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IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill
IPC
John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, extends a special invitation to IPC-member company executives to attend IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill, April 29–30 in Washington, D.C.
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Electroplated copper filling of through holes on varying substrate thickness
IPC
Read an excerpt from a paper that took honorable mention honors as selected by the IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Technical Program Committee.
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Raising a unified voice for an advanced manufacturing economy
IPC
IPC believes that presenting a strong and unified industry voice to government officials is one of the best ways to ensure our members’ future success in a global economy.
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Submit an abstract or proposal for IPC APEX EXPO 2016
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Submit an abstract for one of the industry’s premier technical conferences or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events.
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IPC and other associations issue joint statement on EU conflict minerals legislation
IPC
On March 30, 2015, in anticipation of the upcoming European Union Parliament Committee on International Trade vote on proposed conflict minerals legislation, IPC, along with other associations, issued Joint Recommendations on the EU Draft Regulation on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Optically Clear UV Curable System

Master Bond UV15X-2 is a low viscosity, UV curable adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation system that offers exceptional light transmission and non-yellowing properties. It has a refractive index of 1.51. This high strength compound features impressive abrasion resistance and cures in sections up to ¼ inch thick.
 


IPC International Technology Roadmap, an essential resource
IPC
This technical roadmap benchmarks current operational capabilities against future needs. In order to stay competitive, an organization must continually evaluate their technical requirements.
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Tech question of the week
IPC
What are the differences between immersion tin and electroplated tin for solder finishes?
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IPC multimedia training — component color codes
IPC
This training program provides instruction on color code calculations for resistors, capacitors and inductors.
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New releases on standards, translations, market research
IPC
View recently released standards including SM-817A, FC-234A, 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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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 or take a test drive from virtually anywhere!


Status of standardization: Standards for ballot and final drafts
IPC
View IPC documents under development.
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IPC member milestones
IPC
AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (Leoben-Hinterberg, Austria), recently celebrated its 25th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


NATEL and OnCore Manufacturing announce merger agreement
BusinessWire via Yahoo Finance
NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. and OnCore Manufacturing, LLC, both global suppliers of electronic manufacturing services, announced that an agreement has been signed to merge the two firms. The merger will create a new EMS company with an expansive array of capabilities and an expanded manufacturing and technology portfolio to service critical customer needs.
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Best Practices in PCB Documentation
Advanced Assembly
PCB manufacturers and assembly houses have the important responsibility of taking someone’s idea and turning it into a reality. CAD files, including Gerbers, are important in conveying exactly what is wanted, but it’s the personal communication that ensures what is envisioned is what is made. Different phases of the manufacturing process require different files and information, but you can expedite the overall turn-time by having the necessary information prepared prior to approaching the respective vendor. Not only will this will make it easier and faster to obtain accurate quotes, but complete and clear PCB documentation will also greatly reduce the chance of misunderstandings and errors.
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Manufacturing process could yield better solar cells, faster chips
R&D Magazine
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way faucets control the flow of water. There are other semiconductors.
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How 3-D printing can save on your company's tax bill
By Tracy Szwec
3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today. After all, this technology is solving many problems, and it could actually be quite cost-effective for some organizations. In some cases, it is possible that additive manufacturing could be labeled as research and development. Anyone who follows tax law will quickly realize that obtaining the R&D classification quickly makes for some interesting tax ramifications.
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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


Molecular engineering offers soft-optoelectronics materials
EIN007
The molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to balance the chemical interactions within them and optimize their properties for specific applications, according to a review paper published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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Progress in flexible non-contact sensing matrix devices
FLEX007
Carbon based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube and graphene have attracted more and more attention due to their unique physical and chemical properties. As flexible conducting films, these materials present unprecedented great performance in electronic components and flexible nanodevices.
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India plans $10B investment in 2 semiconductor plants
Livemint
In line with the National Democratic Alliance government’s flagship "Make in India: program, the center plans to spend billions of dollars to put in place an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing in the country. The government plans to invest $10 billion in two computer chip manufacturing facilities that are due to come up, R.S. Sharma, secretary, department of electronics and information technology, said..
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5 do's and don'ts for working with a contract manufacturer
EE Times
Heeding these 10 tips can prevent headaches when using contract manufacturing. An OEM’s relationship with its contract electronics manufacturer can be a linchpin in ensuring that viable products reach the marketplace successfully.
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Flexible PCB suppliers to enjoy better than expected sales in 1H15
Digitimes
Sales momentum of iPhone 6 devices has continued in the first half of 2015, particularly in the second quarter, which will enable Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect to post stronger than expected sales performance in the first half, according to industry sources.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
April 29–30 IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C.
May 13-14 DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-10 DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Chicago
June 9 ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements Fort Lee, New Jersey
June 10 ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements Des Plaines, Illinois
June 12 ITI & IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements Milpitas, California


 



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