Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd., a manufacturer of single sided, double sided, and multilayer printed circuit boards in the Dongguan, Guangdong province of China. Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. is the first Chinese company to receive IPC’s Validation Services QML for these standards. Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. met or exceeded the testing requirements for board coupons and passed a three-day, on-site audit under Validation Services Program. Maintenance of the QML requires testing of board coupons every quarter and passing of periodic factory audits.
IPC-6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards, covers qualification and performance of rigid printed boards, including single-sided, double-sided, with or without plated-through holes, multilayer with or without blind/buried vias and metal core boards. It addresses final finish and surface plating coating requirements, conductors, holes/vias, frequency of acceptance testing and quality conformance as well as electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements. IPC-A-600, Acceptability of Printed Boards, an illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability, covers target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on bare printed boards.
“Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. hoped that a validation audit by IPC to IPC-6012 and IPC-A-600 would allow us to claim with justification that our operations demonstrated expertise in rigid printed circuit board manufacturing. But even if we did not become validated immediately, we expected the IPC experts would identify areas where we were could improve and so provide guidance for our on-going quality efforts,” said Mr. Dai Jie, Marketing Director at Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. “As it turned out, we achieved validation on the first attempt. Our IPC validation certificate is displayed prominently at the company entrance, and has been the object of interest and admiration by visitors. Plus, the IPC team showed us two areas where we have been able to make worthwhile operational enhancements.”
IPC’s Validation Services QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies’ products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards. Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC’s QML database at www.ipcvalidation.org.
“We are excited about Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. being the first Chinese company to receive IPC’s Validation Services QML for IPC-6012/IPC-A-600,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to recognize Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. as the newest member of trusted QML suppliers. Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. has differentiated itself from the competition by becoming part of IPC’s global network of trusted industry sources.”