IPC Validation Services Introduces New QML Program


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IPC Validation Services has introduced a new qualified manufacturers listing (QML) program, the IPC-1791, trusted electronic designer, fabricator and assembler requirements QML, to address gaps in current electronics industry trusted supplier accreditation programs. This program provides the electronics industry with a competitive network of “trusted suppliers” to ensure a high level of integrity in the entire PCB assembly supply chain.

Requirements for certification and QML listing includes; a product and quality system, a supply chain risk management system (SCRM), a security system including compliance to NIST SP 800-171, Export Control Laws (ITAR and EAR), and a chain of custody system (ChoC). Additionally, suppliers can select to hold any combination of the certification types available; designer, fabricator or assembler.

IPC conducted beta site audits of the new program with the following companies which have achieved an IPC-1791 QML as a result of the audit. Companies awarded an IPC-1791 QML for assemblers are: AbelConn Electronics, a Celestica Company, New Hope, Minn; Teledyne Advanced Electronic Solutions, Lewisburg, Tenn.; and Zentech Manufacturing, Inc., Baltimore, Md. Awarded an IPC-1791 QML for fabricators are; Calumet Electronics Corporation, Calumet, Mich.; Colonial Circuits, Fredericksburg, Va.; and Electrotek Corporation, Oak Creek, Wis. Awarded an IPC-1791 QML for designers and assemblers is Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Indianapolis, Ind.During the IPC Validation Services QML audit, all seven companies met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry’s newest most comprehensive system for supply chain security. These companies are now listed and recognized as an IPC trusted source capable of delivering secure systems in accordance with industry best practices.

IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification and recognition. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.

"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to especially recognize AbelConn Electronics, Calumet Electronics Corporation, Colonial Circuits, Electrotek Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Teledyne Advanced Electronic Solutions and Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. for becoming a member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers."                                       

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