John Deere Electronic Solutions Becomes First OEM to Earn Certification as a
Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610

February 11, 2015 — IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to John Deere Electronic Solutions, a manufacturer of custom, integrated electronics components based in Fargo, N.D. The company became the first OEM to successfully complete an intensive audit based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.

John Deere Electronic Solutions met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry's most rigorous classification, Class 3, which is intended for high-performance electronics assemblies. As a result, the company is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. John Deere Electronic Solutions and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org.

"John Deere Electronic Solutions has been a leader in advanced electronics manufacturing for more than 25 years," said Bryan Bossert, JDES operations manager. "Our commitment to quality and the success of our customers drives us to maintain and exceed the standards set forth by the IPC QML certification. We are honored to be recognized by IPC with this affirmation of excellence and consistence in electronic assembly."

IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.

"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize John Deere Electronic Solutions as the first OEM member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers."

For more information about IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, visit www.ipcvalidation.org or contact Randy Cherry at RandyCherry@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2806.         

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