Tag Archives: IPC Technology Roadmap

IPC International Technology Roadmap Revolves Around Collaboration

Marc Carter, IPC director of technology transfer, discusses IPC’s efforts to streamline roadmapping efforts through collaboration and cooperation with industry groups. Watch video. IPC members may purchase 2013 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections for $125; the standard industry price is $250. For more information or to purchase the Roadmap, visit http://www.ipc.org/roadmap. As the […]

Decoupling Performance Class and Quality Assurance testing—YES, and add Reliability

‘Functional Performance’ Classes cannot be equated with ‘Reliability’ classes–they are not the same. I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to put a disclaimer into the scope of these documents, to alert the readers that only an appropriate ‘Design-for-Reliability’ would assure reliability. While good quality—and IPC-6012 and IPC-6013 assure quality, is a requirement for reliability, […]

A Changing Industry

An emerging theme from this week’s IPC APEX EXPO can be easily stated with one word: change. The world is changing. The economy is changing. Our industry is changing.