IPC Has New DC Address

IPC’s Government Relations and Environmental Policy office has moved to the heart of Washington, D.C. Its new address, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is just blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, and near the offices of a number of IPC’s largest OEM (original equipment manufacturer) members. The move from Arlington, Va., dramatically raises…

Tessera Exits MEMS Business

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) (the “Company” or “Tessera”) announced today that it is restructuring its DigitalOptics business (“DOC”) to cease its remaining manufacturing operations and refocus efforts on monetizing DOC technologies, including solutions for imaging and MEMS technologies. The changes announced today will enable the Company to return its focus to its core IP…

ITT Expands China Facilities

ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today that it is investing approximately $20 million to expand its braking technology production and R&D capabilities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, bringing its total investment in the facility to nearly $30 million over the past two years. The investment in the company’s Motion Technologies business is part of ITT’s…

Peerless Assembly Team Receives Certifications

Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that members of their Value Added Assembly Team are now fully certified to MIL-STD-2000A as well as being CIS Certified IPC Specialists, meeting the J-STD-001 soldering certification. The IPC J-STD-001 requirement for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. This…

ISM: Procurement Savings Miss the Mark

 When OEMs began implementing practices such as just-in-time (JIT) and build-to-order (BTO), analysts began to look at the supply chain as a possible profit center rather than a cost. Yet, a survey conducted by the Institute of Supply Management indicates that procurement – one of the key functions in the supply chain – remains primarily…

Memoir Joins TSMC IP Alliance

Memoir Systems Inc., today announced that it has joined the TSMC Soft IP Alliance Program, leveraging TSMC’s advanced process technologies to improve power, performance and area for its Renaissance family of multiport memory IP. Using Memoir’s IP delivery platform that includes design-for-formal and exhaustive formal verification, Memoir delivered fully verified ultra-high performance multiport memory IPs…

Freescale CFO to Retire

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) today announced that it has launched a formal process to identify a successor to Alan Campbell, chief financial officer, who has announced his decision to retire from the company. The company has engaged an executive recruitment firm to assist in the process. Campbell will continue in his role as CFO during…

IPC Study Underway

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® released a global survey this month to collect data for the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, and for IPC’s 2014 Technology Trends Study. Participation is open to all manufacturers of printed circuit boards and board assemblies worldwide. The deadline for survey responses is January 31. The survey covers…