Author Archives: Kim Sterling

Are you getting all of your IPC member benefits? Don’t miss a thing!

IPC is pleased to provide you with this update of free member benefits available to everyone at your member site. This reminder is current to November 1, 2012 and member log-in is required. If you don’t know your user name or password, visit and select “Forgot Your Password or User Name?” or, if appropriate, […]

IPC-A-620B, Redline document released

New Revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620 Released Hundreds of Enhancements Made to Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Standard Significant technical updates, greater ease-of-use and compatibility with other key assembly standards are among the many changes users will find in the newly released B revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. This important […]

New Releases October 2012

Keep up on new standards, translations, multimedia training and market research! Here’s what IPC released in October 2012. Standards IPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Translations IPC-1720A-CN, 组装资格认证纲要 (Chinese language for Assembly Qualification Profile) IPC-9252A-CN, 未组装印制板电气测试要求, (Chinese Language of Requirements for Electrical Testing of Unpopulated Printed Boards) IPC-9704A-CN, 印制板应变测试指南, (Chinese Language of […]

Working Together, Again!

By John Mitchell, IPC President With all of the exciting things happening in the industry and at IPC, I had a lot of options for this month’s message. That being said, the recent news that SMTA and IPC will co-locate our fall events — IPC committee meetings with SMTA International’s exhibition and conference — is […]

IPC Global Task Group Localizing IPC-A-610 in Malaysia

IPC TG Malaysia, an IPC committee made up of a dedicated group of volunteers located in Penang, Malaysia and nearby cities have been diligently working to complete the translation of IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, into Bahasa Malaysia.  Chaired by Johnson Muriel of Clarion Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., IPC TG Malaysia has gotten significant support from Flextronics, […]

IPC U.S. Offices Will Be Closed on Monday, September 3

Have a good weekend! Without labor nothing prospers. ~Sophocles

New releases – August 2012

Standards Amendment 1 to IPC-4552, Specification for Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold (ENIG) Plating for Printed Circuit Boards. Free Download of Amendment 1. Amendment 1 to IPC-4554, Specification for Immersion Tin Plating for Printed Circuit Boards – includes Amendment 1. Free Download of Amendment 1. HDBK-850, Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Potting Materials and Encapsulation Processes […]

IPC Director Fern Abrams Video Interview on New SEC Conflict Metals Regs

IPC’s Director of Government Relations & Environmental Policy Fern Abrams sits down with Editor Ray Rasmussen to provide an update on the latest in conflict minerals regulations, including voting results from the SEC on Wednesday. The final draft of legislation about to hit the streets. Watch the interview here. More at, including information on […]

Bob Willis Reviews New Technical Titles

Industry expert Bob Willis has tips on new reference books and IPC standards to help you do your job better. PDF summary of Bob’s recommendations.  

Call for Moderators – IPC APEX EXPO 2013

Get involved in the world’s premier technical conference for printed boards and electronics manufacturing. We have openings for a number of session moderators. Gain significant visibility for you and your company and get a free one-day admission to the conference on the day you are a moderator plus a copy of the conference proceedings. As a […]