TechValidate Research on IPC

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IPC Customer Research

69% of Company’s Use Four or More IPC Standards

How many different IPC standards does your company use?

10-13
8%
7-9
10%
4-6
23%
More than 15
28%

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IPC Standards Cover Manufacturing Operations

What departments are using IPC standards in your company?

Quality
87%
Process/Mfg. Engineering
81%
Production line operators
68%
Incoming inspection
63%
Design
51%
Procurement
32%

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IPC Standards Deliver Manufacturing Improvements

If your company was contractually required to use IPC standards, has your company experienced any of the following?

Improved communication between customer and company
69%
Improved reliability of electronic assemblies/products
63%
Improved production processes
59%
Reduced internal scrap
36%
Workforce productivity improved
34%

IPC Training and Certification Customer Research

How long have you been using IPC Training and Certification programs?

16 or more years: 29%
11-15 years: 21%
6-10 years: 25%
0-5 years: 24%

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We Believe in Using IPC Standards

How long has your company been using IPC standards?

More than 20 years
51%
11-15 years
18%
16-20 years
15%
6-10 years
14%

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Top Two Reasons Manufacturers Use IPC Standards

Why does your company use IPC standards?

Deliver a quality-built assembly/product
72%
Improve reliability of electronic assemblies/products
64%

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Top Three Benefits of using IPC Standards

What benefits has your company experienced by using IPC standards?

Improved customer satisfaction
71%
Improved production efficiencies
56%
Improved workforce performance
56%

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Which of the following business challenges does your IPC membership help you solve?

Quality/reliability
76%
Training/education
73%
Staying current/competitive
61%
Building your business
18%
Lobbying local government
4%

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How would you rate IPC’s efforts to keep you informed about government regulatory and legislative developments?

Excellent: 21%
Very good: 53%
Good: 24%
Not good: 2%

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How would you rate IPC’s market research services?

17%
10%
44%
14%
8%
5%
1%
0%
0%
0%

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What challenges has IPC market research helped you to overcome?

Measuring performance against the competition
71%
Budgeting and forecasting with limited insight into the future
45%

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What benefits have you derived from the information in IPC market research reports?

It tells us how we are performing compared to the rest of the industry.
71%
It provides a basis for better business decisions.
58%
It helps us identify growing markets and business opportunities.
55%
It helps us measure and track our market share.
49%

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The top ten reasons IPC Members value their membership:

Training and IPC Certification
62%
Professional development in the electronics industry
42%
Belonging to IPC proves that my business produces quality products
36%
I buy IPC Standards and/or other IPC products at a discount with my membership
36%
Voice in standards development
36%
I believe in IPC’s mission
29%
Knowing IPC is the voice of the electronics industry with policymakers and government
29%
Working with IPC to find solutions to your industry challenges
24%
Leadership opportunities in standards development
15%
IPC Market Research allows me to stay in the know, and make strategic business decisions
14%

IPC Training and Certification Customer Research

Top Three Reasons to Enroll Employees in IPC Training & Certification

What business challenges led you to enroll your employees in IPC Training and Certification?

Lack of employee knowledge in electronics/printed circuit boards (PCB)
57%
Customer contract requirements
46%
Differentiation between good and defective PCB/assemblies
40%

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Positive Benefits of IPC Training & Certification

What benefits did the company experience from having IPC Certified employees?

Improved workforce expertise
74%
Better production efficiency
45%
Improved communication
43%
Career advancement opportunities for employees
39%
More engaged workforce
38%
Higher workforce productivity
33%
Other
9%

IPC Customer Research

IPC Public Policy Delivers for the Electronics Industry

IPC advocacy and public policy efforts help advance my business by:

Delivering education on compliance
64%
Promoting advanced manufacturing and innovation
57%
Being a unified voice on legislation impacting our industry
45%
Reducing regulatory burdens
31%
Providing access and “face time” with government officials
14%

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Best Reasons to Attend an IPC Event

Attendees report the benefits they’ve experienced by attending an IPC sponsored event.

Networking
65%
Industry insight
60%
Technical problem solving
57%
Expertise
50%
Business problem solving
17%

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Top 5 Benefits of IPC Industry Intelligence

Benefits reported by IPC members from using IPC industry intelligence reports.

Measure performance vs. industry benchmarks
61%
Gain market trend insights
55%
Increased competitive advantage
36%
Track changes in market share
34%
Improved forecasting
21%

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Members Report IPC Advocacy Efforts Helps Their Business

IPC advocacy and public policy efforts help advance my business by:

Delivering education on compliance
62%
Promoting advanced manufacturing and innovation
54%
Being a unified voice on legislation impacting our industry
45%
Reducing regulatory burdens
29%
Providing access and “face time” with government officials
13%

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IPC Standards Drive Quality and Reliability

What operational benefits have you seen by using IPC Standards?

Improved quality of electronic assemblies
73%
Improved reliability of electronic assemblies
61%
Improved business’ ability to stay competitive
52%
Supply chain risks mitigated
24%
Supply chain costs reduced
13%

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IPC Members Rank Quality and Competitiveness as Major Benefits

How has your company benefited by utilizing the full suite of IPC products and services?

Increased quality
72%
Improved competitiveness
53%
Reduced rework
43%
Reduced unnecessary scrap
39%
Reduced field failures
33%
Increased profitability
28%
Increased throughput
20%

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IPC Events Help Grow Your Network and Industry Insights

Attendees report benefits experienced from an IPC sponsored event.

Networking
65%
Industry insight
60%
Technical problem solving
57%
Expertise
50%

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Companies Save $$$ by Using IPC Programs

Annual economic impact companies reported by utilizing IPC products and services.

Saved $1,000,000's: 4%
Saved $100,000’s: 24%
Saved $10,000’s: 36%
Saved $1,000’s: 22%
Other: 13%

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Fortune 500’s Increase Quality When Using IPC Training & Certification

In what ways have IPC training and certification programs helped your workforce?

Increased quality
89%
Reduced rework and scrap
67%
Improved our competitiveness
52%



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