Category Archives: Membership

IPC Highlights Industry’s Concerns in Brussels, Ahead of IMPACT Europe 2018

In our ongoing efforts to represent IPC members’ interests in policy debates worldwide, IPC’s Vice President of Global Government Relations Chris Mitchell recently traveled to Brussels, Belgium, where he had a series of meetings with European Union policy makers, along with Nicolas Robin, IPC’s new senior director, Europe. Chris and Nicolas met with decision-makers from […]

IPC’s Job Task Analysis Needs Your Expertise to Address the Skills Gap

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell invites industry to join IPC’s Job Task Analysis Committee to help define key roles in the electronics industry and perform industry driven job task analysis for each of these roles.

Lead Added to EU REACH Candidate List of SVHCs

By Nicolas Robin, IPC Senior Director, Europe The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added lead metal on its Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), on 27 June 2018, owing to its properties as a reprotoxic substance. What does Candidate Listing mean for IPC Members? Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion […]

What Happens to our Industry Without a Skilled Workforce?

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell discusses the skills gap in the manufacturing industry and IPC’s efforts to address the issue.

Brexit: Potential Impact on the Electronics Industry

Brexit will have a big impact on the electronics industry. The so called “phase one” of the negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) is ongoing, with the two parts trying to reach an agreement on the terms of the exit of the UK from the bloc. In December, we are […]

European Parliament Approves Amendments to RoHS Directive to Facilitate Secondary Market Operations

On 3 October, the European Parliament approved the review of the scope of the Directive on Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS Directive). The Commission, the Parliament and the Council agreed in June on the text in inter-institutional negotiations. The amendments extend beyond the current 2019 deadline […]

IPC Supports Apprenticeships and Jobs

By Julie Desisto, government relations coordinator Given the perennial shortage of skilled talent in many parts of the country, IPC advocates for ambitious public policies to address the skills gap. That’s why IPC supports the Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act (S. 1352), introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). In late July, […]

SEC Chair Jay Clayton Voices Support for Disclosure Reform; Could Include Conflict Minerals

According to a Reuters article, the new Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton indicated his support for reducing disclosure rules during a July 12, 2017 speech to the Economic Club of New York. During the speech, Clayton laid out his regulatory philosophy and said the SEC staff was working to […]

House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill to Repeal Conflict Minerals

Today, the House Financial Services Committee approved the Financial Choice Act (H.R. 10) to repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, including a repeal of the Section 1502 conflict minerals requirements. IPC appreciates Chairman Hensarling and Subcommittee Chairman Huizenga’s continued focus on the burdens and unintended side-effects of Section 1502.  Although IPC members are […]

IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016: Industry Leaders Advocate for a Pro-Manufacturing Policy Agenda

By John Hasselmann, Vice President of Government Relations IPC places a high priority on educating government officials about key policy issues of importance to the electronics industry. That’s why top executives from leading electronics companies gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for “IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016.” During this two-and-a-half day event, executives met with members of […]