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End 2012 on a Positive Note – Take Advantage of FREE Membership Benefits

The IPC membership team is pleased to provide the following information to ensure that you are up-to-date on new and updated standards, research, presentations, white papers and more. Resources listed below are available as of December 13, 2012 and member login is required.  (If you don’t know your user name or password, please see below.) […]

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 […]

NPL Lead-Free Research Reports – FREE Download

 Thousands of collaborative research hours have gone into the production of over 100 technical reports at the National Physical Laboratory. The Electronics Interconnection Group’s work includes all aspects of modern electronics manufacture; all these resources are now available online via the NPL Defects Database http://defectsdatabase.npl.co.uk Members of the Group have received international awards for their […]

White House Announces Plan to Enact a Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a detailed plan for economic recovery that includes asking Congress to expand and permanently extend Research and Experimentation tax credits, also known as Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. For many years, IPC has advocated for a permanent R&D tax credit. The R&D tax credit expired on December 31, […]

Researchers air ideas on eliminating solder

By nature, research projects are surrounded by an air of uncertainty, many of them never progress outside the laboratory. But over time, many of them bear fruit and move into the mainstream. If two projects announced last month gain market acceptance and becomes a success story, they will a have significant impact on board fabrication […]