Tag Archives: Standards

IPC President’s Message: UL 746E Incorporates Dual FR-4 Category System

IPC President John Mitchell details IPC’s work to address industry concerns on the reclassification of FR-4 within UL746E, Polymeric Materials Safety Standard.

Enthusiasm Marks the IPC Difference

All too often, we’re forced to deal with people who are largely apathetic about their jobs, or those who pay little attention to detail. One of the refreshing aspects of IPC involvement is the high level of interest and enthusiasm throughout the volunteer organization and the staff. I was reminded of this when I spoke […]

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, […]

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.) […]

Three Cheers for the IPC Technical Committees

IPC President Denny McGuirk’s December 1 Editorial from IPC Intouch It’s been a very bright year for our standards development activities and, as the year draws to a close, I want to make sure our “unsung heroes” get their congratulations and thanks from the IPC staff, members and Board. There is no doubt that the […]

IPC board standards committee updates: Handling and storage and embedded device documents make progress

Below are write-ups prepared by IPC staff liaisons after IPC APEX EXPO for select committees: Rigid Printed Boards The D-31b IPC-2221/2222 Task Group reviewed outstanding items for the forthcoming ballot to IPC-2222A, Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Printed Boards. Section 4 relates to laminate properties and significant discussions were held on the need to update […]

Standards Development Update Videos

During IPC APEX EXPO 2009, IConnect007 and IPC produced a series of videos called “Real Time with IPC.” Several of the videos from APEX are posted to IPC’s YouTube channel, IPCAssociation. IPC also regularly posts videos answering the “Tech Question of the Week.” Here are a few standards-related videos from IPC’s YouTube channel. The interviewees […]

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, […]

More tidbits from the standards meetings at IPC APEX EXPO

Although IPC has a wide range of services, we are certainly most well known for standards development. The marketing department was able to wrest these nuggets out of the tech staff as far as accomplishments made by the committees at the show on the PCB side. Many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who attended the […]