SOURCE: IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics

March 20, 2014 11:12 ET

IEC Earns Qualified Manufacturer Certification From IPC

NEWARK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC) announced that its Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico facilities have been awarded the first IPC-J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) under IPC's Validation Services Program. In addition, IEC Electronics' testing laboratory, Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL) in Albuquerque has been certified as an IPC-approved Validation Services Test Laboratory.

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell will present certificates to IEC Electronics during the Opening Keynote Session at IPC APEX EXPO® on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"We are honored to be the first company certified under the IPC QML Validation program," said Mark Northrup, IEC's Vice President, Technical Operations and Strategy. "This certification recognizes consistency in our global footprint, and identifies the level of our product quality for our customers throughout our supply chain. Additionally, we view this certification serves as a testament to IEC's excellence in electronics assembly, and we believe it builds critical awareness of the level of quality needed in the EMS community."

IEC's Newark and Albuquerque facilities were the first sites to undergo IPC's Validation Services assessment/audit which is based on IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Class 3 requirements. The company will be listed as an IPC-trusted source on IPC's online QML list.

The Company was among the first in the industry to participate in IPC's new Validations Services QPL/QML Program which was launched in 2013. Developed to promote supply chain verification, the program provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and processes which conform to IPC standards through third-party testing.

"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Program uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize IEC Electronics as the first member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers."

About IEC Electronics
IEC Electronics Corporation is a premier provider of electronic manufacturing services ("EMS") to advanced technology companies primarily in the military and aerospace, medical, industrial and communications sectors. The Company specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex circuit cards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom cable and wire harness assemblies, precision sheet metal products, and advanced research and testing services. As a full service EMS provider, IEC is a world-class ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and ISO13485 certified company. The AS9100 certification enables IEC to serve the military and commercial aerospace markets. The ISO13485 certification supports the quality requirements of medical device markets. The Company is also AC7120 Nadcap accredited for electronics manufacturing to support the most stringent quality requirements of the aerospace industry, as well as ITAR registered and NSA approved under the COMSEC standard. Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL), the Company's newest business unit, is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory specializing in the testing and detection of counterfeit electronic parts, as well as component risk mitigation and advanced failure analysis. IEC Electronics is headquartered in Newark, NY (outside of Rochester) and also has operations in Rochester, NY, Albuquerque, NM and Bell Gardens, CA. Additional information about IEC can be found on its web site at www.iec-electronics.com.

About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,400 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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