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To better support our European members’ interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe GmbH. The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4, 2022. The new entity’s main office is located in central Munich.
John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO commented, “While we have been actively engaged and successful in Europe for more than 30 years, having a legal entity here now enhances our ability to serve the regional electronics industry and our membership in newer and bolder ways with renewed vigor.”
“We are very excited about the prospects of actively participating in significant consortiums and working groups in the EU to help drive newer standards, education, and advocacy solutions that will be vital in transforming the continent’s factories of the future,” said Sanjay Huprikar, president of IPC in Europe and South Asia.
IPC has plans in place to expand staff in Europe in addition to Francisco Fourcade who joined IPC in April as electronics standards manager to liaise with the growing number of new standards development committees forming in Europe. The organization will be adding talent to the certification, marketing, and industry intelligence teams over the next 18 months.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.
Suhani Chitalia and Kelly Scanlon, IPC
Leading companies in the electronics manufacturing industry are highly intentional about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, with climate change and energy use among the most closely scrutinized issues, an IPC analysis shows. As part of IPC’s ESG for Electronics initiative, IPC is interested in developing resources for members on the most common ESG methods and priorities of leading companies across the electronics value chain. In support of this, IPC has preliminarily analyzed the ESG reports of approximately a dozen companies in selected portions of the industry.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
“Summer is over, now it's back to work!” This was the opening line of the invitation to the 18th EIPC Technical Snapshot webinar, Sept. 14, following the theme of advances in automotive electronics technology, introduced and moderated by EIPC President Alun Morgan. The first presentation, entitled "The fully printed smart component—combining additive manufacturing and sensor printing," came from Jonas Mertin, a thin-film processing specialist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology.