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IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded a requalification of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 3, to Interconnect Solutions Company in Fountain Valley, California.
The company has built custom power cables and assemblies since 1971 and continues to be a trusted quality supplier meeting the stringent requirements of IPC’s foremost standard: IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.
Interconnect Solutions Company has fulfilled or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry’s most rigorous classification, Class 3, which is intended for high performance electronic assemblies.
“Interconnect Solutions Company is pleased to announce the successful requalification to IPC/WHMA-A-620 for our Fountain Valley, California facility. The partnership with IPC’s Validation Services team has helped strengthen our internal processes and allows us to continue to offer best in class manufacturing services,” said David Herrera, vice president of operations, Interconnect Solutions Company.
IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML programs were developed to promote supply chain verification and recognition. It also provides auditing and qualification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to especially recognize Interconnect Solutions Company for maintaining their participation in IPC's network of trusted suppliers.”
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We recently conducted a roundtable with a team of printed electronic circuit experts from companies that run the gamut: John Lee and Kevin Miller of Insulectro, Mike Wagner of Butler Technologies, Tom Bianchi of Eastprint, and John Voultos of Sheldahl Flexible Technologies.
In this third and final installment of the roundtable, these experts discuss some of the differences and similarities between PEC and traditional PCB processes, the future of printed electronic circuits, and why the best way to learn about this technology is through networking with veterans of this segment who are eager to share their expertise with the next generation.
Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex
The chip shortage is by no means over, with estimates expecting it will last into 2023. Some could see it taking even longer, such as Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who expects it to see shortages into 2024 due to those now impacting electronics production equipment. But if there’s any bright spot to be had, it’s that a crisis often leads to long-term solutions. In this case, it’s the increase in government funding for semiconductor production in the United States. Once the CHIPS Act proceeds, we can significantly accelerate building semiconductor fabs in the United States and work toward preventing future chip shortages that would put us back into our current situation.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We recently held a roundtable with a team of printed electronic circuit experts from companies that run the gamut: John Lee and Kevin Miller of Insulectro, Mike Wagner of Butler Technologies, Tom Bianchi of Eastprint, and John Voultos of Sheldahl Flexible Technologies. In the first part of this roundtable, the team dispelled a variety of myths surrounding PEC. In this second part of the roundtable, the participants discuss what designers and fabricators need to know to jump into printed electronics, and some of the drivers behind this growing technology.