Category Archives: Standards

IPC Joins European Industry Group on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations and Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations On an issue of long-running concern to the electronics industry, IPC has joined the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) as part of its continuing efforts to help IPC members avoid undue regulation and navigate the challenge of […]

Weaving Advocacy into E-Textiles

By Kelly Scanlon, director, EHS policy and research Electronic textiles (e-textiles) – fabrics that have electronics embedded in them to achieve certain functions – are of growing interest in the electronics manufacturing industry, and thus they are of growing interest to the IPC Government Relations team as well. E-textiles are being developed and/or used for […]

In Memoriam — Thomas Gardeski

by John Perry, director, printed board standards & technology It is with deep sadness that IPC announces the passing of one of its valued and storied committee members and leaders, Thomas Frank Gardeski, president of Gemini Sciences, LLC. Tom passed away on July 28, 2019. Over the course of his career, Thomas furthered the advancement […]

IPC E-Textiles Europe 2019 to Bring Technical Education to European E-textiles Community

IPC E-Textiles Europe 2019, a two-day technical education conference for innovators, technologists and brands/OEMs, will provide a platform for education and collaboration among a diverse group of professionals interested in producing e-textiles technologies and products. Developed by the e-textiles industry for the e-textiles industry, IPC E-Textiles Europe 2019 will also provide technical insights of interest […]

IPC CFX/Hermes Standards – The Future of Electronics is Here

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, describes how IPC Standards IPC-2591 and IPC-HERMES-9852 are providing the electronics industry the building blocks for machine-to-machine and machine-to-ERP communications.

Saying Yes to Opportunities: IPC’s Emerging Engineer Program Offers Career Growth for Electronics Industry Newcomers

What makes the IPC Emerging Engineer Program a premier networking and career enriching program? IPC staff spoke to Emerging Engineer Kate Stees, materials & process engineer, Lockheed Martin, about her experience in the program and why she recommends it to other engineers. IPC: Why did you choose to enroll in IPC’s Emerging Engineer program? Stees: […]

Microvia Subcommittee Brings Industry Together, Hosts Open Forum

By Chris Jorgensen, IPC director, technology transfer; IPC staff liaison to V-TSL MVIA Weak Interface Microvia Failures Technology Solutions Subcommittee In early 2018, Jerry Magera and J.R. Strickland, Motorola, answered a call for white papers from the IPC V-TSL Technology Solutions Committee. Their white paper, IPC-WP-023, casts a light on an issue that has been […]

IPC Digital Factory at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 to Spotlight Real-world Implementation of IPC CFX Standard

by David Bergman, vice president, Standards and Training If you had the chance to align your EMS facility with Industry 4.0, set up seamless data communication between all equipment on your line – even conveyors – and be able to track production on all the equipment from any part of the world, would you do […]

Join the Weak Microvia Interface Open Forum During IPC APEX EXPO

The IPC V-TSL-MVIA Weak Interface Microvia Failures Technology Solutions Subcommittee formed in 2018 to identify the need to identify the risks, causes, and mitigation of failures due to a weak interface between the plated copper at the bottom of a microvia and the underlying copper surface. The subcommittee will hold an open forum during IPC […]

Join the IPC E-Textiles Standards Group in Europe

By Chris Jorgensen, director, technology transfer IPC has received interest from several volunteers in Europe to form an e-textiles standards interest group in Europe. Volunteers from this group would meet to influence IPC standards activities, form working groups to develop new IPC standards and to network under the umbrella of developing standards. If you would […]