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IPC COMMUNITY 50 SUMMER 2023 T he e-textiles industry recognizes IPC as a leader in standards development for the greater electronics industry, and in 2017 asked IPC for assistance to develop global standards for materials, design, and manufacture of e-textiles. Volunteers quickly adapted to IPC's processes by integrat- ing themselves into the fabric (pun intended) of IPC's global standardization efforts. There are now eight task groups under the IPC E-Textiles Committee that are develop- ing standards and many new IPC Test Meth- ods for conductive yarns; woven, knitted, braided, and embroidered e-textiles; printed electronics e-textiles; and even wearable e-textiles systems. The IPC E-Textiles Com- mittee was among the first to embrace IPC's A-Teams approach, where dedicated groups of volunteers from an originating task group take on the lion's share of the work for their task group. The first A-Team came together in 2018 and, from a list of topics identified by their subcommittee—IPC-8921, Requirements for Woven and Knitted Electronic Textiles (E-Tex- tiles) Integrated with Conductive Fibers, Con- ductive Yarns and/or Wires— became IPC's first published e-textiles standard. The Fabric of Our Liv By Chris Jorgensen, Director, IPC Technology Transfer IPC E-Textiles Committee A-Teams are bringing much- needed standards to this innovative technology space IPC COMMUNITY 50 SUMMER 2023 STANDARDS

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