North American EMS industry down 2.7% in December
IPC has announced the December 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Programme. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.36.
North American PCB industry sales down 1.7% in December
IPC has announced the December 2022 findings from its North American PCB statistical program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 0.87.
Three individuals from industry receive IPC President’s award
In recognition of their leadership and their contributions of time and talent to IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry, three IPC volunteers were presented with the IPC President’s award at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California on 24th January 2023. Recipients were Steven Bowles, Lockheed Martin; Stan Rak, SF Rak Company; and Savita Ganjigatti, Sienna ECAD Technologies.
IPC give Garry McGuire, Teresa Rowe Hall of Fame award
In recognition of their extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry, Garry McGuire, NASA and Teresa Rowe, IPC, were both inducted into the IPC Raymond E, IPC have announced. Pritchard Hall of Fame at IPC APEX EXPO 2023. IPC’s most prestigious honour, the Hall of Fame Award is given to individuals who have provided exceptional service and advancement to IPC and the electronics industry.
IPC announces new board members at IPC APEX EXPO 2023
At the 66th IPC annual meeting on 24th January, held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2023, the IPC Board of Directors announced new and second-term members. Board members serve a four-year term, and the student board member serves a one-year term.
IPC debuts issue of IPC Community at IPC APEX EXPO 2023
At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, IPC, in partnership with IPC Publishing Group, launched an industry-specific quarterly publication (digital and print), “IPC Community.”
IPC welcomes new Director of North American Government Relations
IPC announces the addition of Jeffrey Goldberg as director of North American government relations to its staff at IPC’s offices in Washington, D.C.
IPC offers free training courses to members
As a member benefit, IPC now provides two online, self-paced training courses, “Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control for Electronics Manufacturing” and “Safety for Electronics Manufacturing” free of charge in English, Spanish, French and German.
Best technical papers at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 selected
The best technical conference papers of IPC APEX EXPO 2023 have been selected.
Volatility and uncertainty to influence economic outlook in early 2023
COVID-19, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soaring global inflation rates and recession fears were major contributors to the cloud of uncertainty in 2022 and also to slower global economic growth, per IPC’s December Economic Outlook report.
IPC issues December Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report
Per IPC’s December Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report, over the next six months, manufacturers expect to see continued increase in both labour and material costs. Ease of recruitment and profit margins are likely to remain challenging.
IPC releases IPC/WHMA-A-620E Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
IPC/WHMA-A-620E, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies prescribes practices and requirements for the manufacturing of cable, wire, and harness assemblies, and describes materials, methods, tests, and acceptability criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured, and soldered interconnections, and the related assembly activities associated with cable and harness assemblies.
North American PCB industry sales up 26.1% in November
IPC announced the November 2022 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.00.
North American EMS industry down 0.6% in November
IPC announced the November 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.38.
North American EMS industry up 14.9% in October
IPC announced the October 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Programme. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.29.
North American PCB industry sales up 9.0% in October
IPC announced the October 2022 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Programme. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.07.
Salary budgets rise sharply in 2022 says IPC wage rate and salary study
A sharp increase in salary budgets and use of flexible hours programmes for North American electronics assembly companies are among the findings of a new study published by IPC this week, the 2022 Wage Rate & Salary Study for the North American Electronics Assembly Industry.
One-fourth of electronics manufacturers believe we are in a recession
Data from IPC show that most electronics manufacturing industry executives see a recession as inevitable.
Winners of IPC hand soldering competition announced
In conjunction with Instrutec 2022 and the Estonian Electronics Industries Association, IPC hosted its IPC Hand Soldering Competition in Tallinn, Estonia October 12-14th, 2022, welcoming 31 competitors from 14 European electronics companies.
CHIPS Act implementation requires strong focus on 'Advanced Packaging'
Leaders of top semiconductor, microelectronic, IC-Substrate, PCB, EMS, and OSAT companies along with the US government and European Commission are gathering in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss ‘the next big thing’ in CHIPS Act implementation: expanding ‘advanced packaging’ capacities and capabilities to go along with expanding production of semiconductor chips.