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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.

Cybercrime is getting bigger and more dangerous

Increasing digitisation, in all sectors, causes our society to be faced with cybercrime more and more often. The damage done by cybercrime will probably exceed $5.5 billion next year. It is not only criminals interested in your money, but there are also countries that explore ways to take advantage of cyberspace. The situation could be considered a cyber war. However, since there are no clear definitions yet of what is and what is not an act of war [...]

By |2019-06-19T09:12:34+00:0019 June 2019|PIEK News|

2019 Trends, a first exploration

As in any previous year, PIEK looks into the future and analyses which trends will affect the technical interconnect industry. The speed at which technological developments occur also shows that the number of trends will continue to grow. This is why we will devote various articles to the 2019 trends in the next few months. One topic will be the smart workplace, and others will be edge computing, digital ethics, quantum computing, etc. These are just a few [...]

By |2019-06-13T08:27:59+00:0013 June 2019|PIEK News|

Eliane Chesnais wins hand-soldering contest at SMT

Eliane Chesnais was the winner of the hand-soldering contest at the Nuremberg SMT. It was the second time that she outdid the competition and grabbed the title. In all, there were 32 contestants from 24 different countries. Under the watchful eye of jury member Stefan Walls the contestants showed how they could create a correctly functioning electronic assembly on the basis of the IPC-A-610G guidelines. The maximum time set to do this was 60 minutes. After the contest, [...]

By |2019-06-07T08:08:20+00:006 June 2019|PIEK News|

3D printing in health care: giving an arm and a leg to the underprivileged

All over the world, there are about 30 million people who have to go without various limbs as a result of a war, violence, accidents, etc. Only a small number of those people is fortunate enough to get a prosthetic limb, namely 6 million people. 3D printing could make a great difference here, as it would also allow the underprivileged to get a prosthetic limb. Current prices of prostheses are still rather high, some even costing as much [...]

By |2019-05-22T11:21:05+00:0022 May 2019|PIEK News|

Industry 4.0, successful from the start

Industry 4.0 has been successful from the start, and further developments in the field of wireless communication have led to new markets, products and services. The speed of the transformation of the manufacturing industry because of industry 4.0 is many times higher that of the three previous industrial revolutions. Increasing digitisation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning produce such an incredible speed. Cooperation between developer, producer and user is becoming faster and more intense. Feedback can be [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:04:35+00:0016 May 2019|PIEK News|

IPC hand soldering competition SMT 2019

IPC HAND SOLDERING COMPETITION Regional Qualification Germany IPC HSC Regional Qualification at SMTConnect Nuremberg, Germany, 7-9 May 2019 Hand soldering of high density PCBAs requires highly skilled & qualified technicians in order to meet zero-defect soldering leading to overall assembly reliability. Who’s the BEST of the BEST IN HAND SOLDERING ? IPC would like to invite you to join the inaugural IPC Hand Soldering Competition (HSC) at SMT Connect on 7-9 May 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Located in Nuremberg Messe, skilled soldering [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:12:16+00:0017 April 2019|IPC News, PIEK News|

Happy PIEK Day

Dear customer, HAPPY PIEK DAY For almost 55 years PIEK has been the go-to partner for the electronic interconnect industry all over the world. This does not only concern all IPC certifications. PIEK also has its own PIEK courses, given on-site at your company, allowing for a more in-depth and tailored approach than is possible with an IPC course. And even that is not all: PIEK also gives second opinions and does audits. It is clear: PIEK offers [...]

By |2019-04-09T11:20:45+00:009 April 2019|PIEK News|

IPC to adjust conditions and prices for CITs as from 22 April 2019

As from 22 April training materials can no longer be ordered with PIEK or IPC but are to be downloaded via the IPC EDGE 2.0 platform. Member organisations of IPC are eligible for discounts, whereas organisations that are no members cannot get such discounts. Employees who are to be certified as CIT or MIT can get access to the IPC EDGE 2.0 platform within 24 hours to download their training materials. The platform dashboard shows users which IPC [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:24:19+00:002 April 2019|IPC News|

Boost your competitiveness with IPC training and certification courses

IPC regularly researches companies in the electronic interconnect industry. Recent research among 549 companies reveals the following facts. 98% of SMEs in the electronic interconnect industry states that their employees are better able to understand IPC standards and apply them in practice because they have taken one or more IPC training and certification courses. This has improved the production process, and it has led to greater customer satisfaction. 97% of this target group also states that the quality [...]

By |2019-03-13T10:24:19+00:0013 March 2019|PIEK News|

Cybercrime, social media and IS

We can no longer imagine a world without social media, of all sorts and sizes. What we can see are shifts in popularity from one platform to another. YouTube and Pinterest are currently firm favourites, whereas Twitter and Facebook have been losing customers, also because of newly introduced privacy legislation and various scandals in the past few years. Cybercriminals, too, make abundant use of social media. Especially because computer technology is more and more integrated into devices that [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:55:06+00:0012 February 2019|PIEK News|