Three new subscribers added to IPC PCQR2 database
Jan 31, 2006
IPC and Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. (CAT, Inc.) announced that two large U.S. based original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Reptron Manufacturing Services have subscribed to the Process Capability, Quality and Relative Reliability (PCQR2) Database. According to David Wolf, vice president of technical marketing at CAT, "the total number of database subscribers is now 17 with Reptron Manufacturing Services being the first Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company to subscribe."
The PCQR2 Database is the international standard for comparing process capability, quality, and reliability of PCB suppliers. Initiated in 2001, the database averages 60 submissions per year from 40 different globally-based PCB manufacturing facilities. The program provides a detailed benchmark and comparison of fabrication capabilities in five different areas: conductor and space capability, via capability and reliability, via registration, solder mask registration, and controlled impedance capability. Subscribers benefit from the database by having the unique ability to improve board design for manufacturability, lower sourcing costs, and increase reliability and on-time delivery.
For more information about the IPC PCQR2 Database, visit Booth 1564 at IPC Printed Circuit Expo and APEX, February 8-10, 2006, at the Anaheim Convention Center; visit http://www.pcbquality.com