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As 68 nations signed last week an OECD convention to prevent aggressive tax planning, IPC would like to remind the importance of tax incentives to promote R&D in technology intensive industries like the electronics industry. Among its global advocacy priorities, IPC advocates for lower corporate tax rates and incentives that stimulate business investment and innovation across the globe.
In that spirit, we have released today our position paper calling for ambitious tax deductions to support R&D in the framework of the future EU Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB). Given the decline in R&D spending over the past years, IPC calls on EU Member States to seize this opportunity to boost innovation, growth and jobs in Europe. Read IPC’s contribution to the debate.
If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact JohnHasselmann@ipc.org.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Every year IPC presents dozens of awards to committee members for their work completing standards and specifications and for other activities within the organization. However, a few awards are extra special and presented for extraordinary efforts, for long-time commitment to both IPC and the electronics industry.
On the last morning of IPC APEX EXPO 2018, we met with Nancy Jaster, IPC design programs manager and one of the driving forces behind IPC’s STEM Outreach program for high school students. We spoke about the students who were arriving on site at IPC APEX EXPO, and what the industry, and IPC, hoped to achieve with this valuable program.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
With the recent planned acquisition of Orbotech in place by maker KLA-Tencor, much of the industry has speculated about Orbotech’s future. Barry Matties spoke with CEO Asher Levy about what lies in store for the Orbotech group and, more specifically, their PCB division should the deal close.