Category Archives: Suppliers

Reminder: Participate in Tulane’s Conflict Minerals Post-filing Survey

Many of you are aware of, and some of you have participated in, Tulane’s anonymous conflict minerals post-filing survey, which aims to reveal the realities of Dodd-Frank Section 1502 regulatory compliance. So far, 132 companies have participated, with 75 of those from issuers or issuer and Tier 1 suppliers, ranging from the $50-100 million revenue […]

Simpler Sharing of Design Files is on the Horizon

Myriad acronyms segment the world of design tools: CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM to name a few. Whether the tools are computer-aided design/manufacturing/engineering or product lifecycle management, there’s a push to ensure that diverse design tools from multiple suppliers can communicate freely. At a recent PLM conference for Dassault Systèmes customers, speakers from many companies […]

IPC-2581 Consortium Opens its Doors to New Members

Getting OEMs, design tool providers, EMS providers and others to agree on a standard for transferring data files has proven a difficult challenge. The IPC-2581 Consortium, formed to help industry settle on a data transfer document, is beefing up its efforts by opening its membership to individuals. The consortium was created in 2011 by a […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Supplier Declaration, EH&S, Conflict Minerals

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2013 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Supplier Declaration The 2-18 Supplier Declaration Subcommittee discussed the need for an amendment to IPC-1751A, General Requirements for Declaration Process Management.  The amendment […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Supplier Declaration, EH&S, Conflict Minerals

These committee reports from IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Supplier Declaration The 2-18b Materials Declaration Task Group held a joint meeting with the IEC TC 111 committee that developed the IEC […]

More Updates on Supplier Declaration Standards and Committee Activities – Video Interviews

Can you spend less time on supplier and materials declaration requests and keep your customers happy? IPC committees are working on streamlining these often tedious requests with updates to IPC-1752, Materials Declaration Management. Learn more in these video interviews from Real Time with IPC at IPC APEX EXPO. 2-18b Task Group: Amendments on the Horizon […]

Printed Electronics Update from IPC APEX EXPO

At this year’s IPC APEX EXPO show, printed electronics was given center stage with an entire section of the show floor dedicated to this up-and-coming industry. To support efforts to integrate traditional circuit technologies with PE, I-Connect007, in partnership with the IPC, produced a series of videos on this topic as part of its Real […]

2-18x Standard Series — More than Materials Declaration

By Krista Crotty, Alberi Eco Tech, 2-18 subcommittee co-chair The 2-18x standards subcommittees and task groups are responsible for the Supplier Declaration Standards Series and most people are familiar with the 2-18b Materials Declaration Task Group and its activities. The 2-18b task group is responsible for IPC-1752A, Materials Declaration Management Standard. But there is much […]

Japan’s supply chain sees light at the end of the tunnel

The human impact of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami will linger for years, but the damage to the electronics industry supply chain is nearing its end. Most facilities are back up and running, or close enough that one market analyst predicts that shipments will be normal during the critical third quarter. Manufacturing for semiconductors, autos and […]

No place for fakes

Given the huge impact that the broad electronics industry has in nearly every culture on earth, it’s kind of easy to forget that other industries face the same problems. That came to mind recently when I sat through a session on counterfeiting. This presentation was not about high end processors or even passive components or […]