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IPC COMMUNITY 91 FALL 2023 The IPC China Skills Competition originated in 2010, with the aim of providing a platform for competition and exchange among profes- sionals in the electronics industry. Beginning with the Hand Soldering and Rework Compe- tition (HSRC), the competition has expanded its scope as the industry evolves and the pop- ularity of the event grows in China. In 2019, we held the Cable and Wire Harness Assembly Competition (CWAC) for the first time, and in 2022, we added the IPC Standards Knowledge Competition. In 2023, we intro- duced the BGA (ball grid array)/BTC (bottom terminated component) rework competition, and finally merged these four events into the IPC Masters Competition. This year's competition, July 11–13, was co-or- ganized by IPC and the Pudong New Area Asso- ciation for Quality and Technical in Shanghai, China. Skilled contestants competed against each other to finish a functional electronics assembly within the required time limit. Judges evaluated competitors based on IPC-A-610, IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-7711/21, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-7075, and IPC-7093 standards. The IPC Masters Competition—the first com- petition taking place after the pandemic—wel- comed 297 participants from 42 companies across 17 provinces and three municipalities in China, and received onsite media coverage from Pudong TV. "The IPC Masters Competition serves as an excellent platform for communication and exchange among peers," said Lingling Xu, Shanghai Railway Communication Co., Ltd, champion of the Hand Soldering and Rework Competition. "Participating in such events allows for extensive interaction with col- leagues, and broadens one's horizons. Addi- tionally, it offers a platform for operators to showcase their skills and it provides guidance for future skill enhancement. Winning the national championship, to me, is not the end- point but rather the starting point for aiming at the world championship." Wujun Li, AVIC Computing Technique Research Institute, champion of the BGA/BTC Rework Competition, has been engaged for quite some time in various re-soldering and repair work for encapsulated components. Not only is he familiar with various plug-in compo- nents, but he utilized his spare time to study IPC standards, which laid a strong foundation for his hand-soldering work. Over the course

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