EDB workshop on electronic assembly | Sunday Observer

EDB workshop on electronic assembly

4 June, 2023
The hand soldering competition in progress.
The hand soldering competition in progress.

An industry networking event and a technical workshop on electronic assembly was held recently at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, in association with the IPC India, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), and the Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA).

IPC is a global organisation that supports Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturers, Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturers, and suppliers to the electronics industry to improve the manufacture of electronics and to build electronics better.

The IPC Hand Soldering Competition, which featured 25 competitors from Sri Lankan electrical and electronic firms, was the event’s centrepiece.

The functionality of the assembly, adherence to the assembly procedure, and overall product quality have all been assessed by the judging panel, which consists of certified specialists.

Chief guest, Chairman and CEO of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Dr. Kingsley Bernard said, “We have the ability and the knowhow to produce certain component products aiming at different levels of the value chain. Different parts come from different countries. “We are in a position to explore that opportunity. The approach has to be niche marketing and going up market. if you can identify the right niches in the market and also if you can match the requirements of those niches to hi-tech products, we will be winners,” he said.

Director of Export Services of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Ms. Indumini Kodikara, President of the Sri Lanka Electronics Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA), Dr. Ajith Pasqual, Vice President of Quality, GPV Group, Ville Pirila and, Country Manager, JBC Tools, Anand Selvaraj also spoke.

Master IPC Trainer C.S. Nagraj, and Master IPC Trainer T.N. Phanishayee made presentations on “Best Practices in Electronics Assembly” and “Wire Harness - A Growing Sector in Electronics”.