Tag Archives: electronics industry

IPC’s 2017 Global Policy Framework

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell introduces IPC’s Global Policy Framework, a living document that lists IPC’s guiding principles and specific policy concerns, and guides all of the association’s advocacy work.

IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

On March 16, 2017, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted to adopt regulations regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zones. The regulations, which require supply chain due diligence self-certification of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, are mandatory for smelters and importers of raw […]

IPC Releases New Topic Brief on International Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements’ Impact on the Electronics Industry, released last week by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is a topic brief that explores the details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). In particular, the brief addresses the potential impacts of these trade agreements on the various segments and […]

IPC Gives the Electronics Industry a New Edge

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell discusses the importance of education in the electronics industry and reveals IPC’s new online learning platform—IPC EDGE.  

Get Involved: Help Improve the Electronics Industry

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, wants to make sure that your questions about legislation affecting our industry are answered, and your concerns are addressed.  

EU Conflict Minerals Negotiators Reach Agreement

On June 16, the European Union (EU) Commission, Council and Parliament agreed on a framework for conflict minerals legislation. Overall, the legislation will be less burdensome for IPC members and the electronics industry than previously proposed. While the EU Commission had originally proposed a voluntary system, the EU Parliament had voted for mandatory requirements for […]

IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016: Industry Leaders Advocate for a Pro-Manufacturing Policy Agenda

By John Hasselmann, Vice President of Government Relations IPC places a high priority on educating government officials about key policy issues of importance to the electronics industry. That’s why top executives from leading electronics companies gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for “IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016.” During this two-and-a-half day event, executives met with members of […]

IPC APEX EXPO 2016: A Global Experience

IPC APEX EXPO has always been a melting pot of education, training, and technology. In years’ past, the show has focused on delivering the latest in technical research, industry best practices, and providing networking opportunities with industry leaders. The theme of this year’s show is “Forward Thinking for Tomorrow’s Technology.” This mantra couldn’t be more […]

Are You a Forward Thinker?

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell asks, “What does it mean to be a forward thinker?” It is being proactive, and it is a trait that separates a good leader from a great leader. Forward thinking is the first step on the road to success.    

IPC Publishes Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper

Despite two years of reporting under the Dodd-Frank Act, conflict minerals reporting is still burdensome for a number of companies. While it won’t solve all reporting problems, the recently published IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper can help. Developed and published by IPC’s E-30 Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Committee, the White Paper provides the […]