Competition for Professionals

The professional competitors will be judged by IPC Master Instructors (MIT) on soldering a complex printed circuit board with a maximum time of 60 minutes under IPC-A-610 Class 3 criteria. Additional criteria will include the quality of the results achieved and of the assembly process, the overall electrical functionality of the assembly, and the speed at which the assembly was produced.

Prizes for Professionals

Cash prizes will be awarded to the professionals: the winner and two runners-up.

  • 1st place – 300€
  • 2nd place – 200€
  • 3rd place – 100€

IPC Hand Soldering World Championship: The winner at InnoElectro will be invited by IPC (all expenses covered by IPC) to compete in the HSC World Final in November at Electronica tradeshow in Munich, Germany.

Hand Soldering Best Company Team Award: This year again, nominate a team to win the Hand Soldering Best Company Team Award. For any company enlisting 2 or 3 competitors, the highest combined scores of competitors from the same company will determine which company will receive the HSC Best Company Team Award.

Registration is free of charge.

You do not need to be an IPC member to take part.

You do not need to be IPC-certified to take part.

The competition setup is supplied by organizers, no need to bring any equipment except your ESD cloths (with or without corporate branding).

Click here to download the registration form!

For more information, please contact Philippe Léonard, IPC Europe director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


  1. Péter Zsombok – BHE Bonn Hungary Ltd, Budapest
  2. Tibor Herman – Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem, Budapest
  3. Zoltán Vizi – TI-Elektronikai Ltd, Szécsény

The Best Team: TI-Elektronikai Ltd, Szécsény

40 people applied for the competition, representing 19 companies, 3 universities, and 4 individually.

Photo: Attila Polyák
Péter Zsombok winner and Philippe Leonard organizer
Fotó: IPC – Build Electronics Better