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IPC to create automotive-specific addendum to IPC-A-610D.

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November 4, 2008 - In response to numerous inquiries from automotive industry, IPC will host meeting with European automotive industry leaders including Porsche, Volvo, and Volkswagen to investigate adding automotive-specific requirements for electronics used in cars, trucks, and military vehicles to IPC-A-610D, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. Technical professionals involved with electronic parts and assemblies for automotive industry are invited to lend their expertise and insight.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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IPC And Automotive Industry To Create Automotive-Specific Addendum To IPC-A-610D

Press release date: October 31, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, October 31, 2008 - In response to numerous inquiries from the automotive industry, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will host a meeting with European automotive industry leaders including Porsche, Volvo and Volkswagen to investigate adding automotive-specific requirements for electronics used in cars, trucks and military vehicles to IPC-A-610D, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. A kick-off meeting will be held November 12, 2008, immediately following the electronica 2008 automotive conference at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany. "The goal of this first meeting is to form a committee of representatives from the global automotive industry in order to address fundamental technologies coupled with high-quality requirements and standards," says Lars Wallin, IPC European representative. "Ideally, we would like to publish an automotive addendum to IPC-A-610D within nine to twelve months of our first meeting." Wallin adds that there is no charge to attend the meeting. Technical professionals involved with quality, reliability, production and purchasing of electronic parts and assemblies for the automotive industry are invited to lend their expertise and insight. Jack Crawford, IPC director of certification and assembly technology, will moderate the meeting and present background information and committee goals. Crawford will also discuss how IPC standards development committees function, and will share examples of addendums that have been developed for other industry sectors, including telecommunications and space hardware. For additional information on the meeting or to register, contact Lars Wallin, IPC European representative, via e-mail at LarsWallin@ipc.org, or by phone at +46 8 261007. 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 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 $1.5 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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