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Symposium addresses electronics assembly cleaning.

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October 15, 2008 - On Oct 28-29, 2008, IPC and SMTA will host cleaning symposium titled "High-Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning." Keynotes will cover evolution of manufacturing residues and their effects on electronics assembly, as well as nozzle design and implementation for cleaning residues from high-density, low-profile assemblies. Event will also address cleaning standards and regulations, electronic cleaning fluid designs, cleanliness assessment, and lead-free cleaning.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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Down And Dirty At IPC/SMTA-Sponsored High Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning Symposium

Press release date: October 13, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., October 13, 2008 - The technological nitty-gritty of cleaning will be featured during the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) cleaning symposium, "High-Performance Electronics Assembly Cleaning" on October 28-29, 2008, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare hotel. A keynote presentation on October 28, covering the evolution of manufacturing residues and their effects on electronics assembly, will be an engaging start to the two-day symposium complete with technical sessions and panel discussions. Other topics on the first day includes cleaning standards and regulations, electronic cleaning fluid designs, cleanliness assessment, and building to customer reliability standards in Class 2 and Class 3 assemblies. The keynote on October 29 will focus on nozzle design and implementation for cleaning residues from high-density, low-profile component assemblies. Rounding out the day, technical session presenters, moderators and panelists will discuss cleaning machines, lead-free cleaning, cleaning process integration and conformal coating. "IPC and SMTA are bringing together leading industry experts from Dow Corning, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Philips Medical, Indium Corporation and more to share what they know on all classes of high-reliability and high-performance electronics assembly," says Mike Bixenman, Kyzen Corporation, and symposium council chair. "Each expert will present recent technical research, highlight critical issues and bring new scientific developments to light." For more information about the symposium or to register, visit ipc.org/CleaningConferencebrochure or contact Melissa Serres Marx, SMTA director of educational programming, at +1 952-920-7682 or Melissa@smta.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 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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