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IPC committee reports keep you up to date
IPC
These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2015 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports.
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Prepare to succeed in the electronics industry with IPC
IPC
IPC president and CEO John Mitchell shares ways to prepare for the future of the electronics industry. With solutions such as the IPC Study of the North American Labor Pool for Electronics Manufacturing and the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, there are many opportunities to prepare today for tomorrow’s challenges.
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Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. earns certification as qualified manufacturer
IPC
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), an electronics contract manufacturing company based out of Winthrop, Maine.
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Ever changing Chinese economy and electronics industry
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As China’s economy fluctuates, it establishes a new baseline for the electronics industry.
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The price of counterfeiting electronic components
IPC
The negative impact of using counterfeit electronic components goes deeper than just lost revenue.
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Submit an abstract or proposal for IPC APEX EXPO 2016
IPC
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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Make preparations for RoHS Directive expiring exemptions and new substance restrictions
IPC
Electronics manufacturers across the world are currently preparing for Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive expiring exemptions and a new set of substance restrictions.
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Tech question of the week
IPC
Is there any data on chlorides and sulfates generated during a fire that damaged circuit boards?
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IPC multimedia training — component color codes
IPC
DVD-164C teaches how to decode significant value, multiplier and tolerance bands for four-band resistors, capacitors and inductors; five-band resistors; temperature coefficient for six-band resistors; and color dots or stripes on surface mount inductors. Also explains guidelines for component substitutions.
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    The Easy Touch is a high voltage benchtop tester that can easily be moved between test devices. A full color touch-screen display allows you to test with the power of a PC without the hassle of a separate computer, keyboard, and mouse.


    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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    IPC member milestones
    IPC
    CMC Electronics Inc. (Ville St. Laurent, QC, Canada) recently celebrated its 45th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

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    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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    Breaking Out the BGAs
    Advanced Assembly
    Ball grid array (BGAs) devices are, without question, an increasingly important aspect of printed circuit board design. While their benefits are numerous, they present the unique challenge of requiring an enormous amount of traces to originate in a small area underneath a device and then go all over the board without crossing traces. The most challenging aspect is getting those traces out from underneath the board, a process called creating a breakout or fanout. In the breakout, these traces are said to escape from underneath the board and come to the outside where they are more accessible.
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    Effective decoupling radius
    PCBDesign007
    Power distribution networks are becoming an important topic. Many engineers are finding that properly designing the power supplies and providing adequate decoupling for devices is a challenge, especially since devices are switching faster and dimensions are shrinking.
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    DIY/makers forge new trails in electronics
    EBN
    Enthusiasts who want to build the products they want, from shortwave radios to personal computers, and to tweak products they've bought to make them even better, have long been a part of the electronics industry. By all measures, garage-style innovation remains alive and well today, as "makers" as they are called continue to turn out contemporary gadgets, including 3-D printers, drones, and embedded electronics devices.
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    Electronics manufacturing moves to the cloud
    CIO
    “We focus on what we can offer that nobody else can,” explains Firstronic CEO John Sammut. “Our differentiators have become better shop floor controls, advanced technology, speed-to-market and flexibility.” Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Firstronic makes electronic components for automotive, industrial and medical industry customers.
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    Design considerations: Flexible circuit vs. traditional PCB
    PCB007
    Recent global printed circuit market research reveals that flexible circuits still only account for about 13–15 percent of the overall printed circuit market. PCBs have been in existence since the 1960s and nearly anybody who designs printed circuits first designs a rigid printed circuit board. There are many experienced PCB designers working confidently all around the world.
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    Mobile phone shipments fueling EMS/ODM industry growth
    SMT007
    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and China EMS/ODM Industry Report, 2014-2015" report to their offering. In 2014, thanks to a surge in shipments of mobile phone vendors such as Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi, the EMS/ODM market rose by 5 percent, in contrast to a 0.5 percent drop in 2013. In 2014, the growth in mobile phone offset the drop in notebook computer market.
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    IPC CALENDAR

    Date Event Location
    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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