Intercept Announces Support for IPC-2581
Intercept Joins IPC-2581 Consortium, Calls for Industry Adoption of the New Format
Atlanta, GA – November 9, 2011 – Intercept Technology, Inc., a leader in PCB/Hybrid/RF electrical engineering applications, has joined the IPC-2581 Consortium. Intercept has always been a strong supporter of open data transfer, and continues to support such efforts with our commitment to provide the IPC-2581 file format. As one of the few vendors that still utilize open ASCII formats for all of its output files, the IPC-2581 will be added to Intercept’s suite of ASCII manufacturing output options within the next year. Intercept strongly supports vendor collaboration for the promotion of improved design and manufacture practices, and is pleased to be a part of the IPC-2581 Consortium.
“We are glad to collaborate with fellow EDA vendors to bring designers and engineers a unified path to manufacturing,” says Dale Hanzelka, Principal Applications Engineer for Intercept. “We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to our willingness to transcend the boundaries of competitors for the benefit of the end users.”
About the IPC-2581 Consortium
IPC-2581 Consortium is a group of PCB design and supply chain companies whose collective goal is to enable, facilitate and drive the use of IPC-2581 in the industry. It is devoted to accelerating the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Members of the IPC-2581 Consortium include OEMs, EDA/DFM/CAM software companies, PCB fabricators, electronics assemblers and test companies. The Consortium is open to any PCB design and supply chain company that is prepared to support or is committed to a roadmap for IPC-2581 adoption. www.ipc-2581.com