Category Archives: Boards

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 […]

Power Your Potential with J-STD-001 for Operators

By Carlos Plaza, director, education development The IPC Standard, J-STD-001G: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, is globally recognized for its criteria on soldering processes and materials for electrical and electronic assemblies. Because J-STD-001 is a critical standard for the industry, IPC Workforce Training created the course, J-STD-001 for Operators, to provide operators, technicians, […]

How You Can Get Involved in IPC’s E-Textiles Activities

By Chris Jorgensen, director, IPC technology transfer ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org Whether you are actively involved in developing e-textiles technologies for your own products, developing e-textiles products for customers or have a vested interest in e-textiles as part of your product roadmap, IPC has activities to meet your needs. Participate in IPC E-Textiles Committee Standards Activities The IPC […]

Need Training in the Fundamentals of Electronics Assembly?

Look no further than IPC Workforce Development Programs – a series of courses designed to facilitate the long-term retention of practical, job-specific knowledge and skills By Carlos Plaza, IPC director of education development IPC Workforce Development courses help IPC members overcome the challenges posed by the skills gap while simultaneously providing opportunities for employees to […]

IPC Electronics Workforce Training Courses: Closing the Gap Between Employee and Employer Needs

By Carlos Plaza, director of education development Currently about 78 percent of electronics industry companies need to increase their work force but struggle to find skilled workers to take available jobs. Prospective employees are not necessarily aware of the available, well-paid, and stable jobs in the electronics industry. How do we close that gap? By […]

Delta Group Electronics Hosts IPC Training Video Production

Delta Group Electronics in Albuquerque, N.M. recently hosted the production of two new IPC training videos:  SMT Component Placement and Solder Paste Printing. Tod Cummins, Delta Group’s director of corporate quality assurance, has been a major supporter of IPC’s educational effort providing technical support and practical guidance to the IPC video production team over a […]

Solving the Surface Finish Selection Paradox

By Kunal Shah, Ph.D., LiloTree Surface finish is applied on to copper (Cu) integration scheme on printed circuit boards (PCBs) and semiconductors wafers. Choice of surface finish is critical because the performance and reliability of the electronic assemblies depends on the right selection. There are several options available in the market and one (OEM, PCB […]

IPC Creates Two New Videos in Cooperation with PACE Worldwide

IPC has released two award winning videos this year in cooperation with PACE Worldwide: 115C – Soldering Iron Tip Care (Communicator Award)  and 194C – SMT Component Removal (Telly Award). According to Mark Pritchard, IPC Video producer,  “IPC has a long history of cooperation with PACE dating back to the 1990s.  PACE has been a […]

Request for Information — PFAS in the Electronics Industry

by Matthew Chalkley, Procurement and Environmental Compliance Consultant Industry colleagues, on behalf of IPC, I have commenced a quick turn consultancy study, to understand which chemicals in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances class, are used within the electronics industry. Recognizing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) used in photolithography processes in the manufacturing of semiconductors is widely […]