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The Ultrapure Water Micro conference collects the leading thinkers, planners and doers on the water side of microelectronics manufacturing in one place to discuss technological breakthroughs and upcoming needs, cost saving and reuse opportunities, and developments in the sector. Visit to book your pass for UPW Micro 2016, June 7-8 in Austin, Texas."

SMTA-IPC High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference

Organized by SMTA and IPC

October 25-27,2016
Hyatt Rosemont

"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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Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
KYZEN Corporation ZESTRON Americas

Silver Sponsor/ Tabletop Exhibitor

Bronze Sponsor/ Tabletop Exhibitor
Practical Components

Lanyard Sponsor/Tabletop Exhibitor
Aqueous Technologies

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Specialty Coating Systems


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

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.

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.