Since 1957, IPC– Association Connecting Electronics Industries®has been guiding the electronics interconnection industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 4800 member companies, IPC represents all facets of the industry including design, printed board manufacturing, and electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. With global headquarters based in Bannockburn, Illinois, USA, IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington,D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden’ Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Qingdao (China Headquarters), Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.