IPC: North American PCB Industry Rebound Continues

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year shipment and order growth continued in February, and the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.17. Total North American PCB shipments in February 2018 were up 8.8 percent compared to the same month last year.…

IPC: North American PCB Sales Continue to Climb

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Both sales and orders were up year-over-year in January. Due to continued strong order growth in January, the book-to-bill ratio climbed to a 12-year high of 1.16. Total North American PCB shipments in January…

IPC: North American PCB Orders Spike

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment and order growth continued in December. Due to a sharp increase in orders in December, the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.15. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2017 were up…

IPC: PCB Sales Strengthen in November

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment and order growth continued in November. The book-to-bill ratio remained high in November at 1.09. Total North American PCB shipments in November 2017 were up 4.0 percent compared to the same…

IPC Releases Revisions for Two Electronic Assembly Standards

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the G revisions of the two most widely used standards in the electronic industry, IPC-J-STD-001, Requirements of Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. These two documents are on a three-year renewal cycle, keeping pace with the ever changing technology within the electronics industry. The dedicated committee volunteers…

IPC: PCB Sales Up in Sept.

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment growth was seen in September for the first time this year. Strong order growth in recent months kept the book-to-bill ratio high at 1.14 in September. Total North American PCB…

IPC Releases 2017 Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly

IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2017 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods as well as the percentages of products subjected to…

IPC: PCB Orders Up; Sales Down

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-on-year growth in orders and negative growth in sales continued, driving the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.09 in July. Total North American PCB shipments in July 2017 were down 6.2 percent compared…