IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Day Two: Do You Hear That Buzz?


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On the IPC APEX EXPO show floor Wednesday, the energy and action peaked with control software and interconnected machine communication continue to be the buzz on Wednesday on the  show at IPC APEX. Siemens announced the CAMstar Electronics Suite, extending Siemens’ experience in manufacturing control software into the electronics design cycles.

Michael Ford from Aegis Software shared more on MES and CFX in a video interview you can find in our IPC APEX EXPO 2019 coverage at www.realtimewith.com.

Over in the conference rooms, committee work and paper presentations continued. Reports from the working groups afterward were that groups consistently made great progress.

Wednesday was the final portion of the Hand Soldering and Rework Championship. As we go to print, results have not yet been announced; we will share them once they are available later on Thursday.

The IPC also hosted the Committee Awards Luncheon, which kicked off with a presentation of the Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award to Lionel Fullwood. Technical Program Committee Special Recognition Awards went to Steve Butkovich, Weifeng Liu, Russ Nowland, Julie Silk and Bhanu Sood. A Committee Leadership Award for his leadership on the task group for PERM Self-mitigation of Tin honored David Pinsky. Other Committee awards for outstanding contiributions to IPC/PERM-WP-022 were bestowed on Ben Gumpert, Thomas Hester, David Hillman, Paul Zutter, Anduin Touw and Ross Wilcoxon. The leadership oft the 7-31FT Technical Training Task Group were recognized: Catherine Hanlin, Shelley Holt and Debbie Wade. Garry Maguier, Pat Scott and Michelle Morring were recognized for their work on the Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum.

Our coverage will continue through the closing day, Thursday.

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