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IPC Events: COVID-19 Updates for 2020April 3, 2020 | IPC
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We at IPC sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe during this unprecedented global crisis. The effects of COVID-19 are creating new challenges as we adjust to sheltering in place. You can find current information on scheduled events as well as IPC’s response to the crisis on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update page on IPC.org.
Because the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and employees is of utmost importance, some of IPC’s planned events for 2020 have been either postponed or transformed into virtual events.
The current updates are as follows:
High Reliability Forum, scheduled for May 2020, has been rescheduled for May 11-13, 2021.
Electronics Materials Forum, scheduled for June 2020, has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.
IPC/ITI Conference, scheduled for June 2020, will now be a virtual event. Date to be announced soon.
The events listed below are scheduled as planned and we are closely monitoring the situation for all in-person events. Changes to the schedule will be reflected on the IPC Calendar and announced on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update page.
Wisdom Wednesday Webinar: Building Synergies in Power Electronics Members Only
10:00 am–10:45 am CDT
IPC SummerCom | Raleigh, NC
June 13–June 18
IPC Cares | Global Virtual Event
June 14–June 20
IPC E-Textiles 2020 | Minneapolis, MN
September 29–September 30
High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, in cooperation with SMTA
November 3–November 5
M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology
October 14–October 16
IPC APEX EXPO 2021
January 23–January 28
ViTrox, which aims to be the world’s most trusted technology company, is thrilled to announce its return to IPC APEX 2024, the largest electronics manufacturing event in North America. ViTrox eagerly invites visitors to explore our offerings at Booth #2642, Anaheim Convention Center, LA, from April 9th to 11th. During this time, we will unveil a series of cutting-edge inspection solutions poised to revolutionize manufacturing production lines.
You have an excellent idea for a new standard in the electronics manufacturing industry. How do you turn that idea into a reality? It’s simple: You submit a PIN to the TAEC. Now, what does that even mean? To develop a new standard, you need the help of the IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) Global. Ideas for new IPC standards are submitted via Project Identification Notification (PIN) to TAEC Global, which conducts an initial review. The PIN is then sent to the general TAEC standards development oversight committee for review and approval. Now, how do they review it and who comprises the committee?
When high school students face an upcoming test, they may experience a mix of dread and excitement, depending on the source material and how well they’ve prepared. Similarly, professionals sitting for a certification exam to test their knowledge of IPC standards may feel a whirlwind of emotions. However, these aren't just any exams; they’re meant for operators, engineers, and managers building the critical infrastructure of our world’s most essential electronics systems.
On the cusp of another IPC APEX EXPO, we focus on how bare board fabricators can maximize their time and investment at the show. We visited with Matt Kelly, IPC chief technologist, and Julia Gumminger, IPC professional development and events manager, as well as Udo Welzel and Stanton Rak, the chairs of the technical program committee, to discuss the technical depth and breadth that the 2024 show will bring to fabricators and professionals all along the supply chain.
Each quarter, IPC releases a list of standards that are new or have been updated. To view a complete list of newly published standards and standards revisions, translations, proposed standards for ballot, final drafts for industry review, working drafts, and project approvals, visit ipc.org/status.