Category Archives: IPC

Export Controls in Flux

By Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations U.S. export control rules have changed significantly over the last decade, and more changes are expected as policymakers tackle the treatment of new and foundational technologies and respond to geopolitical developments. To help electronics companies comply with these rules and stay abreast of developments, IPC recently […]

Engineer Connects Education, Industry and IPC

By Corey Lynn, Marketing Manager, Education As the IPC Education Foundation establishes student chapters, we have partnered with individuals in the electronics industry and academia. Sometimes we get lucky and find someone involved in both. Kris Moyer, lead engineer at Williams International, is an IPC veteran who chairs and participates in several IPC Standards Committees. […]

IPC’s PCB Technology Trends Study Details How PCB Manufacturers Meet Current and Future Technology Demands

PCB Technology Trends 2018, a new global study published by IPC is now available. The survey-based study shows how printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers are meeting today’s technology demands and looks at the changes expected by 2023 that will affect the whole industry. Based on data from 74 companies worldwide, the 213-page report presents data […]

Every Day is a Good Day to Focus on Worker Health and Safety

by Kelly Scanlon, director, EHS policy and research This week marks the annual observance of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, coordinated by the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to a recent report from the ILO, approximately 2.8 million workers worldwide die each year from occupational accidents and work-related diseases, or about 7,500 […]

North American PCB Sales Growth Stays Strong, Order Growth Slows

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2019 BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, April 29, 2019 — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth in March was strong for sales but slipped into negative territory for orders, while the book-to-bill […]

IPC APEX EXPO 2019: Hear from the Attendees

IPC APEX EXPO 2019, where technology’s future came to together with 9,796 attendees from 56 countries and 440 exhibitors from around the world. Join us in San Diego for IPC APEX EXPO 2020!

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 […]

IPC Working to Revive R&D on Lead-Free Electronics in High-Reliability Sectors

by Chris Mitchell, IPC vice president, global government relations Ask yourself the following question: Why is it that the aerospace, defense and high performance (ADHP) electronics sectors remain reliant on lead solders and components even as the commercial sector has largely phased out their use? The short answer is that lead-free electronics do not offer […]

Question of the Week: What Does Brexit Mean to Your Company?

The United Kingdom’s effort to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, is making waves in the global economy. Many companies are facing tough decisions about their operations in the UK and EU. IPC members, how concerned are you about the impacts of Brexit on your company? Take a one-minute survey.   Last Week’s Question: […]

Brexit Postponed Amid Political Gridlock; Industry Disruptions in Store

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations The United Kingdom’s effort to leave the European Union, known by the nickname “Brexit,” is bogged down in political uncertainty, which in turn is creating disruptions in the global economy. With a “no-deal” Brexit possible within two weeks, here’s a recap of recent developments and the possible […]