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The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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Just Released: Handbook of Electronic Assembly and A Guide to SMTA Certification

Originally conceived as a supplement to the SMTA Certification Program, this book is a must-have reference manual for all process engineers working in the electronics industry as well as anyone just entering the industry. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire electronic assembly process. Chapter topics include soldering and materials, printed wiring boards, components, paste-print stencil, component placement, assembly line design and optimization, solder reflow, wave soldering, dispensing, and inspection and test.

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International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR)

Early Bird Pricing Extended Until April 21!

Go to the ICSR Web site Register now for the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability. The first day will include half-day workshops on Implementing High Reliability Lead-Free Assembly and Test Methodology, Component Packaging and Copper Routing on Electronic Assembly, Electrochemical Migration and Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF) Formation, and Design for Manufacturing. The following two days of technical sessions will kick off with a keynote address by Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Manager AREA Consortium, Universal Instruments Corporation on "A View of the Electronics Industry Process, Reliability, and Materials Research Landscape." The Toronto Chapter will co-locate their expo and tech forum on the final day of the conference.

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Recognize a Member of Distinction

Nomination Deadline is Monday, June 30, 2014

Submit your nomination for the 2014 SMTA Members of Distinction Awards. These awards, presented during SMTA International, honor members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the industry. The Nomination Deadline is Monday, June 30, 2014.

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Find Your Dream Job or Hire a New Employee in the SMTA Job Center

The SMTA Job Center can help engineers, operators, managers, technicians and executives find a job or fill a position in the electronics assembly industry. Go to the Job Listings page for a complete listing. Members post on-line for free!

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