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IPC APEX EXPO Professional Development Courses Help Industry Develop the Next Generation of Electronics
Bannockburn, IL — Plans are ramping up for IPC APEX EXPO — April 10-14 in Las Vegas, aimed at meeting the needs of the engineers, PCB designers and manufacturing wizards Tasked with bringing today's consumer, industrial and high-reliability electronic products to life. With a focus on education, IPC will bring industry experts from around the world to lead 50 half-day professional development courses covering critical topics in design, PCB manufacturing, electronics assembly and test — supporting electronics manufacturers as they develop the next generation of electronics.

Course instructors include: David Hillman and Douglas Pauls, Rockwell Collins; Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar, Rochester Institute of Technology; Dr. Rita Mohanty, Speedline Technologies; Dr. Harald Wack, Zestron America; Richard Hartley, CID, L-3 Avionics Systems Inc.; Dr. Ron Lasky, Indium Corporation of America; as well as other distinguished experts.

Professional development curriculum highlights include:

  • Building Long-Term Reliability in PCBs (PD-01)
  • Design for Manufacturing (PD-08)
  • Counterfeit Components — Causes, Cures and Solutions (PD-09)
  • Preventing Production Defects and Failures (PD-15)
  • Mastering Lead-Free and Tin-Lead Selective Soldering (PD-16)
  • PoP and BTC Assembly — Material, Process and Reliability (PD-26)
  • Designing PCB Stackups to Balance Signal Integrity Against Manufacturability (PD-41)
  • Practical Tips for Rework of Advanced Packages (PD-51)

Each course will run for three hours and will include a workshop handbook.

"Forward-thinking organizations are making employee development a renewed priority," says Susan Filz, IPC director of industry programs. "IPC APEX EXPO offers a tremendous educational opportunity to take advantage of expert instruction in the classroom and to see what suppliers and exhibitors are offering."

To view all professional development course descriptions and instructor biographies, visit


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