May 8, 2018 — IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, in conjunction with INATRONICS 2018, conducted an IPC Hand Soldering Competition in Jakarta on May 3 – 5, 2018. The competition got “heated” as 33 competitors from 10 well-known electronics companies and two institutes in Indonesia competed at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at INATRONICS 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Taking first place with a cash prize of $300 and winning a JBC soldering station was Mey Nurjanah, PT.SIIX EMS INDONESIA. As the winner, Mey Nurjanah qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO 2019, San Diego, in January 2019.
Second place and a cash prize of $200 this year went to Hari Wahyono, PT.SIIX EMS INDONESIA. Taufik, PT. Hartono Istana Teknologi (Polytron), took third place and a cash prize of $100.
Participants in the hand soldering competition were tasked with building a functional electronics assembly within a 50-minute time limit. A panel of independent judges evaluated each assembly based on workmanship, overall functionality, compliance with IPC-A-610G Class 3 criteria and speed of completion.
IPC specially thanks hand soldering Premier Sponsor — JBC; Gold Sponsors — INVENTEC Performance Chemicals and SOLDERINDO; Co-Organizer — GEM Indonesia, for their support of the IPC Hand Soldering Competition Indonesia 2018.
IPC is planning to hold additional hand soldering competitions in Southeast Asia. Watch for announcements from IPC with locations and times. For more information on IPC events, visit: http://www.ipcseasia.org/hsc.html.