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IPC Thanks U.S. Congress on Workforce Education Bill

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries applauds U.S. Congress for sending legislation to President Trump. The President signed Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act on Tuesday. This act address the workforce shortage. IPC has been investing on programs such as IPC EDGE online platform, job task analysis, earn and learn, STEM programming and veterans/...

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IPC Announces Latest Quality Benchmark for Electronic Assembly

IPC’s 2018 Quality Benchmark study for Electronic Assembly includes Yields and defect rates, internal yields of key processes, defect rates, and DPMO and yield targets and average cost of poor quality as percentages of sales. This study mentions about the customer satisfaction and supplier performance measurements. The data in the report is shown in averages, medians and percentiles that are...

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IPC Provides Technical Education Course on Designing Boards

IPC conducts technical course on Designing Boards with HDI Technology on November 6 in Raleigh, N.C. will be held together with PCB Carolina. Suzy Webb, senior designer with Design Science will give instructions on HDI technology and structure of the HDI traces and vias, options for stack up types, how to get signals and powers from layer to layer in the board, routing return, power distribution...

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IPC Applauds U. S. Senate Bill for Advancements in the Education of Workforce

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries supports U.S. Senate committee regarding the workforce education and training bill. John Mitchell, IPC President and CEO praised Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray's leadership on strengthening career and technical education for the 21st Century Act. IPC is investing on programs such as IPC EDGE online platform, job task...

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IPC Announces North American PCB Industry Results for May 2018

IPC’s North American Printed Circuit Board Statistical Program May 2018 findings show an increase in the industry shipment and orders. The book-to-bill ratio reached to 1.09 (above parity). The shipment of May was increased by 1.9 percent whereas the PCB bookings show an increase of 6.3 percent when compared to the preceding month. The book-to-bill ratio is an indicator of growth which is...

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IPC Extends Deadline for Technical Conference Paper Abstracts to June 29, 2018

The Association Connecting Electronics Industries® (IPC) has extended deadline to June 29, 2018 for submission of technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2019 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from January 29–31, 2019.  Each submission of approximately 300-word technical conference abstract should summarize original and previously unpublished work covering case...

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Deadline for PCB Fabricator Survey by IPC, Extended to July 13

PCB Fabricator Survey is a confidential survey for of IPC’s 2018 PCB Technology Trends study. The deadline for survey responses has been extended to July 13. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 PCB Technology Trends report. The survey is aimed at measuring current technical capabilities of the PCB industry and the potential for expanded capabilities over the next five...

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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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