COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Overview

The health and safety of our members, customers and event attendees and speakers is a top priority for IPC.  We are carefully monitoring current developments on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and actively staying on top of World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisories.  IPC is committed to providing you relevant and timely information.

A Message from our President and CEO

Dear IPC Community:

As the world responds to new developments emerging daily about COVID-19 (coronavirus), we at IPC hope that you and your families are staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented global crisis. Read more

Latest News and Updates

May 19, 2020 -- Resources for Worker Safety and Support

May 5, 2020 -- Face Coverings and Masks: Protecting Each Other on the Job

April 28, 2020 – Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

April 21, 2020 - COVID-19 and Best Practices for Worker Health Protection in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

April 15, 2020 - Electronics Manufacturing Sector Calls on Leaders of U.S., Mexico, Canada to Boost Cooperation During COVID-19 Recovery

April 13, 2020 - Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

April 6, 2020 - Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

April 2, 2020 - Event Status Updates

April 1, 2020 - I-Connect007 Audio Interview With IPC President John Mitchell: COVID-19 Global Industry Update

March 30, 2020 - Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - IPC Welcomes U.S. Economic Stabilization Package, Proposes Agenda for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in Electronics Manufacturing

March 24, 2020 - I-Connect007 Interview: IPC Chief Economist Dr. Shawn DuBravac Shares Industry's Financial Outlook

March 23, 2020 - I-Connect007’s Audio Interview With IPC President John Mitchell: COVID-19 Global Industry Update

Event Status

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:

IPC Tech Ed, IPC-WHMA-A-620 Emerging Needs for Criteria – Repair/Rework, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues, High Voltage Electric Mobility, scheduled for May 2020, has been cancelled.

High Reliability Forum, scheduled for May 2020, has been rescheduled for May 11-13, 2021.

IPC SummerCom, scheduled for June 13-16 in Raleigh, NC, has been cancelled. Committees will continue to work remotely to develop, review and edit IPC Standards.

IPC/ITI Environmental Conference, scheduled for June 2020, will now be a virtual event and will be held on June 9 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT. See IPC calendar for more information.

Electronics Materials Forum, scheduled for June 2020, has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.

Other Resources

IPC has compiled a list of resources to world, federal and local government agencies.

Read more

Training and Certification Status

IPC recognizes the unique and unexpected challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for the electronics manufacturing industry, and our training community. While this situation is still evolving, there are specific steps we felt we could set into motion to help address some of these challenges. Read more

IPC Industry Reports

May 5, 2020 -- Face Coverings and Masks: Protecting Each Other on the Job

April 28, 2020 – Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

April 21, 2020 - COVID-19 and Best Practices for Worker Health Protection in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

April 6, 2020 - Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - Real-time Update on Electronics Manufacturing and COVID-19

Electronics Manufacturing Industry Impact Report – March

Electronics Manufacturing Industry Impact Report – February

IPC Roadmap

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, IPC is calling for a bold policy agenda to help the electronics manufacturing sector weather the downturn and drive the recovery.

An IPC Roadmap to Economic Recovery

Electronics Industry Critical Needs Survey

 

 

U.S. Government Developments

IPC’s government relations staff are continuing to engage government officials on all related developments. As we receive information, we will provide relevant news updates.

6 April 2020 - European Commission Policy Measures

30 March 2020 - EC guidance on the implementation of temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

30 March 2020 - EC practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers

March 20, 2020 - U.S. state and local government guidance

March 18, 2020 - U.S. state and local government update

16 March 2020 - EC temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

13 March 2020 - Coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak

EC Member state aid decisions

IPC Member Response

Amphenol Invotec: Amphenol Invotec supporting NHS ventilator challenge

Aurora Circuits: Aurora Circuits’ Chris Kalmus Offers PCBs for Ventilators at No Charge

BAE Systems: BAE Systems helping protect NHS frontline staff

Calumet Electronics: Calumet Electronics filling rush orders for circuit boards used in breathing ventilators

Celestica Inc.: Celestica Manufactures Ventilator Components for Medtronic in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

GE Healthcare: All Hands On Deck: Volunteers Rush In To Support 24/7 Production Of Ventilators In Wisconsin

Green Circuits: How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

Jabil Inc.: Jabil Will Turn U.S. Factories Toward Making Protective Masks

Honeywell: Honeywell shifts operations to manufacture hand sanitizer in the U.S. and Germany

Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin Doubles Advances to Supply Chain in COVID-19 Response

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