Adding Value Through IPC: PHYTEC’s Commitment to Excellence

In the fast-paced world of electronics, quality is paramount. That’s where organizations like IPC step in, serving as the backbone of building top-notch electronics worldwide. Recently, as an applications engineer at PHYTEC America, I had the opportunity to attend IPC’s IPC APEX 2024 show in Anaheim, CA. I’m excited to share insights into how IPC impacts PHYTEC’s customers and the significance of events like these for the electronics community.

How Do IPC Standards Impact Our Customers?

Adding Value to Customers’ Products

IPC stands out as a global association that serves as the driving force behind building quality electronics. Thanks to their standards, certifications, and educational resources, IPC empowers industry players to uplift product quality and reliability. PHYTEC, as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), is dedicated to providing customers with quality SOMs. However, this commitment may not hold much significance if our customers don’t have standards to hold vendors up to. That’s why organizations like IPC were created – to help establish benchmarks and contribute to the advancement of electronics.

If you’re curious about IPC’s impact on the electronics industry, give a listen to an episode of PHYTEC’s favorite – Pick, Place, Podcast featuring IPC President and CEO, Dr. John W. Mitchell.”




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Which IPC Standards Does PHYTEC Follow?

Ensuring Quality and Compliance

At PHYTEC we take pride in our commitment to adhere to IPC standards. Embracing these guidelines doesn’t just ensure we meet industry requirements—it means we’re enhancing your product’s performance and guaranteeing your satisfaction. Whether you’re at the development stage or further along, count on us to be there for the journey. Our team stands ready to provide guidance and assistance, anticipating any challenges that may arise.

Our dedication to excellence is evident in our qualifications, compliance certifications, and adherence to standards such as:

  • IPC-600A-F for Printed Board Acceptability (Class 2, 3)
  • IPC-610A-D for Electronic Assembly Acceptability (Class 2, with Class 3 available on request)
  • IPC TM-650 Test Methods
  • IPC 1752-A Full Material Declaration
  • IPC-7711/21 for Electronic Assembly Rework, Modification, and Repair
  • And the list goes on…

If you’d like to delve deeper into the quality standards PHYTEC adheres to, be sure to check out our “Quality and Reliability” page.

PHYTEC’s Quality & Reliability

What Did We Learn at the Show?

Educating and Empowering Engineers

PHYTEC engineers stay informed about evolving standards by actively following IPC news and attending events like the IPC APEX Show.

The show isn’t solely about IPC paper committee meetings; each day is brimming with a diverse array of activities, including committee meetings, expo hall demos, research presentations, and special events. Moreover, one of the main purposes of the IPC show is to bring various engineers in the industry together to share, peer-to-peer, their struggles and pain points, as well as network with one another to offer support and build relationships.

Topics covered at the show spanned a wide range including:

  • Troubleshooting SMT
  • Achieving Zero Field Failures
  • Research on drop testing BGA components at non-room temperatures
  • Research on using an acid bath to recycle PCBs
  • Sustainable steps to reduce assembly line energy waste
  • Embedded components into PCB layers to aid with EV constraints

See the photos and videos below for a glimpse of some of the new and exciting technology I had the opportunity to see at the show. Be sure to click on the images to get a full view.

Shaping the Future of Electronics

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