chemical Watch will host the latest addition to its series of free webinars, IPC-1754-AM2: Materials and Substances Declaration for Aerospace, Defence and Other Industries (Thursday 24 September, 15:30 BST), presented by representatives from IPC, Raytheon Technologies and DXC Technology. During the webinar, an […]

U.S. Defense Bills Would Bring Greater Resiliency and Security to Electronics Supply Chains

By John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO For more than two decades, the United States has turned a blind eye to its shrinking electronics manufacturing base, even as experts in and out of government have warned that the decline has weakened the country’s national security. In response, both the U.S. House and Senate have included […]

HDP User Group Announces Free Aerospace Electronics Webinar

High-Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is hosting a free webinar that will provide its members and others in the electronics industry the latest information on issues facing aerospace electronics. Worldwide experts in the field will share their knowledge and concerns during the 3-hour webinar, which is open to all interested parties. “Aerospace electronics pose the […]

Addressing the Skills Gap – IPC Launches New Electronics Workforce Training Courses

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, shares how IPC Electronics Workforce Training courses will help IPC members overcome workforce skills gap challenges with essential and value-added coursework that is curated exclusively to address the most difficult-to-fill positions in the electronics industry.