I have always found that being a member of JEDEC Solid State Technology Council has been a big asset in keeping technical companies such as our laboratory located in NJ up to date with manufacturing and testing revisions. The most recent update of the Inspection Criteria for Microelectronic Packages and Covers standard was announced in late June. (See the announcement.)
As a JEDEC member, I have also attend various industry seminars that have proved valuable to me and to our engineering staff in NJ. Membership also allows you to participate in the development meetings for future protocols.