Showcasing PCB and Electronics Industries: IPC APEX EXPO 2018

PCB and Electronics Industries Field Report

The theme of IPC APEX EXPO 2018 was “Succeed at the Velocity of Technology.” The sold-out exhibition in San Diego, CA certainly lived up to its billing, with almost 500 vendors showcasing cutting-edge technology for the PCB and electronics industries.

Witnessing the ‘Velocity of Technology’ at the IPC APEX EXPO 2018

The exhibits, professional courses and show-floor presentations provided insight into new materials and processes. The event highlighted Industry 4.0 and new applications such as e-textiles. This year, IPC APEX introduced the IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards, allowing members to compete with their technologies in the following categories:

  • PCB (printed circuit board) design
  • PCB fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Test and Inspection
  • Services, other (example: software)

Meet The Future Leaders of the PCB & Electronics Industries

Also introduced this year was the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program for two local high schools. Students learned about the PCB industry and discovered potential career options within an exciting growth industry.

IPC reports this was their largest exhibition in a decade. Preparation and anticipation for next-year’s show has already begun, so plan ahead. Contact us if you want to meet up in San Diego, January 26-31, 2019.

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