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Zuken adds support for IPC-2581 PCB manufacturing standard

26 September 2011

Zuken has announced its support for the IPC-2581 electronic data transfer format, a generic standard for printed circuit board manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Zuken is a founding member of a new cross-industry consortium that has been established to support the standard. The first EDA vendor consortium member to support IPC-2581, Zuken has introduced the format into its CR-5000 product line in response to requests from customers.

The need for an independent format that covers the wide range of needs has been recognized for many years. This led to the recent formation of a consortium for supply-chain adoption of IPC-2581. The consortium's goal is "to accelerate the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs".

Zuken supports efforts by independent standards bodies such as IPC to create and maintain neutral standards that all may adopt and benefit from. "Open standards, such as IPC-2581, have always afforded the greatest benefit to the widest audience," says Steve Chidester, Zuken's Head of Product Marketing. "To support the requirements of our customers and the industry, Zuken will be an active member of the consortium and is committed to supporting this standard as a viable solution for our customers and the industry."

To find out more about IPC-2581, click here and here

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