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SMTA Expos

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Almost All 2015 Shows Added!

April 7, 2015 Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum
April 15, 2015 Atlanta 19th Annual Expo
May 5, 2015 Michigan Expo & Tech Forum
May 5, 2015 Oregon Expo & Tech Forum
May 7, 2015 Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum
May 12, 2015 Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum
May 19, 2015 Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum
May 21, 2015 Toronto SMTA Expo & Tech Forum
June 4, 2015 Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum
June 18, 2015 Philadelphia Expo & Tech Forum
June 23 - 24, 2015 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials - Tabletop Exhibition
June 25, 2015 Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum
July 16, 2015 Ohio Expo & Tech Forum
September 1, 2015 Capital Expo & Tech Forum
October 14, 2015 Long Island Expo & Tech Forum
October 14 - 15, 2015 IWLPC- Wafer-Level Packaging Conference & Exhibition
October 20, 2015 Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
October 20, 2015 Connecticut Expo & Tech Forum
October 14 - 15, 2015 Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum
November 5, 2015 LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum
November 12, 2015 Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum
September 16 - 17, 2015 Medical Electronics Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibit
September 29 - 30, 2015 SMTA International Electronics Exhibition







Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum

Tuesday April 7, 2015
Location: Boise State University
Student Union Building Jordan Ballroom
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

9:00AM
Registration opens

10:00AM – 10:45AM
White Belt Low Standoffs, High Densities, and High Reflow Technologies. The Challenges of Modern Day Cleaning
Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies

Over the past several years, and for an increasing number of electronic assemblers, contamination removal from post-reflow circuit assemblies has transitioned from an “optional” to a “mandatory” process. Ironically, as more assemblies require cleaning, the process of contamination removal has become increasingly challenging.

Higher component densities, lower stand-off component stand-off heights, and higher reflow temperatures have combined forces that make it both important to remove contamination and difficult to do so.

This presentation will cover the conventional cleaning challenges associated with modern assembly and component designs and the chemical and mechanical designs required to meet this challenge.

Modern assembly designs not only dictate new approaches to cleaning, they also change cleanliness testing criteria. The cleanliness “pass/fail” criteria used since the 1970’s is, for many assemblers, outdated. This topic will also be discussed.


11:15AM – 12:00PM
Randy Improving Device Reliability When Building Highly Dense Assemblies
David Lober, Kyzen Corporation

The miniaturization of modern electronics continues to challenge the effectiveness of common cleaning processes and the ability to obtain desired cleaning performance and optimal yield. Highly dense assemblies have more interconnects per surface area, which results in tighter pitch and lower standoff gaps. As standoff gaps lower, flux residues have less area to outgas during reflow. This results in more active residues under bottom terminations. A longer wash time is typically required to properly clean under the Z-axis.

Exposed metallization’s outside the solder alloy and pad finish are now common on highly dense assemblies. Reactive metals such as Al, Cu, Ag and Ni can react with cleaning agents. Potential metal incompatibilities has created the need for improved cleaning agents that both clean and not materially attack or corrode exposed metals.

Companies who require devices to meet long term reliability need an improved industry specification that allows for an accurate risk assessment. The problem is that the risk assessment is a multi-variable issue influenced by flux type, activation temperature, component type and placement; wash characteristics, solder paste volume, PCB cleanliness and component contamination. Generally “clean” does not mean product is clean where it matters most.


12:15PM - 1:30PM
Join us for Free Lunch and Networking on the Show Floor


1:30PM – 2:15PM
Sheldon Stewart Hot Bar Soldering Challenges & Solutions-Advantages & Challenges
Sheldon Stewart, Plexus Corporation

Hand soldering flexible circuits to a rigid substrate is an acceptable process when build quantities are small. As build quantities go up, involving multiple hand solder operators and shifts, consistency and quality will suffer. One solution for this challenge is hot bar soldering. This paper will detail a case where hand soldering was replaced with a hot bar process. Product design considerations, equipment and tooling will be discussed but the focus will be to share the process development methodology and verification. Hot bar soldering can be a very repeatable process with low to moderate capital investment requirement that eliminates the need for skilled hand solder operators.

