Goes Virtual!

IPC APEX EXPO 2021 is the place to be – wherever you are.

Given continued restrictions in the state of California for large gatherings and events, the rise in COVID-19 infection rates, and restricted company travel policies, IPC’s executive leadership and Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the APEX EXPO as an in-person event and move to a virtual event.

Although the setting will be unique, we are committed to providing you with the cutting-edge content you have come to expect from APEX EXPO. The event’s digital platform will allow you to easily navigate more than 100 technical conference sessions and application-focused professional development courses as well as view product demonstrations, schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors, and experience other offerings within the online exhibition.

Attendees at all career stages can expect to:

  • Access new material- and process-related research and best practices
  • Learn more about trending materials, applications, and processes to prepare your Factory of the Future
  • Address real-world problems: we teach the practical to help you succeed in your job
  • Experience the largest electronics industry collection of top suppliers, new product demos, and extreme innovation
  • Make connections in educational sessions, chat with exhibitors, and network virtually

Registration for IPC APEX EXPO 2021 is expected to open on December 17. View our schedule at a glance here.

Naoyuki Sugaya from Zuken USA will be speaking:


Flex PCB design, how early should we consider the DFM and the cost of FPC manufacturing?

DFM is a very important factor for efficient PCB design, as all know. But how early should we or can we take the DFM aspects into the design, especially for the Flex PCB (a.k.a. FPC) design. Due to the complex FPC manufacturing process, it tends to be difficult to apply the DFM aspects during the FPC design. Recently the PCB layout design tools have been catching up with the needs for state-of-art FPC designs. But is it early enough to account for the manufacturing costs? In this session, several practical use cases will be introduced, how practically the DFM aspects can be taken into account during FPC design, and the approaches to reduce the manufacturing costs even before the FPC layout design. Who should attend: Those who are interested in reducing the FPC manufacturing cost from the design especially those who deal with high volume mass production.

2021 APEX Virtual Event