Winners of IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition announced
In conjunction with NEPCON Vietnam 2022, IPC hosted its popular IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam on 14 – 16 September 2022.
Held for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic, this ninth competition series welcomed 33 competitors from 17 Vietnamese electronics companies.
Skilled contestants competed against each other to rework a functional electronics assembly within a 50-minute time limit. Assemblies were judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610H, IPC J-STD-001H, IPC-7711/21C - Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of the assembly.
On the winner’s podium at NEPCON Vietnam 2022 were:
First Place: Nguyen Van Tuan, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $300, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK. As the winner, Nguyen qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at electronica in Munich, Germany, 15 – 18 November 2022.
Second place: Nong Van Minh, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $200, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
Third Place: Nguyen Thi Diep, SATO Vietnam. She received a certificate, a cash prize of $100, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
IPC would like to thank Hand Soldering and Rework Competition sponsors and partners for their generous support this year.
- Premier Sponsor: QUICK
- Gold Sponsors: NIHON SUPERIOR, SOLDERINDO
- Supporting Sponsor: LORIOT
- Co-Organizer RX TRADEX VIETNAM