Winners of IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition at NEPCON Thailand 2023 Announced

In conjunction with NEPCON Thailand 2023, IPC hosted its popular IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition in Bangkok, on June 21-23, 2023. The seventh edition of the competition in Thailand welcomed 39 participants from 15 companies.

Skilled contestants competed against each other to rework a functional electronics assembly within a 50-minute time limit. Assemblies were judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610H, IPC J-STD-001H, IPC-7711/21C - Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of the assembly.                       

On the winner’s podium at NEPCON Thailand 2023 were:

  • First Place: Atiwan Tongbai, Benchmark Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD300, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK. As the winner, Atiwan Tongbai qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship in Munich, Germany in November.                                    
  • Second place: Montree Rojsutthiwan, Clarion Asia Thailand Co. Ltd. He received a certificate and a cash prize of $USD200.
  • Third Place: Anongnat Inthaput from Sanmina-SCI Systems (Thailand) Ltd. She received a certificate and a cash prize of $USD100.

IPC would like to thank Hand Soldering and Rework Competition sponsors and partners for their generous support this year.

  • Premier Sponsor: QUICK
  • Gold Sponsors: NIHON SUPERIOR, SOLDERINDO, INVENTEC Performance Chemicals

For more information on upcoming hand soldering and rework competitions, contact Tharinee Butmuang, customer service manager, IPC Thailand, at