2:30PM – 3:15PM
Christian Vega

Optimizing Dispensing Performance via Real-Time Feedback
Christian Vega, GPD Global


Accurate fluid dispensing is a necessary evil in the manufacturing process. All fluids can’t be simply screened, dipped or sprayed. For most dispensing applications fluids are provided in syringes or cartridges and this fluid is then fed to a dispensing pump. A dispensing pump may be an auger or jetting type for example. When looking closely at the dispensing pumps they are made of high precision parts and high level controllers, so why is it that dispense pumps still have variability during the dispense process and especially from the start to end of a fluid reservoir? During this presentation we shall discuss the reasons for dispense variability and how they can be overcome to make your dispensing process accurate and repeatable from the start to end.

3:30PM
Drawing for Door Prizes


4:00PM
Show Closes


Current Exhibitor List:

Conductive Containers, Inc.
CyberOptics
Digitaltest, Inc.
Fuji America Corporation
General Tool & Supply Co.
GPD Global
Hisco
Indium Corporation
Ironwood Electronics
Kirby & Demarest
Kyzen Corporation
MaRC Technologies, Inc.
Nordson Test and Inspection
PVA
Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
REStronics
Schlegel Electronic Materials
StenTech Ltd.
Techni-Tool
Techni-Tool Inc.
Technica, USA
Universal Instruments
Weller - A Division of Apex Tool Group
Zero Defects International/ Tagarno USA
ZESTRON Americas

Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
Exhibitors

Boise Expo & Tech Forum has SOLD OUT! Please contact Kaitlyn at kaitlyn@smta.org or call 952-920-7682. Thank you!

Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Exhibitor Details

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Atlanta 19th Annual Expo

    Wednesday April 15, 2015
    Location: Gwinnett Civic Center
    6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
    Duluth, GA 30097

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Please note that for our 2015 ATLANTA CHAPTER EXPO, we will be offering two concurrent technical presentations from 9:15am – 10:00am. The EXPO will then open promptly at 10:00 am and close at 3:00pm. We will feature a Lunch ‘n Learn Keynote on the show floor from 12:00pm – 12:45pm, and then two concurrent technical presentations 1:30pm – 2:15pm.

    2015 CHARITY RAFFLE INFORMATION


    The Atlanta Chapter is holding a charity raffle again this year with drawings for great prizes throughout the day. Titans Wheelchair Sports Program, serving physically challenged young adults in the Atlanta area will be the 2015 beneficiary.

    Exhibitors are invited to donate raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will be sold the day of the Expo, with all proceeds benefiting Titans Wheelchair Sports Program. Donate today!

    Check out this COOL VIDEO to learn more about THE TITANS!

    For information on how to donate contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson at amanda@smta.org!


    See a Complete List of the 2014 Raffle Prizes Here
    (Watch for the 2015 Prize List)

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    9:15AM – 10:00AM
    Selecting Stencil Technologies to Optimize Print Performance
    Chrys Shea, President, Shea Engineering Services

    Chrys Shea
    The SMT stencil is a key factor in the solder paste printing process. It’s been shown repeatedly that print quality has the largest impact on end-of-line quality, and a good print process can make or break the profitability of building a PCB assembly. A good print process relies on a good stencil. Much research has been performed to identify individual key factors in stencil performance; this paper and presentation discuss the real-world application of numerous findings. They review the numerous considerations in design, material, manufacturing and coating considerations, and how to best choose them based on PCB layout. Chrys Shea, whose technical paper “The Effects of Stencil Alloy, Tension, and Cut Quality on Solder Paste Print Performance “ was rated #1 and won “Best of Show” at SMTAI 2014, will be prepared to share a wealth of knowledge and field questions on a host of issues related to stencil printing.

    9:15AM – 10:00AM
    Via-in-Pad Design Considerations for Bottom Terminated Components on Printed Circuit Board Assemblies
    Matt Kelly, Principal Engineer &Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Systems
    Matt Kelly

    Bottom Termination Components (BTCs) are going mainstream. The relatively low cost and good reliability associated with QFNs, DFNs, MLFs and LGAs make them a popular choice for semiconductor manufacturers, but they bring with them a host of new concerns for designers and manufacturers. This session focuses on best design practices with the review of an evaluation of economical, process-friendly thermal via design. This presentation, by Matt Kelly, was the highest-rated “Evolving Technologies” presentation and received ratings/reviews which ranked it as one of the top-ten presentations at SMTAI 2014.

