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Winners of IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition at NEPCON Thailand 2024 Announced

In conjunction with NEPCON Thailand 2023, IPC hosted its popular IPC Hand Soldering and Rework Competition in Bangkok, on June 19-22, 2024. The seventh edition of the competition in Thailand welcomed 40 participants from 14 companies.

Skilled contestants competed against each other to rework a functional electronics assembly within a 50-minute time limit. Assemblies were judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610H, IPC J-STD-001H, IPC-7711/21C – Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of the assembly.                       

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On the winner’s podium at NEPCON Thailand 2024 were:

  • First Place: Areeya Mukkrathok, Benchmark Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. She received a certificate, a cash prize of $USD300 and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK. As the winner, Mukkrathok qualified for the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship in Munich, Germany in November.                                    
  • Second place: Sangrawee Baulert, Sanmina-sci systems (Thailand) ltd. She received a certificate and a cash prize of $USD200 and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.
  • Third Place: Tidarat Phamorn,Benchmark Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. She received a certificate and a cash prize of $USD100 and a soldering station from premier sponsor QUICK.

IPC would like to thank Hand Soldering and Rework Competition sponsors and partners for their generous support this year.

  • Premier Sponsor: QUICK
  • Gold Sponsors: NIHON SUPERIOR, SOLDERINDO
  • Co-Organizer RX TRADEX THAILAND

For more information on upcoming hand soldering and rework competitions, contact Tharinee Butmuang, customer service manager, IPC Thailand, at JibButmuang@ipc.org.

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