Happy Tuesday from IPC APEX EXPO 2021!

Happy Tuesday from IPC APEX EXPO 2021! We hope you enjoyed the cutting-edge content of our professional development courses along with the inspiring keynote delivered by John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO.

John is back to give you the highlights of today’s schedule.

Watch this space for more IPC APEX EXPO news – we have two more keynotes for you to enjoy, another day of professional development courses, technical conference sessions will be underway tomorrow, and you will have chances to win prizes, but only if you register for IPC APEX EXPO 2021!


There is still time to join us for a jam-packed week of professional development courses, cutting-edge technical conference sessions, inspiring keynotes, exciting networking opportunities, as well as new product presentations from more than 200 exhibitors! 




IPC President and CEO John Mitchell announced IPC’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) for Electronics initiative during Monday’s keynote: Industry 2030: The Big Ideas Reshaping Electronics Manufacturing. The new ESG for Electronics Initiative will develop guidance for electronics manufacturers on an industry-specific approach to ESG practices and reporting and to develop aspirational goals that the industry is working together to achieve. To view additional information on IPC’s ESG for Electronics Initiative, including an ESG FAQ and call for steering group participation, go to www.ipc.org/esg-electronics. The recording of this keynote will be available on demand March 15 through June 13, 2021.

IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Keynote

Professional Development courses delivered this week will be available to registrants Monday March 15 through June 13, 2021. See a complete list of available courses.

One of Monday’s courses, “Reflow Soldering Process and Influence on Defects,” led by Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar, included live demos to better demonstrate the reflow process for tin-lead and lead-free soldering.


What encourages potential tombstoning? Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation, explained in his professional development course Design for Excellence, Reliability, Assembly, Printed Board Fabrication and mores.

Dale Lee Presenting at IPC APEX EXPO

Advice to the Emerging Engineers: “With determination and focused effort, you can go as far as you want to go in this industry.” Bob Neves, Microtek Laboratories, and Don DuPriest, Lockheed Martin, lead the conversation on “Forgotten Tribal Knowledge” with IPC Emerging Engineers. The recording of this session will be available Monday, March 15, through June 13, 2021.

Bob Neves and Don DuPriest

Stay connected at www.ipcapexexpo.org.