Nolan’s Notes: IPC APEX EXPO 2020 Preview

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IPC APEX EXPO is here again. If you have followed our coverage in SMT007 and Design007, then you’re probably laser-focused on the upcoming show. We have been previewing IPC APEX EXPO all month, and we’re excited to pass that information along to you within these pages. Here’s what we learned.

Twenty years of IPC APEX EXPO: This is the 20th event, and IPC will be commemorating this milestone throughout the week. IPC compiled a list of every company that has exhibited at IPC APEX EXPO from the beginning. The list is quite long, which speaks to the ongoing value that this event provides the industry.

Technical Conference: Brook Sandy-Smith, IPC technical conference program manager, gives a detailed overview of what attendees can expect in the technical sessions, as well as some new and reconfigured events and resources on the technical conference side. Sessions @ the Intersection: Growing out of the venerable Buzz Sessions, this year, you’ll be sure to enjoy Sessions @ the Intersection. Brook and her team have been gathering presenters and striving to bring you the most informative, most up-to-date information available.

IPC Validation Services: Randy Cherry, director of Validation Series at IPC, discusses the latest in the Validation Services program and what attendees can expect to see at IPC APEX.

Trusted Supplier Program: Randy Cherry also introduces us to IPC’s new Trusted Supplier Program and shares some member company testimonials.

STEM Student Outreach Program: IPC continues its work to engage high school youth in our industry. This effort expanded in 2019 and this year will be both larger and more detailed than ever before.

To read this entire column, which appeared in the January 2020 issue of PCB007 Magazine, click here.


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