IPC APEX EXPO’s show floor will feature the largest gathering of exhibitors in North America from every step in the electronics manufacturing supply chain.  Walk the show floor to meet the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, suppliers and innovators to compare solutions, connect with existing suppliers and to find new partners.

Noteworthy on the Show Floor

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Open to all! Feel the energy as we all come together to cut the ribbon to open the IPC APEX EXPO 2022 show floor for the first time since February 2020!

  • Tuesday | January 25 | 9:45 am-10:00 am
Factory of the Future Pavilion

Follow the F2 signage to the Factory of the Future Pavilion located at booth 1701 on the show floor.

To see how IPC’s Factory of the Future programs are solving real business challenges, by identifying new technologies that modernize industry processes. Several of these new disruptive technologies already exist such as AI-enabled inspection, AI-machine learning, CAD, 3D design, simulation, 3D printing and more. IPC connects you with these disruptive technology companies, sorts through the technologies and provides a focus for the electronics manufacturing industry.

This is also an opportunity to meet the companies that are helping to lead the electronics manufacturing industry through the next industrial revolution.

Participating Companies
(As of October 2021)

  • Aegis
  • Arch Systems
  • Hodie
  • Instrumental
  • IPC
  • ITAC Software
  • ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies
  • KIC
  • Koh Young
  • Mycronic
  • Nano Dimensions
  • Yamaha
Meet and Network with Poster Presenters

Grab a drink, lunch or an ice cream and mingle with the poster presenters in booth 3815 during the following times:

  • Tuesday | January 25 | 5:00 pm-6:00pm | During the Show Floor Reception
  • Wednesday | January 26 | 2:30 pm-3:30pm | During the Ice Cream Social
  • Thursday | January 27 | 12:00 pm-2:00 pm | Enjoy lunch on the show floor! Receive free concession cash during this time slot.
Show Floor Reception

This is your opportunity to network with industry colleagues, make new connections and interact with the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, suppliers and innovators.

  • Tuesday | January 25 | 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Ice Cream Social

Satisfy your sweet tooth while networking with the innovators and suppliers of the electronics industry.

  • Wednesday | January 26 | 2:30 am-3:30 pm
Connect with IPC

Visit us at booth 2923 to learn how IPC standards, education and training, advocacy, and solutions can help you and your company Build Electronics Better.

Design @ APEX 2022

From DFX to a showdown, Design@APEX 2022 has it all. This special area located at booth 3209 on the show floor will feature IPC’s inaugural IPC Design Competition Championship. Design Masters will be ready, willing and available to answer any burning questions regarding Design for Excellence and special DFX Spotlight Sessions will celebrate great design with the best subject matter experts the industry has to offer!  We’ll end the week by passing the baton to the next generation of designers by welcoming IPC’s Education Foundation STEM program students. We welcome all designers to stop by and share their industry and career insights with our next generation of future designers! 

IPC Design Competition 2022 Finals
  • Tuesday | January 25 | 11:00 am– 12:00 pm | 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Day of DFX – Design Masters Ask Me Anything (AMA)
  • Wednesday | January 26 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Day of DFX – DFX Spotlight Sessions
  • Wednesday | January 26 | 3:00 pm– 6:00 pm
STEM and Design
  • Thursday | January 27 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss out on these additional design related education options and meetings offered only at IPC APEX EXPO!

Professional Development

PD09 | Design for Excellence: DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFR (Design for Reliability), DFA (Design for Assembly) and More - Part I
Instructor: Dale Lee | Senior Staff DFX Strategy Engineer, Plexus Corporation
Sunday | January 23 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PD14 | Design for Excellence: DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFR (Design for Reliability), DFA (Design for Assembly), DFF (Design for Printed Board Fabrication) and More - Part II
Instructor: Dale Lee | Senior Staff DFX Strategy Engineer, Plexus Corporation
Sunday | January 23 | 3:30pm – 6:30 pm

PD28 | PCB Designers Guide for Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits- Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly Process Principles
Instructor: Vern Solberg | Technical Consultant, Solberg Technical Consulting

Monday | January 24 | 3:30pm – 6:30 pm

PD30 | Design for Manufacturing with Altium Attendees
Instructor: TBD 
Wednesday | January 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Standards Development Committee Meetings

D-64a-AT IPC-2294/IPC-6904 A-Team
Sunday | January 23

1-10C Test Coupon and Artwork Generation Task Group
Monday | January 24

1-14 DFX Standards Subcommittee
Monday | January 24

1-13 Land Pattern Subcommittee
Monday | January 24

D-11 Flexible Printed Board Design Subcommittee
Wednesday | January 26

D-31B IPC-2221/2222 Task Group
Tuesday | January 25

AltiumLive 2022 CONNECT, Altium’s annual printed circuit board (PCB) conference for the electronics design community, is co-locating with the IPC APEX EXPO. The event’s co-location helps expand the existing course offerings available to the IPC APEX EXPO design community exponentially, bringing advanced electronics design to the conference experience, offering attendees a truly world-class education.