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IPC sets 'Aspirational Goals'
IPC
IPC President and CEO John Mitchell shares IPC’s “Aspirational Goals,” which encompass four key areas of what IPC delivers to support the electronics industry: standards, education, advocacy and solutions.
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Best technical paper at IPC APEX EXPO selected
IPC
The best technical conference paper of IPC APEX EXPO 2015 has been selected. Taking top honors, the winning paper is, “High Frequency Loss Test Methods for Laminate Materials Comparison (a High Density Packaging User Group/HDPUG Project).”
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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. READ MORE
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445 companies to exhibit new equipment, technologies and materials at IPC APEX EXPO 2015
IPC
The New Products Corridor in the Hall D lobby will highlight new products from equipment and materials for electronics assembly, manufacturing, and test.
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Industry submits more than a dozen exemption requests for RoHS exemptions set to expire
IPC
IPC, in conjunction with an international industry stakeholder group, applied for more than a dozen exemption extension requests under the European Union RoHS Directive.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Thermally Conductive, Non-Corrosive Silicone

Master Bond MasterSil 705TC is a single component thermally conductive, electrically isolating silicone for bonding, sealing and coating applications. It cures readily at ambient temperatures when exposed to atmospheric moisture and is a non-corrosive type silicone. This off-white colored paste is reworkable.
 


Changes to California Proposition 65: IPC has it covered
IPC
In early January, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released proposed changes to the Proposition 65 Regulations.
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IPC multimedia training — through hole rework
IPC
Industry-approved rework techniques for solder defects on tin-lead and lead-free assemblies.
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IPC member milestones
IPC
IMI Inc. (Haverhill, Mass.), recently celebrated its 35th 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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Tech question of the week
IPC
At what temperature does LF solder began to melt?
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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!
Custom Engineered Tooling for Odd Components

With over 24 years of experience, Count On Tools has the professional expertise and manufacturing flexibility to be able to develop custom engineered SMT nozzles & tooling to solve your pick-and-place issues! Available for LEDs, 0201/01005 micro-components, connectors, switches, buttons, pins, clips, shields, labels, heavy, oversized, and more! Solutions for any application on any OEM platform.
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.

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IPC video training delivers knowledge
IPC
With computer-based training from IPC, you have unparalleled access to a wealth of training videos. This knowledge base covers over 60 different subjects, ranging from ESD Control to hand soldering, from A-610 standards to wire assembly.
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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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Status of standardization: Standards for ballot and final drafts
IPC
View IPC documents under development.
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AN INNOVATION IN DRY STORAGE
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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


INDUSTRY NEWS


California Congressman Mike Honda discusses American manufacturing
SMT007
Barry Matties writes: Recently, I was invited to cover Congressman Mike Honda’s visit to Hunter Technology Corp., in Santa Clara, California, which was arranged through the IPC’s “Meet the Policymakers” program. The Congressman spent several hours touring the facility, meeting the employees of Hunter Technology, and answering their questions.
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The future of electronics — now in 2-D
Nanowerk
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium — the material of 1940s transistors — into a potential replacement for silicon. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, assistant professor of chemistry Joshua Goldberger reported progress in developing a form of germanium called germanane.
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How to ensure your SCM system is fit for purpose in today's electronics design industry
New Electronics
A couple of decades ago, version control — often referred to as software configuration management — was largely unheard of outside the software development industry. Then the sheer volume and variety of the different elements which electronics designers have to keep track of began to increase.
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Ready, set, power up — can the US win the race to create a superbattery?
National Geographic
Ever since the Italian count Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery in 1799, scientists have sought to ramp up its performance. Even though we have sent a robot to Mars and split the atom, it has proved surprisingly difficult. Now a global race is on to create a battery powerful enough to run an electric car 300 miles on one charge.
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Are you an analytic business or just using business analytics?
EMS Now
“The biggest opportunities are with connecting the data you already have,” Gartner research director Lisa Kart says. For example, getting a cross channel view of your customer means digging deeper and connecting the silos together to transform the data into something consumable. Kart points to a lack of direction in data collection as the first barrier to analytics in many organizations.
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New manufacturing method promises scalable graphene electronics production
IEEE Spectrum
When you hear people sing the praises of graphene, they are usually referring to the single-crystal graphene that has many attractive properties like high electron mobility. Unfortunately, producing that pure single-crystal graphene requires a decidedly unscalable method known as the “scotch tape” method; graphene is pulled off in single-layer flakes directly from bulk graphite.
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H-1B overhaul increases US dependence on skilled foreign workers
EBN
Many high-tech supply chain managers looking for qualified talent to fill jobs across their supply chain network will be thrilled with recently introduced immigration legislation. New guidelines triple the cap on the number of skilled foreign workers allowed in under the H-1B visa program.
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Mid-market manufacturers play by different rules
Electronics Weekly
You’ve read the book. It’s the one that tells you what wonderful things Toyota and Dell Computer have done with their supply chains and how you and your company can do the same if you employ the same procedures and techniques.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
Feb. 24-26 IPC APEX EXPO® San Diego, California
April 29–30 IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C.


 



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