Association Connecting Electronics Industries
IPC® is a global trade association dedicated to the competive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly.
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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry.
NQA® is a leading assessment, verification and certification body and works in partnership with a wide range of businesses, government departments and charitable organisations to help improve performance in quality, environment and health and safety management.
NQA® is a trading name of NICEIC Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Electrical Safety Council. It was established in 1988 and now has more than 40 full-time assessors and over 100 associates based around the UK and the rest of the world.
NQA® holds accreditation from UKAS® and ANAB® (the respective national accreditation bodies of the UK and USA) and has one of the widest scopes of accreditation, including quality, environmental and information security management systems. In addition, there are a number of sector specific schemes covering suppliers to the automotive and aerospace industries.