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Recently, we sent a questionnaire to a number of printed circuit associations around the world, asking them to tell us a little about their organizations. With the annual HKPCA & IPC show having just ended, this information provided by HKPCA is especially interesting.
I-Connect007: What is HKPCA’s basic mission?
HKPCA: Our mission and objectives are:
1. To promote and protect the rights and interests of the printed circuit industry
2. To represent the industry and present its views to the government and/or other parties
3. To develop and strengthen internal and external communication, with a view to enhancing cooperation and business opportunities, by means of the following:
- Organizing technical/business seminars and recreational functions
- Gathering and distributing relevant information to members
- Establishing links with overseas counterparts, such as CPCA, JPCA, TPCA, IPC, KPCA, IPCA and EIPC
4. To establish and manage funds for charity purposes.
I-Connect007: What are your membership stats— industry segments, job descriptions, regions of the world, total membership, etc.?
HKPCA: HKPCA has more than 470 members coming from Hong Kong, China and overseas enterprises with total production values reaching around $9.4 billion, occupying 16% of the PCB industry in the world. Member categories include PCB manufacturers, PCB equipment suppliers, suppliers of chemicals and raw materials, and other trade and environment protection service companies. The HKPCA member base will be broadened by recruiting more and more qualified members and with all our efforts to promote China PCB industry to a more prosperous future.
Read the full interview here.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of The PCB Magazine.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
It’s officially fall now, and in Atlanta the temperature has plummeted to the mid-80s. We’ve all bumped our air conditioners up to 74 degrees. That means it’s trade show season, and I’ve been busy looking for my suitcase. This week, we have an assortment of news about associations, education, and advocacy, as well as another installment of our Printed Electronics Roundtable. And if you’re looking for a job, you are in luck; our jobConnect007 section is chock-full of open positions at all levels in this industry.
Suhani Chitalia and Kelly Scanlon, IPC
Leading companies in the electronics manufacturing industry are highly intentional about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, with climate change and energy use among the most closely scrutinized issues, an IPC analysis shows. As part of IPC’s ESG for Electronics initiative, IPC is interested in developing resources for members on the most common ESG methods and priorities of leading companies across the electronics value chain. In support of this, IPC has preliminarily analyzed the ESG reports of approximately a dozen companies in selected portions of the industry.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
“You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with.” This saying is attributed to Jim Rohn, and I couldn’t help thinking of that quote as I put together this week’s listings. Hear me out: 1) There are five items on our list; 2) These items zoomed to the top based on reader interest; 3) Every single one of these news items has an “association” association—IPC, iNEMI, SMTA, and NextFlex are all represented in what you, dear reader, chose to explore this last week.