Tag Archives: printed boards

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 […]

IPC Standards Progress Reports – Boards, Embedded, Flex and More

2010 IPC Electronics Midwest Standards Development Committees Progress Reports Following are brief summaries of select committees, subcommittees and task groups. BASE MATERIALS The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee continued its work on Amendment 1 to IPC-4101C, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Mulitlayer Printed Boards. This meeting covered: 1) the inclusion of DMA testing for […]

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 […]

Research and Development Tax Credit Extension Passes U.S. Senate

On March 10 the U.S. Senate passed by vote of 62 to 36 “The American Workers, State, and Business Tax Relief Act” (H.R. 4213) that includes a seamless one year extension of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit through the end of December 31, 2010. IPC, and fellow members of the R&D Credit Coalition, […]

Industry News and Listening Posts

In today’s news-saturated and fast-paced world, it’s important to keep your fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in the industry, emerging technologies, mergers and acquisitions, numbers and trend reports. After all, “knowledge is power.” The more you know about what’s happening and what people are talking about, the better decisions you can make. […]

Via Protection Strategy

There has been a lot of discussions on Technet lately about via protection. The first thing to decide is whether it is for functional reasons or simply a manufacturing aid. If it is functional the following can be stated as requirements to achieve the desired end results. All vias shall be protected. The materials used […]

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, […]

IPC-9252A is in the news

John Perry has a feature article in Circuitree magazine this month. Also we have a web exclusive slide show on the IPC home page. The doc defines levels of appropriate electrical testing for unpopulated boards and inner layers. No excuse not to be up to date on the new requirements. Thanks to the committee for […]