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April 30, 2007 - Titled Performance Parameters for Power Conversion Devices, the 100-page proposal standardizes performance parameters of AC/DC and DC/DC modules, converters, and printed circuit board assemblies found in, but not limited to, computer and telecommunications industries. Specification also sets requirements for design, qualification testing, conformance testing, manufacturing quality processes, and regulatory requirements.

IPC Powers Standard for Power Conversion

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Press release date: April 17, 2007

Industry Comment Period Ends June 2, 2007

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 17, 2007 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced it has completed the Final Draft of the "Performance Parameters for Power Conversion Devices" (IPC-9592) standard and is making it available for industry review. A copy of the document and the IPC-9592 comment form are available at

All comments are due no later than June 2, 2007.

The nearly 100-page proposal was developed by the IPC Power Conversion Subcommittee chaired by Dr. Scott Strand, program director, Power/Cooling Procurement Engineering, Integrated Supply Chain, IBM. The subcommittee is part of the IPC OEM Critical Components Council.

The document standardizes the performance parameters for power conversion devices including, but not limited to, the computer and telecommunications industries. The phrase "power conversion devices" refers to AC to DC and DC to DC modules, converters and printed circuit board assemblies. The specification also sets the requirements for design, qualification testing, conformance testing, manufacturing quality processes and regulatory requirements.

"This is a comprehensive document that will be of significant value to both customer and supplier," Dr. Strand explained. "We started developing the document in September 2006 and I am confident we can finalize this consensus standard by the third quarter of 2007. This is not only a testament to the process, but to the hard work of the IPC subcommittee members."

To review and discuss industry comments, IPC will hold a power conversion standards meeting June 26-27, 2007, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, in Schaumburg, Ill. Meeting information and a registration form are available at

About IPC IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,400 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics 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 $1.5 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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