IPC APEX EXPO to offer free educational BUZZ Sessions.
Press Release Summary:
March 15, 2011 - Scheduled for April 12-14, 2011, IPC APEX EXPO will include free BUZZ Sessions, which are interactive discussion forums covering topics that keep electronics manufacturing industry buzzing. Sessions will include Corporate Social Responsibility, Design for Test vs. Design for Manufacturing, and Overview of UL's PCB Recognition Program, as well as Best Practices for IP Protection in PCB Manufacturing, Increase Reliability and Quality with Help of IPC Standards, and IPC Technology Roadmap.
Original Press Release
Industry Buzzing Over New Free Sessions at IPC APEX EXPO
Press release date: March 11, 2011
Cage Match: Design for Test (DFT) vs. Design for Manufacturing (DFM) - Speakers from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies and equipment suppliers will debate the choices and challenges in optimizing manufacturing for test or manufacture. Overview of UL's Printed Circuit Boards Recognition Program - This presentation will describe the UL Components Program, including its purpose, importance and benefits and how it specifically applies to PCBs. Best Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in PCB Manufacturing - Panelists from OEMs and printed board companies will highlight the issues of protecting board-level intellectual property (IP) and how IPC-1071, IPC's new IP standard, provides a guide to industry best practices. On Thursday, April 14, two morning BUZZ Sessions are:
Increase Reliability and Quality with the Help of IPC Standards - This session will highlight how IPC standards and training programs can contribute to excellence in quality and reliability for OEM and EMS companies. IPC Technology Roadmap - The roadmap's key contributors will highlight new developments for the new 2010/2011 version and how it can be used to develop business and market strategies and to validate and justify capital investment or to guide development activities. To register or for more information on all the activities at IPC APEX EXPO, including the largest exhibition in North America for printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test, visit www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org. A free Exhibits-Only registration to IPC APEX EXPO is available to pre-registrants at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org/register. The Exhibits-Only registration includes free access to the exhibition, BUZZ Sessions, Solar Assembly & Living Pavilion and Process Defect Database Clinic as well as all free special events. For more information, visit www.IPCAPEXEXPO.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 2,800 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 $1.85 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.