Flaws in U.S. Approach to Electronics Manufacturing Require Urgent Changes, or Nation Will Grow More Reliant on Foreign Suppliers, New Report Says

U.S. circuit board sector is in worse trouble than semiconductors, with potentially dire consequences
The United States has lost its historic dominance in a foundational area of electronics technology – printed circuit boards (PCBs) – and the lack of any significant U.S.

Calumet Electronics Earns IPC-1791 QML Recertification

Calumet Electronics further positions itself as an industry leader in printed circuit board and IC substrate engineering for the defense industry with its recent IPC-1791 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) recertification.

APCT Inc. Earns IPC-1791, Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) as Trusted Electronics Fabricator

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-1791, Trusted Electronics Fabricator Requirements Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to APCT Inc.'s printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing facilities in Anaheim and Orange County, Calif.  

Best Technical Papers at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Selected

Expanded technical conference award categories include NextGen and Student Research
The best technical conference papers of IPC APEX EXPO 2022 have been selected.

IPC’s Wage Rate and Salary Survey for North American Electronics Assembly Companies Open Until January 28

IPC's biennial wage rate and salary survey for the North American electronics assembly industry is open with a response deadline of January 28.

Rising Material and Labor Costs Continue to Plague Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

Ease of recruitment and profit margins declining, along with inventories
IPC’s January 2022 global electronics manufacturing supply chain sentiment report found that materials and labor costs continue to be the largest issue facing the electronics supply chain, with