Zuken USA Engineers Honored with IPC Award
WESTFORD, Mass. – Zuken’s Humair Mandavia and Steve Watt have been honored by IPC for their contribution to the cross-industry IPC-2581 consortium. They received “Distinguished Committee Service Awards” at the IPC APEX Conference and Expo on 24 March, along with industry peers. A founding member of the consortium, Zuken was the first EDA vendor consortium member to support IPC-2581.
“Zuken recognizes the need for an open, industry-driven format that provides an intelligent and secure approach to exchange data across the electronic design and manufacturing supply chain. The release of IPC-2581 RevB is a clear sign the industry can work together to drive and evolve the standard to address new issues and requirements. We’re honored to have our contribution recognized by IPC, and with the establishment of our new R&D center in Silicon Valley to support our activities in North America, we look forward to continuing our contribution to both IPC and the IPC-2581 Consortium,” Humair Mandavia, Executive Director of the Zuken SOZO Center, said.
About IPC-2581 Consortium
IPC-2581 Consortium is a group of PCB design and supply chain companies whose collective goal is to enable, facilitate and drive the use of IPC-2581 in the industry. It is devoted to accelerating the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Members of the IPC-2581 Consortium include OEMs, EDA/DFM/CAM software companies, PCB fabricators, electronics assemblers and test companies. The Consortium is open to any PCB design and supply chain company that is prepared to support or is committed to a roadmap for IPC-2581 adoption.
IPC-2581 is a generic standard for printed circuit board assembly products’ manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Developed in 2004 by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industry, IPC-2581 is used for transmitting information between a printed circuit board designer and a manufacturing or assembly facility. For nearly every step in the industrial process flow, IPC-2581 offers a standard to help companies ensure superior manufacturability, quality, reliability and consistency in electronics assemblies built for their products.