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Guest Editor Dick Crowe and Nick Koop, Senior Application Engineer at TTM Technologies, discuss the latest revision of the flex/rigid-flex standard that is underway. The flex/rigid-flex circuit industry is booming and in many cases North America is the preferred area for manufacture. Nick also encourages those with an interest to participate in IPC subcommittee activities. Not only can your company's voice be heard, but it is a great learning experience.
Dr. John Mitchell, IPC
President Trump kicked off the workforce challenge to U.S. businesses in July. As a longtime leader in education and training within the electronics industry, IPC took it as an opportunity to review our existing programs and identify ways to grow and innovate. The result? IPC joined the Pledge to America’s Workers by promising to create new career opportunities for at least 1 million Americans in the electronics industry.
Philip Carmichael, IPC President of Asia
While the United States may be the world’s most open market, China remains the most competitive, and is still viewed by most U.S. and EU companies as the "last great opportunity for growth.” Many companies want to gain entry to the Chinese market share for their products or services. Thus, the competition for sales of products or services is correspondingly intense. Here's how to succeed in the world's second largest economy.
IPC has signed the President’s Pledge to the American Worker and made a commitment to create at least 1 million new training and workforce development opportunities in the electronics industry over the next five years.