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South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2015

The South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly is a highly technical three-day event that is focused on today's most important and timely issues.

The drive for smaller, more functional consumer electronics along with the need for highly reliable electronics applications have kept the material, process and quality engineers busy planning for the future. These drive the many challenges that our industry faces today. We encourage our colleagues in Malaysia to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges.

The conference is "claimable from HRDF under SBL scheme."


Technical Program Finalized

Sessions and topics in our 2015 program will focus on new processes and materials, reliability, cleaning challenges, harsh environment applications, advanced packaging to include package on package, process control and the latest developments in surface finishes.

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Intel's Mokler to Give Keynote Address

How Thinner, Smaller Packages are Challenging Board Assembly Manufacturing

Scott Mokler, Intel Corporation Scott Mokler, Intel Corporation

As electronic devices grow in complexity and functionality they are also becoming smaller, thinner and more integrated. This combination, along with the continuous drive for cost reduction, creates a myriad of new challenges for surface mount and assembly processes. At Intel, we are investigating these challenges and exploring opportunities to accelerate Moore’s law though novel SMT and assembly technologies. In this presentation, I will describe our efforts to address the challenges, such as high temperature warpage, and to create opportunities such as Direct Chip Attach (DCA) and System-in-Package (SiP) integration to meet device miniaturization requirements.

Scott Mokler manages the platform development group within Intel’s Assembly & Test Technology Development Group. His team leads research and development in PCB and SMT technologies as well as board & system test integration for Intel. He has over 50 publications in the areas of semiconductor surface chemistry, semiconductor test as well as PCB and SMT technology. Scott graduated from Oregon State University with a PhD in Chemistry and spent five years as a Research Associate at the Imperial College prior to joining Intel in 1994.





Why Should You Attend:

  • There will be adequate time to have our industry experts respond to your questions
  • Networking time will allow you to continue discussions following the presentations
  • This is one of the best ways to enhance your knowledge and your company's profitability
  • Extensive participation from experts from around the world provides for a comprehensive educational experience
  • The SMTA reputation ensures high quality technical information that can be put to use immediately

  • Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium

    The bridge between research and development

    Light emitting diodes (LEDs) is increasingly the technology of choice in lighting and display applications. LEDs offer design flexibility, from zero-dimensional (dot-scale lighting) to three-dimensional lighting (color dimming using combination with different colors). LEDs have small exterior outline dimensions while offering high-energy efficiency that results in lower power consumption. With appropriate thermal management, LEDs can have longer lifespans than conventional lighting sources. LEDs are also eco-friendly products with less UV radiation and no mercury.

    LEDs had a rapid progression from research laboratories and academic institutions to store shelves and light sockets. This aggressive adoption curve has made LEDs ubiquitous across multiple applications, including automotive, industrial, sports, and entertainment lighting systems. However, the main challenge to an even wider deployment platform for LEDs is the disconnect between the potential performance observed in laboratories and the real performance observed in the field.

    The LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium will provide attendees with information to bridge the gap between the semiconductor physics and the architectural design level issues in LED supply chain. The design, manufacturing, reliability assessment, testing and inspection of LEDs and LED lighting products are not at the same level of development and interest. The LED A.R.T. Symposium is the forum for the industry to explore the problems faced and offer solutions.




    FREE Webinar Download: LEDs and Solid State Lighting Ecosystem

    Presenter: Makarand "Chips" Chipalkatti, Ph.D., Dr. Chips Consulting

    Over a decade and a half ago, when LED lighting was a subject of debate and considerable disbelief, some had predicted a disruptive change in the lighting industry of the sort that happens once in a generation. This disruption is now real, and the lighting industry is clearly undergoing tectonic change in rapid fire mode. Every major incumbent manufacturer is undergoing constant reorganization, while new start-ups emerge claiming a place in the new lighting industry. Yet, LED lighting has not generated the sort of profits expected despite significant growth. Global supply chains and fierce competition by hundreds of new players has created quite a challenge. Yet, there is great opportunity in this industry expected to be $21B by 2018 according to a recent report. Where do those opportunities lie and where are the new growth areas for industry players in the lighting, semiconductor, and electronics industry? This talk will cover some of the transformation process and point to the areas of current and future change. Future growth corridors that are now visible will also be discussed.

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    FREE Webinar Download: Shining a Light on LED Technology

    Presenter: Martine Simard-Normandin, MuAnalysis

    Light emitting diodes, LEDs, have evolved tremendously in the last few years. They are no longer relegated to such roles as low output power indicator lights on panels, or seasonal decorative light strings. Just as electronics has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, a LED invasion is aggressively underfoot. Yet the technology behind these devices is poorly understood, often leading to avoidable early failures. In this webinar we will look at every aspect of LED technology. First we will explore the semiconductor devices themselves and the structures within that allow them to be efficient emitters. Next we will focus on high brightness LEDs and review their packaging and assembly challenges. Then we will investigate LEDs in luminaires: the phosphor materials of the LED devices, LED driving circuits, dimming issues. Finally, the long term reliability issues and failure mechanisms of LED devices will be reviewed.

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    South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2016

    The South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly is a highly technical three-day event that is focused on today's most important and timely issues.

    The drive for smaller, more functional consumer electronics along with the need for highly reliable electronics applications have kept the material, process and quality engineers busy planning for the future. These drive the many challenges that our industry faces today. We encourage our colleagues in Malaysia to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges.

    The conference is "claimable from HRDF under SBL scheme."






    Why Should You Attend:

  • There will be adequate time to have our industry experts respond to your questions
  • Networking time will allow you to continue discussions following the presentations
  • This is one of the best ways to enhance your knowledge and your company's profitability
  • Extensive participation from experts from around the world provides for a comprehensive educational experience
  • The SMTA reputation ensures high quality technical information that can be put to use immediately






  • Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded (less a $75 processing fee) if written notice is postmarked two weeks prior to the event date. Cancellations received within two weeks prior to event date will not be refunded to cover costs incurred.