The IPC Process Capability, Quality and Reliability Program is an extensive supply chain management resource, developed by IPC and Conductor Analysis Technologies for designers, purchasers, assemblers and manufacturers of printed boards.  The program is based on statistical data collected from industry-developed test patterns which quantifies the capability, quality and reliability of printed board manufacturers.


Program Applications

  • Benchmark your board suppliers' capabilities
  • Perform intelligent sourcing
  • Select new suppliers
  • Ensure design for manufacturability
  • Establish realistic design rules


Program Subscribers

  • BAE Systems*
  • Bose Corporation
  • CML EurAsia
  • Dell Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • Harris Corporation (former Exelis)*
  • Honeywell International Inc.*
  • IEC Electronics Corporation*
  • Intel Corporation
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory*
  • National Instruments Corporation
  • Nexteer Automotive Corporation
  • NSWC Crane*
  • Sandia National Laboratories*
  • Texas Instruments Inc.


 * Defense and Aerospace User Group (DAUG) 


Subscriber Testimonials


Example Supplier Comparison (click image to enlarge)


Test Panel Designs

These process capability panel designs were developed by the IPC D-36 Subcommittee, and are provided under license to IPC for use by its members and the printed circuit board community.  The designs are to be used exclusively for the support of the IPC PCQR² Database.

The designs incorporate the following structures in order to provide relevant statistics on the capability, quality, and reliability of the process used in their manufacture:

  • Outerlayer conductor/space capability
  • Innerlayer conductor/space capability
  • Via registration
  • Via capability
  • Via reliability
  • Soldermask registration
  • Single-ended controlled impedance
  • Differential controlled impedance
  • Conductive anodic filament
  • Cross-section


Revision E Design Downloads

      6-layer single lamination

      10-layer single lamination

      14-layer single lamination

      18-layer single lamination

      14-layer sequential lamination

      24-layer sequential lamination

      10-layer HDI 2/6/2

      10-layer HDI stacked via


Supplier List For Last 36 Months


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