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

Press release date: November 3, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, November 3, 2008 -The Web site of IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is now available in German at

"This is one example of new activities we've initiated to meet our Board's vision of serving the global electronics industry," said Kim Sterling, IPC vice president of marketing & communications. "Having our site available in German and Chinese is an important step in reaching the major decision makers in electronics manufacturing worldwide today."

Almost all of the pages of the extensive IPC site have been translated, including key features such as IPC news, weekly feature articles and environmental policy issues.

IPC Web content has been available in Chinese since 2003. In discussing the strategic move to add German, Sterling commented, "We wanted to reach the next largest country for electronics production. When we looked at the visitors coming to the site and the number of German members, it made sense as a logical step. We hope to learn from this experience and have the site translated to Japanese next."

To view the IPC site in German, visit and select Deutsch. For more information or to direct questions, contact Sterling at +1 847-597-2805 or

About IPC

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. 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 $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.

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