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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."





Technical Program Finalized

Sessions and topics in our 2016 program will focus on new Solder Alloys for Reliability, LED Technology, Traceability, Test, High Reliability, Components, Microelectronics, Printing, Assembly, BGAs, BTCs, and Harsh Environments Issues.

View the full program here!




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.






    International Conference on Soldering & Reliability 2016

    The International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) is a highly technical three-day event in Toronto, ON, Canada where soldering and reliability professionals come together to share their knowledge and vision for addressing challenges related to the assembly and reliability of electronics products such as finer powders in solder paste, heat dissipation, and novel components and technologies.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2016

    Technical Symposium: June 28-30, 2016
    Expo: June 28-29, 2016
    Workshops: June 30, 2016

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce the east coast venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. The program will be held June 28-29 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The Workshops will be held June 30 at the University of Maryland. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem.

    Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts.

    Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.


    The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium will be valuable to quality and reliability manager, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.






    SMTA-IPC High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference

    Organized by SMTA and IPC

    October 25-27,2016
    Hyatt Rosemont
    Rosemont,IL


    "How clean is clean?" is more challenging to answer as conductors and circuit traces become narrower. What is acceptably clean for one industry segment may be unacceptable in others.

    Brought to you by IPC and SMTA, the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will cover technological developments in all areas of cleaning and coating applied to electronics assemblies.

    The event will include a technical conference, two half-day tutorials, networking activities and tabletop exhibits. Tutorials will provide practical information on materials, equipment and methodologies at the basic-to-intermediate levels. The technical conference will feature advanced-level presentations from subject-matter experts, emphasizing case studies of real-world problems along with solutions.

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    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium 2016

    The inaugural CALCE-SMTA LED A.R.T. Symposium at Atlanta, Georgia concluded during November 17 - 19, 2015. It was three days of packed technical presentations on LED Assembly, Failure Mechanisms, Packaging, Applications, Reliability and Testing and Cleaning. The material discussed had direct industry applications for the whole supply chain with unique emphasis on product realization with LEDs. In this event, we had 70 attendees, 16 exhibiting companies and 18 Technical presentations with people from 9 countries and 26 of the 50 United States.

    Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., Ph.D from Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute kicked off the symposium with a keynote address on Emerging Trends in LED with big picture forward looking issues in LED applications well beyond illumination. Kurt-Juergen Lang from Osram Opto Semiconductors focused on LED applications in automotive space in his keynote address. The symposium concluded with a tour at Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology and its laboratories followed by a tour of the Packaging Research Center.

    Workshop on LED Failure Mechanisms, Reliability and Qualification covered the latest in understanding of failure mechanisms of LEDS and how the industry is using or not using the knowledge on failure mechanisms in reliability assessment and qualification. If you are interested in future sessions of this course contact Dr. Diganta Das.

    Photos from the 2015 LED Symposium

    Thank you to everyone that attended the first LED Symposium and to our speakers and exhibitors. It was a great three...

    Posted by Surface Mount Technology Association - SMTA on Thursday, November 19, 2015





    Georgia Tech Packaging Tour

    November 18
    3:15 pm transportation pickup

    You are invited to tour the Georgia Tech Packaging Center. This is an exciting opportunity to tour a 300mm lab associated with the Institute of Electronics Nantechnology, hear from students on industry projects and network. Transportation and refreshments will be provided.




    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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    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.