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Industry survey results on electronic product testing practices
IPC
IPC recently conducted an industry-wide survey on testing practices and protocols for substances in electronic products.
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North American PCB book-to-bill ratio strengthens
IPC
IPC announces the February findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales remained sluggish, bookings increased over last year, strengthening the book-to-bill ratio.
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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 study sheds light on labor shortage in North American electronics industry
IPC
A new study, published by IPC finds evidence that a labor shortage exists for electronics manufacturers and that other business issues make the problem worse for some segments of the industry.
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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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  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.
 


Tech question of the week
IPC
How much force does it require to pull out lead from a solder joint?
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IPC multimedia training — plated-through hole repair
IPC
This training program demonstrates the industry standard eyelet repair procedure for a damaged plated-through hole as described in IPC-7721.
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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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Status of standardization: Standards for ballot and final drafts
IPC
View IPC documents under development.
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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!
Adjustable StripFeeder with Lock-Springs

The StripFeeder System is a cost effective way to load multiple components, including wide & odd form, without having to purchase multiple feeders. Custom feeders are expensive, but our quick-to-assemble, easy-to-install modules are designed for rapid loading of any length of tape-and-reel components up to 120mm wide on existing pick-and-place equipment.
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!


IPC member milestones
IPC
Astronics – Luminescent Systems Inc. (East Aurora, N.Y.), recently celebrated its 20th 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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
R&D Magazine
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. The technology might find applications in everything from environmental monitoring to airport security or testing blood alcohol levels.
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ESD Susceptibility
Advanced Assembly
Every person who has purchased computer components or any bare electronics is familiar with the silvery sheen of the antistatic bag. While it is common knowledge that electrostatic discharge (ESD) is bad for electronics, fewer are those who understand why. That nearly instantaneous transfer of electrons from one point to another, whether eliciting yelps of pain, or causing a temporary blanking of a TV monitor, or resulting in a cell phone that either restarts or decides to never start again, ESD is a part of everybody’s life. And it’s not very pleasant for people or electronics.
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Effects of DC bias on ceramic capacitors
PCBDesign007
The density of multilayer ceramic capacitors has increased tremendously over the years. While 15 years ago a state-of-the-art X5R 10V 0402 size capacitor might have had a maximum capacitance of 0.1 uF, today the same size capacitor may be available with 10 uF capacitance.
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What's the difference between measuring location by UWB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth?
Electronic Design
More devices being made these days need to track their location as they move around. Though best known in smartphone applications, particularly in terms of GPS and now the onset of indoor location, it’s making its way into a wide variety of other devices — from wireless toys to consumer drones, from keychains that want to be found to shopping carts tracked around a store.
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Future of electronics manufacturing
EIN007
The electronics manufacturing automation trend, as seen in robotics, motion control, automation equipment/accessories, transmission, tools, assembly and materials, is a key industry highlight, transforming electronics manufacturing by encouraging ongoing restructuring.
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UK firm uses LED array to print electronics
Electronics Weekly
A Coventry-based company which develops digital printing systems used in high resolution photographic printing believes the system has the resolution to print electronic circuits. LumeJet, a spin-out from Warwick University, developed a three-colour RGB digital print head which is used in an inkless digital photographic printer.
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Samsung said to win Apple A9 chip orders for next iPhone
Bloomberg
Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture the main chip in Apple Inc.’s next iPhone model, regaining a customer previously lost to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
April 29–30 IMPACT 2015: IPC on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C.
May 13-14 IPC Technical Education
DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-10 IPC Technical Education
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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