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As IPC is adhering to California Department of Public Health Guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination or negative test is required to attend.
Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors, staff, and all convention center contractors attending/working at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 will be required to present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within one day for an antigen test and two days for a PCR test to enter the event. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.
For the most up-to-date information on attendance policies and procedures, visit www.ipcapexexpo.org/event-info/covid-19.
Mark Laing, Siemens Digital Industries Software
For PCB and assembly manufacturers, test engineering has become a critical factor in enhancing the profitability of new product introductions (NPIs). Given the trend toward high-mix, low-volume production, the journey from design data to an automated PCB testing program must be quicker and more efficient than ever before. In this article, we will discuss how to optimize the efficiency of the test engineering process in accordance with these new market realities.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
At SMTA Dallas, Andy Shaughnessy stopped by the booth for The Test Connection, to find out from Bert Horner why the company has evolved into spending more time educating and consulting with their customers when it comes to testing new designs.
Tracy Riggan, IPC
A significant number of automotive activities made notable strides at this year’s IPC APEX EXPO. Several committees dedicated to creating and updating automotive addenda for existing IPC standards, like assembly processes, PCB fabrication, and high-voltage cable, met and were led by companies like Toyota, Bosch, Continental, and Elmatica. Automotive dedicated groups, like the Cold Joining/Press-fit Task Group, also met and discussed inclusions in its next planned revision.