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March 3, 2010 - IPC Europe announces IPC International Conference on Reliability and Quality of Lead-Free Electronics, to be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from May 20-21. It will feature international industry experts and focus on recent facts, trends, and challenges in Pb-free manufacturing of assembled PCBs. From electronic design and CAD to via bare board to assembling and soldering, conference and workshop sessions will offer information for all facets of electronics supply chain.

IPC International Conference Spotlights Lead-Free Quality and Reliability Solutions

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IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015

Press release date: March 1, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, Ill, USA - IPC Europe announces the IPC International Conference on Reliability and Quality of Lead-Free Electronics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 20-21 May, 2010. The event will feature renowned international industry experts and will focus on the most recent facts, trends and challenges in lead-free manufacturing influencing the quality and reliability of an assembled PCB. The conference and workshop sessions will offer information relevant to all facets of the electronics supply chain, from electronic design and CAD to via bare board to assembling and soldering.

On Thursday, 20 May, the one-day conference seminars will cover the parameters that affect quality and reliability, how to reduce costs while increasing quality, design for reliability for lead-free electronic products, process qualification of lead-free process versus tin-lead and more. Conference speakers Bo Andersson, technical manager, NCAB Group; Jean-Paul Clech, founder of EPSI USA; Werner Engelmaier, president of Engelmaier Associates, L.C.; Lorenza Lombardi, materials laboratory manager, B.A.M.E.S. Italy; and Lars Wallin, IPC European representative, will share their expertise and extensive industry experience.

Three concurrent, half-day workshops on Friday, 21 May, will offer attendees in-depth instruction on lead-free solder joint reliability - material properties and acceleration factors; increasing reliability and quality with the help of IPC standards; and reliability issues and solutions for lead-free soldered electronic products.

Attendees can register for the one-day conference, one of the three concurrent workshops or both. Applications for a limited number of tabletop displays are also available. For complete information, visit or contact IPC European Representative Lars Wallin at +46 08-26 10 07, or

About IPC

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill. USA, dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
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