IPC professional development courses to elevate potential of entire industry

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "IPC professional development courses to elevate potential of entire industry", Circuit World, Vol. 30 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2004.21730bab.001



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IPC professional development courses to elevate potential of entire industry

IPC professional development courses to elevate potential of entire industry

Keywords: IPC, Professional education

IPC have announced the most comprehensive compilation of professional development courses for the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain. These 66 tutorials and workshops will be held at the co-located IPC SMEMA Council's APEXÒ/IPC Printed Circuits ExpoÒ/IPC Designers Summit exhibition and conference, which takes place on 22-26 February 2004, at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California.

This year's professional development schedule consists of 20 full-day tutorials and 46 half-day workshops on such hot industry topics as advanced technologies; lead-free technologies; embedded passives; quality, reliability and testing; design; printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication; assembly processing; materials; environmental/safety issues; and supply chain/ business issues.

Of the 66-course schedule, IPC has included the following brand new tutorials and workshops:

Advanced technology

  • Bare die implementation – Lawrence Gilg, Dynalog Systems, Inc.

Lead-Free technologies

  • Implementing a lead-free conversion project for PCBs – Dr Sammy Shina, University of MassachusettsBest practices in implementing lead-free Assembly – Dr RonaldLasky, Indium Corp. of America; TimJensen,Indium Corp. of America

Embedded passives

  • Implementing embedded and built-in self-test – Louis Ungar, A.T.E. Solutions

  • Bridge the design tool gap and implement embedded resistors and capacitors in circuit boards – Richard Snogren, Coretec Inc.

  • Embedded component design: a hands-on experience – Michael Fitts, Mentor Graphics Corp.

  • Integrated passive component technology and commercialization – Dr Richard Ulrich, University of Arkansas

Quality, reliability and testing

  • SMT Troubleshooting – Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting


  • Fundamentals of high speed digital design – MichaelFitts, Mentor Graphics

Assembly processing

  • Process considerations in the assembly and design of BGAs – Rodney Miller, Tri-Onics Inc.

Environmental/Safety issues

  • An introduction to laser safety and hazards – Richard Greene, Laser Institute of America

Supply chain/business issues

  • Decision-making process for evaluation of outsourcing electronic design and assembly using e-Supply – Dr Sammy Shina, University of Massachusetts

  • Creating competitive advantage in today's electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market – Susan Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting

For complete descriptions and to sort through the show's professional development courses by day, instructor or keyword, visit http://shows.ipc.org. For more information, contact: Alexandra Curtis, IPC Continuing Education Manager. E-mail: AlexandraCurtis@ipc.org or 847-790- 5377.

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