    12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
    New this year!
    Lunch 'n Learn Keynote on the Show Floor

    Technical Communication Skills
    A presentation by Chrys Shea, Engineer and Technical Writer President of Shea Engineering Services

    Overview: Good communications skills are important to career advancement, particularly in technical disciplines. This presentation reviews the many different types of documents and presentations engineers are required to produce as part of their jobs, and offers tips and advice on how to create effective communications on scientific subjects.
    Click here for more details!




    Be sure to pick up your lunch ticket at our Lunch Sponsor
    I. Technical Services Booth #400!




    1:30PM – 2:30PM
    PCB Designers' Roundtable
    Moderated by Pete Waddell, Technical Editor, PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB, & President of UP Media Group

    Pete Waddell
    Hosted and moderated by Pete Waddell, Technical Editor, PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB, President of UP Media Group and a PCB designer for 20 years. This informal discussion will focus on the world of PCB design, its challenges, and its future, with a focus on how to facilitate communication with the entire PCB supply chain, including fabrication and assembly. If you're a PCB designer or engineer, provide EDA software or want to understand how to better work with a design group, join us for a casual conversation that promises to be a lively look at the world of PCB design...and beyond.


    1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Best Assembly Practices “Blue Ribbon” Panel
    Moderated by by Eric Moen, VP of Sales and Marketing, Akrometrix LLC and current VP of Technical Programs for Atlanta SMTA

    The Atlanta SMTA has assembled an “All-Star” Blue Ribbon Panel to discuss today’s greatest challenges to effective SMT Assembly. The areas for discussion, and the blue-ribbon panelists, are as follows:

    1) Solder paste, stencil, and screen printing challenges: Chrys Shea – Shea Engineering Services
    2) High temperature & lead-free challenges including head-in-pillow and pad cratering defects: Matt Kelly, Principal Engineer – IBM Systems
    3) Cleaning challenges for micro-components and bottom-terminated components: Ravi Parthasarathy, Senior Process Engineer, Zestron North America
    4) Convection and vapor-phase reflow solutions for void reduction: Edward Ivey, Rehm
    5) Insights and challenges for x-ray defect recognition: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., MBA, President, Creative Electron, Inc.


    Download the postcard and invite your colleagues! Atlanta Expo Post Card



    Current Exhibitor List:

    ACL Staticide, Inc.
    AGI Corporation
    Akrometrix, LLC
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    ASYS Group Americas Inc.
    BOFA Americas
    Cable Connections
    CBH Solutions LLC
    CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY
    CMK America Corporation
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    Cope Assembly Products SE
    Count On Tools, Inc.
    Creative Electron
    Electrolube (HK Wentworth America, Inc.)
    Electronic Interconnect
    Electrotek Corporation
    Engent, Inc.
    FCT Assembly
    Fritsch GmbH
    Fuji America Corporation
    Henkel
    Holmes Electronics, LLC
    I. Technical Services, LLC
    Indium Corporation
    K & F Electronics, Inc.
    Kyzen Corporation
    Lindstrom Precision Tools
    Martec Inc.
    METCAL
    MicroCare Corporation
    Mycronic Incorporated
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    PFC Flexible Circuits Ltd.
    Photo Etch Technology
    Prime Technonogical Services
    PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB
    Process Automation & Tool, LLC
    Progressive SMT Systems
    PVA
    QRP
    Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
    Scienscope International
    Sealevel Systems, Inc.
    SEHO North America
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Sovella Inc.
    SPEA America
    Spectrum Staffing, Inc.
    Stanley Supply & Services
    StenTech Ltd.
    STI Electronics, Inc.
    Stone Mountain Tool, Inc.
    Tech Wear, Inc.
    Test Research, Inc.
    Tintronics
    United Manufacturing Assembly, Inc.
    Vashaw Scientific, Inc.
    VI Technology
    Viscom Inc.
    Weller
    Women in Electronics
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $400/$500 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $475/$575 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 8x10 pipe-and-draped booth, one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list. Electricity is an additional $55 per booth. Early bird expires on March 27th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
  • Exhibitor Details


  • Meet and Greet with the Best in the Business!

