October 14, 2019 — IPC, in conjunction with 26th Manufacturing Technology World, conducted an IPC Hand Soldering Competition in Manila on October 10 - 12, 2019. The competition got “heated” as 38 competitors from 12 well-known electronics companies in Philippines competed at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at 26th Manufacturing Technology World in Manila, Philippines. Taking first place with a cash prize of $300 and winning a JBC soldering station was Ms. Maricel Calabig Velasco, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. As the winner, Ms. Maricel Calabig Velasco qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at Munich, Germany on 12-15 November 2019.
Second place and a cash prize of $200 this year went to Ms. Cristina Bautista, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.; and Mr. Rodrigo M. Binuya Jr. took third place and a cash prize of $100 from Northstar Technologies Industrial Corporation.
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 — Global-Link MP Events International Inc, for their support of the IPC Hand Soldering Competition Philippines 2019.
For more information on IPC events visit: http://www.ipcseasia.org/hsc.html.