The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) will present the IPC Boot Camp to explain the requirements of the European Union’s RoHS directive. The one-day program will be held December 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. The program will include presentations by IPC personnel, including Tony Hilvers, VP industry programs, Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy, and David Bergman, VP of technology.
IPC has taken a leadership role in the move to RoHS compliance. The group proposed a standard, IPC-1752, which is designed to help companies communicate the material content of their components. The boot camp is effectively IPC’s beginner course. Ordinarily the association focuses on technical issues involved in the move to green components. “This is intended to be a management briefing,” said David Bergman. “We won’t get into metallurgy. We’ll talk about what’s involved in the legislation and we will explain where companies can go for additional assistance.”