Winners of IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition at NEPCON Vietnam 2022 Announced
In conjunction with NEPCON Vietnam 2022, IPC hosted its popular IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 14-16, 2022. Held for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic, this ninth competition series welcomed 33 competitors from 17 Vietnamese electronics 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 Vietnam 2022 were:
First Place: Nguyen Van Tuan, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD300, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK. As the winner, Nguyen qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at electronica in Munich, Germany, November 15–18, 2022.
Second place: Nong Van Minh, Spartronics Vietnam. He received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD200, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
Third Place: Nguyen Thi Diep, SATO Vietnam. She received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD100, and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
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
- Supporting Sponsor: LORIOT
- Co-Organizer RX TRADEX VIETNAM
For more information on upcoming hand soldering and rework competitions, contact Henry Ton, senior business development manager–Southeast Asia, at HenryTon@ipc.org.