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November 25, 2014
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Standards, Technology & Manufacturing   »
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.
Government Relations   »
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Conflict Minerals Case
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Conflict Minerals Case
On November 18, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to rehear a case challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals rule.
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   »
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Programs Highlight Technology and Innovation
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Programs Highlight Technology and Innovation
Changing technologies will take center stage throughout IPC APEX EXPO 2015, which will take place February 22-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.
Call for Technical Posters
Call for Technical 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.
Market Research   »
IPC Study Examines Potential Spots for Global Expansion
IPC Study Examines Potential Spots for Global Expansion
A new IPC study provides a wealth of information for companies that are planning to expand their global footprint. Where in the World? analyzes many factors relevant to electronics industry manufacturers.
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.
HKPCA IPC Show    »
Innovation Through Resilience
Innovation Through Resilience
The 2014 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (HKPCA & IPC Show) will be held December 3-5 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China. Register today at www.hkpca-ipc-show.org.
IPC Multimedia Training   »
ESD Control for Electronics Assembly
ESD Control for Electronics Assembly
Free Review
Eloctrostatic discharge in integrated circuits continues to be one of the most pernicious problems facing the electronics industry. Education is essential to prevent costly failures and expensive rework.
IPC Calendar   »
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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The Internet of Things Begins to Take Shape
The Internet of Things Begins to Take Shape
The "Internet of Things" has been talked about for a decade. Now the crucial enablers are emerging that will connect trillions of devices. What are the opportunities? What are the risks? We'll explain.
Technology Briefing
Do We Still Need SMT Adhesives?
Do We Still Need SMT Adhesives?
If double sided surface mount assemblies are the way of the future, should we anticipate a growing or declining need for SMT adhesives?
Board Talk
Solder Paste Stencil Design for Optimal QFN Reliability
Solder Paste Stencil Design for Optimal QFN Reliability
In this study, the volume of solder used in 2 QFN/BTC packages was varied to investigate the relationship between standoff height and thermal cycle life.
Production Floor
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Effectiveness of Conformal Coat to Prevent Corrosion
Effectiveness of Conformal Coat to Prevent Corrosion
In this study, acrylic, silicone, urethane, parylene, and ALD coatings were examined for their effectiveness at preventing corrosion of nickel-palladium-gold-finished terminals.
Analysis Lab
Burned Chip Repair
Burned Chip Repair
I have a circuit board with a burned chip. Can this type or repair be done reliably? Where can I turn for guidance?
Ask the Experts
Solderability of Vapor vs. Convection Reflow
Solderability of Vapor vs. Convection Reflow
This paper compares the solder wetting between vapor phase reflow and convection reflow using a specific Pb Free (SnAgCu) SAC solder paste.
Materials Tech
Nitrogen Effect For Wave Soldering
Nitrogen Effect For Wave Soldering
Paper describes the implementation of a wave soldering system using inert gas with economic benefits analyzed.
Production Floor
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Production Floor Temperature and Humidity Loggers
Production Floor Temperature and Humidity Loggers
One finding of a recent audit was that we have only 1 temperature/humidity logger. Is one temperature/humidity logger per facility adequate?
Ask the Experts
Embedded System Access
Embedded System Access
This paper discusses different test access methodologies and elaborates on Embedded System Access (ESA) strategies in particular, with examples for its use in practice.
Analysis Lab
From the Single Chip to Wafer Integration
From the Single Chip to Wafer Integration
The objective of this paper is to identify the various technological concepts and to give a focus on Chip in Wafer in Silicon technology.
Materials Tech
Screen Print Shelf Life
Screen Print Shelf Life
What is the maximum allowable time for a PCB between screen printing and reflow? We are using a water soluble lead-free paste.
Ask the Experts
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Nerve Cells Made of Silicon
Nerve Cells Made of Silicon
Researchers are now using artificial nerve cells with neurons made of silicon to take over computational work on special computer chips.
Technology Briefing
Nano Tech Improves Critical Printing Process
Nano Tech Improves Critical Printing Process
Paper covers how nano coating over stencil openings will improve paste release, help reduce aperture openings, and create a wider process window.
Production Floor
Test Method to Characterize Pad Cratering
Test Method to Characterize Pad Cratering
In this study, an easy-to-implement test method to quantify the propensity for pad cratering in different PCB materials is presented.
Analysis Lab
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Where Is the Missing Gold?
Where Is the Missing Gold?
A gold inventory tally made sure gold-in matched gold-out. Why were gold orders going up when sales showed no increase?
Mysteries of Science
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