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Push to evolve — training and certification with IPC
IPC
IPC President and CEO John Mitchell encourages the electronics industry to “push to evolve” by highlighting the benefits of advancing methods for training and certification.
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Conflict minerals study finds only 25 percent of filers fully met Dodd-Frank Section 1502 requirements in 2014
IPC
A recent, independent evaluation of the public company “conflict mineral” filings submitted to the SEC for reporting year 2014 under Dodd-Frank Section 1502 found that of the 1,262 companies evaluated, 312 scored a perfect 100 percent and 245 scored below 75% in meeting the requirements of the SEC rule.
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North American PCB business growth continues
IPC
Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in July and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.09.
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Take action to oppose burdensome changes in overtime pay regulations
IPC
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed changes to the white collar exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements. Comments on the proposal are due September 4, 2015.
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IPC-4101D-WAM1 brings significant changes and clarifications
IPC
This newly revised standard brings critical updates to the already valuable IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards.
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Court backs companies' free speech over conflict minerals
IPC
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declared on August 18 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cannot force public companies to declare whether their products may contain “conflict minerals.”
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Why Jobs Go on Hold
Advanced Assembly
There are a variety of reasons PCB manufacturers, assembly houses and engineering departments put jobs on hold. Once a job is started, the parts are kitted up, boards are procured and assembly time is scheduled. When this process comes to a grinding halt because something is wrong, it costs the manufacturer or assembler time, which is typically passed on to the customer in the form of additional charges.
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IPC issues Technical Conference participation call 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. Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts extended to September 14, 2015.
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Connect with global leaders in high-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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Key EU directives and regulations affect you, your customers, your business
IPC
Updates on conflict minerals legislation, the RoHS and REACH Directives and other supply chain issues will be provided at IPC Conference on Government Regulation on October 13 in Essen, Germany.
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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.
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    High reliability for medical, military and automotive sectors
    IPC
    IPC Flexible Circuits — HDI Forum 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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    The 7 sins of wire harness assembly
    IPC
    This DVD training program focuses on the most common problems that typically go wrong during the wire harness assembly process — and provides information on how to rectify each transgression.
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    Tech question of the week
    IPC
    What is the storage threshold for ENIG after 6 months? 1 year? 2 years?
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    New releases on standards, translations, market research
    IPC
    View recently released standards including IPC-T-50M, IPC-7801, IPC-A-610F, IPC J-STD-001F, IPC-1071A, IPC-8701, IPC-7092, 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
    IPC
    ADCO Circuits (Rochester Hills, Mich.) recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries. 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


    With silicon pushed to its limits, what will power the next electronics revolution?
    Phys.org
    The semiconducting silicon chip launched the revolution of electronics and computerisation that has made life in the opening years of the 21st century scarcely recognisable from the start of the last. Silicon integrated circuits underpin practically everything we take for granted now in our interconnected, digital world: controlling the systems we use and allowing us to access and share information at will.
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    New manufacturing alliance helping DOD turn 'science fiction' hybrid electronics into reality
    FierceGovernmentIT
    The Defense Department is investing $75 million in a new consortium of more than 160 companies, universities, government organizations and others to develop hybrid electronics. "This is an emerging technology that takes advanced flexible materials for circuits, communications, sensors, and power, and combines them with thinned silicon chips to ultimately produce the next generation of electronic products," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said while announcing the partnership with the FlexTech Alliance to create a new manufacturing innovation institute.
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    China slowdown's next victim: Asian parts suppliers
    The Wall Street Journal
    The combined effects of China’s economic slowdown, a maturing smartphone industry and market volatility are sending jitters through Asian electronic-parts suppliers, which have relied on Chinese consumer demand and manufacturing muscle to power their growth in recent years.
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    Electronic pill reality
    R&D Magazine
    In today’s world, it’s an exciting time for medical technology. And making smart use of modern digital innovations is bringing revolutions in healthcare for the young and old. The ability to combine information and function from various devices to personalize treatment based on individual conditions presents enormous opportunity to both improve health and reduce costs.
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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 28 – 30 IPC Flexible Circuits-HDI Forum Minneapolis, Minnesota
    October 26-27 IPC Technical Education
    DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
    Best Practices in Fabrication
    Advanced Troubleshooting
    SMT Problem Solving
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    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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