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Winter 2012 Webinars foster large-scale staff development.

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December 26, 2011 - IPC has released its January, February, and March 2012 schedules for Winter Webinar Series. Each 1 hr webinar will focus on critical issues, such as flex repair, rework, soldering and assembly defects, and wedge bonding. Excluding free soldering and assembly defects webinar, registration fee is $75 per login for IPC members or $100 industry standard rate per login. Each covers as many employees as can fit in company's conference/training room.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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IPC Announces Winter 2012 Webinar Schedule

Press release date: December 21, 2011

Flex Repair, Rework, Soldering and Assembly Defects and Wedge Bonding to be Covered BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA - Offering convenient and cost-effective staff development, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces its Winter Webinar Series for January, February and March 2012. The one-hour webinars which focus on critical issues facing the industry, offer companies an opportunity to bring IPC technical information to a large number of employees at one time. Webinar topics include: Soldering and Assembly Defects - Causes and Cures (free for all attendees) Bob Willis, Thursday, January 12 New Developments in ENIG and ENEPIG for Today's Electronic Products George Milad, Uyemura International Corp. Thursday, January 19 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About TH Soldering but Were Afraid to Ask Bob Klenke, ITM Consulting Thursday, January 26 Why Wedge Bond Lee Levine, Hesse & Knipps Tuesday, January 31 Key Issues in BTC Design & Assembly for Improved Reliability and Yield Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group Wednesday, February 1 Rework of Bottom Terminated Components (QFNs, LGAs, etc) Norman Mier, BEST, Inc. Thursday, February 2 Troubleshooting SMT Yield Problems Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group Tuesday, February 7 Life After the Super Committee Deadline - What Now? Keith Smith; Rich Meade, Prime Policy Group Wednesday, February 8 Flex Repair James Bernhardt, BESTProto Inc. Tuesday, March 13 Discussion and Highlights of IPC-4204A, Flexible Base Dielectrics for Use in Flexible Printed Circuitry Clark Webster, All Flex LLC; Michael Beauchesne, Amphenol Printed Circuits Thursday, March 15 With the exception of the soldering and assembly defects webinar which is free, the registration fee of $75 per login for IPC members or $100 industry standard rate per login covers as many employees as can fit in a company's conference or training room. Webinars will run from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central time, except for the January 12 soldering and assembly defects webinar which will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Central time. For more information and to register, visit About IPC IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.


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