Author Archives: IPC

IPC President’s Message: How President Trump Could Advance U.S Manufacturing

In part one of IPC’s four-part video series, IPC President and CEO John Mitchell offers a framework for how the Trump Administration and Congress could help advance the U.S. manufacturing industry.

U.S. Manufacturing Growth at Odds with Skills Gap

by Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research As U.S. manufacturing rebounds after decades of decline, the skills gap will worsen and could lead to more off-shoring, unless it is alleviated. Findings on the Skills Gap in U.S. Electronics Manufacturing, published last month by IPC, found that more than three-quarters of the U.S. electronics manufacturers […]

PCB Technology Trends 2016 Study Now Available

IPC’s PCB Technology Trends 2016 study shows how PCB fabricators and assemblers are meeting today’s technology demands and looks at the changes expected in the coming years that will affect the whole industry. It is a global study based on data from 118 electronics assembly companies and PCB fabricators worldwide. It presents data on the […]

IPC’s U.S. Skills Gap Study Reveals Skills and Qualifications in Short Supply

In response to mounting concern about the shortage of U.S. workers with skills needed by electronics manufacturers, IPC conducted a “fast-facts” study to learn more about the skills gap as it affects U.S. electronics assembly manufacturers. The results, published within Findings on the Skills Gap in U.S. Electronics Manufacturing, indicate that most companies are having […]

IPC’s 2017 Global Policy Framework

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell introduces IPC’s Global Policy Framework, a living document that lists IPC’s guiding principles and specific policy concerns, and guides all of the association’s advocacy work.

PD18 : Preventing Production Defects and Product Failures

Under today’s manufacturing and market environment, the effort to maximize production yield, reduce cost, and assure product reliability is becoming increasingly important to a company’s competitiveness. Considering the new and anticipated developments in packaging and assembly and with the goal of achieving high yield and reliability in mind, the “how-to” prevent prevailing production defects and […]

Learn what Siemens PLM can do for you at IPC APEX EXPO

Don’t miss Siemens PLM Software at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, when our experts will be on hand to answer your questions related to our posters describing exciting new technologies and the strategies to implement them.  Look for the Siemens posters in public hallway areas of IPC APEX EXPO. Additive […]

IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Reports Growth in Military/Aerospace Market

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) for military and aerospace applications remain the largest vertical market segment for PCB manufacturers in North America, representing about one-third of the market. And it is the only vertical market segment expected to grow in 2016 as a share of the North American market, according to IPC’s 2016 Analysis and Forecast […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Base Materials, Assembly & Joining, Cleaning & Coating, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in a series of reports. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee successfully Balloted the Amendment 2 to the IPC-4101D-WAM1, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Assembly and Joining, Product Assurance

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-20 Product Assurance Committee reviewed the status of the projects in its scope and started planning for the […]