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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 percent in meeting the requirements of the SEC rule.
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IPC releases white paper on conflict minerals due diligence
IPC
In order to address industry concerns, IPC has released IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper, a document designed to help with some conflict minerals reporting woes.
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Merely survive or dominate?
IPC
The business world is often compared to a jungle. In the wild, there is survival and death. Surviving means doing the bare minimum to get by, accepting the mantra of "good enough" as long as you make it through the night. But why let yourself be anything less than the best? Why not push yourself to evolve?
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IPC releases Annual Electronics Industry Quality Benchmark Study
IPC
IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2015 provides data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their quality measurements to those of other assembly companies by company size, region and type of product.
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Congressman Paul Ryan tours Creation Technologies in Wisconsin
IPC
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI-1), Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, met with executives and employees of IPC-member company Creation Technologies at the company's manufacturing facility in Oak Creek, Wisc.
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  PCB Designer Certification

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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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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.
Two Stencil Cleaners in One!

The Model 2003 provides two Ultrasonic Wash Tanks and common “spray” rinse for multiple cleaning applications and compact design.

  • Clean pallets and stencils
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       Free Solder Pastes
  • Heated and Non Heated
       Applications
  • Use two separate cleaning
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  • Asscon Vapor Phase Reflow

    Asscon is an innovative expert in vapor phase technology. All Asscon vapor phase ovens meet today's soldering challenges in an oxygen free, temperature controlled environment. Varying components, board thicknesses and PCB layouts are safely reflowed with guaranteed solder joint integrity. Machines available with or without vacuum for void-free soldering.


    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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    Land and conductor repair for electronic assemblies
    IPC
    This DVD training program demonstrates industry-approved repair techniques for electronic assemblies, including evaluation criteria.
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    Tech question of the week
    IPC
    Are there different chemistries between thin and thick immersion silver?
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    New releases on standards, translations, market research
    IPC
    View recently released standards including IPC-T-50M, IPC-4101D, WAM1, IPC-7801, IPC-A-610F, IPC J-STD-001F, IPC-1071A, and translations; market research documents including BENCHE-15 and LEADFREE-15; 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
    John Deere Electronic Solutions Inc. (Fargo, N.D.) recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries. 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


    Accounting for Component Overage in SMT Assembly
    Advanced Assembly
    Commissioning a PCB assembler to build your prototype boards is an efficient way to save time and money, as well as avoid frustration. However, it’s crucial to take component overages into consideration to ensure your project is delivered on-time. This means you must purchase additional parts to account for any losses that occur, especially with smaller components such as 0603, 0402, and 0201-sized capacitors, resistors and inductors.
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    The new face of automotive traceability
    SMT007
    Historically, the perception of traceability data collection from the shop-floor has been that it presents a significant burden to the operation, yet provides value only when the most unplanned, rare, and disastrous of events take place. Automotive has always been on the forefront of traceability because safety issues are paramount, and responsibilities for failures are quite severe.
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    The multiferroic sandwich: Magnetic and ferroelectric metal are two faces of tomorrow's materials
    R&D Magazine
    Two properties are particularly sought after in materials for technology (for a variety of devices from sensors to computer memory, etcetera): magnetism and ferroelectricity. Obtaining materials with both qualities is highly desirable. At the present time, these properties have shown to be almost entirely mutually exclusive, but a new study conducted by SISSA/Northwestern University introduces an innovative method which may soon become reality.
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    Squishy transistors: A device concept for fast, low-power electronics
    Printed Electronics World
    An international team of researchers from the National Physical Laboratory, IBM, the University of Edinburgh and Auburn University have shown that a new device concept — a "squishy" transistor — can overcome the predicted power bottleneck caused by complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technology reaching its fundamental limits.
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    Compostable electronics could ease the e-waste problem
    Gizmag
    Some day soon your obsolete gadgets could be as compostable as banana peels and spent coffee grounds. Researchers from the Young Investigator Network at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Germany are developing printed electronics from natural and compostable materials that could help make a dent in the millions of tons of electronic waste piling up worldwide each year.
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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 15 Conflict Minerals: Evaluation of 2014 Filings An IPC Members Only Webinar
    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
    November 10-13 productronica 2015 Munich, Germany
    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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