IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Offers More than 100 Future-focused Educational Opportunities


Reading time ( words)

Changing technologies, advanced materials and new processes that are driving the electronics manufacturing industry will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO 2021 technical conference and professional development sessions, which will take place virtually March 8-12. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.

This year’s technical conference will feature more than 70 technical sessions detailing original research and innovations from industry experts around the world. Subject-matter experts will cover hot topics in three tracks: factory of the future implementation; PCB fabrication and materials; and quality, reliability, assembly, test and inspection.

“As the importance of modernization, automation and data exchange in manufacturing grows, designers and engineers need to keep current. Which is why the industry needs the education that IPC APEX EXPO 2021 will offer,” said Matt Kelly, IPC chief technologist and APEX technical conference co-director. “Throughout the conference tracks, attendees will access new research on data analytics, connected factory, cybersecurity, and digital twin; learn more about microvia reliability, PCB design, reliability, and advancements; and advance their skills in automotive electronics, electronics materials, assembly, coating, and printed circuit board assembly design. Industry experts will teach the practical to help attendees succeed at their job,” Kelly added.

IPC APEX EXPO’s half-day professional development courses will blend traditional electronics industry topics with hot-new developments, delivered by corporate technologists, consultants, training center staff and university faculty. Whether it’s advanced courses exploring the details and depth of specific topics, or informative courses catering to engineers ready to improve their careers, attendees can find the right professional development course for their specific role and experience level. Courses will cover: assembly processes; circuit design and component technologies; PCB fabrication and materials; and quality, reliability, test and inspection.

All technical conference sessions and professional development courses will be available via on-demand access 90 days after the event. In addition to educational offerings, IPC APEX EXPO features many free activities, including three keynotes, a live Q&A with keynote speaker and IndustryWeek Editor-in-Chief Travis Hessman who will present on digital transformation. In addition, IPC APEX EXPO 2021 offers exhibitor connections, new product demonstrations, IPC Annual Meeting and awards, virtual escape room, trivia competitions and networking opportunities with IPC Hall of Famers and Emerging Engineer program participants.

Share




Suggested Items

PCB Technologies’ InPack to Focus on Miniaturization, Packaging

05/16/2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently spoke with PCB Technologies’ Jeff De Serrano, Yaniv Maydar, and Alon Menache about their new venture, InPack. They explain their plans to focus on advanced packaging, miniaturization, and other high-end technology, with much faster time to market, and they offer a view of the global market as well.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

05/13/2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.

A Game Plan for Upskilling Your Fab Workforce

05/10/2022 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There’s been a lot of talk among PCB manufacturers about the need to upskill their workforce. But where do you start—do you set up your own program or send staff to third-party training centers? We asked David Hernandez, IPC vice president of education, to weigh in on this topic, and the criteria that goes into creating IPC training programs. In addition to upskilling strategies, David also delves into the need for our industry to develop a labor pipeline, as well as the challenges we face in hiring, training, and retaining employees in this industry during a tight labor market.



Copyright © 2022 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.