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December 22, 2014
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IPC Secures Passage of Critical Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Legislation
IPC Secures Passage of Critical Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Legislation
On December 15, President Obama signed the omnibus spending bill into law. Included in this bill was critical advanced manufacturing innovation legislation called the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, which was a top IPC policy priority.
Tax Extenders Bill Passed
Tax Extenders Bill Passed
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation known as the tax extenders bill which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in early December.
Standards, Technology & Manufacturing   »
Annual Review Process for IPC-1752A Software Tools Increases Quality of Materials Declarations for RoHS and REACH
Annual Review Process for IPC-1752A Software Tools Increases Quality of Materials Declarations for RoHS and REACH
This year, IPC introduced an annual review process for IPC-1752A software tools developed by solution providers which has further increased the quality of materials declarations for RoHS and REACH.
EH&S   »
2014 DSW Rule Fails to Sufficiently Incentivize Recycling
2014 DSW Rule Fails to Sufficiently Incentivize Recycling
On December 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. Unfortunately, the final rule fails to provide adequate regulatory relief for manufacturers wishing to do the right thing by recycling valuable secondary materials.
IPC APEX EXPO   »
Upgrade Your TECHnowledgy at IPC APEX EXPO 2015
Upgrade Your TECHnowledgy at IPC APEX EXPO 2015
John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, invites you to attend IPC APEX EXPO 2015, where you'll discover new processes and uncover new solutions to help you drive results.
Explore New Topics in Education and Technology at IPC APEX EXPO
Explore New Topics in Education and Technology at IPC APEX EXPO
The global printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry demands immediacy. "I need it now" drives everything - fortunately, the technology and knowledge you need to rise to the challenge can be found at IPC APEX EXPO 2015.
Call for Posters
Call for Posters
Show a technical poster at IPC APEX EXPO and gain significant visibility for you and your company on your research and knowledge. Submissions are sought in all areas of the electronics industry, including design, materials, assembly, processes and equipment.
Training and Certification    »
Earn the CEPM Credential and Build Clients for Life
IPC EMS Program Management Training and Certification will be held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2015. This program provides you with a broadened perspective and appreciation of the many responsibilities of an EMS management executive.
IPC Multimedia Training   »
The Seven Sins of Lead Free Soldering
The Seven Sins of Lead Free Soldering
Free Review
Explains the seven most common processing errors during lead free assembly.
IPC Calendar   »
January 27, 2015 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability
January 29, 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability
February 24-26, 2015 - San Diego, Calif.
IPC APEX EXPO®
IPC Member Milestones   »
Gaston Electronics (Stanley, N.C.), recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries. . See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries. Invest in your company and experience the benefits of joining the industry's premier association. Learn more about IPC membership.

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How Do You Inspect QFN Components?
How Do You Inspect QFN Components?
How can you inspect QFN components? What guidelines can you suggest for qualifying an assembly house for QFN assembly?
Board Talk
Pin-In-Paste Hole Fill
Pin-In-Paste Hole Fill
How can you ensure proper plated hole fill during the screen printing process? Will it require a different solder paste?
Ask the Experts
3D Printable Robots
3D Printable Robots
MIT researchers demonstrated the promise of printable robotic components that, when heated, automatically fold into prescribed three-dimensional configurations.
Technology Briefing
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Problems to Look for with Crimp Terminations
Problems to Look for with Crimp Terminations
Industry consultant and SMT guru Bob Willis troubleshoots the challenges of using crimp terminations using the National Physical Laboratory's Process Defect Database.
Production Floor
Reliability of Lead-Free LGAs and BGAs
Reliability of Lead-Free LGAs and BGAs
A theory is proposed that substantial differences in SAC305 solder joint Sn grain morphology may explain the discrepancies.
Analysis Lab
BVA: Molded Cu Wire Contact Solution
BVA: Molded Cu Wire Contact Solution
This paper addresses the primary technological challenges for reducing contact pitch and package-on-package interface technology.
Materials Tech
Electronics Manufacturing by Inkjet Printing
Electronics Manufacturing by Inkjet Printing
Inkjet printing is of great interest in the field of electronics manufacture because its digital nature negates the need for physical tooling.
Production Floor
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Cleaning to Remove Solder Balls
Cleaning to Remove Solder Balls
What is the best board cleaning method for removing solder balls from PCBs? It has been suggested that we use a "spray in air system," as the only sure method.
Ask the Experts
Best Practices for Controlling Moisture in PCBs
Best Practices for Controlling Moisture in PCBs
Paper provides info of moisture diffusion processes, governing models, and dependent variables.
Materials Tech
Do Vacuum Packed PCBs Need Baking?
Do Vacuum Packed PCBs Need Baking?
Do we need to bake PCBs that are vacuum packed? Can additional baking cause other problems? Let's cover the bases.
Board Talk
A Battery Technology that Really Makes Sense
A Battery Technology that Really Makes Sense
Today's electric cars are money losers due to the economics of batteries. A better answer may be flow batteries. What are flow batteries? Why are they increasingly attractive? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
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Quantitative Analysis of Corrosion Resistance
Quantitative Analysis of Corrosion Resistance
In this paper, an electrochemical method via sequential electrochemical reduction analysis (SERA) instrument to quantify the corrosion resistance of the EN deposit is proposed.
Analysis Lab
Cost Comparison: Batch and Inline Cleaners
Cost Comparison: Batch and Inline Cleaners
Paper discusses the environmental and financial cost of operating both batch cleaners and small inline aqueous cleaners.
Production Floor
Water Washing Pressure
Water Washing Pressure
Is there any method to measure the washing water pressure exerted on the printed circuit board assembly surface by an in-line washing machine?
Ask the Experts
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Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
One summer a factory producing coloring dyes was experiencing many alarms signaling a fire. What was causing these fires?
Mysteries of Science
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