Industrial policy must include the electronics ecosystem
“IPC urges the European Commission to address the alarming strategic dependencies in European electronics manufacturing as part of and independently of the risk assessments on critical technologies announced yesterday.
EU should support segments of electronics industry that complement chips
Key segments of the European electronics manufacturing industry face significant challenges and require more support, considering their vital role in Europe's strategic autonomy and the "twin transitions" to a greener, more digital economy.
Electronics industry shows solid performance despite expected costs rise in 2023
Per IPC’s ‘February 2023 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, although to a lesser extent than previously anticipated. On a positive note, backlogs are expected to decline.
North American EMS Industry Up 10.1% in January 2023
IPC has announced the January 2023 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.35.
North American PCB industry sales down 1.2% in January
IPC announced the January 2023 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Programme. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 0.94.
Registration now open for Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo 2023
Registration is now open for Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) an exclusive, free-of-charge event for the electrical wire harness, wire, coil winding and cable processing industries, to be held at the Wisconsin Centre 16th-18th May 2023, in Milwaukee.
Winners of IPC Hand Soldering Competition at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2023 announced
In conjunction with Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2023, IPC hosted the UK regional Hand Soldering Competition in Farnborough, UK., between the 7th and 9th February, welcoming 27 competitors from 20 European electronics companies. Skilled contestants competed to build an assembly in accordance with IPC-A-610 – Class 3 criteria, and were judged on the functionality of the assembly, compliance with the assembly process, an...
Electronics industry continues to show resiliency despite rising labour costs and recruiting difficulties
According to IPC’s January Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain report, 75% of manufacturers are experiencing rising material costs, while 74% indicate that labour costs are on the rise.
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.