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North American PCB results in May were mixed but book-to-bill ratio remains positive
IPC
IPC has announced the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were down slightly but orders were up. The book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02.
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IPC promotes Philip Carmichael to IPC President, Asia
IPC
IPC has promoted Philip Carmichael to IPC President of Asia. His expanded responsibilities include member acquisition and support in Japan, Korea and ASEAN member states including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Membership services expand with Enterprise option
IPC
In order to cost-effectively increase the number of OEM electronics companies participating in IPC's core activities, IPC has introduced the new Enterprise membership package that is available on a global basis.
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IPC releases T-50M, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits
IPC
This ever evolving standard provides common language of terms and definitions for the electronics industry.
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High reliability for medical, military and automotive sectors
IPC
IPC Flexible Circuits — HDI conference will address challenges associated with Flex and HDI technology with a focus on high-reliability applications, notably in the military-aerospace and medical sectors.
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  IDEA-STD-1010 Counterfeit Component Training

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Meet your reliability challenges at IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability
IPC
Focus on critical high reliability issues, connect with experts and learn about innovations in materials, methodologies and testing, and more at IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability, October 13-15 in Essen, Germany.
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Join the conversation on how key EU directives and regulations affect your business
IPC
Updates on conflict minerals legislation, the RoHS Directive and other supply chain issues will be provided at IPC Conference on Government Regulation on Oct. 13 in Essen, Germany.
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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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The 7 sins of surface mount assembly
IPC
This DVD training program focuses on seven major problem areas during SMT assembly, explaining potential problems and typical causes.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dry Cabinet Bakes at 60C!

AccuAssembly introduces new baking dry cabinets with RH range below 1% RH and temperature up to 60 degree C. Convection heating and fully insulated. Intelligent cabinets are ready for networking, remote tracking and automatic text alarms by cellphone. T60W cabinets come in three sizes and are available from stock.
Environmental Safety with Guaranteed Cleaning!

Smart Sonic introduced the original ultrasonic stencil cleaner in 1990 and remains the only stencil cleaner Verified Environmentally Safe and User Safe by the U.S. EPA. Semi-automatic and fully automatic systems that are100% closed-loop and guaranteed to clean and type of solder paste from any fine-pitch stencil…fast!
Getech Stand Alone Depaneling Solutions

The GSR2280 is a stand-alone, dual table, high-throughput router, accommodating a maximum panel size of 550mm x 585mm. Performance is guaranteed through the use of advanced precision manipulators on all axis. The linear guides have a mechanical repeatability of ± 0.01mm. The GSR2280 is highly reliable, repeatable and accurate router.


Tech question of the week
IPC
Is tin lead HASL still in use?
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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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LadyBird AOI for ThroughHole Assembly

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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
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IBM Corporation (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) recently celebrated its 20th 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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Choosing a PCB Assembly Partner
Advanced Assembly
Selecting the appropriate printed circuit board assembly partner is a challenging prospect when faced with hundreds of options across the globe. Making the right decision is vital for achieving the most accurate representation of your prototype as well as cutting cost and saving money. Price, lead time, quality control, customization, and minimum order size are but a few of the factors to consider when searching for the PCB assembly shop most suited for your individual product.
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New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Phys.org
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.
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Engineers create wood-based electronics circuits
CNBC
A group of engineers have created a new kind of chip for electronic devices that's made out of flexible wood pulp and can biodegrade in a matter of weeks. It's hoped that the development could someday help reduce the environmental impact from America's growing volume of discarded electronics.
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Counterfeit electronics: Another security threat from China
The Hill
The Hill’s July 2 story “FBI: Chinese malware possibly behind OPM hack” is the latest revelation about cyberattacks from China. Unfortunately, cyberattacks are not the only technology-based security risk coming from China. We must also address the issue of counterfeit electronics.
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Electronics as valuable as horsepower for auto innovations
EBN
Electronic systems and digital services will drive as much value creation for the auto industry as horsepower, said an Audi executive at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai. "By 2020, 50 percent of value creation will be based on apps, software, electronic systems and digital services," Luca de Meo, Audi's sales chief, said in a prepared speech during CES Shanghai and reported here by Bloomberg.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
September 9-11 IPC India Pavilion at electronica India / productronica India 2015 New Delhi, India
September 27-October 1 IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
co-located with SMTA International
Rosemont, Illinois
October 13 IPC Conference on Government Regulation Essen, Germany
October 13 –15 IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability Essen, Germany
October 25-26 IPC Technical Education
DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Minneapolis
December 2-3 IPC Technical Education
DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Raleigh, N.C.


 



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