Tag Archives: electronics industry

Power Your Potential with J-STD-001 for Operators

By Carlos Plaza, director, education development The IPC Standard, J-STD-001G: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, is globally recognized for its criteria on soldering processes and materials for electrical and electronic assemblies. Because J-STD-001 is a critical standard for the industry, IPC Workforce Training created the course, J-STD-001 for Operators, to provide operators, technicians, […]

Trump’s COVID Relief Actions Are a Mixed Bag

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations Over the weekend, responding to unsuccessful negotiations with Congress, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) and three memoranda aimed at extending relief to Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive actions stretch the bounds of constitutionality, and the size and speed of the aid is […]

PFAS Regulation in the Electronics Industry: Should We Be Concerned?

by Matthew Chalkley, Supply Chain Management and Operations Consultant; Kelly Scanlon, Director, Environment, Health and Safety Policy & Research, IPC  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of 4,730 man-made chemicals (OECD, 2018), the two most well-known of which are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). PFAS are used in a wide […]

Request for Information — PFAS in the Electronics Industry

by Matthew Chalkley, Procurement and Environmental Compliance Consultant Industry colleagues, on behalf of IPC, I have commenced a quick turn consultancy study, to understand which chemicals in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances class, are used within the electronics industry. Recognizing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) used in photolithography processes in the manufacturing of semiconductors is widely […]

Strong and Varied Opinions Expected at IPC Microvia Virtual Summit

The upcoming IPC Microvia Virtual Summit (July 15-16) offers presentations from subject matter experts focused on determining the root causes for observed weak interface failures as well as mitigation techniques and test protocols. IPC Events Connection (EC) editorial staff went behind the scenes to talk to IPC’s John Perry, director, printed board standards and technology, […]

IPC Offers Opportunities for Online Learning

IPC offers many opportunities for online learning, providing relevant education to meet the needs of the industry, from operators to engineers and executives. Events Connection (EC) editorial staff talked to Carlos Plaza, IPC director of education development, about how IPC chooses which courses will benefit the industry, and what options are available for students this […]

Deadline Extended for TSCA Fees Rule Self-Identification Obligation

by Kelly Scanlon, director, environment, health and safety policy & research IPC has posted on February 26 and March 26 regarding industry’s responsibility to determine if they are obligated to pay fees to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2020 to support risk evaluations of 20 high-priority chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control […]

How Can You Obtain or Renew Your IPC Certification During COVID-19?

Candidates may now take online remote proctored exams right from the comfort of your own home. Dave Hernandez, vice president of education, answers questions about this new option from IPC EDGE. Why remote proctoring? In this time of shelter-in-place, IPC wanted to find a way for students to obtain or renew IPC certification remotely. We […]

An IPC Policy Roadmap to Economic Recovery

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations As the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, IPC is calling for a bold, sustained policy agenda to help the electronics manufacturing sector weather the economic downturn and support the economic recovery. There can be no doubt that governments all over the world should take extraordinary measures […]

Important Update Regarding the TSCA Fees Rule and Your Company

By Kelly Scanlon, director, environment, health and safety policy and research, IPC Over the past month, IPC has brought to your attention that the TSCA Fees Rule may apply to your company beginning in 2020 and that there could be several challenges for those who need to comply. Challenges include the requirement to self-identify as […]