Category Archives: electronics

Electronics Manufacturers in China Must Join New Pollution Tracking System

On January 23, 2017, the Chinese government published a list of industries, including computer, communications and electronic equipment manufacturing, that will be required to register under the new critical monitoring system outlined in November 2016.  The system will track companies’ air and water discharges, which may be taxed. While more than 20 industries must register […]

New Electronics Industry Market Data Now Available by Subscription

IPC is introducing three new quarterly subscription reports. These exclusive reports provide electronics manufacturers a competitive edge that comes from having solid, timely and reliable market research data. Reports include: Global Solder Market Report  – The report covers trends in solder and flux consumption, including growth rates, tin/lead vs. lead-free ratios, and industry growth outlook […]

Consultants to EU Publish Recommendations on RoHS Exemptions

The Oeko-Institut e.V., Institute for Applied Ecology and Fraunhofer-Institut IZM for Environmental and Reliability Engineering, consultants to the European Union (EU) Commission (Commission) recently published their recommendations on 29 requested renewals of RoHS exemptions. The report: “Assistance to the Commission on Technological Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Assessment Related to Exemptions from the Substance Restrictions in Electrical […]

Manufacturing for High-Reliability with IPC

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses high-reliability for the electronics manufacturing industry.  

IPC Commends U.S. Senate on Passage of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

Statement from John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO On behalf of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and an estimated 800,000 people employed in our 2,200 U.S. member facilities, we commend the U.S. Senate for passing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). IPC appreciates the bipartisan leadership of U.S. Senators David […]

Industry Submits More than a Dozen Exemption Requests for RoHS Exemptions Set to Expire

IPC, in conjunction with an international industry stakeholder group, applied for more than a dozen exemption extension requests under the European Union (EU) RoHS Directive. The RoHS2 Directive dictates expiration dates for all exemptions granted and several critical to the electronics manufacturing industry are set to expire in 2016. Throughout the process, IPC and several […]

Get your questions on export control regulations answered at IPC APEX EXPO

Learn about the new export control regulations and changes to ITAR restrictions for electronics

3D IC Integration and 3D IC Packaging

3D IC integration will be a hot topic at IPC APEX EXPO

IPC Endorses Legislation to Improve Federal Regulatory Process

There is a growing, complex regulatory burden that negatively impacts electronics companies’ ability to develop innovative technology, create jobs and compete in a global marketplace. IPC strongly supports efforts among governments to reform their regulatory processes to ensure greater public scrutiny and more thoughtful deliberation on regulations that are likely to impede business growth. That’s […]

International Conference on Green Electronics Highlights Diversity of Industry Goals

Last week, I attended and presented a paper at the Going Green Care Innovation 2014 conference. The conference, which was held in Vienna, Austria attracted an international crowd of more than 400 engineers, researchers, scientists, and policy experts interested in reducing the impact of electronics on the environment.  Participants came from major OEMs, academia, and […]