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Learn about what is going on in the electronics manufacturing industry, IPC news, new IPC releases, photos during training courses and industry events.

The PIEK quality circle

The electronic interconnect industry is continually innovating, and innovations obviously have a big impact on product quality. Newly created products make the lives of consumers safer, better and more pleasant, regardless of whether they are health-care products, in which technology, ICT, and knowledge are combined, or mobility products, in which technology, ICT and artificial intelligence come together. In order to function properly and fulfill the expectations of consumers as well as the industry, it is most important that [...]

By |2018-09-03T09:16:01+00:0028 August 2018|PIEK News|

IPC New Release: IPC-WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market

IPC-WP-024 is a white paper which discusses the issues associated with reliability of smart textiles (e-textiles structures) following multiple washing cycles and emphasizes efforts that industry and research laboratories must undertake to make e-textile structures more robust and able to be washed similarly to everyday textile products (e.g., underwear, clothing, home textiles and technical textiles). IPC-WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market The researchers provide initial reliability results [...]

By |2018-08-23T08:50:06+00:0023 August 2018|IPC New Release|

Self-driving cars: the end of traffic fines?

The autonomously driving car will be everywhere in the near future. In the meantime, however, adjustments have to be made in many fields, such as legislation. As we speak, the complete automotive industry is working hard on developing a self-driving car, pouring millions of dollars and euros into the projects. All over the world experiments are conducted. Semi-autonomous taxis are already driving around in Singapore, while autonomous minibuses can be seen driving around Switzerland. Uber has an autonomous [...]

By |2018-08-15T10:46:05+00:0015 August 2018|PIEK News|

In shape by education

General Practitioners keep in shape by getting education. After a university study and various in-depth specialisation courses and enrichment courses general practitioners go to work in their own practices. However, this does not mean that their education is a thing of the past. Every year they have to score 250 points in retraining and additional training. This keeps them up to date in their field of activity, and we, their patients, benefit from this. For the technical interconnect [...]

By |2018-08-07T17:17:07+00:007 August 2018|PIEK News|

The future of social media

More than a decade ago we saw the birth of social media, and it already seems as though they have been always been part of our lives. Young people in particular can no longer do without social media. Recent research among students reveals that especially Facebook, Pinterest and Whatsapp take up most time. Social media take up over two hours per day of time. The social media landscape is ever expanding, which explains why there is a trend [...]

By |2018-07-30T13:42:01+00:0030 July 2018|PIEK News|

IPC New Release: IPC-7095D, Design and Assembly Process Implementation for Ball Grid Arrays (BGAs)

IPC-7095D describes design and assembly implementation for ball grid array (BGA) and fine-pitch BGA (FBGA) technology, focusing on inspection, repair and reliability issues associated with design and assembly of printed boards using these packages. IPC-7095D, Design and Assembly Process Implementation for Ball Grid Arrays (BGAs) IPC-7095D provides useful and practical information to those who use or are considering using BGAs. It also provides describes how to successfully implement robust design and assembly processes for printed board assemblies using [...]

By |2018-07-30T09:57:18+00:0030 July 2018|IPC New Release|

Do you know how IPC Standards are developed?

The role of IPC and that of experts in the field You might think that some people at the IPC offices create these standards, but actually they are not developed by IPC. If you look into any standard, you will find a list of people who are members of development committees. Some of these people work at OEM or EMS companies, and others have a position with a materials or equipment supplier. You will also find people in [...]

By |2018-07-25T16:56:51+00:0025 July 2018|PIEK News|

Worldwide only three IPC training centres

Worldwide only three training centres have been authorised to provide all IPC training courses. PIEK is one of these, and it is the only one in Europe. Obviously, PIEK is very proud of this. It is with good reason that PIEK’s instructors participate in the development of new IPC certifications and cooperate in updating existing IPC courses. The reason that PIEK is one of the three full-service training centres in the world is that PIEK has always made [...]

By |2018-07-18T17:11:50+00:0018 July 2018|PIEK News|

Outsourcing IPC courses: a wise choice?

This is what one company says (details known to PIEK): Being a company that regularly orders from assembly companies in the technical interconnect industry, we often discuss outsourcing with our customers. Should we ourselves have all the expertise to educate our own staff? There is no unanimity on this subject, one of the reasons for this being the shortage of technically skilled staff. For us, however, outsourcing courses, which in our case is mostly IPC certifications or re-certifications [...]

By |2018-07-11T09:07:11+00:0011 July 2018|PIEK News|