As 2018 comes to a close, IPC would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the IPC Global Insight a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.
From April 24: The European Union is currently working to update its legislation on export controls for dual-use items, meaning items that can be used for both civilian and military applications. IPC has drafted a briefing note detailing the new provisions introduced by the regulation, as well as the state of play and next steps in the legislative process.READ MORE
From Nov. 6: Leaders of the U.S. electronics industry recently unveiled the IPC Workforce Champions program and pledged to create at least 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities over the next five years.READ MORE
From Sept. 8: In direct response to requests from industry to provide training and certification in various aspects of the electronics industry, IPC is introducing its newest certification course, the IPC Certified Electronics Program Manager (CEPM) Training and Certification.READ MORE
From July 24: In direct response to our members asking for help in addressing the most critical issue currently facing our industry - the skills gap - IPC’s education and training initiatives are undergoing significant change.READ MORE
From Oct. 9: IPC commended the White House for the release of a sweeping and detailed assessment of the nation’s defense industrial base. The report reflects more than a year of painstaking data collection, sector by sector analysis, and industry engagement.READ MORE
From June 5: IPC’s 2018 Annual Report on the North American PCB Industry, published this week, contains data showing the industry’s turnaround as it emerged in 2017 and how it affects different segments of the industry.READ MORE
IPC From March 6: The Nominating and Governance Committee of the IPC Board of Directors presented five candidates for election at the IPC Annual Meeting on February 27, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center.READ MORE
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Queen Mary University of London via ScienceDaily From May 15: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries.
They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into a carbon-based structure.READ MORE
From June 19: On June 15, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will impose 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports worth roughly $50 billion. The tariffs, first proposed in April, are the result of a Section 301 investigation that found China’s technology transfer policies had harmed U.S. companies.READ MORE