    Join us after the show for an Exhibitor Networking and Celebration at Arena Tavern!
    2000 Satellite Blvd NW, Duluth, GA 30097




    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Michigan Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday May 5, 2015
    Location: Laurel Manor
    39000 Schoolcraft Road
    Livonia, MI 48150

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    ACE Production Technologies
    AIM
    Apex Factory Automation
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    BarTron, Inc
    BEST Inc.
    CN Sales/FKN Systek
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    CyberOptics Corporation
    Electronic Assembly Products, Ltd.
    Electrotek Corporation
    ERSA North America
    Fritsch GmbH
    FTG Circuits
    Fuji America Corporation
    Garland Service Company
    Horizon Sales
    Indium Corporation
    Jendco Technologies
    K & F Electronics, Inc.
    Kyzen Corporation
    Metal Etching Technology (MET)
    MicroScreen
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    Omni Engineering Services, Inc.
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    PFC Flexible Circuits Ltd.
    Progressive SMT Systems
    PVA
    RBB Systems
    REStronics Company, Inc.
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Specialty Coating Systems
    StenTech Ltd.
    Test Research, Inc.
    Test Research, Inc. (TRI)
    Texwipe
    VI Technology
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on April 10th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application
  • Exhibitor Details


  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Oregon Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday May 5, 2015
    Location: Tektronix Building
    38 Conference Center
    Beaverton, OR

    Attendees

    Please see the Oregon Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    The cost to exhibit is $450 for a booth and $350 for a table. The cost to exhibit includes: one 5ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Please note: This year both tabletops and booths will be available. Those purchasing a table top please refrain from using banners, screens etc.

    A $50 discount per booth/table will be offered for multiple spots at one show or one or more in each location.

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson or Dave Larson with questions or for additional information.






    Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday May 7, 2015
    Location: Red Lion Hotel
    11211 Main Street
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Attendees

    Please see the Puget Sound Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

    A Special Thank You To Our Sponsor:





    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    The cost to exhibit is $350 for one table, $600 for 2, whether in 1 location or 1 in both locations. The cost to exhibit includes: one 5ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list.

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson or Dave Larson with questions or for additional information.






    Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday May 12, 2015
    Location: Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza
    6401 S 13th St,
    Milwaukee, WI 53221

    Attendees
    Attendees Register Now

    Please see the Wisconsin Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$425 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet.

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday May 19, 2015
    Location: Gaston College
    201 Hwy 321 South
    Dallas, NC 28034

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    AGI Corporation
    AIM
    Ascentec Engineering
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    BOFA Americas
    CL Elektrotechnik
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    Fritsch GmbH
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    PFC Flexible Circuits Ltd.
    Progressive SMT Systems
    Scienscope International
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Specialty Coating Systems
    StenTech Ltd.
    Test Research, Inc.
    VI Technology
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $350/$450 (Early/Late) and $425/$525 (Early/Late) for non-corporate members.(click here for membership information)

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on April 17th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Toronto SMTA Expo & Tech Forum

    In conjunction with the International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR)

    Thursday May 21, 2015
    Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre
    8500 Warden Avenue
    Markham, ON L6G 1A5
    Show Hours: 10:00am - 3:30pm

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical presentations, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    ICSR Conference attendees do NOT need to register for the Expo, your conference registration includes the Expo entrance.

    Exhibit Hours:
    Thursday, May 21, 2015: 10:00am – 3:30pm

    9:30am
    Registration Opens

    10:00am
    Expo Opens

    Free Technical Presentations on Printing & Cleaning
    Click HERE to download tech session schedule

    10:00am – 10:30am
    Rachel Miller-Short Stencils for Mixed Flip Chip
    Rachel Miller-Short, Photo Stencil LLC

    The requirement to combing FC (Flip Chip) and SMT assembly on the same substrate has increased dramatically with the demand for smaller and smaller assemblies. Stencils play a major role for this mixed technology. This presentation will review several stencil configurations to satisfy these requirements. 3D Electroform Stencils and Step Electroform Stencils for printing flux or paste for FC and paste for SMT in a “Two Print System” will be shown. The first print is normally a thin stencil for printing FC, the second print stencil has a relief pocket wherever the first print stencil applied material. Both FC and SMT reflow at the same time. Another stencil configuration allows paste for SMT to be printed first and flux for FC second using “flux reservoir printing”. The second stencil has a relief pocket where paste was printed with the first print. Reservoir printing is a process where the stencil has a reservoir with apertures in the bottom of the reservoir. Applying positive pressure to the filled reservoir allows material to be extruded through the stencil apertures. Flux or paste reservoir printing is also useful when the FC is attached in a cavity in the substrate. A 3D Electroform stencil is used for this application and will be demonstrated in this presentation. A relief step Electroform ball drop stencil design for printing flux and then distributing solder balls on a substrate having 01005 chips already mounted on the substrate will be described.

