Press Release Summary:
IPC APEX EXPO 2019 – “Technology’s Future Comes Together” provides education, professional development courses and Buzz sessions. The event features 5,292 attendees from 56 countries and welcomes 440 exhibitors. It attracts a total of 9,796 visitors and features nearly 75 technical papers that describe about original research and innovations from industry experts around the world. The conference includes topics like PCB fabrication, SMT and through-hole defect analysis, electronics reliability, design for manufacturing best practices and soldering challenges.
Original Press Release:
PC APEX EXPO 2019 – Where Technology’s Future Came Together
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, February 12, 2019 — From revolutionary advancements to expert insights, IPC APEX EXPO 2019 provided education, Buzz sessions, professional development courses and connections fostered in the technical conference, enabling 5,292 attendees from 56 countries prepare for the future. The 440 exhibitors welcomed a busy three days of business development and qualified sales leads on 150,400 net square feet of show floor space. IPC APEX EXPO attracted 9,796 total visitors including attendees and exhibitor personnel.
In keeping with the event’s theme, “Technology’s Future Comes Together,” IPC APEX EXPO 2019 featured nearly 75 technical papers detailing original research and innovations from industry experts around the world. With programs grounded in and driven by real-world application, attendees had access to new research on materials and processes, opportunities to learn more about trending materials, applications and processes such as printed electronics, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, product miniaturization and e-textiles.
IPC APEX EXPO’s full- and half-day professional development courses blended traditional electronics industry topics with hot-new developments, delivered by corporate technologists, consultants, training center staff and university faculty. Attendees chose from an array of leading topics such as: PCB fabrication, SMT and through hole defect analysis, electronics reliability, design for manufacturing best practices, soldering challenges, and more.
With a focus on developing important standards, IPC committee members joined to discuss, revise, and improve documents that will be used to create quality products. “I recently took on a role as my company's IPC/ESD champion, so attending the committee meetings were a great place to network with industry experts. I was also able to gain more in-depth knowledge on IPC standards and standards development processes, such as what direction technology and standards are heading,” said Rodney Doss, global IPC/ESD coordinator, Samtec, Inc.
Many attendees indicate that IPC APEX EXPO influences their buying decisions throughout the year which is an important factor for the show exhibitors. “IPC APEX EXPO is an anchor show that brings the entire electronics industry supply chain together. Networking on the show floor allows you to maintain and strengthen old relationships and to prepare for the innovations of the future,” said Simon Fried, president, Nano Dimension USA.
Gregg Elliott, president and CEO of Seacole agrees, “IPC APEX EXPO is the premier networking event for the printed electronics industry. Whether you come to buy, learn or connect this is the place to be.”
In 2020, IPC APEX EXPO will return to the San Diego Convention Center, February 1–6. Industry researchers, engineers and academics are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in next year’s technical conference or professional development courses in the online Call for Participation at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org/cfp.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 5,000 member-company sites 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 $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.
Sandy Gentry, IPC Communications Director
+1 847-597-2871 or SandyGentry@ipc.org