IPC-2581 Consortium Taking Message on Road

IPC-2581 Consortium Taking Message on Road, by Mike Buetow, Printed Circuit Design & Fab, 13 February 2012

MARLBOROUGH, MA -- The IPC-2581 Consortium will show a poster and exhibit at IPC Apex Expo as it continues to spread the word of IPC-2581, an open, neutrally maintained global standard data transfer format.

At the show, the group's members will be demonstrating how their products support the IPC-2581 standard and simplify and streamline the data transfer from design to fabrication, assembly and test supply chain saving the industry millions of dollars in waste and lost time.

"The time is right for the industry to move past the outdated process of sending multiple files and myriad file formats to the PCB fabrication, assembly and test suppliers," said Gary J. Carter, senior manager of CAD engineering at Fujitsu Network Communications, a founding member of the consortium. "With an open, neutrally maintained global standard, the PCB Design and Supply industry will benefit from fewer errors and higher efficiencies. More importantly, systems companies will receive the products they need with the quality they expect at lower cost."

The IPC-2581 Consortium was founded by suppliers from across the PCB design/supply chain including Harris, Ericsson, Fujitsu, nVidia, Sanmina-SCI, Adiva, Cadence Design Systems, DownStream Technologies, Zuken and UP Media. Since the founding additional members have signed on to become members and supporters including Aegis, Cisco, EasyLogix, Intercept, IPC, Lockheed Martin, LogicSwap, ScanCAD, Ucamco and Wise Software.

The show takes place Feb. 28 - March 1, in San Diego.

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