    10:30am – 11:00am
    The Development of a 0.3mm Pitch CSP Assembly Process, Part 1: Stencil Printing Considerations
    Mark Whitmore, DEK Printing Solutions

    With shrinking component technology the stencil printing process is becoming increasingly challenged. Not only do long established design rules need to be broken to accommodate finer pitches, but print quality and consistency of print are becoming even more critical in delivering a high yield assembly process.
    A major body of work is currently underway looking at several different aspects of the stencil printing process and their impact upon the assembly process and ultimate reliability of 0.3CSP components.

    In this study a systematic approach is being taken. In the first instance, factors concerning the stencil printing process have been considered. The key learnings from this are now been applied to the assembly of actual components which will subsequently be subjected to reliability testing.
    In Part 1 (to be presented here), stencil printing factors such as aperture design (circles, squares, diamonds), aperture size (150 microns thru 200 microns) and printing technology (standard squeegees, active squeegees) have been investigated. Full details with regards to the results and data analysis will be presented together with conclusions and choices made for subsequent assembly trials.

    11:00am - 11:30pm
    Mike Bixenman How Clean is Clean Enough?
    Mike Bixenman, DBA, Kyzen Corporation

    Highly dense assemblies with small gap distance between adjacent leads or interconnects increases the electric field and potential for leakage currents from contamination sources. Bottom terminated components soldered onto the PCB have flux residue trapped between the component body and board. Ionics in flux residue can exacerbate contamination levels under the component. One concern is when flux residue underfills and bridges conductors. When the Z-Axis is below 50µm, flux cannot properly outgas from under the component. When this occurs, flux residues that flow away from solder pads may be unreacted. These residues are soft and may contain ionic contaminates under the component.

    Pockets of contamination are influenced by numerous factors such as flux type, activation temperature, component type and placement, wash characteristics; solder paste volume, PCB cleanliness, and other sources of contamination. Conductive residues readily lead to leakage currents and electrical shorts. Ion Chromatography and Surface Insulation Test methods are commonly used to assess circuit reliability. A short coming of these methods is their inability to pin point where the location from which harmful contamination resides.

    Surface Insulation Resistance testing can be used to test the resistance between the anode and cathode. When there is ionic contamination present, resistance drops. An improvement to SIR testing has been introduced at the IPC/SMTA High Performance Cleaning and Coating Conference. The method places sensors under component terminations in an effort to measure resistance of the residue at distances close to and away from the pad termination. The theory behind this new test method is to provide a method for accurately measuring resistance of the contamination at the specific area under the component. The purpose of this research is to use this new test method to measure the resistance on non-cleaned and cleaned test boards using a low residue, rosin and water soluble solder pastes under a series of bottom termination components. Testing the location, flux type, quantity and mobility may provide an improved risk assessment of reliability expectations.

    11:30am - 12:00pm
    Verification of Cleaning Under Leadless Components
    Ishrat Hasan, Creation Technologies

    The continuous miniaturization of electronic devices provides increased challenges for assembling PCBs with higher-density components. The use of fine-pitched and low-standoff components, combined with the necessity of having circuit board assemblies free of ionic contaminants from flux residue becomes an ever-increasing challenge for the manufacturing process, especially during the washing stage.
    It is important that a robust washing process is established and a process control maintained for ensuring total removal of flux through reliable cleaning.
    This paper will discuss some of the work done by the author for the qualification of a reliable and effective washing process under low-standoff components and its detection method. The paper covers the work on:

  • Cleanliness of water-soluble solder paste residue under low profile components
  • Practical methods for achieving a reliable cleaning process
  • Verification method for the cleanliness

    12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Free Lunch on Show Floor!

    3:00pm
    Dessert & Coffee Break!
    Provided By Special thanks to Comtree Inc. as our Expo coffee break sponsor.

