IPC Hand Soldering Competitions

One of the significant processes in printed circuit board assembly is the hand soldering station. The personnel who work in these soldering stations have a special gift when it comes to soldering components to a printed circuit board assembly.

IPC brings to the forefront these gifted individuals by sponsoring regional hand soldering competitions (HSC) at various exhibitions/conferences throughout the world. At these events, the hand soldering competitors, representing their companies, demonstrate their successful abilities to hand solder a printed circuit board to IPC-A-610G within a specified time limit.

IPC provides competitions at the professional and the student levels, giving cash prizes to first, second and third place winners.

IPC World Hand Soldering Championship Competition Winners

IPC APEX EXPO 2019
First Place Winner - Ryosuke Matsunami, representing - PWB Corporation, (Japan)
Second Place - Wenji ZHANG, representing - Jiangsu Jinling Mechanism Manufacture Factory, (China)
Third Place - Le Van Linh, representing - Spartronics Vietnam Co, Ltd., (Vietnam)

Productronica 2017  
First Place Winner - Zhang Yi, representing - Chengdu #10 institute, (China)
Second Place - Vu Thi Xuan, representing - UMC Electronics Vietnam Ltd. (Vietnam)
Third Place - Hasrol Mizom Hosson, (Malaysia)

IPC APEX EXPO 2016
First Place Winner - Vu Thi Xuan, representing - UMC Electronics Vietnam Ltd. (Vietnam)
Second Place - Li Ying, representing - East China Institute of Electronic Engineering (China)
Third Place - Hyo-Jung Back, representing - LIGNex1 Co., Ltd. (Korea)

IPC APEX EXPO 2015
First Place Winner - Min Seok Kim, representing - Samsung Thales Company Limited (Korea)
Second Place - Hidemasa Kihara, representing - Toshiba Design & Manufacturing Service (Japan),
Third Place - Hasrol Mizam B. Hassan, representing - HGST Technologies (Malaysia)

IPC Regional Hand Soldering Competition Winners

IPC in conjunction with SMTconnect would like to recognize the European regional winners of the IPC Hand Soldering Competition held on May 7-9 in Nuremberg, Germany.

First place: Ms. Eliane Chesnais, representing - Thales DMS France
Second place: Ms. Marina Bouvet, representing - Thales DMS France
Third place: Ms. Ekaterrina Stahlmann, representing - Grundig GmbH Bayreuth

IPC would like to thank our Gold Sponsors who supported this regional hand soldering competition; JBC, HAKKO, and Thales.

IPC China Regional Hand Soldering Competition Winners

IPC conducted the IPC Hand Soldering & Rework Repair Competition in Chengdu, China in June 2019 and would like to recognize the Central and Western China Regional winners.

First place:  Ms. Liyan Zhu, representing - The 10th Institute of China Electrics Technology Group Corporation
Second place: Ms. Ying Liu, representing - Southwest China Research Inst. of Electronic Equipment
Third place: Ms. Meiying Ye, representing - AVIC Shaanxi Qianshan Avionics Co., Ltd.

Upcoming Events

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For European sponsorship opportunities, contact PhilippeLeonard@ipc.org.

For China sponsorship opportunities, contact ChuckLi@ipc.org.