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REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2022 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE I I-CONNECT007 89 Edy Yu: First, congratulations on your receiving this year's IPC President's Award. Please tell us about that. Zhiman (Susann) Chen: e first feeling of receiving the call was, of course, amazing. For myself, I'm honored to make the modest con- tribution to such an admirable and respected platform like IPC, and I am even more over- joyed to get such high recognition. However, compared with those truly admirable grand- masters, I know that I just received this honor because I happened to be present on the occa- sion. is honor should be to all peer experts who devote themselves to the development and application of IPC standards, and to the broader and in-depth sustainable future devel- opment of IPC in China and all over the world. And I will be more committed to that cause. Yu: Could you please review the origin of your cooperation with IPC? Chen: e cooperation started at the beginning of this century, but can be traced back to the 1980s, when IPC standards such as IPC-A-600 and IPC-A-610 were first introduced into my company. For the last 20 years, I have been work- ing hard to promote IPC standards develop- ment and application, training and certification, skill competition, and summit/forum in China, especially in the rail transit industry. ere are indeed a couple of significant moments. One is at the end of 2018, when we obtained the approval from IPC and started to set up 7-31b-R and 7-31f-R, together with more than 200 expert s from nearly 100 Asian companies, to develop IPC-A-610G-Rail Transit addendum and IPC/ WHMA-A-620C-Rail Transit addendum, which is the first time both in rail transit industry and in Asia. Also at the end of 2018, I had the honor to join the TAEC Global Committee with six other experts from America, Europe, and Asia, to conduct administrative business on IPC tech- nical activities. At the beginning of 2021, I was appointed as the chair of V-ASSC (Asia Stan- dard Steering Committee) to guide the devel- opment and application of IPC standards and explore innovative ideas on serving the profit- able development of IPC Asia members. ese opportunities enabled me to systematically par- ticipate in working with IPC at all levels from a global perspective. It can be said that the shared sense of mission and values led me to cooperate with IPC and enjoy it. Yu: What are the standards committees you currently participate in, and what are their main responsibilities and operations? Chen: I have actively participated in or follow dozens of task groups, with main concerns in electronic process and reliability, Factory of the Future, social responsibility, and sus- tainable development. Now I'm in charge of V-ASSC, 7-31b Rail, 7-31f Rail, and 7-31f CN. As chair of V-ASSC, I have been working with Asia's top subject matter experts over the past year, to help IPC Asian members to engage in IPC's Global Standardization platform, discuss regionally hot topics and new ideas, and incu- bate standards development. We also commu- nicate with European experts on transporta- tion electronics reliability, advanced packag- ing, and other issues. By leading the development of 610G-R and 620C-R standards, we are committed to apply- ing the most practical advanced standards to the rail transit industry in a more practical way, with the experiences and solutions of China's high-speed railway, as well as my experience as the project leader of IEC standard "Rail- way applications—Rolling stock—Rules for installation of cabling." I'm so glad to see that both dras have passed FDIR and PSB ballots in late 2021 and early 2022, respectively, and we look forward to the anticipated release in spring 2022. As I chair the 7-31f China subcommittee, I am dedicated to encouraging the Chinese experts

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