Director Technology Transfer, IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries
How IPC Printed Electronics Standards Can Benefit the China Printed Electronics Supply Chain
(1) IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Room 1909, Xinghai International Square,
#200 Xinghai Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, 215021, PRC
IPC is globally recognized as a standards developer for every aspect of the electronics supply chain. For more than 60 years, committees of volunteers from around the world have developed these standards. These standards are used worldwide to ensure reliability, lower production costs and reduce time to market for electronics.
The IPC Printed Electronics Committee has developed seven international consensus standards for terms and definitions, procuring materials, designing printed electronics, printing those devices and testing them.
This presentation will provide a summary of these standards and spotlight the latest release, IPC-2292, which is the first industry consensus design standard for printed electronics. This will include an explanation of the standardized printed electronics design types – or SPEDs. SPEDs enable customers and suppliers to “speak the same language” when designing and printing product.
The presentation will also update the audience in IPC’s new standards activities for the e-textiles industry. Finally, attendees will learn how they can influence IPC international standards and form originating task groups in China to develop IPC standards.
Chris Jorgensen is Director Technology Transfer with IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries, a worldwide trade association for the electronics interconnect industry. As a member of IPC’s technical department, Chris’s primary responsibility is staff liaison to standards development committees. These committees are responsible for standards such as those for printed electronics and e-textiles. Chris is secretary of the United States Technical Advisory Group – TAG – of the International Electrical Commission’s Technical Committee 91 Electronics Assembly Technology and is a participating member of its technical working groups. He is also a member of the US TAG for IEC TC 119 Printed Electronics and is a participating member of its working groups. Chris also represents IPC as a member of NextFlex–America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute for which he is a colead of its Standards, Reliability and Test Technical Working Group. Chris has nearly 20 years of experience in standards development, nonprofit management and marketing. He received his degree in communications from Columbia College in Chicago.
IPC is a global trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry. In pursuit of these objectives, IPC will devote resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, and pertinent government relations. IPC encourages the active participation of all its members in these activities and commits to full cooperation with all related organizations. IPC encourages the active participation of all its members in these activities and commits to full cooperation with all related organizations.