Category Archives: electronics

U.S. Tax Law Boosts Growth, But Uncertainties Loom

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations Monday, April 15 was the deadline for millions of Americans to file their income tax returns, so this is a good time to review the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) as well as the current tax policy landscape and how these rules are affecting […]

USMCA Fights Ramps Up; IPC Helps Launch New Coalition

by Chris Mitchell, vice president, IPC global government relations Last week, IPC and more than 200 companies and industry associations announced the launch of a new coalition to make the case for congressional adoption of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Free Trade Agreement. The coalition has a series of daunting and time-pressing tasks ahead of it. The […]

Trump Administration has Opportunity to Ease EPA Reporting Burden for Electronics Industry

By Chris Mitchell, IPC Vice President, Global Government Relations The finish line may be in sight in a decade-long effort to persuade the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curb unnecessary and duplicative Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reporting requirements that discourage recycling of manufacturing byproducts. In January, EPA sent the White House Office of […]

How is the U.S. Government Shutdown Affecting Your Business?

by Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations You have probably seen news reports about the various ways that the U.S. Government partial shutdown is affecting “regular people.” So we were wondering: How it is affecting the electronics industry, if at all? How is it affecting your company? Please help us by taking a […]

IPC Participates in White House “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” Event

On October 31, IPC announced that it has signed the President’s Pledge to the American Worker and made a commitment to create at least 1 million new training and workforce development opportunities in the electronics industry over the next five years. IPC‘s announcement coincided with an event at the White House with President Trump, White […]

Are You Concerned About Counterfeit Electronics in Your Supply Chain?

by John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO Many IPC members have expressed to me their ongoing concern about the proliferation of counterfeit electronics. The intrusion of counterfeit electronics into the supply chain is a threat to the reputation and operations of every electronics manufacturer. Several months ago, I had the opportunity to receive a tour […]

IPC Hosts Workshop on the Future of the Defense Electronics Industry

On Friday, October 19, more than 40 industry executives participated in a day-long discussion on the defense electronics industrial base in Bannockburn, Illinois. IPC—in partnership with WHMA and ECIA—organized the event to support the ongoing effort by the Department of Defense (DoD) to assess the U.S. defense electronics industrial base. Pursuant to Section 845 of […]

Delta Group Electronics Hosts IPC Video Productions

Delta Group Electronics in Albuquerque, N.M. recently hosted the production of two new IPC Training Videos: Handling During Electronics Assembly and How to Inspect Electronic Assemblies. The week-long video shoot was arranged by Delta Group’s Director of Corporate Quality, Tod Cummins. Production coordination was provided by Irene Romero, QA Manager and Master IPC Trainer (MIT). […]

A Surprising Agreement Between the EU and U.S. on Transatlantic Trade

By Nicolas Robin, Senior Director, IPC Europe On July 25, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump struck an agreement on transatlantic trade during President Juncker’s visit to Washington D.C. after three and a half hours of negotiations. Most interestingly for IPC, both parties agreed to work together on a reform of […]

IPC E-Textiles Committee Vice-Chair Launches “30 in 30” Free Video Series to Encourage Discussion on Key Topics in Smart Textiles

IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee vice-chair Ben Cooper is running a new video series “30 in 30” through his IoClothes Forums. The forum discussions will showcase 30 videos in 30 days on topics that are critical to the continued growth of the smart textiles industry. A new video will be released every day for 30 consecutive […]