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IPC Standards Committee Reports
IPC Standards Committee Reports
Reports from IPC's Fall Standards Committee meetings will keep you up to date on new and revised industry standards. This is the second in a series of reports.
IEC Electronics Corp. First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620
IEC Electronics Corp. First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to IEC Electronics Corporation's Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico locations; and Southern California Braiding facility in Bell Gardens, California.
Government Relations   »
Experts Examine the Impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections
Experts Examine the Impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections
The U.S. Republican Party's successes in the mid-term election will alter the political climate. An IPC conference call examined potential legislative actions that may impact member businesses.
EH&S   »
California to Require Hazard Warnings on Products Containing Twelve Common Chemicals
California to Require Hazard Warnings on Products Containing Twelve Common Chemicals
By the end of 2014, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is expected to formally propose changes to Proposition 65. Potential changes could include identifying 12 chemicals that must be specifically named on any warning label.
IPC APEX EXPO   »
Upgrade Your TechNOWledgy - Registration Now Open for IPC APEX EXPO 2015
Upgrade Your TechNOWledgy - Registration Now Open for IPC APEX EXPO 2015
Take the first step to upgrade your tech-NOW-ledgy -- register today for IPC APEX EXPO 2015, which takes place February 22-26 in San Diego. Register by January 30 and save 20 percent.
Assembly and Reliability   »
Present Your Work at IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability
Present Your Work at IPC Conference on Assembly and Reliability
Present your work and make an impact at this important event that will take participants through the assembly process - from materials to test and inspection - and provide the latest information to increase reliability. Submissions must be received by November 28.
Training   »
IPC Turns to Electronic Testing to Bring Many Benefits
IPC Turns to Electronic Testing to Bring Many Benefits
IPC recently revised its certification testing programs, converting from paper to an electronic format. The change, part of IPC's Certification Quality Initiative, will improve security, shorten turnaround time for test results and improve the overall quality of questions.
Just Released   »
New Releases on Standards, Translations, Market Research...
New Releases on Standards, Translations, Market Research...
View recently released standards including IPC-A-610F, IPC J-STD-001F, IPC-1071A, IPC-8701, IPC-HDBK-630, and translations; market research documents; multimedia presentations; technical papers and more.
IPC Multimedia Training   »
Surface Mount Component Placement
Surface Mount Component Placement
Free Review
Covers SMT set up, operation, typical problems and recommended solutions.
IPC Calendar   »
November 18-20, 2014 - Chicago, Ill.
High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference
December 3-5, 2014 - Shenzhen, China
International Printed Circuit and APEX South China Fair (HKPCA & IPC Show)
February 24-26, 2015 - San Diego, Calif.
IPC APEX EXPO®
IPC Member Milestones   »
Logic PD (Eden Prairie, Minn.) recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. 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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Shelf Life Before Conformal Coating
Shelf Life Before Conformal Coating
Prior to conformal coating, how long can we keep assemblies in an open condition before they will be impacted by moisture absorption? The Assembly Brothers cover this topic.
Board Talk
How Clean is Clean?
How Clean is Clean?
For over 40 years, the electronics industry has been seeking ways to determine an answer to the thorny old question: How clean is clean?
Production Floor
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
We're rapidly approaching critical mass for commercialization of nanomaterials. Where does this technology stand? What are the implications? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
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Qualification of Thin Form Factor PWBs
Qualification of Thin Form Factor PWBs
Paper presents qualification testing of thin PWBs for warpage, cross section, shear testing, and more for long-term reliability.
Materials Tech
Solder Paste Mixing After Cold Storage
Solder Paste Mixing After Cold Storage
After removal from cold storage, we let the solder paste jars sit at room temperature. We then place the jars in a centrifuge machine. Is this a good practice?
Ask the Experts
Voiding Control at QFN Assembly
Voiding Control at QFN Assembly
Thermal pad voiding control at QFN assembly is a major challenge due to the large coverage area, large number of via, and low standoff.
Analysis Lab
Tin Whisker Risk Management by Conformal Coating
Tin Whisker Risk Management by Conformal Coating
This study evaluates conformal coatings for mitigation of tin whisker growth. The coatings chosen for the experiment are acrylic, polyurethane and parylene.
Analysis Lab
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The World's Fastest Silicon-based Device
The World's Fastest Silicon-based Device
Even as alternatives to silicon-based electronics emerge, researchers continue to push the limits. A research collaboration recently demonstrated the world's fastest silicon-based device.
Technology Briefing
Reflow Optimization for MLP Components
Reflow Optimization for MLP Components
Paper covers 6 sigma methodology for developing a design of experiments to determine the best process for mounting 6x6 DrMOS Molded Lead Package components.
Production Floor
Solder Paste Print Volume vs. Alignment?
Solder Paste Print Volume vs. Alignment?
Which of these factors is more critical to the solder printing process, solder paste volume or solder print alignment? The Assembly Brothers talk it up.
Board Talk
Dendritic Growth/Contamination at BGA Sites
Dendritic Growth/Contamination at BGA Sites
We have assemblies soldered with active flux that were not properly cleaned. We're experiencing latent failures due to dendritic growth. Is there a way to recover these boards?
Ask the Experts
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Reliability Study of Bottom Terminated Components
Reliability Study of Bottom Terminated Components
This paper covers the impact of voiding on solder joint reliability and the impact of voiding on the heat transfer characteristics for BTC components.
Analysis Lab
New Technologies for Ultra Thin Chips
New Technologies for Ultra Thin Chips
Paper shows different approaches to use ultra-thin chips for new packages with high density and improved performance.
Materials Tech
Class 3 Cleaning Requirements
Class 3 Cleaning Requirements
We recently received our first contract to assemble Class 3 circuit board assemblies. Are there any changes we need to make in our cleaning operations to switch from Class 2 to Class 3?
Ask the Experts
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Eavesdropping on the Enemy
Eavesdropping on the Enemy
The military wanted to listen to the enemy from overhead. What type of aircraft would be quiet enough to make listening possible?
Mysteries of Science
Tribute to Click and Clack - the Tappet Brothers
Tom Maglozzi
We recently lost a friend, mentor and inspiration - Tom Magliozzi - one half of Car Talk. For those of you who may not be familiar with Car Talk and the antics of Tom and Ray - the Tappet Brothers who dispensed advice on cars ...
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