IPC Applauds Launch of Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute to Advance U.S. Manufacturing
IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries®) recently announced its support of the launch of the new public-private institute on flexible hybrid electronics in Mountain View, Calif. This new facility, which will contribute to America’s global competitiveness in manufacturing, is part of the new National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Congressman Mike Honda recently announced that the Department of Defense awarded the lead role in establishing a Flexible Hybrid Electronics-Manufacturing Innovation Institute (FHE-MII) to the FlexTech Alliance. IPC has reportedly committed to join the FHE-MII, which will work on the technical and business challenges of flexible hybrid electronics.
In recent years, IPC has been a strong supporter of the NNMI initiative. IPC played a lead role in promoting the Revitalize American Manufacturing Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2014, which authorized the NNMI. IPC continues to urge the U.S. Congress to fully fund the NNMI, so that this advanced manufacturing network can achieve its full potential in driving and growing American innovation and jobs.
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