Category Archives: Standards

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Base Materials, Assembly & Joining, Cleaning & Coating, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in a series of reports. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee successfully Balloted the Amendment 2 to the IPC-4101D-WAM1, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Assembly and Joining, Product Assurance

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-20 Product Assurance Committee reviewed the status of the projects in its scope and started planning for the […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Printed Board Design, Testing, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency, Rigid Printed Boards

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Printed Board Design The 1-10b Printed Board Thermal Management Task Group met to discuss future testing programs for the evaluation of […]

IPC Essentials Preview

A new online course, “IPC Essentials,” designed to enhance knowledge of IPC Standards, the standards development process, and how to use standards, is coming soon to IPC EDGE.

China RoHS Final FAQ Document Released

On May 16, 2016, the Department of Energy Saving and Comprehensive Utilization in China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the “Frequent Q&As on Management Methods for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products.” The “Management Methods for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” were enacted […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Packaged Electronic Components, Rigid Printed Boards, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics, IP

IPC Standards Committee Reports These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the fourth and final in the series of reports. Packaged Electronic Components The B-11 3-D Electronic Packages Subcommittee is making significant progress on the work draft […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Product Data, Shop Floor Communication, Supplier Declaration, EH&S, Conflict Minerals

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in the series of reports. Product Data The 1-16 Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology (IPC-2581) Task Group met to review the changes […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Assembly and Joining, Component Traceability, Flexible Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-20 Product Assurance Committee reviewed the status of the projects in its scope and started planning for the […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Printed Board Design, Cleaning & Coating, Testing, Process Control, Product Assurance

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Printed Board Design The 1-10c Test Coupon and Artwork Generation Task Group announced the release of the IPC-2221B Gerber Coupon Generator. The […]

Industry Groups Concerned by Silica Standard; PCB Manufacturers Should Take Note

By Bret Bruhn, TTM Technologies; Fern Abrams, IPC The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new standard for silica dust, published March 24, 2016, cuts the allowable 8-hour time weighted average (TWA) exposure limit for silica dust from 100 mg/l to 50 mg/l.  Printed board manufacturing involves drilling and routing of laminates containing silica glass […]