In Their Words: The IPCA–India Printed Circuit Association


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To better understand the many associations serving the global electronics industry, I-Connect007 conducted many interviews for this month’s issue, as well as distributed several questionnaires, one of which was to IPCA (India Printed Circuit Association). The IPCA is not part of IPC, though the two associations do collaborate. Secretary K. S. Babu responded on behalf of IPCA President Viral Bhulani.

I-Connect007: What is IPCA’s basic mission?

IPCA: Our mission is to promote state-of-the-art PCB technology and business in India by the mutual exchange of ideas and technical interactions arranged through periodic seminars, conferences, etc.

I-Connect007: What are your membership stats— industry segments, job descriptions, regions of the world, total membership, etc.?

IPCA: Our members are mainly manufacturers of printed circuit boards. Total membership is more than 200, and we serve India only.  [Editor’s note: According to the website, IPCA Membership is open to PCB designers, PCB manufacturers, EMS companies, other users, suppliers of equipment and raw materials and their authorised representatives.]

I-Connect007: Does IPCA host events?

IPCA: We conduct a trade show annually, along with a conference and technical seminar under the banner “IPCA Electronics Show.” The next show will likely be in August 2016.

I-Connect007: What are the top two or three benefits you bring to your membership?

IPCA: IPCA coordinates communication with Government regarding industry requirements in matters of policy. We also conduct seminars and exhibitions to bring new technologies to members, and hold buyer-seller meets. IPCA also organizes training programmes for our industry and takes delegations to various shows worldwide.

I-Connect007: How much does membership cost?

IPCA: US$100 for small companies and up to US$500 for a large company.


Read the full interview here.

 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of The PCB Magazine.

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