Author Archives: Sandy Gentry

IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, extends a special invitation to IPC-member company executives to attend IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill, April 29–30 in Washington, D.C.        

IPC Member-company Executives Make an IMPACT on Capitol Hill

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell recaps IPC member-company meetings in Washington, D.C. with Members of Congress and Administrations officials.  

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Data Transfer, Supplier Declaration, Electronic Documentation, EH&S

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2014 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the fourth and final in the series of reports. Data Generation and Transfer The 2-16 Product Data Description (Laminar View) Subcommittee discussed potential new requirements and possible changes to […]

IPC India PCB Design Contest Winner Showcases PCB Design Skills

Prevailing against other skilled PCB designers, Sakthivel Sivachandaran from Bloomenergy India PVT Ltd., took first place in IPC India’s PCB Design Contest on 19 May in Bangalore, India. As the first place winner, Sivachandaran won a complimentary registration to an IPC CID certification course. V. Shivakumar, Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd., was the runner up and […]

IPC Highlights Small Business Difficulties with Conflict Minerals Due Diligence at OECD Forum

At the OECD-UN-ICGLR GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, May 26–28 in Paris, IPC Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy Fern Abrams spoke on conflict minerals due diligence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Addressing representatives of national governments, companies and civil society, Abrams highlighted challenges faced by SMEs conducting due diligence on […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Assembly/Joining, Process Control, Flex Circuits, Rigid Printed Boards

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2014 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-11c Electronic Assembly Adhesives Task Group is approaching final draft status for a new document, IPC-HDBK-4691, Guidelines for […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Base Materials, Fabrication, High Speed/High Frequency, Embedded Devices

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2014 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee successfully revised and balloted IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. […]

New IPC Membership Options Provide More Value for the Investment

  John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses bundling more education and resources with new membership packages — Business, Technology, Enterprise.        

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Printed Board Design, Cleaning & Coating, Testing, Product Assurance

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2014 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Printed Board Design  The 1-10c Test Coupon and Artwork Generation Task Group provided an initial view of the IPC Test Coupon Gerber […]

U.S. Appeals Court Denies Request to Delay Conflict Minerals Rule

On May 14, a U.S. Appeals Court denied a Motion for Stay filed by industry groups to delay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) June 2 deadline for conflict minerals reporting. Public companies are required to report conflict minerals information from 2013 to the SEC by the June 2 deadline. In April, the US […]