LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium 2016

CALCE and SMTA are pleased to announce the program for the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium at the Crowne Plaza Midtown, Atlanta, GA from November 29 to December 1, 2016.

Thanks for attending the 2016 LED A.R.T. Symposium and Expo. Stayed tuned for 2017 information.

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.

Acuity Brands Lighting Center Tour

Wednesday, November 30 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Be sure to sign up for the tour of Acuity Brands Lighting Center. You will need to provide your own transportation, but the hour-long tour will be well worth the drive. Get details and sign up on the registration page.

Keynote Presentations Announced!

Circular Economy in Lighting: Sustainability beyond Energy Savings
Makarand H. (Dr. Chips) Chipalkatti, Ph.D., Dr. Chips Consulting LLC
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 8:30 AM

LED: Revolution in Light and Displays
Gary Feather, NanoLumens
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

Technical Program

The program presentations include (Complete schedule of two day symposium):

  • Thermal, Optical, and Electrical Performance of LED Die Attach
  • Circular Economy Business models for LED Lighting
  • LED Corrosion Failure Mechanisms & Identification
  • Color Shift Analysis and Modeling of High Power pc-LED under High Temperature and High Humidity
  • LED Reliability Assessments as a function of Clean and Not Cleaned Packages
  • Ultra-Thin Coatings to Mitigate Damage of LEDs and Associated Printed Circuit Boards Due to Environmental Exposure
  • Hear from speakers representing all sectors of the LED manufacturing and assembly supply chain including:

    MuAnalysis Mentor Graphics
    Alpha Assembly Solutions Daktronics
    Indium Corporation Creative Electron
    3M NanoLumens
    ECC Corp Corecentric Solutions
    Kyzen Corporation Auburn University
    University of Maryland

    Contact Dr. Diganta Das (diganta@umd.edu) for more information on the technical program and the workshop.


    Light Emitting Diode (LED) Failure Mechanisms, Reliability, and Qualification - Full Day
    Dr. Diganta Das, CALCE - University of Maryland, College Park


    Exhibitors will include:

  • Kyzen Corporation
  • ESPEC North America
  • Conductive Containers, Inc.
  • Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
  • Creative Electron, Inc.
  • And many more..

  • International Conference on Soldering & Reliability 2017

    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 2017

    2017 dates announced!

    Technical Symposium: June 27-29, 2017
    Expo: June 27-28, 2017
    Workshops: June 29, 2017

    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 27-28 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The Workshops will be held June 29 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.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.

    Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference

    Co-organized by SMTA and SMART Group

    Organized by SMTA and SMART Group

    May 22-24, 2017
    Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    SMTA and SMART Group are excited to announce their first-ever co-organized conference in Europe. The conference focus is on contamination, cleaning and conformal coating in the manufacture of electronics. Be part of this two-day event featuring presentations, workshops, and a panel discussion.

    Register Now

    Conference Organizers

    Conference Chair:
    Mike Bixenman, KYZEN Corporation

    Technical Committee:
  • Richard Boyle, Henkel Technologies
  • Steve Carr, SOMACIS
  • Charles Cawthorne, MBDA UK
  • Naim Kapadia, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • Phil Kinner, Electrolube
  • Robert Murphy, Applied Kilovolts
  • Jason O'Dell, O'Dell Rework Solutions Ltd
  • Helmut Schweigart, ZESTRON Europe
  • Jeremy Smallwood, Electrostatic Solutions Ltd
  • Karthik Vijay, Indium Corporation
  • Bob Willis, bobwillisonline.com

    Executive Committee:
  • Keith Bryant, SMART Group
  • Tanya Martin, SMTA

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

    South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2017

    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 2017 program will focus on Cleaning, Conformal Coating, Assembly and Test Processes, Design and Manufacturing, Advanced Packaging, Inspection and Quality, Internet of Things (IoT), Paste Printing and Soldering.

    View the full program here!

    SMTA Penang Chapter 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Join us for drinks, dinner and dessert as we celebrate this milestone. Free to attend but please register for planning purposes.

  • Cocktails 6:00pm
  • Dinner 7:00pm
  • Trivia: 7:30pm
  • SMTA Penang 10th Anniversary

    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.

    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.

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