IPC Inaugurated Transportation Electronics Reliability Council (ITERC)

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IPC, automotive and rail original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers on September met to launch IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council at Frankfurt, Germany. This inaugural group included experts in electronic hardware development, manufacturing technology, PCB design, quality, and environmental reliability. The companies of the inaugural members of ITERC include Volkswagen, Toyota, Renault, Alstom, Bosch, Continental, ZF Group, Yazaki, Magna, Lear and Aptiv.


Original Press Release:

IPC Launches IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council

Council works to implement transportation industry standards for electrical and electronic systems

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, October 9, 2018 — On September 25, representatives from prominent automotive and rail original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers met in Frankfurt, Germany to launch the IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council (ITERC). The inaugural group included key technologists with core expertise in electronic hardware development, manufacturing technology, PCB design, quality, and environmental reliability. The council was partly developed in response to positive encouragement from IPC members and automotive industry leaders, who had attended IPC’s debut Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum in Nuremberg earlier this year in June.

“Global need for advanced safety features, newer e-mobility services, and greater energy efficiency has fueled the rapid growth of electronics content in automobiles, trucking and rail,” said Sanjay Huprikar, IPC’s vice president of solutions and convener of the new council. “But as product quality and field reliability requirements become more stringent for these applications, it’s vitally important that the leading organizations in this vertical work together to better align all the stakeholders in the supply chain.”

Market data indicates that by 2030, electronics systems made up of printed circuit board assemblies, cables and wire harnesses could reach 50 percent of the total cost of a traditional, internal combustion engine vehicle. And that percentage could be significantly higher in new innovations such as electric and autonomous vehicles.

“The overall mission of the council is to identify the challenges and drive the implementation of standards for electrical and electronic systems in new mobility concepts including electrified, automated, connected and autonomous,” said Philippe Leonard, IPC’s director of operations in Europe. “We are very excited to work with ITERC as they assess the gaps in existing standards, define the requirements for new standards, and generally promote the application of standards throughout the supply chain.” 

The following companies are inaugural members of ITERC:

  • Volkswagen
  • Toyota
  • Renault
  • Alstom
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • ZF Group
  • Yazaki
  • Magna
  • Lear
  • Aptiv

The council will meet quarterly, with its next meeting scheduled for December 3, 2018. For more information on how to participate, contact Sanjay Huprikar at SanjayHuprikar@ipc.org.

About IPC

IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,400 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.

Contact:

Sandy Gentry, IPC Communications Director

+1 847-597-2871 or SandyGentry@ipc.org

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