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IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) to Taiwan Union Technology Corporation (TUC), an electronics materials manufacturing company headquartered in Jhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. TUC provides mass lamination services, copper clad laminates and prepregs to the global electronics industry. To earn the QPL, TUC successfully completed an intensive audit based on IPC's foremost standard on base materials for laminates and prepregs: IPC 4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards.
TUC met or exceeded IPC’s Validation Services QPL requirements for producing materials used by printed circuit board manufacturers in the electronics industry. Thus, the company is now listed as an IPC trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. TUC and other trusted sources of suppliers can be found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database.
"In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, having a product posted on the Qualified Product List (QPL) for the USA Military Standard MIL-S-13949 meant that the company met the highest standards for production and quality,” said Georg Hsin, chief strategy officer of Taiwan Union Technology Corporation. “PWB suppliers made this QPL their first screen to selecting their base materials. The facilities and the products on the QPL were trusted by the entire electronics supply chain. At TUC we are happy to see the QPL concept brought back by IPC to their base materials standard, IPC-4101D. TUC is also excited to be the first copper-clad laminate and prepreg manufacturer in the world to undergo and pass the rigorous facility audit as well as meet the requirements of the qualification testing program at an independent test laboratory."
IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
"TUC has differentiated itself from the competition by becoming part of IPC's global network of trusted industry sources," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize TUC as the first member of trusted QPL suppliers to meet IPC-4101."
For more information about IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, click here.