July 22, 2019 — IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, in conjunction with Electronics Manufacturing Expo (EMAX) Asia 2019, conducted an IPC Hand Soldering & Rework Competition in Penang on July 17-19, 2019. The competition got “heated” as 36 competitors from 16 well-known electronics companies and four institutes in Malaysia competed at IPC’s Hand Soldering & Rework Competition at EMAX 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. For this year in the IPC Hand Soldering & Rework Competition Malaysia, taking first place with a cash prize of $300 and winning a JBC soldering station was Lizawati Mat Zain, National Instruments (M) Sdn Bhd. As the winner, Lizawati Mat Zain qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship in Munich, Germany on 12-15 November 2019.
The top two runners-up came from the same company, Jabil Circuit Sdn Bhd. Second place and a cash prize of $200 this year went to Hasrol Mizam B Hassan. And Hairi Nizam B Mohd Hussain, took third place and a cash prize of $100.
Participants in the Hand Soldering & Rework Competition were tasked with reworking a functional electronics assembly within a 45-minute time limit. A panel of independent judges evaluated each assembly based on workmanship, overall functionality, compliance with IPC-A-610G, IPC J-STD-001G, IPC-7711/21C - Class 3 criteria and speed of completion.
IPC specially thanks hand soldering Premier Sponsor — JBC; Gold Sponsors — INVENTEC Performance Chemicals and SOLDERINDO; Co-Organizer — The Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS), for their support of the IPC Hand Soldering & Rework Competition Malaysia 2019.
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.