IEC Earns Qualified Manufacturer Certification From IPC

IEC Earns Qualified Manufacturer Certification From IPC 
NEWARK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/14 --  IEC Electronics Corp.
(NYSE MKT: IEC) announced that its Newark, New York and Albuquerque,
New Mexico facilities have been awarded the first
IPC-J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) under
IPC's Validation Services Program. In addition, IEC Electronics'
testing laboratory, Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL)
in Albuquerque has been certified as an IPC-approved Validation
Services Test Laboratory. 
IPC President and CEO John Mitchell will present certificates to IEC
Electronics during the Opening Keynote Session at IPC APEX EXPO(R) on
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las
Vegas. 
"We are honored to be the first company certified under the IPC QML
Validation program," said Mark Northrup, IEC's Vice President,
Technical Operations and Strategy. "This certification recognizes
consistency in our global footprint, and identifies the level of our
product quality for our customers throughout our supply chain.
Additionally, we view this certification serves as a testament to
IEC's excellence in electronics assembly, and we believe it builds
critical awareness of the level of quality needed in the EMS
community." 
IEC's Newark and Albuquerque facilities were the first sites to
undergo IPC's Validation Services assessment/audit which is based on
IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic
Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
Class 3 requirements. The company will be listed as an IPC-trusted
source on IPC's online QML list.  
The Company was among the first in the industry to participate in
IPC's new Validations Services QPL/QML Program which was launched in
2013. Developed to promote supply chain verification, the program
provides auditing and certification of electronics companies'
products and processes which conform to IPC standards through
third-party testing.  
"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services
Program uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of
products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy
Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to
recognize IEC Electronics as the first member of IPC's network of
trusted QML suppliers." 
About IEC Electronics
 IEC Electronics Corporation is a premier
provider of electronic manufacturing services ("EMS") to advanced
technology companies primarily in the military and aerospace,
medical, industrial and communications sectors. The Company
specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex
circuit cards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom cable
and wire harness assemblies, precision sheet metal products, and
advanced research and testing services. As a full service EMS
provider, IEC is a world-class ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and ISO13485
certified company. The AS9100 certification enables IEC to serve the
military and commercial aerospace markets. The ISO13485 certification
supports the quality requirements of medical device markets. The
Company is also AC7120 Nadcap accredited for electronics
manufacturing to support the most stringent quality requirements of
the aerospace industry, as well as ITAR registered and NSA approved
under the COMSEC standard. Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories
(DRTL), the Company's newest business unit, is an ISO 17025
accredited laboratory specializing in the testing and detection of
counterfeit electronic parts, as well as component risk mitigation
and advanced failure analysis. IEC Electronics is headquartered in
Newark, NY (outside of Rochester) and also has operations in
Rochester, NY, Albuquerque, NM and Bell Gardens, CA. Additional
information about IEC can be found on its web site at
www.iec-electronics.com.  
About IPC
 IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based
in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and
financial success of its 3,400 member companies which represent all
facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board
manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven
organization and leading source for industry standards, training,
market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to
meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics
industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington,
D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok,
Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China. 
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