MEMBER LOGIN

NEWS

News from WECC Members

12 July 2016

NEWS FROM THE TPCA

The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association has released their 2015/16 Technology Roadmap which we have pleasure in reproducing below.
PCB Roadmap-2015(Final-e)

NEWS FROM THE IPC

China and the United States Move Forward on Conflict Minerals Cooperation

On June 7, under the umbrella of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the U.S. and China recognised that responsible mineral supply chain practices promote stability and prosperity in the African Great Lakes region. The two sides welcomed each other’s efforts in this area.

Both sides expect to encourage exchanges and the sharing of best practices between commercial enterprises in the two countries. The U.S. Department of State and relevant U.S. agencies, and China’s Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine intend to collaborate on implementation of due diligence guidance, relevant standards, and initiatives, consistent with UNSCR 1952 (2010).

The full Outcome Document can be found at http://go.usa.gov/chqrj (see #36 for conflict minerals language).

 

New Electronics Industry Market Data Now Available by Subscription

IPC is introducing three new quarterly subscription reports. These exclusive reports provide electronics manufacturers a competitive edge that comes from having solid, timely and reliable market research data. Reports include:

· Global Solder Market Report  – The report covers trends in solder and flux consumption, including growth rates, tin/lead vs. lead-free ratios, and industry growth outlook for coming year. It will also be available soon in Mandarin Chinese.

· PCB Assembly Equipment Market Report  – The report includes trends in the equipment market, growth rates, and industry outlook for the coming year.

· Global Process Consumables Market Report  – The report shows growth rates in the wet chemistry market and industry growth outlook for the coming year.

 

These reports are based on IPC’s current industry surveys. This means the information subscribers receive is built on reliable data gathered from representative samples of companies. Combining the latest data with insightful graphs, these special reports help electronics industry executives identify opportunities, understand trends, and plan for changes in the business environment.

“The value of these reports is the unique quality of the data, which is collected directly from the industry by IPC and is not available from any other source,” said Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research.

The three quarterly reports are in addition to PCB and EMS reports based on statistical program data from North American companies that manufacture and assemble PCBs: the monthly North American EMS Market Report, the monthly North American PCB Market Report and the quarterly North American EMS Business Performance Report. Annual subscription prices for a one-year single-user subscription are $600 (IPC members) and $1,200 (non-members) for most of these reports.

More information on these and other IPC reports can be found at www.ipc.org/market-research-reports or by contacting the IPC market research team at marketresearch@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2868.

 

Consultants to EU Publish Recommendations on RoHS Exemptions

The Oeko-Institut e.V., Institute for Applied Ecology and Fraunhofer-Institut IZM for Environmental and Reliability Engineering, consultants to the European Union (EU) Commission (Commission) recently published their recommendations on 29 requested renewals of RoHS exemptions.

The report: “Assistance to the Commission on Technological Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Assessment Related to Exemptions from the Substance Restrictions in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS Directive),” report summarizes the evaluation of the requests for the renewal of existing exemptions. In light of the length of the report, it has been divided into three parts:

Lamp exemptions (pdf)

Solder and electrical contact exemptions (pdf)

Alloy and miscellaneous exemptions (pdf)

IPC’s RoHS Exemptions Workgroup is reviewing the recommendations and will be working with the cross-industry Strategic Management Team (SMT) to coordinate an appropriate response, which may include lobbying the Commission, which under delegated powers, will make the final decision regarding the extension of exemptions.

IPC members are welcome to provide any comments or inputs to the workgroup by contacting Fern Abrams at FernAbrams@ipc.org.

 

NEWS FROM THE KPCA

With the 14th Electronic Circuits World Convention taking place in Seoul, Korea in April next year (25th – 27th) the KPCA has produced an introductory presentation which is shown in the link below:
ECWC14 english v5

 

 

Related Stories

EIPC Events view all events

Publications view all publications

  • WECC Report 2017

    By KWestenberg@eipc.org

    WECC Global PCB Production Report For 2017 FREE of charge EIPC membership service A Product of the Partnership among the WECC Member Associations on Behalf of their Members in the Electronic Circuits Industry Worldwide

  • Proceedings EIPC 50th Anniversary Conference Dusseldorf

    By KWestenberg@eipc.org

    Proceedings 50th Anniversary conference 2018

Industry Directory view directory

  • Cicor Group

    www.cicor.com

    Cicor is a globally active group of leading companies in the electronics industry. The group’s companies provide complete outsourcing services and a broad range of technologies for the manufacture of highly complex PCBs, 3D-MID solutions, hybrids circuits, electronic modules, plastic injection molding and box-building.

  • Isola Group

    www.isola-group.com

    Corporate Responsibility. The responsible stewardship of the environment and sustainable business practices is important to long-term success. Committed to operating our business in a manner that creates better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the electronics industry.

SITEMAP FEEDBACK

Please provide some more details

FIND OUT MORE

Please login or register

Layer-70

EIPC membership has many advantages, both financially and in services. Such as:

REGISTER NOW

You must be a member to view this content

Layer-70

EIPC membership has many advantages, both financially and in services. Such as:

REGISTER NOW

Please Login / Register

IM NOT REGISTERD TO EIPC
IM REGISTERD TO EIPC

Please provide some more details

Please provide some more details

Thank you!

An EIPC staff member will contact you soon to arrange payment.

Please fill in the form

EIPC will send an invoice to you through email and discuss your yearly fees.