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EU Strives for “Strategic Autonomy;” France Offers Grants for Electronics Manufacturing Projects

By Alison James, Senior Director Government Relations, Europe When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her €750 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to help the European Union recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, she stressed that “strategic autonomy” must be at the heart of the EU’s response. As was also seen in North America, […]

Chemical Watch Hosts Webinar on IPC-1754

A must-attend session for those obligated to declare materials content Next week, Chemical Watch will host the latest addition to its series of free webinars, IPC-1754-AM2: Materials and Substances Declaration for Aerospace, Defence and Other Industries (Thursday 24 September, 15:30 BST), presented by representatives from IPC, Raytheon Technologies and DXC Technology. During the webinar, an […]

iNEMI Publishes Best Practices for Protecting the Reliability and Integrity of Electronic Equipment when Disinfecting for COVID-19

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI)  announced publication of “Recommended Best Practices for Protecting the Reliability and Integrity of Electronic Products and Assemblies when Disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).” “With the COVID-19 crisis, several of our members have contacted iNEMI for guidance on how to mitigate the possible detrimental impact of disinfecting procedures on electronic equipment […]

Seven Highlights from IPC’s SummerCom from a Government Relations Perspective

By Chris Mitchell, Ken Schramko, and Kelly Scanlon, IPC government relations team Last week, IPC hosted SummerCom, our semi-annual standards development committee meetings, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event brought together thousands of technical experts from around the world to shape the product, manufacturing, and supply-chain standards that guide our industry. The three of us […]

What Every Electronics Company Needs to Know about Environmental Product Requirements

By Kelly Scanlon, IPC Director of Environment, Health and Safety Policy and Research The task of monitoring and complying with environmental, health and safety (EHS) rules that affect electronics companies and their products requires a watchful eye on all levels of government: local, state, national, and international. EHS policies typically carry significant penalties for non-compliance […]

Chris Barrett, Safari Circuits Helps Develop New IPC Video on Through-Hole Rework

This March, Chris Barrett of Safari Circuits travelled to the IPC Video Studio in Taos, N.M., to shoot a new training video, Through-Hole Component Removal and Rework. This was the 7th video that Chris Barrett has helped create for IPC: • 142C – Introduction to Hand Soldering (Communicator Award) • 143C – Through-hole Component Preparation […]

IPC Solicits Member Feedback on Environmental Regulation

IPC is collecting member views on the ongoing European Commission public consultation on the Interface between chemical, product and waste legislation (CPW Interface). This EU initiative will have significant impacts on business through the supply chain as it looks at tracking substances of concern (which are yet to be defined), on top of ECHA’s upcoming […]

IPC Provides Comments to USTR on Domestic Impact of Proposed Tariff Rate Increases on Chinese Imports

Today, May 11, IPC provided comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the domestic impact of proposed tariff rate increases on Chinese imports  May 11, 2018 The Honorable Robert Lighthizer U.S. Trade Representative Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20508 RE: Proposed Determination of […]

IPC Supports Historic Tax Reform Bill

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, December 19, 2017 – IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced its support for the conference report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is under consideration in the U.S. House and Senate. Final votes in each chamber are expected this week and could happen as soon as today. Several […]

India Makes Manufacturing Gains to Participate in a Global Economy

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses the state of the manufacturing industry in India.