Fall 2023

IPC Community

What's inside this issue? Here's just a few of the stories you'll read:

  • Hear from Tibi Baranyi of Flex Romania, whose interests range from helping set IPC standards to martial arts to fishing on the Danube Delta.
  • Brian Chislea is a chemist for Dow Chemical who spends his off hours helping bring up the next generation through the local FIRST Robotics team.
  • IPC Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac keeps an eagle eye on the world economy and has some interesting insights into the latest developments in interest rates.
  • IPC was in India for IEMI and we've collated a photo gallery you don't want to miss.

This issue also includes class schedules for instructor-led courses, updates on the latest standards, a profile on WHMA member Stark Electronics/Absolute Quality Manufacturing, skills team development and training in China, and an exciting new offering from the IPC Education Team.

See your friends—and make some new ones—in the pages of IPC Community.

Summer 2023

IPC Community

Packed with over 100 pages of member success stories, market impact content, and global membership updates this issue will keep you up to date with the latest industry conversation.

“With each issue, we harness the power of networking while demonstrating the unique partnership between IPC and its members, who are all doing important work within microelectronics,” says Michelle Te, IPC Community managing editor. “That might look like coverage of the premier SummerCom Golden Gnome Awards, an interview with a son who followed in the footsteps of his father on standards development committees, or highlighting a training program for young operators in India. These stories feel so relevant and timely.”

IPC Community puts the spotlight on the IPC Education Foundation in this issue. You’ll hear from Joe O’Neil, chair of the education foundation, get details about the new Careers in Electronics website, and meet the team of professionals behind it all.

This issue also includes class schedules for instructor-led courses, updates on the latest standards, a message from IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell, a debrief about the banking crisis from IPC’s lead economist Shawn DuBravac, and a breakdown of the A-Teams behind the growing field of e-textiles.

Join your friends on the journey through IPC Community. Look inside this issue here.

Sprint 2023

IPC Community

Welcome to the Spring issue of IPC Community. This quarterly publication was created with you in mind! What’s inside?

Here are just a few of our features:

  • Industry intelligence from Shawn DuBravac regarding the impact of shipping costs this year on electronics manufacturers
  • What it means to validate to IPC-1791 and become a Trusted Supplier for the DoD
  • How a seasoned industry insider teamed up with a newcomer to shake up the standards committees
  • Mexico is on the move and IPC is making inroads with important aerospace and automotive clusters
  • How IPC is evaluating sustainability efforts within the industry, as well as the impact of PFAS chemicals and expectations for manufacturers

Download your copy today!

Winter 2023

IPC Community

Welcome to IPC Community, an industry-specific quarterly publication that celebrates the success of IPC and WHMA members while sharing the important work being done within the associations to better serve their members and the global electronics manufacturing community. The publication provides news and information to help readers be more competitive and profitable by including content on manufacturing and management best practices and solutions, emerging technologies, IPC standards, government relations issues, industry intelligence, advanced packaging, sustainability, regional office updates, and more. We hope you enjoy and share this unique content with friends and colleagues.


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