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IPC Finalizes Connected Factory Exchange Standards

The IPC announces IPC-2591 Connected Factory Exchange standards approval by 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Sub-committee. The CFX defines all three critical elements for true plug and play industrial IoT standard such as a message protocol, an encoding mechanism and a specific content creation element. These standards allow EMS companies to set up seamless data communication between all...

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IPC EMS and PCB Statistical Programs for Members Now Open for 2019

IPC’s statistical programs for the printed circuit board (PCB) and contract electronics manufacturing (EMS) industries in North America are open to new participants for 2019. The statistical programs allow access to market and management data. Users can track changes in their market shares, compare their business performance to industry averages within their size tiers and product segments, and...

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IPC Announces the Winners of APEX EXPO 2019 Innovation Awards

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries will present awards for the innovators and forward thinkers who made technological landscape of electronics industry on Tuesday, January 29 2019. The awards will be given to GreenSource Fabrication LLC, Meyer Burger (Netherlands) BV, Nordson DAGE, Henkel Corporation and Vayo (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd. The innovations were scored by the...

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for the Month of November 2018

IPC’s North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program for November shows a decrease in year-over-year sales and order growth. The book-to-bill ratio declined to 1.01. According to the findings, the total shipments of North American PCBs in November were decreased by 3.0 percent when compared with November 2017. The PCB bookings in November were down 12.5 percent year-over-year...

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IPC Provides Hands-On Soldering Experience to Students with Industry Leaders

IPC offers a hands-on soldering experience to students from the San Diego, Calif. region at IPC APEX EXPO 2019. The IPC foundation hosts 100 students for a day-long event and a panel session with industry leaders. These trainers would teach them purpose, design, and fundamentals of a printed circuit board (PCB). The schools participating in the program are Morse, Mission Hills, Otay Ranch, San...

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IPC Selects Best Technical Conference Paper at APEX EXPO 2019

The IPC selected best technical paper based on the voting through ballot process by the members of IPC APEX EXPO Technical Program Committee. The winning paper’s title is “Reducing Dust Deposition on Electronic Equipment by Optimizing Cooling Air Flow Patterns” and was written by Chen Xu, Nokia. The paper will be presented during technical conference session 36 on Thursday, January 31. The...

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IPC Hosts Two Live Production Lines at IPC APEX EXPO 2019

IPC’s APEX EXPO 2019 show will feature live productions that include HERMES standard (IPC-9852) and IPC’s Connected Factory eXchange (CFX) IoT messaging standards. The show allows the visitors to see and experience achievements made in digital standards development over the past year. The IPC-2591 standard features the application of CFX across multiple technologies such as assembly...

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IPC Releases Comprehensive Video Library That Provides Fundamental Knowledge for ESD Control

IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries offers seventy-seven video training titles that are focused on topics such as hand soldering, electronic assembly inspection, electronic and wire assembly and electrostatic discharge fundamentals. These contents are available through IPC EDGE 2.0 platform that can be accessed via web browser or mobile devices. The videos provide knowledge...

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IPC Conducts Seminar on Women Progress in Workplace Equality

The IPC announces the speech of Dr. Cortney Baker at the APEX EXPO Women in Electronics reception on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00-7:00 p.m. She makes a keynote on Closing the Gender Gap and Conquering the Mythical Glass Ceiling. Baker will discuss the challenges faced by the women when advancing the careers and strategies to implement to overcome the challenges. The show is sponsored by...

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IPC Recognizes Outstanding Products and Services for the Electronic Industry

The IPC APEX EXPO provides opportunity for exhibitors to showcase best-of-the-best of their products and services. This program presents awards among the following categories assembly, assembly materials, environmental, industry 4.0, PCB design and fabrication, PCB materials, test and inspection. The products and services will be reviewed, rated and scored by a panel of industry experts and...

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