IPC’s Thought Leaders Program (TLP) taps the knowledge of industry experts to inform our efforts on key change drivers and to offer valuable insights to IPC members and external stakeholders.
TLP experts provide ideas and insights in five areas:
- Education and workforce
- Technology and innovation
- The economy
- Key markets
- Environment, health, and safety
Learn more about the TLP:
TECHNOLOGY and INNOVATION
One of the program’s first projects was a report on the U.S. Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), an ambitious effort to better protect the cyber security of the defense industrial base. Read the report and survey results.
Regardless of the industry one competes, there is constant pressure to develop new products and penetrate new markets. This difficulty is heightened when your company is situated in a high-technology industry such as electronics. The electronics industry requires continuous investment in equipment, infrastructure, processes and, of course, skilled workers.
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE
It is critically important to develop within Europe advanced workforce skills related to the design and manufacturing of microelectronics. The microelectronics sector in Europe is responsible for directly 200,000 and indirectly 1,000,000 high-skilled jobs and the demand for new skills is unceasing.