Tag Archives: printed electronics

The Value and Importance of Training and Certifying Employees

Training, certification and education are central pillars at IPC. John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses the value of training, certification and education and how IPC’s programs can help grow your business.    

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Packaged Electronic Components, Rigid Printed Boards, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics, IP

IPC Standards Committee Reports 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 fourth and final in the series of reports. Packaged Electronic Components The B-11 3-D Electronic Packages Subcommittee is making significant progress on the work draft […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Supplier Declaration, EH&S, Management, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics, Conflict Minerals

These standards committee reports from the 2015 Fall Standards Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the fourth and final in the series of reports.   Supplier Declaration The 2-18h Conflict Minerals Declaration Task Group discussed potential future changes and enhancements to IPC-1755. […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — High Speed/High Frequency, Rigid Printed Boards, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics

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 third in a series of reports. High Speed/High Frequency The D-22 High Speed/High Frequency Performance Subcommittee reviewed and approved requirements for copper wrap, employment of filleting/tear drops for lands, […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports – Terms and Definitions, High Speed/High Frequency, Rigid Printed Boards, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics

These standards committee reports from the 2014 Fall Standards Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the third report in the series. Terms and Definitions The 2-30 Terms and Definitions Committee met to resolve comments to the Final Draft of IPC-T-50M, Terms and […]

In Memoriam – Don Banfield

Don Banfield, 50, president of Conductive Compounds and long-time electronics industry veteran, died March 19, 2013, after a  battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was actively involved with IPC and most recently served as chairman of the Printed Electronics Management Council Committee. As chair of the committee, Don oversaw the development of educational programs to support […]

Honoring Committees

Creating a standard takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. There’s lots of information to understand before committee members can decide how alternative solutions will be handled. That’s true for all committees. But some always have a few more concerns than others, making standards development a bit harder. At Wednesday’s IPC APEX EXPO® Awards Luncheon, […]

Race cars and medical markets

Growth in the medical market seems to move ahead like a combination of two vehicle types: a bulldozer and a race car.  A recent market research study predicts that demand for more medical devices will bring nice benefits for the printed circuit board industry. A Lux Research Inc. study finished last month predicted good things […]

Predictions for printed electronics don’t remove uncertainty

Printed electronics have been used for years, but there’s a general consensus that the technology is about to explode, becoming an industry instead of a niche. Electronics manufacturers have made membrane switches and other components for years, and others are printing throw-away medical products using additive techniques. Printed electronics can have substrates ranging from glass […]

Printed electronics efforts grow in the background

There are big time predictions for printed electronics, a technology that’s been a technology of tomorrow for a fair while. Though there have been plenty of “next big thing” flops in electronics, it doesn’t seem smart to bet against this one. Any time pundits start saying that a new technology is going to revamp the […]