>> We have received congratulatory messages and blessings from the Honourable President of India, the Honourable Prime Minister Mr. A . B. Vajpayee, the Minister of Human Resource Development India, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi and from Mr. Pramod Mahajan, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Information Technology and Communications.
Messages received from the other dignitaries are
>> Mr. Rajeeva Ratna Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology.
>> ELCINA-President & the Secretary General of ELCINA and many other more well wishers.
>> We have received best-wishes and messages also from PCB and other global electronic associations who are co-members of the WECC (WORLD ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS COUNCIL) around the world – We record here with pleasure and gratitude the excerpts of their messages.
>> IPC-USA, President, Mr. Denny McGuirk.
"The IPC applauds the IPCA for their organization of this very important event..... We congratulate you on the formation of the Electronics Designers Council of India as an affiliate member of the IPC Designers Council. This new Council will be joining a global society of individuals dedicated to furthering the design profession"
* IPC-USA, Vice President Mr.David Bergmann
As Secretary General of the World Electronic Circuit Council,
"I extend congratulations to the IPCA for the Formation of the Electronic Designers Council – Indian Chapter"
>> JAPAN-JPCA Chairman Mr.Masayuki Ito
"It is our pleasure to hear the establishment of Electronic Designers Council Indian Chapter on October 12, 2001"
>> EUROPA- European Federation of Interconnection and Packaging (EFIP)’s Executive Director Mr.Jo Warnier, Netherlands
"we congratulate our friends from India with the inauguration of the Council... cooperation
between associations around the world is becoming extremely important. As WECC
member it is encouraging to see that these activities are in close cooperation with a sister
association, especially with IPC from the United States of America, having many years of
expertise and knowledge in the area of confernece and event organising.
"The packaging and Interconnection industry is a global industry, not limited by national or even continental boundaries. Because the industry is changing at
such a fast pace the service and productions of associations has to adapt to
their members’ requirements The ELECTRONIC DESIGNERS CONFERENCE
AND IPCA EXPO 2001 are examples of adapting to these changing environments
in which we all operate"
-CHINA- CPCA Secretary General Mr.Wang Longji
"on behalf of China Printed Circuit Association and myself, I would
like to extend my heartiest congratulations to IPCA on the first
Inauguration Ceremony of Electronic Designers Council -India
Chapter and the successful holding of Technical Conference and
IPCA Expo 2001".
>> TAIWAN- TPCA Chairman Mr.Charles Wu
" We believe that Electronic Designers Council will successfully improve PCB industry not only
of India but also of the whole world".
>> HKPCA, Hongkong Printed Circuit Association, Mr. Tom Tang, Chairman,HKPCA
" I wish you much success with your endeavours and look forward to many years of co-operation between IPCA and HKPCA to uphold and promote the interests of the PCB global community at large".
BRIEF ABOUT IPCA EXPO-2001 HELD DURING THE CONFERENCE
There were 11 stalls in the EXPO with global participation of a few leading electronic equipment manufacturers who promote activities of design, production technology and advanced raw materials required for PCB production and the list of participants are:
LPKF LASER & ELECTRONIC AG, GERMANY
WALTER LEMMEN Gmbh, GERMANY
ELOCHEM RECYCLING Gmbh, GERMANY
SLN TECHNOLOGIES, INDIA
ALPHA IMAGER, INDIA
ISOLA ASIA PACIFIC(Phils) INC, INDIA
ADVANCED MICRONICS DEVICES, INDIA
AT & S INDIA LIMITED, INDIA
INDIAN PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSOCIATION, INDIA
>> A Souvenir highlighting the technical presentations made during the seminar for the benefit of electronic community, was released on the 12th of October to mark this important occasion in the history of IPCA
TECHNICAL ARTICLES REPRODUCED IN THE SOUVENIR ARE:
1. HISTORY AND BASICS OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
By Mr. Manfred Braun ,Joint Director, CEDTI-MOHALI
2. INDIAN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INDUSTRY & IPCA- AN OVERVIEW
By Mr. R.Chellappa, Secretary General, IPCA
3. THE PCB WORLD MARKET
By Mr. Manfred Braun, CEDTI, Mohali
4. MICROVIAS FOR HIGH-DENSITY PWBs
By Mr. Mahesh G.Varadharajan, Senior Scientific Officer, CEDT, IISC, Bangalore
5. MECHANICAL DRILLING OF MICROVIA HOLES
By Markus Schwarz, Posalux, SA, Switzerland
6. THE USE OF PRINTED HEATSINKS TO SOLVE THERMAL PROBLEMS ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
By Mr. Lackweke Peters, Germany
7. TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN THE MINIATURIZATION OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
By Dr. Krishna Kumar, Director, MIT, New Delhi
8. IPC ROADMAP ON THE DESIGN AND DATA TRANSFER ISSUES (DESIGN TO MANUFACTURING) IPC, USA
9. DESIGN AND TEST TOOLS FOR CONTROLLED IMPEDANCE ON HIGH SPEED BOARDS
By Mr. Amit Bhardwaj, MD, (Asia Pacific)
M/s Polar Instruments( Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore
10. EDWIN – A TRUELY WORLD CLASS ELECTRONICS DESIGN SOFT WARE
By Mr. M. Thiyagarajan, MD, Visionics India Pvt. Ltd;, & Alpha Imager Pvt. Ltd
11. SIX SIGMA – IT WORKS
By Mr. Praveen Gupta, MD, Polar Instruments (Singapore), Pte Ltd, Singapore
12. ELIMINATION OF LEAD IN THE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
By Mr. Manfred Braun, CEDTI, Mohali
Those who are desirous of possessing a copy of the Souvenir published, may please contact us through our website email IDs.
>> For interested persons who would like to know more details on the activities of the newly formed ELECTRONIC DESIGNERS COUNCIL OF INDIA (IPCA), and wish to enroll as its MEMEBRS, please contact its Executive Director, Mr. Thiyagarajan, M/s Alpha Imager, Bangalore through the Council’s website
www.designersindia.org or that of IPCA www.ipcaindia.org
>> And most important of all, the effort of IPCA in organising the conference and the Expo was a great success. The delegates and the guests left the premises of CEDTI-Mohali with good memories and an impression of great success, after benefiting themselves with the enrichment of updated technological presentations made in the Conference.
THUS THE ELECTRONIC DESIGNERS’ COUNCIL OF INDIA HAS EMERGED TO BE IN EXISTENCE IN PURSUIT OF TECHNOLOGY TO UPHOLD THE INTERESTS OF PCB INDUSTRY
This achievement wouldn’t have been possible
but for your active support and contribution.
President and the Executive Committee members of IPCA