Jun 24, 2022 | North American EMS Industry Up 9.4 Percent in May
Jun 24, 2022 | Abstracts due August 8
Jun 24, 2022 | IPC's draft version of IPC-1402, Standard for Green Cleaners Used in Electronics Manufacturing, is now open for public review. The draft standard has been progressing through the standards process since fall of 2021 and, despite some minor delays in the draft development timelines – delays are common during consensus-based standards development processes – the draft is now ready for public review through July 15, 2022.
Jun 24, 2022 | Three top industry organizations this week urged U.S. Congress to support legislation that would address challenges confronting the U.S. electronics supply chain.
Jun 16, 2022 | Free of charge, M-EXPO offers unique educational and networking opportunities in Mexico
Jun 16, 2022 | 86 percent of electronics manufacturers concerned about inflation
Jun 02, 2022 | IPC is now accepting abstracts for IPC E-Textiles 2023, the international conference for the e-textiles industry, to be held live and in-person on Monday, January 23, 2023, in San Diego, California, in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2023, the industry's premier conference and exhibition for the electronics industry.
Jun 02, 2022 | IPC releases EMS industry results for April 2022
Jun 02, 2022 | IPC releases PCB industry results for April 2022
Jun 02, 2022 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded a requalification of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 3, to AirBorn Inc. for two U.S. locations: Georgetown, Texas and Lake City, Pa. AirBorn Inc. continues to be a trusted source and supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), meeting the stringent requirements of one of IPC's foremost standards: IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.
May 27, 2022 | From revolutionary advancements in electrical wire processing technology displayed on the show floor to expert insights conveyed in reimagined training and educational offerings, the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE), provided expanded networking and increased access to industry solutions that helped 2,574 attendees address business challenges and prepare for the future. The 2022 event was produced for the first time by the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association (WHMA), IPC and the Wisconsin Center.
May 27, 2022 | To better support our European members' interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe GmbH. The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4, 2022. The new entity's main office is located in central Munich.
May 27, 2022 | From battery fires to non-functional charging stations, from dendrites to poor cable connections, electronic system failures have caused massive recalls. Failures are increasing significantly, not because of quality, but because of usage and implementation of technology. As the expected lifetime usage of parts increases and technology applications change, materials, approaches, and test parameters must change as well.
May 27, 2022 | Tom Andrasek, Pressmaster U.S., first recipient of award
May 27, 2022 | Five new award categories added this year
May 18, 2022 | Committee Awards presented at IPC SummerCom 2022
May 18, 2022 | IPC and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a virtual conference, "Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements" on June 7 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT. The event will explore the latest environmental requirements that impact product design, manufacturing, supply chain management, and technology innovation.
May 18, 2022 | The electronics manufacturing industry is welcoming a new, bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Congress that would help bring back the country's printed circuit board (PCB) sector.
May 05, 2022 | StockCQ is a digital marketplace for electronics manufacturers to trade parts directly with each other
May 05, 2022 | Per IPC's May Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report, nine in ten electronics manufacturers surveyed are currently experiencing rising material costs, while nearly four-fifths are experiencing rising labor costs. Supporting data from IPC's May Economic Report, indicate there are three main forces exerting pressure on the economy, and conversely, the electronics manufacturing industry: Russia's invasion of Ukraine, inflationary pressures pushing costs higher, and China's strict COVID policy that is hindering production in China and compounding existing supply chain issues.
Apr 28, 2022 | The newly appointed IPC APEX EXPO Technical Program Committee (TPC) is inviting engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2023 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. The technical conference will take place January 24–26, 2023.
Apr 28, 2022 | IPC releases PCB industry results for March 2022
Apr 28, 2022 | IPC announced today the March 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.44.
Apr 06, 2022 | New data from IPC show that the electronics manufacturing supply chain is already feeling the impact of the Russia-Ukraine War.
Mar 29, 2022 | IPC is now accepting abstracts for technical paper presentations, technical posters, and professional development courses for IPC APEX EXPO 2023. The technical conference will be held January 21-26, 2023, and professional development courses will take place January 24-26, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.
Mar 25, 2022 | IPC Releases EMS Industry Results for February 2022
Mar 25, 2022 | IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for February 2022
Mar 17, 2022 | How will a spacecraft harness connect every electrical device on the Europa Clipper, a Jupiter-orbiting spacecraft that will study Jupiter's icy moon Europa? Jacklyn Perry, harness engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL), will provide the answer when she delivers the keynote address, "Harnessing Europa," at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE), on May 11.
