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IPC Launches IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability CouncilOctober 9, 2018 | IPC
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On September 25, representatives from prominent automotive and rail original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers met in Frankfurt, Germany to launch the IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council (ITERC). The inaugural group included key technologists with core expertise in electronic hardware development, manufacturing technology, PCB design, quality, and environmental reliability. The council was partly developed in response to positive encouragement from IPC members and automotive industry leaders, who had attended IPC’s debut Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum in Nuremberg earlier this year in June.
“Global need for advanced safety features, newer e-mobility services, and greater energy efficiency has fueled the rapid growth of electronics content in automobiles, trucking and rail,” said Sanjay Huprikar, IPC’s vice president of solutions and convener of the new council. “But as product quality and field reliability requirements become more stringent for these applications, it’s vitally important that the leading organizations in this vertical work together to better align all the stakeholders in the supply chain.”
Market data indicates that by 2030, electronics systems made up of printed circuit board assemblies, cables and wire harnesses could reach 50% of the total cost of a traditional, internal combustion engine vehicle. And that percentage could be significantly higher in new innovations such as electric and autonomous vehicles.
“The overall mission of the council is to identify the challenges and drive the implementation of standards for electrical and electronic systems in new mobility concepts including electrified, automated, connected and autonomous,” said Philippe Leonard, IPC’s director of operations in Europe. “We are very excited to work with ITERC as they assess the gaps in existing standards, define the requirements for new standards, and generally promote the application of standards throughout the supply chain.”
The following companies are inaugural members of ITERC:
- ZF Group
The council will meet quarterly, with its next meeting scheduled for December 3, 2018.
NEOTech Launches World-Class NPI and Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley, Northern CA02/20/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction (NPI) and electronics manufacturing center of excellence at its Fremont, CA facility.
It’s easy to get distracted in an election year. A constant stream of polls, primaries, and political prognostications will surely dominate the media cycle. Elections are important, but they should not distract the 118th Congress from the important work of securing our fragile supply chains and rebuilding microelectronics manufacturing capacity on our own shores.
IPC’s efforts in government relations and advocacy have been pivotal in getting legislation like the CHIPS Act passed. In February, IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell was back in Washington, D.C., representing our industry in a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he discussed workforce issues in our industry and how to ensure that our businesses have the workforce they need. In this audio interview, he reviews his concerns and solutions on workforce development.
Sentiment among electronics manufacturers remains positive, despite minor setbacks during January, according to IPC’s February Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Report.
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights.