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Newly Released U.S. Senate Bill Focuses on the Defense Electronic Industrial Base

IPC is in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The report includes actions to address aspects of the defense industrial base deemed “deficient” or “vulnerable” and a proposal for the executive agents to provide long-term budget resources and policy direction, which IPC feels will make the industry stronger and ensure the availability of reliable electronics.

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New IPC Report Indicates Major Market Growth for PCB Production

IPC’s recently released annual report on the North American PCB Industry shows significant growth in 2017, the largest since 2010. The data includes size and growth of the PCB market by product type, domestic production, sales and order growth by company size tier, percentages of sales and prototype sales.  The progress in the rigid PCB market outpaced the flexible circuit market, where...

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IPC Announces PCB Industry Results for April 2018

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries®’ findings on PCB statistical program implies slow growth in April 2018. The book-to-bill ratio of shipments fixed at 1.08 whereas the shipments are 8.8 percent more than the previous year. The PCB industry statistics are based on the data taken from representative sample of rigid and flexible circuit manufacturers in USA and Canada. According...

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IPC Awards Ventec International Group with IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing

Ventec International Group is presented with IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing by IPC's on behalf of Validation Services Program. Ventec manufacturer of electronic materials’ VT-90H and VT-901 products are qualified to specification sheet 40 of IPC-4101E (Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards). IPC’s validation services QPL/QML Program is formed to...

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IPC Meet to Discuss on Trade and Evironmental Regulations

IPC Members will be gathering in Washington, D.C. on May 21-23 to discuss on Pro-Manufacturing policies that include workforce development, trade and defense electronics supply chain resiliency. During the meet the group members will meet congressional leaders and senior officials from the departments of defense, commerce, education and treasury. IPC will be presenting Government IMPACT Award to...

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IPC is Concerned Over Higher Tariffs on China

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries warned Trump administration on levying higher tariffs on goods imported from China will affect U.S. electronics manufacturers. According to IPC survey the increase in tariffs will increase cost of base materials for producing high-reliability electronics. The survey says that 87 percent of U. S. manufacturers import raw materials, components,...

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IPC Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum Focuses on Automotive Electronics Design and Manufacturing

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries conducts Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum during June 4-5 at Nuremberg, Germany. The forum includes thought leaders and subject matter experts from leading electronics and automotive companies. Andreas Aal expert at Volkswagen will inaugurate forum on June 4 and Maxime Makarov will be discussing on Challenges of Using Advanced Package...

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IPC's North American PCB Industry Shipments for March 2018 Shows an Upward Growth

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries®’ findings on North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program March 2018 show an increase in book-to-bill ratio shipments of 1.13. The shipments March 2018 were up 10.4 percent compared to past year. According to the findings the PCB bookings in March increased by 13.8 percent whereas the year-to-date order growth is 16.8 percent...

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IPC's Quality Benchmark Survey for Electronics Assembly is Extended to April 30

IPC’s annual survey for Electronics Assembly is available online in both English and Mandarian Chinese. The survey’s deadline has been extended to April 30 and it covers quality measurements such as yields, defect rates, cost of poor quality, test and inspection methods used, customer returns, supplier performance and certifications. IPC ensures the confidentiality of participants’ data via...

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