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IPC APEX EXPO named in Trade Show News Network's top 250 trade show list
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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network as one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States. Coming in at number 149 for 2014 marks a jump from 2013's ranking of 161.
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California DTSC releases safer consumer product regulation 3-year work plan
IPC
On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control released its three-year work plan for the Safer Consumer Products regulation.
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Tulane University conducts conflict minerals market impact survey of entire supply chain
IPC
Tulane University is conducting a conflict minerals market survey. All companies impacted by conflict minerals legislation or produce, procure or consume tin, tungsten, tantalum and/or gold (3TG) are invited to participate.
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IPC releases training and certifications kits for IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F
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IPC announces the release of training and certification materials for IPC J-STD-001F, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC A-610F, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
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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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Can you compete in the electronics industry?
IPC
Download the 2015 IPC Technology Roadmap to find out. The Roadmap provides valuable marketing and forecasting information and the technological requirements now and for up to five years into the future.
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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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Tech question of the week
IPC
What exactly are copper wire bonds?
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IPC multimedia training — Soldering Iron Tip Care
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With tips costing from $10 to more than $100, this IPC training video can reduce the cost of process consumables and increase product quality.
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PARMI — Smarter SPI — Real ROI

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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
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View IPC documents under development.
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IPC member milestones
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NTS — Baltimore (Hunt Valley, Md.) recently celebrated its 35th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Basics of Ball Grid Arrays (BGA)
Advanced Assembly
Ball grid arrays are the boon and bane of engineers and printed circuit board designers the world over. Their unparalleled pin density and low lead inductance are essential in today’s high pin count, high frequency integrated circuits. However, that same pin density and unique interface create a challenge unique unto themselves. These challenges need to be faced head on since the ball grid array (BGA) is prevalent in modern PCBs. While there are entire textbooks that cover the topic of BGAs, their use and fanout techniques, the quick overview provided here offers an engineer a good starting point for improving BGA designs.
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Advances in molecular electronics
R&D Magazine
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit. As recently reported in Advanced Science, the researchers can switch on the current flow through a single molecule for the first time with the help of light.
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Moore's Law codified the pace of modern life
VentureBeat
If you feel like everybody is in a rush in Silicon Valley and in the modern world of technology, you can thank Gordon Moore, the chairman emeritus of Intel. Fifty years ago, he made a prescient observation that electronics would improve on a regular timetable. It came to be known as Moore’s Law, and it still holds true today.
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Understanding DFM and its role in PCB layout
PCBDesign007
DFM, DRC, DFF, DFA, DFwhat? These are all terms used daily in the PCB design world regarding manufacturing analysis, and they are often used interchangeably. But what exactly is DFM and why is it such an important, but often ignored aspect of the PCB design process?
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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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