LAS VEGAS — Patricia (Patty) Goldman, once the head of the body that oversees all IPC's technical activities, was inducted into the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award this week.

The announcement of Goldman's receipt of IPC's highest individual honor came during the IPC Apex Expo trade show here at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For more than three decades, Goldman was an active participant in IPC committees. She served as chairman of IPC’s Process Effects Subcommittee, chair of the Process Control Committee, chair of the Woven Glass Reinforcement Task Group and has been an active participant on numerous other committees including the Video Steering Committee and the Technical Program Committee. Goldman is a current and active member on the following standards committees: 3-11, 3-12E, 4-10, 5-32E and 8-41.

She received the IPC President’s Award in 1984 and served as chair of the TAEC from 1998–2000. Goldman is author of a number of technical papers on subjects such as bondable gold, pink ring, direct metalization, electrophoretic photoresist, and flat glass for improved signal integrity.

She is also the first woman to be inducted to the IPC Hall among its 35 members.

"IPC is privileged to have Patty as such an active member of so many committees and deeply experienced with technical issues that impact our industry," said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. "This Hall of Fame tribute is in recognition of all her years of diligent volunteer work, helping to advance the electronics industry and IPC."

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