    3:30pm
    Expo Ends


    Current Exhibitor List:

    ARBELL ELECTRONICS
    Ascentec Engineering
    Comtree Inc.
    ERSA North America
    Indium Corporation
    INVENTEC Performance Chemicals
    Kyzen Corporation
    Seica Inc.
    Static Solutions
    StenTech Ltd.
    VI Technology
    Viscom Inc.
    YXLON FeinFocus

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    Exhibit Hours:
    Thursday, May 21, 2015: 10:00am – 3:30pm

    Early-Bird Registration Ends April 17th! Rates go up $100!

    Download a hard copy of the registration form
    Download Exhibitor Details

    Exhibit space entitles you to:

  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • Two Chairs
  • Attendee list
  • Company sign
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Click here to download more information

  • Lanyard Sponsor $400/$800 (Official sponsor for ICSR Conference & Toronto Expo)
  • Bag Sponsor - $400/$800 (Official sponsor for ICSR Conference & Toronto Expo)
  • Coffee Break Sponsor - $550 SOLD!
  • Lunch Sponsor - $800

    Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

    Special thanks to Comtree Inc. as our Expo coffee break sponsor. Coffee Break Sponsor






  • Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday June 4, 2015
    Location: Von Braun Center
    700 Monroe Street
    Huntsville, AL 35801

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    BOFA Americas
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    Cope Assembly Products SE
    Electronic Interconnect
    Electrotek Corporation
    Fuji America Corporation
    Henkel
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    Lindstrom Precision Tools
    METCAL
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    PVA
    Scienscope International
    Seica Inc.
    Sovella Inc.
    StenTech Ltd.
    STI Electronics, Inc.
    TECH WEAR, INC.
    Test Research, Inc.
    Texwipe
    Tintronics
    VI Technology
    Viscom Inc.
    Weller

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $400/$500 (early/late) and $475/$575 (early/late) for non-corporate members. The cost to exhibit includes: one 8x10 booth, one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, reception, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $30 per outlet. Earlybird pricing expires May 15th, 2015.

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Philadelphia Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday June 18, 2015
    Location: Valley Forge Casino Resort
    1160 First Ave.
    King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule


    Current Exhibitor List:

    ACL Inc.
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    HISCO, Inc.
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    METCAL
    Phoenix United Associates, Inc.
    QRP Gloves and Fingercots
    REStronics
    Scienscope International
    Seica Inc.
    SelecTech/StaticStop
    StenTech Ltd.
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet.

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials - Tabletop Exhibition

    Tuesday June 23, 2015 - Wednesday June 24, 2015
    Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
    3501 University Blvd, East
    Hyattsville, MD 20783
    Show Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm

    Attendees

    Come and visit the exhibits for FREE. Plan to network with leading suppliers in the counterfeit industry. We will provide you with FREE refreshments.


    Current Exhibitor List:

    Conecsus LLC
    Creative Electron
    PFC Flexible Circuits Ltd.

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    Exhibit Hours:
    June 23: 8:00am – 3:30pm
    June 24: 8:00am – 3:30pm


    Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.


    Full conference info is available here.

    Exhibit space entitles you to:

  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • One conference pass
  • Attendee list
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • One copy of the conference proceedings
  • Download a hard copy of the registration form

    Cost to exhibit:

    Booth type CALCE/SMTA Members Non-Members
    One table
    includes access to Electrical Outlet
    $750 $850
    One table
    no access to Electrical Outlet
    $700 $800


    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Click here to download more information.
  • Exhibitor Reception Sponsor $1,500
  • Lanyard Sponsor $400/$800
  • Bag Sponsor - $400/$800
  • Lunch Sponsor - $800 (per day)
  • Coffee Break Sponsor - $500 (per day)


    Contact Patti Coles at 952-920-7682 to purchase a sponsorship.






  • Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday June 25, 2015
    Location: Marriott Minneapolis Southwest
    5801 Opus Pkwy.
    Minnetonka, MN 55343

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    ACL Inc.
    AIM
    Ascentec Engineering
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    BEST Inc.
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Dimation, Inc.
    Ellsworth Adhesives
    ERSA North America
    Fritsch GmbH
    Fuji America Corporation
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    Progressive SMT Systems
    PVA
    Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
    REStronics Northland
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Specialty Coating Systems
    StenTech Ltd.
    Texwipe
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on May 29th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Ohio Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday July 16, 2015
    Location: Doubletree Cleveland - Independence
    6200 Quarry Lane
    Independence (Cleveland), OH 44131

