The Final Draft for Industry Review of IPC-6012DA with Amendment 1, Automotive Applications Addendum to IPC-6012D, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards, is available for review and comment

1 June 2018

Chair of the task group developing the standard Jan Pedersen urges the industry to take a final look before the final result goes for the ballot.

 - The idea behind the automotive addendum was to find a consensus in the jungle of corporate specifications, a common document describing basic PCB requirements for the automotive industry. IPC-6012DA was published in April 2016, the work with the Amendment started in April 2017. A year later we have made some important changes that will impact the Automotive Industry, says Chair of D-33aa Task Group and Senior Technical Advisor at Elmatica, Jan Pedersen.

 Full-scale presentation next week

Pedersen believes the Amendment will bring the automotive requirements for both users and suppliers up to an even more standardized level. Next week at the IPC Reliability Forum in Nuremberg, the addendum will be presented full scale.

 - I am very excited to present the addendum. The changes of the revised version are of substantial character. Some of the features the Addendum addresses are amongst others Cleanliness, Solder mask thickness, and Wicking. However, that is next week, there is still time for the industry or anyone interested to review and comment. The deadline for commenting is Monday 4th of June, says Pedersen.

 Huge global players onboard

- We have now managed to have Tier 1 companies join the task group, but above all, they are using the standard. We are on our way from a myriad of Automotive corporate standards to one document that describes a consensus on the most important terms and requirements. From the early start we had some challenges getting attention from the Automotive Industry, where you generally find huge global players with their own rules and requirements, says Jan Pedersen.

 Deadline closing up

The deadline for comments to the IPC-6012DA with Amendment 1 is Monday 4 June 2018, via the following IPC KAVI Public Documents Link:

 - I would like to address a special thanks to Jan Pedersen for leading the D-33aa Task Group during the development of the Amendment to the IPC-6012DA. The IPC D-33aa Task Group will begin addressing comments on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at the IPC Automotive Electronics Reliability Forum in Nuremberg, Germany and will continue through subsequent task group web conferences, says John Perry Director, Printed Board Standards & Technology at IPC.

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