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Committee to address standards for smart and e-textiles

Industry News | January 20, 2017 | By:

IPC, a trade organization representing the electronics industry, will host a meeting during IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, Calif., to form a general committee to begin work on standards for conductive fabrics, e-textiles and stretchable electronics.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, February 16, at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC members Dan Gamota (Jabil) and Weifeng Liu (FLEX) will lead the meeting. Companies involved in these technologies are encouraged to attend. There is no membership requirement, but participants must be registered for APEX EXPO.

Whether you’re an end-user of these technologies, a product manufacturer or a materials provider, we encourage you to attend this meeting, so there is a balance of representation from the supply chain,” says Chris Jorgensen, IPC director, technology transfer. ASTM, IEEE, IFAI, AATCC and other organizations are encouraged to attend and participate. “It’s an open meeting. We want to be as inclusive as possible,” Jorgensen says.

IPC is a global trade association for the electronics industry. It devotes resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, training and certification to standards and pertinent government relations.

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