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IPC and SMTA host symposium on electronics assembly cleaning.

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July 30, 2008 - Scheduled for Oct 28-29, 2008 in Rosemont, Ill., High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning Symposium will be composed of 5 sessions and 3 panel discussions. Sessions will cover standards and regulations, cleanliness assessment, building Class 2 and 3 assemblies, lead-free cleaning, and conformal coatings. During panel discussions, attendees will share ideas on topics such as cleaning machines, cleaning process integration, and electronic cleaning fluid designs.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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IPC and SMTA Host Symposium on High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning

Press release date: July 22, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, July 22, 2008 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) will host a cleaning and coating symposium, "High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning Symposium," on October 28-29, 2008, in Rosemont, Ill. The symposium will focus on all classes of high-reliability and high-performance electronics assembly and will include case studies from manufacturing experts in aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, and medical products industries. Symposium committee chair Dr. Mike Bixenman, chief technology officer, Kyzen Corporation, says, "Technical portions of the symposium will include cleaning and coating trends, challenges, new technologies, process integration, process qualification, and reliability concerns. Attendees - from engineers, suppliers and managers to executives from all segments of the electronic interconnection industry - will leave well-versed in all aspects of cleaning and coating." The two-day symposium will be composed of five sessions and three panel discussions. The five sessions will cover standards and regulations, cleanliness assessment, building Class 2 and 3 assemblies, lead-free cleaning and conformal coatings. During the panel discussions, attendees will share ideas on topics such as cleaning machines, cleaning process integration and electronic cleaning fluid designs. For more information about the symposium or to register, visit ipc.org/CleaningConferenceBrochure or contact Michelle Michelotti, IPC professional development coordinator, at +1 847-597-2822 or MichelleMichelotti@ipc.org. About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) 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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