IPC India supported Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC India) virtual session on India IoT World.
On March 4, IPC India supported Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC India) virtual session on India IoT World. As part of the IoT Industrial & Infrastructure session, Matt Kelly, Chief Technologist – IPC presented on "Digital Transformation of Electronics Manufacturing Process" from Canada and David W Bergman, Vice President (Standards), IPC presented on "IoT playing game-changer role in the new Industry 4.0 Standard for Electronics Manufacturers". Sandeep Narula, Chairman, ESC India provided overview of Government initiatives in electronics manufacturing. Gurmeet Singh, Executive Director, ESC India thanked IPC India support to the program.

IPC India celebrated International Women's Day Virtually.
Members of IPC India celebrated Women's Day on March 8, 2021 by connecting virtually. Ms. Savita Ganjigatti (Sienna Ecad Technologies), Ms. Rani Vergis (BEL), Ms. Mantaj Sharma (Schlumberger India Technology Centre), Ms. Akanksha Maheshwari (Tata Advance System) & Ms. Vasantha K B (Indian Institute of Science) shared inspirational stories and experience. Their leadership and commitment to the electronics industry and great examples for newcomers. IPC India as part of industry growth agenda, would like to take this initiative forward & organize regular interactions and sessions.

IPC All India Team get together at Bengaluru.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."

After a long time, IPC India Team had a get-together at Hotel Pai Viceroy, Bengaluru during March 25 - 26, 2021. It was an opportunity to meet new team members and get to know each other. The highlights of the 2 days were team building exercise; to socialize and to enhance Member services and engagement in India.


IPC APEX EXPO 2021, which went all virtual this year, exemplified how the electronics industry has responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic: with resiliency, agility, and an unwavering commitment to build electronics better.

This year's technical conference covered big issues like cybersecurity, data analytics, traceability, assembly materials and design, but the interest generated by those sessions focused on reliability. The high attendance in these sessions spoke volumes; the industry is facing rising expectations about the reliability of electronics products and services.

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Courses tentatively scheduled by IPC India for April 2021:

Course Endorsment Program Date Mode of Training Seats Available Register
IPC/WHMA-A-620 D CIS/CIT Acceptance for cable and wire Harness Assemblies 19 - 21 Apr Instructor Led Virtual with Hands on Practical Session (In house)*/Bangalore Skill center 08 Register for Course
IPC-7711/21 C CIS/CIT Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies 19 - 23 Apr (with test) Classroom (Live training) with Hands on Practical Session/Bangalore Skill center 03 Register for Course
IPC J-STD-001 G CIS/CIT Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies 26 - 30 Apr (with test) Instructor Led Virtual/Hands on Practical Session (In house under Invigilator)/Bangalore Skill center 07 Register for Course

Courses conducted during March 2021

-   IPC-A-610 G CIS (Acceptability of Electronic Assembly): 01 - 03 Mar 2021
-   IPC-CID (Basic) PCB Designer - Individual: 04 - 06 Mar 2021
-   IPC/WHMA-A-620 D CIS/CIT (Acceptance for cable and wire Harness Assemblies): 08 - 12 Mar 2021
-   IPC J-STD-001 G CIS/CIT (Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies): 15 - 19 Mar 2021
-   IPC/WHMA-A-620 D CIS/CIT (Acceptance for cable and wire Harness Assemblies): 22 - 24 Mar 2021
-   IPC/WHMA-A-620 D CIS/CIT (Acceptance for cable and wire Harness Assemblies): 29 - 31 Mar 2021





"It was great way to be exposed to the global standards in cable & wire harnessing. The hands-on experience is very important for right applications in job work, particularly for my newcomer team member. Would like to be responsible for the quality and reliability of my company end-product".

- Chandra Shekhar Reddy,
Managing Director - KCS Engineering Solutions, Hyderabad

"It (IPC-A-610G) gave me knowledge about PCBs and important of application of IPC standard. The training methodology and classroom atmosphere was good."

- Ashwath,
CIS, SASMOS HET Technologies Ltd., Bengaluru.


• Government invites EOIS to set-up display fabrication units.

The government has invited global and Indian companies to submit expression of interest (EOIs) by April 30, 2021 for setting up display fabrication units in the country. The units will produce LCD, OLED, AMOLED or QLED based displays. At present, India is dependent on imports for these products . . .

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• More incentives in the offing for electronics manufacturing.

The government is offering financial support of $25 billion for making India a global hub for electronics manufacturing and some schemes are expected to come out soon amounting to be $5 billion said Atif Khan, a scientist with the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology . . .

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• Centre targets global majors for semiconductor fabrication plants.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is coordinating the effort and has drawn up a target list of potential companies. They include Taiwanese majors Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, VIA Technologies Inc., and United Microelectronics Corporation, US giants Intel, Micron Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors, and Texas Instruments, Japanese players Fuji Electric Co. and Panasonic, European chipmakers Infineon . . .

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• Auto components PLI to accelerate growth, sector's export potential.

The Centre's plan to introduce a production linked incentive scheme for the automotive components industry can accelerate the overall sectoral growth in the country . . .

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• India's electronics exports cross pre-Covid levels, touch record high of Rs 8806 crore in December.

Of this, mobile phones remained the top contributor with exports worth Rs 3,061 crore - or roughly 35% of total electronics exports - which though is still to reach pre-Covid levels which were as high as Rs 3,254 crore . . .

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• Apple to produce iPhone 12 in India.

According to experts, shifting some of the production to India is not only in the interest of Apple, but also the Indian economy, which has been trying to ramp up exports. While Apple has performed well in India over the past year, India still accounts for a tiny part of its manufacturing base, which means that it could significantly contribute to electronics exports . . .

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    April 16, 2021: Webinar on "E Waste Recycle & Management in India" – Sustainable Way prresented by Dr. Kelly Scanlon, Director of Environment, Health and Safety Policy & Research, IPC – USA and Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Director & Scientist, MeitY, Government of India.
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    April 30, 2021: Webinar on IPC-A-610H Redline – Acceptability of Electronic Assembly presented by Mr. T N Phanishayee - Master IPC Trainer (MIT), IPC Instructor
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    May 04, 2021: Webinar on IPC J-STD-001H Redline – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies presented by Mr. C S Nagaraj - Master IPC Trainer (MIT), IPC Instructor
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IPC India representatives in various regions.

- North/East India & Bangladesh: Mr. Abhishek Upadhyay – 9313224509; abhishekupadhyay@ipc.org

- South India & Sri Lanka: Mr. Vittal Vatar – 7338466577; vittalvatar@ipc.org

- Tamil Nadu: Mr. Vijai Kumar C L – 9962591174; vijakumarloganathan@ipc.org

- West India: Mr. Prabhu V – 7338466580; prabhuv@ipc.org

- Middle East & Africa Region: edindia@ipc.org