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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+00:00 17 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+00:00 26 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+00:00 26 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+00:00 20 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+00:00 20 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+00:00 15 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+00:00 19 February 2017|IPC News|

IPC Essentials (online) courses also offered regionally

Are you MIT or CIT certified? As from 1 February 2017 IPC requires you to have an extra IPC certification before starting exam assessment work. You need to have IPC Essentials certification. Without it you are NOT authorised to provide any certifications or recertifications. As an extra customer-friendly service PIEK provides regional support with IPC Essentials certification. To PIEK this service is important, as we want all MIT and CIT certified staff to keep awarding certifications and recertifications [...]

By | 2017-08-08T12:03:36+00:00 30 January 2017|IPC News|

IPC Essentials

We would like to update you on the latest changes concerning IPC Essentials. If you have done an exam for your CIT or MIT certificate in Spanish, German, French or Chinese, you have to know that new regulations now apply. The IPC Essentials course (online training) will be translated into these languages, so that you can attend this mandatory IPC Essentials course in your certified language. The translations into these languages are expected to be available by early [...]

By | 2017-02-16T11:54:22+00:00 26 January 2017|IPC News|

IPC Essentials Coupon

As from 1 February IPC requires every CIT and MIT to have an extra IPC certification before assessing exams, namely the IPC Essentials certification. For this online training course we can offer you a special discount. Coupon: EDGE10PIEK If you want to use this code, please go to the webpage: https://edge.ipc.org/course/ipc-essentials and click on the button “Add to cart” if you want to purchase a training for yourself. If you want to purchase a training for someone [...]

By | 2017-08-08T12:03:36+00:00 11 January 2017|IPC News|