International Conference on Soldering & Reliability 2014
Co-located SMTA Toronto Expo
Electronic products, particularly consumer products have become more complex with greater circuit density, finer lines and spacings and more functionality. Reliability issues continue to be a major concern for industrial, bio-medical, aerospace and automotive applications and require materials, manufacturing, test and quality engineers and scientists to be creative in planning for the future. Challenges such as the use of finer powders in solder paste, the greater need for heat dissipation, the use of novel components and technologies are included. Due to cost considerations, new low silver or silver free alloys are being studied. The use of tailored alloy systems, the variety of alloy choices, and smaller passive components are among the concerns being addressed. Now, a new group of engineers and scientists involved in the design and manufacture of (a) medical devices, and (b) monitoring and control instruments must be ready for the requirements of RoHS recast, also known as RoHS 2. The following are the dates for compliance: July 22, 2014 – medical devices and monitoring and control instruments; July 22, 2016 – in vitro diagnostic medical devices; July 22, 2017 – industrial monitoring and control equipment; and July 22, 2019 – electrical and electronic equipment which falls outside the scope of the original RoHS Directive. Soldering and reliability professionals need to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges. |
Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts (West)
Technical Symposium: Nov, 19-21, 2013 |
Workshops: Nov 21, 2013
Town & Country Resort & Conference Center
San Diego, CA
SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce a west coast venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts.
A counterfeit electronic part is one whose identity (e.g., manufacturer, part number, date code, lot code) has been deliberately misrepresented. Counterfeit electronics have been reported in a wide range of products, including computers, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, avionics and military systems. Counterfeit electronics include everything from very inexpensive capacitors and resistors to costly microprocessors, completed assemblies and even systems.
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.
Topics will include:
Electronic parts supply chain Sources of counterfeit parts Proven methodologies for reducing chances of being victims of counterfeit parts Supply chain management tools to mitigate counterfeit part risks Inspections tools and techniques for detecting counterfeit parts Authentication techniques for securing electronic part supply chain Trade and business issues adopted by industry Law enforcement and international cooperation
The conference is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove (Anaheim). This symposium will be valuable to senior management, supply chain managers, component engineers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies addressing the issue. 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.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the symposium. Visit the Call for Participation page for more information on submitting an abstract.
Additional information about conference participation and registration will be posted in April. Contact Patti Hvidhyld if you have immediate questions.
Town & Country Resort & Conference Center
500 HOTEL CIRCLE NORTH
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92108
An event room block has been set up at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center for a rate of $129/night++.. You can make reservations by:
South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly
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.
Now Accepting Abstracts
Abstracts (300 words) are due December 20th, 2013
. The abstract and presentation must be non-commercial in nature and emphasize the technology and not the company portfolio.
Also Accepting Course Abstracts on SMT and Semiconductor, LED, Photovoltaic, and Nano-Technology and any other topics you wish to submit. When you submit your abstract pleas indicate if it is a course.
Sessions and topics in our 2014 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.
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
Eastin Hotel Penang
1 Solok Bayan Indah
Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Book your hotel reservations online:
"The extensive participation of experts from around the world provides for a comprehensive educational experience and the SMTA reputation ensures high quality technical information that can be applied immediately."
-Marie Cole, Distinguished Engineer
SMTA VP Technical Programs
Supported by Persatuan Surface Mount Technology P. Pinang.
Special recognition is given to the Technical Committee for their many contributions in developing this outstanding program.
Mei-Ming Khaw, Agilent
Ning-Cheng Lee, Indium Corporation
KL Lim, Plexus
Lian-Huat Ng, Plexus
Teng Hoon Ng, Celestica, Inc.
Jonas Sjoberg, Flextronics
AK Tan, Robert Bosch Sdn Bhd
David Vetharudge, Listech Technology
Registration will be available January 2014. Check back soon.
Your Conference (Two Day) registration fee will include a CD Conference Proceedings, coffee breaks, and lunches. Conference fees are "HRDF Claimable." Two day conference fee is approx. RM643 (US$200) members / RM804(US$250) non-members
One day conference fee is approx. RM404 (US$125) members / RM482 (US$150) non-members> Speaker fee is approx. RM321 (US$100)
NEW! VIP Technical Packages! SAVE $50! Two day conference + Two (2) Training Courses fee is approx. RM1448 (US$450) members / RM1769(US$550) non-members
Speaker Two day Conference + Two (2) Training Courses fee is approx. RM1126 (US$350)
Members: log on to receive the discounted rate!
Training Courses Half-Day training courses is approx. RM404 (US$125) members / RM563(US$175) non-members
Group Discounts: Register four people for the Technical Conference and pay for only three! The four people must be from the same company, and registrations must be submitted consecutively. The discount will be processed at SMTA headquarters, and is not available on-site. Contact Patti Hvidhyld at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details and to register.
To pay by check, (checks are payable to SMTA) please mail payment to:
5200 Willson Road, Suite 215
Edina, MN 55424-1316
To pay by wire transfer or if an invoice is needed please contact Krissy Ohnstad, email@example.com.
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.