IPC is known for our world-class standards and training programs for the electronics manufacturing industry—now we're taking it to the next level by certifying companies at the product and enterprise level. IPC Validation Services (VS) comprises two new supplier qualification programs: the Qualified Products List (QPL) and the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML).
Through these programs, IPC Validation Services has expanded the value, quality and risk mitigation that you already experience as you meet IPC standards and invest in operators and product design certification.
For OEMs, IPC Validation Services provides the opportunity to identify EMS providers and industry suppliers from a centralized network of trusted resources when evaluating existing and potential business partners.
For EMS providers and industry suppliers, IPC Validation Services provides the opportunity to become part of a network of trusted sources that industry will look to first and foremost when evaluating existing and potential business partners.
Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services, provides an overview of IPC's Validation Services program, significant accomplishments in 2014 and future program developments.