Weekly Digest: Preparing for IPC-6012E

Happy Holden
|  Created: April 5, 2019  |  Updated: March 16, 2020

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This week HDI expert Happy Holden reported on an important issue related to the upcoming IPC-6012E, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards in his article, The IPC Warning About Microvia Reliability for High Performance Products. Learn more about this warning regarding field and latent failures of high-profile HDI boards and what you can do if you want to get involved or get more information. Access Happy’s article and more in this week’s digest.  


Expert Articles on the PCB Design Blog

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The OnTrack Podcast with Judy Warner

Meet Alun Morgan in this week’s episode of the OnTrack Podcast. As Technology Ambassador for Ventec, a world leader in the production of high quality, high performance copper clad laminates and prepregs, Alun interacts with customers around the world promoting Ventec materials. Learn about FR-4, the difference between different composites and how to choose materials. You can also see Alun’s AltiumLive Munich presentation to learn more about PCB base material properties.  

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Live Webinars in April

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About Author

About Author

Happy Holden is retired from GENTEX Corporation (one of the U.S.'s largest automotive electronics OEM. He was the Chief Technical Officer for the world’s biggest PCB Fabricator-HonHai Precision Industries (Foxconn) in China. Prior to Foxconn, Mr. Holden was the Senior PCB Technologist for Mentor Graphics; he was the Advanced Technology Manager at NanYa/Westwood Associates and Merix Corporations. He retired from Hewlett-Packard after over 28 years. His prior assignments had been as director of PCB R&D and Manufacturing Engineering Manager. While at HP, he managed PCB design, PCB partnerships, and automation software in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Happy has been involved in advanced PCB technologies for over 47 years. He has published chapters on HDI technology in 4 books, as well as his own book, the HDI Handbook, available as a free e-Book at http://hdihandbook.com and de recently completed the 7th Edition of McGraw-Hill's PC Handbook with Clyde Coombs.

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