2011 has been another eventful year in the PCB industry. As with all industries, we have seen our share of good news and bad news, mergers and acquisition, product announcements, plant expansions and company closings. But for me, there was one announcement that stood head and shoulders above the rest fro news worthiness: the formation of the IPC-2581 Consortium.
The IPC-2581 Consortium's charter is simple: To accerlerate the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The members of the consortium will openly support and promote the adoption and usage of IPC-2581 by enabling their products, offerings and services to import/ export/ consume IPC-2581.