Lead-free electronics talks bring large crowds to IPCworks

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Lead-free electronics talks bring large crowds to IPCworks", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ssmt.2000.21912aab.011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Lead-free electronics talks bring large crowds to IPCworks

Lead-free electronics talks bring large crowds to IPCworks

Keywords: IPC, Lead-free soldering, Electronics, Surface mount assembly

Attendance figures released by IPC indicate that the electronics assembly and printed wiring board industries are ready to seriously discuss lead elimination in the production of electronics equipment.

IPCWorks '99, which included an International Summit for Lead-free Electronics, drew 545 attendees to Minneapolis during the last week of October. Attendance at the technical conference was 408, while 282 attended at least one workshop or tutorial (overlap among those who attended both the technical conference and the workshops/tutorials accounts for the discrepancy).

The timeliness of the conference theme - lead-free electronics - was a major factor in the strong turnout. "This is a good start for the move to lead-free electronics assemblies", says IPC project manager Chris Jorgensen who is organizing an industry roadmap detailing that status of lead alternatives and a timeline for their implementation.

IPCWorks 2000 takes place 23-29 September 2000 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami.