Tag Archives: flexible circuits

PCB Prototype Sales Trends Often Diverge from PCB Market Trends According to New IPC Report

A new report published this week by IPC, Trends in the North American Market for PCB Prototypes, reveals cycles in demand for PCB prototypes that often differ from demand trends in regular or volume-production PCB sales. Despite high volatility in prototype sales from month to month, the IPC data show clear cycles in prototype sales […]

New IPC Studies Show World PCB Market Up in 2016 as North American Market Shrinkage Slows

World printed circuit board (PCB) production reached an estimated $58.2 billion in 2016, up 2.2 percent in real terms, while North American PCB production decreased a mere 0.1 percent, according to IPC’s newly published World PCB Production Report for the Year 2016. The North American PCB market also continued its downward trend, but at a […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Base Materials, Assembly & Joining, Cleaning & Coating, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in a series of reports. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee successfully Balloted the Amendment 2 to the IPC-4101D-WAM1, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Printed Board Design, Testing, Flex Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency, Rigid Printed Boards

These standards committee reports from IPC’s 2016 Fall Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports. Printed Board Design The 1-10b Printed Board Thermal Management Task Group met to discuss future testing programs for the evaluation of […]

IPC Releases Annual Electronics Assembly Industry Quality

IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of products […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Assembly and Joining, Component Traceability, Flexible Circuits, High Speed/High Frequency

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-20 Product Assurance Committee reviewed the status of the projects in its scope and started planning for the […]

IPC Releases Annual Electronics Industry Quality Benchmark Study

IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2015 is now available. The annual study provides data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their quality measurements to those of other assembly companies by company size, region and type of product. The survey-based study addresses five major groups of manufacturing and service measurements: production, quality […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Base Materials, Fabrication, Assembly and Joining, Flexible Circuits

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2015 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the second in a series of reports. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee successfully examined both Amendments 1 and 2 to the IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Assembly/Joining, Process Control, Flex Circuits, Rigid Printed Boards

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2014 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third in a series of reports. Assembly and Joining The 5-11c Electronic Assembly Adhesives Task Group is approaching final draft status for a new document, IPC-HDBK-4691, Guidelines for […]

Annual PCB Surveys Open Until May 16

IPC’s Annual Industry Trends Surveys for producers of rigid PCBs and flexible circuits in the Americas is open for participation only until Friday, May 16. The full report on the results is free only to companies that submit a complete survey.   To access the confidential surveys, simply click on the following links and enter the […]