Tag Archives: EMS

IPC Hosts Workshop on the Future of the Defense Electronics Industry

On Friday, October 19, more than 40 industry executives participated in a day-long discussion on the defense electronics industrial base in Bannockburn, Illinois. IPC—in partnership with WHMA and ECIA—organized the event to support the ongoing effort by the Department of Defense (DoD) to assess the U.S. defense electronics industrial base. Pursuant to Section 845 of […]

Fundamental Considerations to EMC and High Speed Signal Behavior on PCBs

Following Albert Einstein’s model of making things as simple as possible, but not simpler, you too, can become an EMC-competent board designer by understanding what happens, rather than merely learning rules. On Monday, March 24, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, I, along with course attendees will examine sources of RF; electric and magnetic […]

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 […]

Slow but Steady

A couple national manufacturing studies out this week highlight the continuing resurgence of American manufacturing. The economy may not be roaring back with any real speed, but it’s seeing steady growth. Respondents to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch CFO Outlook survey gave the U.S. economy an average score of 58 out of 100, up […]

White House Announces Plan to Enact a Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a detailed plan for economic recovery that includes asking Congress to expand and permanently extend Research and Experimentation tax credits, also known as Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. For many years, IPC has advocated for a permanent R&D tax credit. The R&D tax credit expired on December 31, […]

Changes to U.S. Export Controls are Good News for the Electronics Industry

Today, the White House announced plans to reform the U.S. export control system by updating and modifying export control lists, licensing policies, and export enforcement. U.S. export controls include the laws and regulations managing the sale or transfer of sensitive goods and technology, services, and expertise to non-U.S. citizens. The changes in export controls are […]