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Welcome to IPC Global Insight
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This e-newsletter, which replaces IPC Outlook, has been created to meet the needs of IPC members and the industry for information on manufacturing and management best practices and solutions, emerging technologies, IPC standards, public policy and environment, health and safety regulations.
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IPC year-end summary
IPC
2014 was a year filled with innovative IPC standards development, a flurry of environmental and governmental legislation that required action from IPC staff and members, global activity expansion, membership service initiatives and more.
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Explore new topics in education and technology at IPC APEX EXPO
IPC
The global printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry demands immediacy. "I need it now" drives everything — fortunately, the technology and knowledge you need to rise to the challenge can be found at IPC APEX EXPO 2015.
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Tech Question of the Week -- BGA Reflow Issue
IPC
Is there an adhesive that can temporarily hold a BGA in place during reflow?
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Annual review process for IPC-1752A software tools increases quality of materials declarations for RoHS and REACH
IPC
This year, IPC introduced an annual review process for IPC-1752A software tools developed by solution providers which has further increased the quality of materials declarations for RoHS and REACH.
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North American PCB order growth bolsters book-to-bill ratio
IPC
IPC announces the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board Statistical Program. Strong year-on-year order growth kept the PCB book-to-bill ratio high, while sales remained slightly below last year.
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Earn the CEPM credential and build clients for life
IPC
IPC EMS Program Management Training and Certification will be held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2015. This program provides you with a broadened perspective and appreciation of the many responsibilities of an EMS management executive.
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Don't miss the IPC Conference on assembly and reliability in Vietnam and Thailand
IPC
These important one-day events will focus on practical methodologies that can be deployed today: critical information for staff and managers responsible for reliability.
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New releases on standards, translations, market research ...
IPC
View recently released standards including IPC-A-610F, IPC J-STD-001F, IPC-1071A, IPC-8701, IPC-HDBK-630, and translations; market research documents; multimedia presentations; technical papers and more.
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Standards for Ballot and Final Drafts
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View IPC documents under development.
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IPC member milestones
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Viasystems Grove, Inc. (Forest Grove, Ore.), recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

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Invest in your company by joining IPC and experience the membership benefits of the industry’s premier global association. Learn more about IPC membership.

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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
Jan. 27 IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Jan. 29 IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability Bangkok, Thailand
Feb. 24-26 IPC APEX EXPO® San Diego, California




INDUSTRY NEWS


Smaller part sizes require less solder and can eliminate parasitic inductance
Circuits Assembly
Even after decades of downsizing, passive components still take up approximately 70 percent of board space, making continued miniaturization a primary design concern. However, the pace at which miniature technology is adopted is dependent on how quickly manufacturers can reduce the cost of this process. With regard to passive components, the essence of both downsizing and reduced costs is volumetric efficiency.
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Most consumers challenged by new, high-tech devices
PCB Design 007
Most consumers experience challenges using several new types of smart high tech devices, according to a new report from Accenture titled Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World. Overall, 83 percent report various problems when they use new device types such as wearable fitness monitors, smart watches, smart home thermostats, in-vehicle entertainment systems, home connected surveillance cameras and security systems, and wearable health products.
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Manufacturers use ingenuity to overcome dearth of qualified workers
EBN
All companies struggle to attract and retain top talent. But in recent years, as manufacturing has heated up, this problem threatens to slow down growth in that segment in particular.
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What's driving real-time communications convergence?
Electronic Design
From wired to wireless, the world’s growing reliance on communication networks — both in enterprise and consumer environments — has put pressure on the industry to leverage the capabilities of existing infrastructure, devices, and networks to deliver cross-platform solutions.
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Will you find work once the robot revolution hits?
MarketWatch
Technology innovators and CEOs seem positively giddy nowadays about what the future will bring. New manufacturing technologies have generated feverish excitement about what some see as a third Industrial Revolution.
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5 tech trends that will dominate CES 2015
SMT Today
New Year? It might have been memorable for Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift, but for technology, the clocks don’t really change until the annual International CES in Las Vegas.
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Electronics show a window into the 'Internet of me'
Phys.org
New technology is getting more personal. So personal, it is moving to connect and analyze our movements, our health, our brains and our everyday devices. Welcome to the so-called "Internet of me."
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Manufacturers walk tightrope in shifting global economy
NASDAQ
For U.S. manufacturers trying to sell their goods abroad, the new year might not be any easier. An already enormous U.S. trade deficit in manufactured goods grew even larger in 2014.
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7 surprising biometric identification methods
Popular Science
Biometrics has long been put forth as the next big thing in authentication, replacing or supplementing the concept of "things that you know" — passwords, PINs, and so on — with "things that you are."
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Organic electronics: A market growing wild
EBN
Enabled by the evolution of polymer materials and improved manufacturing techniques, Organic and large area electronics are taking off. It's a market worth keeping an eye on. Although still in early stages, this market promises strong and steady growth, analysts say.
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