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Beyond lead-free: An update on the IPC-1752A standard for materials declaration
IPC
IPC-1752A, Materials Declaration Management Standard, provides a standardized format for communicating materials in products across the supply chain. This helps companies better manage the ever-increasing need for materials disclosures throughout the supply chain.
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IPC releases global public policy framework for 2015
IPC
IPC releases its global policy framework for 2015 as the association and its members continue to engage with governments around the globe on policy issues affecting the industry.
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North American PCB business growth flat in 2014 but indicators of future growth are positive
IPC
IPC announced the December findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. PCB sales and bookings ended 2014 about even with 2013, but positive book-to-bill ratios in the fourth quarter signal sales growth in 2015.
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Attend an IPC APEX EXPO Tribute to Dieter Bergman — Industry Icon, Pioneer, Friend
IPC
All registered attendees at IPC APEX EXPO are invited to attend. Celebrate Dieter’s passion for industry, his unwavering work ethic and larger-than-life personality.
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IPC-2231: The Cookbook for Design Excellence
IPC
Think of IPC-2231, Design for Excellence Guideline during the Product Lifecycle as a cookbook for DFX, where you can skim the design recipes you know, or dive into ones that you need more details on.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Epoxy Resists Shock and Impact

Master Bond EP37-3FLFAO is a cryogenically serviceable epoxy compound featuring outstanding electrical insulation and thermal conductivity. It resists thermal cycling and harsh chemicals while meeting NASA low outgassing specifications. EP37-3FLFAO is a versatile low viscosity system for advanced bonding, sealing and potting applications.
 


Get your questions on export control regulations answered at IPC APEX EXPO
IPC
Join Sam Harmon, Directorate of Defense Trade Control, U.S. Department of State, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at IPC APEX EXPO for a special meeting, “New Export Control Regulations and Changes to ITAR Restrictions for Electronics.”
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3-D IC Integration and 3-D IC Packaging
IPC
In order to prepare for the future and get competitive edges, companies and research institutes have been investing heavily on both human and physical resources for 3D IC integration.
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Regulations on conflict minerals in the EU are coming soon
IPC
There are many reasons to join the growing conversation about conflict minerals. Pending legislation in the European Union (EU) will mirror existing U.S. laws. In response to this, your customers will demand responsible importers.
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IPC multimedia training — ESD control for non-manufacturing personnel
IPC
This training program explains ESD Control for managers, maintenance, supervisors, salespeople, purchasing and customers.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
PARMI — Smarter SPI — Real ROI

We’re engineering more than good board – bad board finders. From analyzing SPI data in real time, to providing corrective action to operators and repairing insufficient paste deposits, you can expect a lot more from a PARMI SPI. See us at APEX Booth #935 for a demonstration!
Low Cost Board Support System

The ezLOAD PCB Support System features a simple design with no mechanical or electronic parts. Just install and run. Soft, flexible ESD-safe fingers work with double sided boards but are strong enough to support screen printing. Benefit from reduced changeover times, improved product quality, & reduced component damage. Works with pick-and-place, screen printers, AOI, and more!
Mentor Graphics® PCB Manufacturing Solutions

The Valor® Production Plan shop-floor planning tool provides SMT optimization parameters to improve PCB assembly operations capacity and productivity.

Download our new white paper and visit us at IPC APEX Expo booth #3733 to see a demonstration!


Tech question of the week — are vinyl aprons required?
IPC
Do you require wave solder operators to wear a vinyl apron while operating a wave solder?
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Status of Standardization: Standards for Ballot and Final Drafts
IPC
View IPC documents under development.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
AN INNOVATION IN DRY STORAGE
J-STD performance, not just compliance. Quality Design and Construction, Built-In Intelligence for Simple Operation, Market-Leading Recovery Time. Coming Summer 2015. MORE
PACE Worldwide. Soldering Systems & Solutions
PACE provides an unparalleled range of Assembly, Repair and Fume Extraction systems for thru-hole and surface mount assembly. Visit us at APEX 2015. Booth 707. MORE


IPC Member Milestones
IPC
Accurate Plastics Inc. (East Falmouth, Mass.), recently celebrated its 25th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

New Members
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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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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Zooming in on digital microscopes
Circuits Assembly
The digital revolution has come to visual inspection of printed circuit boards. Traditional optical microscopes used to inspect PCBs for over half a century are being replaced with high-resolution cameras, high-definition monitors and user-friendly interfaces. What’s behind the mainstreaming of digital microscopes on shop floors and laboratories around the world? The biggest drivers are image quality, ease of use and measurement capability.
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Transient load gives power systems a workout
EDN
Using the fast dynamic load described in this design idea to test the transient response of a power system can reveal many critical operating characteristics. The voltage deviation resulting from a fast current step can provide insight into a regulator’s phase margin.
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German electronics manufacturing going strong
Product Design & Development
Germany exported more electronics to China than to the United States for the first time in 2014, with the amount exported to the United States also rising by 3.2 percent. Exports to China increased 15.9 percent compared to the same period, from January to October, in 2013. Exports hit $14.4 billion, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association said.
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Port slowdown costing manufacturers millions
EBN
Roughly seven months into the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports slowdown with, unfortunately, no end in sight, and manufacturers in just about every industry, from electronics to home goods, are feeling the pain.
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Bosch, Tejas, Tessolve to invest Rs. 2,600 crores in electronics manufacturing
NDTV Gadgets
Three companies — Tejas, Tessolve and Bosch — said they will invest about Rs. 2,600 crores in electronics manufacturing projects over the next few years. The companies are making investments under the government's special incentive scheme, M-SIPS. While Tejas Networks will invest in telecom equipment manufacturing, Tessolve Semiconductor plans to set up an assembly and testing plant. Bosch will make investments in the field of electronics as part of its ongoing plans.
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Safe production in Industry 4.0
PCBDESIGN007
Production facilities and components of Industry 4.0 are linked to the Internet, networked with each other, and thus open to attack. Using an IT security laboratory, Fraunhofer researchers offer a test environment in order to simulate attacks on this network and to detect any gaps. They will unveil the possibilities at this year's Hannover Mess.
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Carrier-grade reliability — a 'must-have' for NFV success
Electronic Design
Telecom service providers across the globe are developing strategies to migrate away from their traditional, physical networks and toward a new architecture based on virtualization technologies. The new approach, called network functions virtualization, is necessary from both technical and business perspectives.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
Jan. 29 IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability Bangkok, Thailand
Feb. 2 IPC/EIPC Conflict Minerals Workshop Paris, France
Feb. 4 IPC/EIPC Conflict Minerals Workshop Munich, Germany
Feb. 6 IPC/EIPC Conflict Minerals Workshop Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Feb. 24-26 IPC APEX EXPO® San Diego, California


 



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