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IPC New Release: IPC-A-610G Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

The IPC-A-610 standard is the most widely used electronics assembly acceptance document. Updated with participants from 17 countries providing input and expertise, this document brings the latest criteria along with many new and revised graphics to the industry. IPC-A-610G Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies This is a must-have for inspectors, operators and others with an interest in the acceptance criteria for electronic assemblies. IPC-A-610 is developed in synergy with J-STD-001, and for the first time with this revision, IPC/WHMA-A-620. [...]

By | 2017-11-16T13:14:22+00:00 16 November 2017|IPC New Release|

IPC New Release: IPC J-STD-001G Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

The IPC J-STD-001 standard is recognized globally for its criteria on soldering processes and materials. Updated with participants from 18 countries providing input and expertise, this document brings the latest criteria along with new graphics to the industry for ease of use and comprehension. IPC J-STD-001G Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies This is a must-have for those in the electronics industry with an interest in the process and acceptance criteria for electrical and electronic assemblies. IPC [...]

By | 2017-11-16T13:13:36+00:00 16 November 2017|IPC New Release|

Rockwell Collins, key player in aviation

Rockwell Collins engineers have been IPC certified by PIEK for many years. In the last few weeks various Rockwell Collins employees were at PIEK´s head office for an IPC certification course. Rockwell Collins is widely known in the aviation industry, producing numerous articles ranging from seats and de-icing systems to oxygen systems and ovens. A complete overview of Rockwell Collins products can be found on http://www.rockwellcollins.com Electronic engineer Joost was one of the Rockwell Collins employees who participated [...]

By | 2017-11-16T10:35:41+00:00 16 November 2017|PIEK News|

E-sport or gaming with the electronic interconnect industry

If you think that this article about e-sport will be about pedometers and heart rate counters, you had better stop reading. E-sport is ‘a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators, typically by professional gamers’, according to the Oxford dictionaries. Whether e-sport is really a sport is still open to debate. Those who think that the idea of sports presupposes physical exertion do not think it is.Whatever the case may be, e-sport is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and has come to be seen [...]

By | 2017-11-02T10:52:21+00:00 2 November 2017|PIEK News|

IPC New Release: IPC-2226A Sectional Design Standard for High Density Interconnect (HDI) Printed Boards

IPC-2226A, Sectional Design Standards for High Density Interconnect (HDI) Printed Boards is used in conjunction with IPC-2221B. The IPC-2226A standard establishes requirements and considerations for the design of high density interconnect (HDI) printed boards and microvia technology. IPC-2226A Sectional Design Standard for High Density Interconnect (HDI) Printed Boards Revision A constitutes a substantial update to the document, with an all new color key for HDI constructions, new coverage of routing density factors and a complete rebuild of feature [...]

By | 2017-10-31T12:38:43+00:00 31 October 2017|IPC New Release|

IPC Hand Soldering Competition

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, will once again host its very popular Hand Soldering Competition at the productronica 2017 trade fair for electronics development and production in Munich, Germany. The competition will be held in Hall A1, stand 307 at this year’s event on 14 – 16 November. Competitors will demonstrate their soldering skills as they compete for cash prizes: 1st place — €300 2nd place — €200 3rd place — €100 IPC will also for the [...]

By | 2017-11-02T10:32:42+00:00 26 October 2017|IPC News|

VACANCY – Technical Trainer Assembly Techniques of Printed Circuit Boards

VACANCY Technical Trainer Assembly Techniques of Printed Circuit Boards Currently, PIEK has a vacancy for a Technical Trainer Assembly Techniques of Printed Circuit Boards. What you offer us: Ample experience and knowledge in the field of manual and machine assembly of PBs in accordance with the IPC standard. Good command of Dutch, English and German. Flexibility and willingness to be abroad regularly. Inter-cultural competences and ability to get the best out of other people. Educational level mbo+ or [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:43:16+00:00 26 October 2017|PIEK News|

IPC Welcomes review of RoHS Directive

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, known as the RoHS 1 directive, restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. The legislation was implemented in 2006, mainly to help reduce the volume of toxic electronic waste. Although RoHS is commonly known as the "lead-free directive", it actually restricts the use of six substances, including Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg). An additional four substances were added to the list [...]

By | 2017-10-26T09:15:54+00:00 26 October 2017|IPC News, PIEK News|

IPC New Release: IPC-9505, Guideline Methodology for Assessing Component and Cleaning Materials Compatibility

IPC-9505 standard provides details of test methodologies for cleaning chemistry compatibility with electronic assembly materials that replace those in MIL-STD-202 Method 215 for testing electronic and electrical components such as capacitors, resistors, transformers, and inductors. The test methods can also be used, when applicable, to parts not covered by military specifications or drawings. The number of pages is 52. Released September 2017. This document establishes uniform methods for testing electronic and electrical component parts, including both static and dynamic [...]

By | 2017-10-24T13:50:14+00:00 24 October 2017|IPC New Release|

Productronica 2017

This year too PIEK is present at the Munich Productronica fair, together with IPC. This world famous fair is taking place from 14-17 November 2017. This year the fair will again be overflowing with innovations, and experts in all sorts of fields will exchange ideas all the time. Themes like the electronics of the future, trends in various industries, growth markets, investment opportunities, etc. will be discussed throughout the fair. Topics to be discussed during the fair will [...]

By | 2017-11-02T08:37:47+00:00 20 October 2017|IPC News, PIEK News|