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IPC, a global electronics manufacturing industry association, has acquired media company I-Connect007, a global source for news and original content serving the printed circuit design, fabrication, and assembly/EMS markets.
“Acquiring I-Connect007 supports and advances our mission at IPC, which is to help the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain build electronics better,” said Dr. John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “I-Connect007’s talent, industry knowledge and wealth of publishing experience enhances IPC’s support of the electronics industry. We’re thrilled to take our long-lasting relationship with I-Connect007 to the next level and are committed to helping I-Connect007 further grow their readership globally and reach a wider audience.”
IPC and I-Connect007 have successfully worked together for nearly 20 years. Through this new partnership, I-Connect007 will maintain its journalistic independence while becoming a subsidiary of IPC. The media company’s monthly branded magazines, daily and weekly newsletters, books, special editions and exclusive event coverage will continue to ensure the delivery of timely, need-to-know industry news and information along with in-depth original content.
“IPC shares our steadfast commitment to advancing the industry by delivering the information industry professionals need to drive the growth of the electronics market,” said Barry Matties, co-founder of I-Connect007. “I, along with I-Connect007 staff, am excited to join the IPC team. I will continue to oversee editorial direction to ensure readers and advertisers enjoy the same great value we’ve provided for more than 20 years.”
“The combination of IPC and I-Connect007 paves the way for growth globally and continued investments in new products and services to better serve the electronics industry and provide more value for IPC members,” added Dr. Mitchell.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global, not-for-profit industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 3,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly, and testing. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.
I-Connect007 is the industry's longest-running media company and leading publisher of original, exclusive content for the global electronics industry. Our mission is to create original content, distribute pertinent industry news and information, and expand readers' knowledge to help them improve their businesses. I-Connect007 seeks to provide a variety of digital content to suit the needs of our reader community presented by industry sector in the form of magazines, newsletters, articles, eBooks, interviews, market reports, event coverage, and breaking news stories—all available free by becoming a my I-Connect007 member.