Canon Taiwan Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturer’s Listing

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Canon Taiwan, a leader in the optical industry, producing single-lens reflex/mirrorless digital cameras, camera lenses, accessories and network surveillance monitors.

Canon Taiwan met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry's most rigorous classification, Class 3, which is intended for dedicated service electronics products. As a result of successfully completing an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, Canon Taiwan is now among a trusted source of electronics suppliers found on IPC's QML/QPL database at

“Through IPC training, we strengthened our capabilities in SMT processes, practiced KPI, and further developed our differential analysis abilities,” said Keita Sanada, president, Canon Taiwan. “After implementing internal education and training to reinforce quality management, we pursued QML recognition. With guidance from IPC auditors, Canon Taiwan had the opportunity for self-reflection and improvement based on IPC standards, ultimately achieving QML Class 3 validation.”

“Passing this audit demonstrates Canon Taiwan’s standards in quality control, process control, and production technology,” said Randy Cherry, director, IPC Validation Services. “It also upholds Canon’s tenets of ‘jihatsu’ (proactivity), ‘jichi’ (self-management) and ‘jigaku’ (self-awareness). By earning the QML, Canon Taiwan has shown its commitment to delivering the highest level of quality in electronics manufacturing.”

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