Presentation on theme: "FED – Professional Association for Design, Printed Circuit Boards and Electronic Manufacturing - Founded in 1992 Ihr Fachverband für Design, Leiterplatten-"— Presentation transcript:
1 FED – Professional Association for Design, Printed Circuit Boards and Electronic Manufacturing - Founded in 1992Ihr Fachverband für Design, Leiterplatten- und Elektronikfertigung = Your Trade Association for Design, Printed Circuit Boards and Electronics Production
2 Our mission statementFor the FED it is mission and obligation to make a substantial contribution to the competitiveness of the electronics industry, offering professional training and constant education, providing IPC-standards and guidelines and promoting exchange of experience.
9 Our field of activity The FED was founded in Berlin in 1992. The FED is active in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (total population: 100 million).The FED has around 640 members, thereof 580 companies. (cf.: There are approx. 350 EMS and 80 printed circuit board companies in Germany.)By 12 regional groups the FED has a high market penetration and local presence in a market with a total revenue of the electronics industry of € 190 billion (D, A, CH).
10 Our target groupsThe FED is partner for identification, processing and forwarding up-to-date know-how forEngineersCAD designersPrinted circuit board manufacturersElectronic assembly manufacturers
11 IPC courses and trainings The FED supports the development of new standards and guidelines in national and international bodies.The FED is fully licensed IPC Training CenterThe FED performs high level training for PCB-designers900 electronics technicians out of 4,500 worldwide did achieve the qualification CID(+) in the FED training courses (800 CID & 120 CID+ from 2000 to 2012)
12 Our engagement in IPC guidelines Following the People‘s Republic of China the FED has translated the largest number of IPC guidelines so far.Sales and distribution of guidelines is supported by qualified and personal consultation.This is one of the most important contributions to the implementation of the strategic targets of the IPC.
13 Our imageThe FED has a high quality first class offer of seminars with many specialized topics.The FED has an excellent image according to a member survey conducted in 2011.The fluctuation is very low in direct comparison to other associations (approx. 5% p.a.).The FED undertakes substantial efforts to implement training of PCB-design in schools, vocational colleges and technical universities.
14 Knowledge management is our business. Identification of knowledge requirements bySurveys among participants of seminars, conferences and specialist conferencesObservation of competitorsObserving legislation demandsIndividual recordings
15 Knowledge management is our business. Identification of suitable knowledge byLiterature and internet researchConsulting expertsParticipating in specialist conferencesProfessional input from Board of Directors and Advisory BoardFED forum (approx. 2,500 members)Working groups on several advanced issues
16 Transfer of knowledgeDeveloping special concepts for seminars and coursesTranslation of IPC standards and guidelinesInterpretation of standards and guidelines contentExtracting knowledge into monographies - the FED Library of KnowledgePresentation of knowledge in conferences and regional chaptersSelling standards and guidelinesOrganizing seminars and trainings
17 Benefits for membersExclusive discounts for FED seminars and training coursesDiscounted prices for IPC guidelines and FED documentsFree participation in the regional chapter meetingsQuarterly FED magazine for membersPromotion of company events on a FED website diaryFree membership in the FED supplier web compendiumFree web job advertisementsFree participation in the annual meeting of managing directors
18 Benefits for members Assurance of individual specialized qualification Identification of technological trends at an early stageEasy access to an extensive library of actual knowledgeMaintenance of existing customersAquisition of new customersAccess to insider know-howInformations regarding the membership under > Verband
19 Focusing on quality management at FED The FED is an IPC-licensed training center for IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620 and IPC-7711/21The complete training program with training slides, examination questions/answers, instructor guides, IPC-guidelines and all necessary forms is available in German language.
20 Highlights in 2013IPC / FED Conference – Embedded Components on June 4./5thLocation: Frankfurt/Main4th PCB-Designer Day on May 14thLocation: Vogel Convention Center, Würzburg21st FED Conference on SeptLocation: MARITIM Hotel & Congress Center Bremen