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The electronics industry shapes and drives the global economy like nothing else—and suppliers to the industry operate around the globe. To vet top suppliers in 2018, don't travel the world, head to just one destination—San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California—for the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 show floor. This is your opportunity to see the largest gathering of the electronics industry's top suppliers all under one roof.
On the show floor, you will be able to experience and compare equipment from more than 450 of the industry's top suppliers, discover new processes to gain greater efficiency, and find new suppliers to save you both time and money.
You can also come to the show floor and uncover new solutions that address the impact of Industry 4.0's automation and data exchange, and other shifts in electronics manufacturing.
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Jan Pedersen, ELMATICA
IPC’s Automotive Addendum task group was started in November 2014 and the first edition of IPC 6012-DA was released in April 2016. We are now working on the revised version, and expect a release in Q2 2018. As standards need to evolve, develop and follow the needs of the industry, this work is continuous.
Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting LLC
This year’s show was one of the best in recent history, both in attendance and enthusiasm. The exhibit floor was sold out, and every single person I talked to was extremely optimistic about business in 2018. What follows are a series of observations and excerpts from conversations I had with some of the most interesting people I met.
Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.
The Order of the PCB Dinosaurs (originally called the PWB Dinosaurs—the sign of a true dino) was born because of a comment almost 20 years ago by my good friend Bernie Kessler. Back in the day, when suppliers like us became IPC members, we could only be associate members; unlike fabricators, we could not serve on the board and we could not lead key committees.