IPC News

Latest IPC 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|

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|

IPC Day 2018 “Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability”

Dear Madam, Sir,We are pleased to invite you to attend 2018 IPC Day on “Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability”, which will be held in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on Thursday 6 December 2018.ThematicPresented by Mr. Bhanu Sood, Commodity Risk Assessment Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, this IPC Day will present and discuss a wide range of failure mechanisms that impact the functionality of PCBs under varied stress conditions. Bhanu will tell you how these mechanisms can be [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:16:36+00:0031 October 2018|IPC News|

Highlight at the 2018 SMT

PIEK and IPC would be delighted to welcome you at this year’s SMT Hybrid Packaging Fair in Nuremberg. Please visit our stand no. 400 in Hall 4 and find the experts in the electronic interconnect industry there. Exchanging experiences, getting to know each other and entering the hand-soldering competition are the main things to go for. Invitation to the IPC HSC for Professionals This competition reveals who is an expert in hand soldering. Only those who can hand [...]

By |2018-05-17T12:15:29+00:0017 May 2018|IPC News, PIEK News|

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+00:0026 October 2017|IPC 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+00:0026 October 2017|IPC News, PIEK News|

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+00:0020 October 2017|IPC News, PIEK News|

Who’s the best of the best in hand soldering 2017?

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Hall 4, Booth 400 This contest recognizes the best skills in hand soldering complex printed board assemblies. Hand soldering of high density printed boards demands highly skilled operators to ensure a zero-defect soldering process. Who is the best of the best? If you think you have what it takes to be a champion of hand soldering, then bring your skills to the IPC Hand Soldering Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017! The competition will [...]

By |2017-03-20T13:25:40+00:0020 March 2017|IPC News, PIEK News|

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Takes on the Electronic World

By Lars Wallin, IPC European Representative During an electronic engineering managers brainstorming meeting in Sweden 2008, one of the local managers came up with the idea of organizing a “Swedish Championship for Hand Soldering” competition. The first competition took place at the local SEE (Swedish Electronic Event) in the spring of 2010 with 25 competitors vying to become the Swedish Hand Soldering Champion. To be able to have an impartial contest a special printed circuit board was developed [...]

By |2017-03-20T11:14:12+00:0015 March 2017|IPC News|

The New EU Skills Agenda

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce has become an increasingly important factor of competitiveness in a globalised market place. Recruiting the necessary talent is a fundamental concern for the advanced manufacturing industry in Europe, which consists of more than 700,000 enterprises and employs more than 13 million people. Addressing the Skills Gap Facing the European Advanced Manufacturing Industry IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, is a global industry association representing all facets of the electronics industry supply chain [...]

By |2017-02-19T10:24:18+00:0019 February 2017|IPC News|