Mar 14, 2022 | The U.S. Senate last night approved an FY 2022 spending package that contains $7.5 million for further research and development on lead-free electronics in defense and high-performance applications, sending the measure to President Biden for his expected signature.
Mar 14, 2022 | In recognition and acknowledgment of their extraordinary contributions to the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association (WHMA) and the cable and wire harness industry, four long-time WHMA members were presented with coveted WHMA awards. Two WHMA Hall of Fame and two WHMA Volunteer Excellence Awards were presented at WHMA's 29th Annual Wire Harness Conference on February 16.
Mar 03, 2022 | Crisis in Ukraine poses several threats to global manufacturing industry
Mar 03, 2022 | At the 29th WHMA Annual Meeting on February 18, the WHMA Board of Directors welcomed three new officers and one new member. Board officers serve a three-year term and board members can serve two, three-year terms.
Mar 03, 2022 | During his State of the Union address tonight, U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to urge Congress to pass much-needed funding for semiconductor manufacturing and other advanced technologies as part of a new competitiveness measure. Both the House- and Senate-passed bills include $52 billion in funding as well as additional measures to boost American R&D, which will help reestablish the United States as a global leader in building the technologies of the future. IPC applauds President Biden's continued focus on the semiconductor shortage and his ongoing efforts with Congress to finalize the "USICA/America COMPETES" legislation.
Mar 03, 2022 | The European EMS industry grew 9 percent from 2020 to 2021 to exceed 44 billion Euros according to the annual survey results collected and analyzed by in4ma, the market research arm of Weiss Engineering. IPC has partnered with Weiss Engineering since 2020 to deliver industry intelligence to the European electronics community. The 2021 result represents an all-time high for the industry beating the 2019 result by 1 percent.
Mar 03, 2022 | IPC announced today the January 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.58.
Feb 25, 2022 | IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2022
Feb 25, 2022 | The electronics manufacturing industry is applauding a set of U.S. Government reports on strategic supply chains, released today, which highlight the need for the United States to foster a robust domestic electronics manufacturing industry.
Feb 16, 2022 | Free of charge, EWPTE offers unique educational and networking opportunities
Feb 10, 2022 | Rafal Przeslawski, Xilinx takes top prize
Feb 10, 2022 | Says action must be paired with rebuilding the broader European electronics manufacturing ecosystem
Feb 07, 2022 | Three IPC volunteers who have fostered a collaborative spirit, made significant contributions to standards development, and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to global standardization efforts, were presented with Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2022. Bev Christian, Doug Pauls, and Jose Servin were chosen as award recipients because they embody the work ethic and spirit of the late Dieter Bergman, a pioneer and industry icon. They will bestow Dieter Bergman Memorial Scholarship awards on the university or college of their choice.
Feb 07, 2022 | From revolutionary innovations displayed on the show floor to expert insights conveyed in technical conference sessions, professional development courses and standards development committee meetings, IPC APEX EXPO 2022 provided the education and networking connections that helped 3,647 visitors address today's business challenges and prepare for their factories of future.
Feb 07, 2022 | The electronics manufacturing industry is applauding a bill being voted on this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would, if enacted, launch a new era of federal government partnership with the industry.
Feb 07, 2022 | IPC presented its highest corporate honors to two IPC member companies, Apple Inc., and MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions during the IPC Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony at IPC APEX EXPO 2022. The Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award was presented to MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, and the Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Apple, Inc.
Feb 07, 2022 | In recognition and acknowledgment of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Joe O'Neil, OAA Ventures, was presented with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, January 25. IPC's most prestigious award, the Hall of Fame is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.
Jan 29, 2022 | IPC Releases EMS Industry Results for December 2021
Jan 29, 2022 | IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2021
Jan 29, 2022 | At the 65th IPC Annual Meeting on January 25, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2022, the IPC Board of Directors announced new officers and members. Board officers serve a two-year term; board members serve a four-year term, and student board member serves a one-year term.
Jan 29, 2022 | U.S. circuit board sector is in worse trouble than semiconductors, with potentially dire consequences
Jan 18, 2022 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-1791, Trusted Electronics Fabricator Requirements Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to APCT Inc.'s printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facilities in Anaheim and Orange County, Calif.