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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 […]

Get your questions on export control regulations answered at IPC APEX EXPO

Learn about the new export control regulations and changes to ITAR restrictions for electronics

Free Money! Are you paying attention?

One month down, 11 to go. Is your company planning to take full advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation and enhanced Section 179 expensing in 2011? Is your business purchasing equipment and writing off your investment at a faster rate? Are you informing your potential customers that they can use this great incentive to purchase equipment […]

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

IPC Efforts Pay Off – Research and Development Tax Credits and Enhanced Bonus Depreciation Legislation Will Be Enacted in to Law

President Obama is scheduled to sign into the law today the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” more commonly known as the “Tax Cuts Bill.” The Act will reinstate and extend important tax benefits assisting electronics companies. IPC worked all year to support these important tax provisions to provide assistance […]

Congress’s failure to reinstate the expired research and development tax credit for 2010 will significantly affect electronics companies

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries and over 1,300 other companies and organizations recently sent a letter to all members of Congress urging them to enact legislation seamlessly extending Research and Development (R&D) tax credits through 2010 and for as long as possible. If the lame-duck Congress does not reinstate the expired R&D tax credit […]

PCB Multi-Issue Microsection Wall Poster

A gift for the holidays for the PCB department that has everything! Dubbed the “nightmare microsection,” this full-color, 24×36-inch (60 x 90 cm) wall poster identifies 42 phenomena that can be seen in cross-sections of plated-through holes. Outstanding visual for supporting discussions of common (and not so common) phenomena. All defects are labeled and match […]

More on the PCB Military Technology Interchange

Nice interview today with attendee Ray Rasmussen on the meeting last week. The industry has definitely raised its visibility for future R&D support. Listen in to the audio interview. thanks  milaer007.com

New IPC Publication Looks at 3rd Quarter Supply Chain Trends, Market Data

In our last survey of the membership, there was definite interest in IPC market research and data trends. Our market research department publishes a comprehensive quarterly report that used to be called the Supply Chain Tracker. It’s a collection of as much monthly and quarterly data for the electronics industry worldwide as we can pull together […]