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ipc hosting two timely conferences
Program. As an umbrella for several
Global, regional and local environmental
projects, program activities will provide
regulations, conflicting metals restrictions,
a technical evaluation of key electrical
lead-free alloys and solder reliability, nano
and mechanical properties of “HFR-free”
materials—the issues impacting every link
ipc study on recession-fighting
(or “low halogen”) materials to ensure
in the electronics manufacturing supply
strategies shows an industry gain-
reliability and performance of replacement
chain are seemingly endless and evolving
ing strength
materials. Projects will also assess
rapidly. For companies ill-prepared to
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics
technology readiness and supply chain
address these issues, the impact can be
Industries has released the results of
costly. To help companies understand
its latest Fast Facts survey, “Survival
iNEMI member companies
the issues, assess their options, achieve
Strategies and Success Measures in the
participating in this effort include OEMs
compliance and meet customers’ demands,
Electronics Industry.” With data from a
Cisco, Dell, Delphi Corporation, HP,
IPC - Association Connecting Electronics
representative sample of electronics OEMs,
Huawei and Lenovo, EMS and ODM
Industries is hosting two timely conferences
EMS companies, PCB manufacturers and
companies Celestica, Flextronics, Foxconn
in one convenient location: “It’s Not
suppliers, the survey reveals the strategies
and Quanta Computer, and suppliers
Easy Being Green: Complying with
companies are using to weather the
Ablemarle, Doosan Corporation Electro-
Changing Global Environmental Laws” on
recession, the recession’s impact on their
Materials, Elec & Eltek (E&E), Elite
November 10, 2009, and “IPC Materials
relationships with suppliers, and how they
Material Co., Guangdong Shengyi Sci.
Conference: Engineering for Compliance”
measure success.
Tech Co., IBIDEN, IST-Integrated Service
on November 11, at the Marriott Hotel in
Based on the results of this survey,
Technology, Inc., Intel Corporation, ITEQ
Irvine, Calif.
electronics manufacturers are responding
Corporation, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation,
Steve Andrews, the United Kingdom’s
to the recession with constructive and
Rohm & Haas (Dow Chemical Company)
representative to the EU’s RoHS Technical
forward-looking initiatives, such as
and Shenzhen Pacific Insulating Material
Advisory Committee will lead off the
targeting new markets and developing
Co. (PIC).
“It’s Not Easy Being Green” compliance
new products and services, to increase
what’s new
conference with an overview of the EU
revenue. These initiatives will help them
Commission’s ongoing revisions to the
emerge from the recession with more
RoHS Directive. Presentations by key
potential customers and new offerings in in electronics production?
industry experts will follow.
the pipeline, and the benefits will be long
The Materials Conference will feature sMTa symposium on counterfeit
lasting. They are also making long-term
comprehensive sessions examining electronic parts
investments in process improvement, staff
performance and reliability issues related to The Surface Mount Technology Associa-
development and upgrading facilities and
halogen-free laminate and lead-free alloys. tion (SMTA) is holding the Symposium
For attendees wanting more in-depth on Avoiding, Detecting and Preventing
On the cost-reduction end, changing
information, an afternoon workshop on Counterfeit Electronic Parts December 2-3,
suppliers or renegotiating supplier
November 9 will offer a primer on the 2009 at the University of Maryland in Col-
contracts was the most highly rated
European Union’s REACH regulation. lege Park, MD. This will be the second year
strategy for its impact on the bottom line.
At morning workshops on November 12, SMTA has teamed with CALCE (Center
Administrative decisions such as salary
attendees will have an opportunity to delve for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at
freezes and travel cuts were also cited
further into lead-free solder properties and the University of Maryland to coordinate
among those having the highest impact.
their impact on reliability and explore the this event.
In addition to tracking basic revenue
properties and potential future applications Additions to the program for 2009
and profit, most companies in the industry Register online + enjoy the benefi ts:
of nanotechnology. are two half-day workshops, “Counterfeit
also measure their sales growth rates, cost
For more information on the two Parts in the News” and a second to be
of goods sold as a percent of sales, and
conferences, visit announced in September.
return on sales.
Materials-Conference. For more information on the Forward-looking solutions that cover the entire value-added chain in electronics production.
The complete report on the results
Symposium on Avoiding, Detecting and
breaks the findings down by industry
From classic sectors to tomorrow’s growth markets. Add to that the entire range of advanced
Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts
segment, region and company size. Survival
technologies, hot topics and trends. The industry event of the year.
Strategies and Success Measures in the
Electronics Industry is available free to
iNeMi hFr-Free leadership
IPC members at
program launches with 22
innovation all along the line
metrics-report-2009. It is available for sale to
companies participating
nonmembers for $75 at IPC’s online store
The International Electronics
Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) officially
launch of its HFR-Free Leadership
new munich trade fair centre
10–13 november 2009 18th international trade fair for
54 – Global SMT & Packaging – October 2009 innovative electronics production
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