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    ACE Production Technologies
    AGI Corporation
    AIM
    Apex Factory Automation
    Ascentec Engineering
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    BEST Inc.
    CN Sales/FKN Systek
    COMPUNETICS, INC.
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    Electrotek Corporation
    ERSA North America
    Fritsch GmbH
    Fuji America Corporation
    Garland Service Company
    Isola Group
    Kyzen Corporation
    Matric Group
    Metal Etching Technology (MET)
    METCAL
    MicroScreen
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    Professional Sales Inc
    Progressive SMT Systems
    PVA
    Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Specialty Coating Systems
    StenTech Ltd.
    Test Research, Inc.
    Test Research, Inc. (TRI)
    VI Technology
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$425 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on June 26th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Capital Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday September 1, 2015
    Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
    11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD 20723

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule


    Current Exhibitor List:

    AIM
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Fritsch GmbH
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    Progressive SMT Systems
    Scienscope International
    Seica Inc.
    Smart Splice LLC
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet.

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Long Island Expo & Tech Forum

    Wednesday October 14, 2015
    Location: Islandia Marriott Long Island
    3635 Express Drive North
    Islandia, NY 11749

    Attendees
    Attendees Register Now

    Please see the Long Island Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials,

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$425 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Please sign up by March 1st to be included in multi-expo pricing promotion.

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity or Sharon Dietrich with questions or for additional information.






    IWLPC- Wafer-Level Packaging Conference & Exhibition
    Note - If you already registered for the conference you do not need to register separately for the expo

    Wednesday October 14, 2015 - Thursday October 15, 2015
    Location: Double Tree Hotel
    2050 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110

    Attendees

    Exhibition: October 14-15, 2015
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA

    Show Hours:
    Wednesday, October 14th, 10:00am – 5:30pm, Exhibitor Reception 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 10:00am – 3:30pm

    To Register for a FREE Exhibits Attendee Pass, click here.

    View the floor plan


    Current Exhibitor List:

    AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH  #11
    Amkor Technology Inc.  #2
    Applied Materials, Inc.  #41
    ATV Technologie GmbH
    Chip Scale Review  #24
    Conductive Containers, Inc.  #43
    Deca Technologies  #36
    EV Group  #12
    FRT of America  #4
    IMAT, Inc.  #40
    Johnstech International  #1
    KLA-Tencor  #31
    LB Semicon Inc.  #26
    NAMICS Technologies, Inc.  #7
    NANIUM S.A.  #28
    nepes Corporation  #23
    Owens Design Inc.  #37
    Pac Tech USA Inc.  #27
    Plasma-Therm, LLC  #35
    Shenmao Technology Inc.  #5
    Silex Microsystems  #14
    Sonoscan, Inc.  #22
    SPTS Technologies  #42
    Suss MicroTec, Inc.  #25
    TechSearch International Inc.  #3
    Unisem  #13
    Yield Engineering Systems, Inc.  #38
    Yole Développement  #10

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    Dates: October 14-15, 2015
    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA

    Show Hours:
    Wednesday, October 14th, 10:00am – 5:30pm, Exhibitor Reception 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 10:00am – 3:30pm

    Exhibitor Application

    View the floor plan

    Why Exhibit at IWLPC?
    * Reach a focused international audience
    * Generate Exposure in this highly competitive marketplace
    * Share New Products and concepts to the market
    * Enhance Relationships with existing customers and generate new leads

    What's Included?

  • Two Choices: 8’x10’ Pipe & Drape inside exhibit hall OR 6ft table-top outside exhibit hall (foyer) (See Floor Plan)
  • NEW! Standard Electricity (500w) Included
  • Two Free Lunches Per Day
  • Coffee Breaks
  • All Access to the Reception
  • Attendee List
  • Show Directory Listing
  • Company Sign
  • IWLPC Proceedings Flash Drive
  • One Conference Pass (a $700 value)

  • How Much is it to Exhibit?
    8x10 Booth: On/Before July 8th: SMTA Member $1,300 | Non-Member $1,500
    6ft Table-Top: On/Before July 8th: SMTA Member $900 | Non-Member $1,100
    After July 8th costs increase by $200

    Questions?
    Please contact your Chip Scale Review sales representative or Patti Coles from SMTA with questions or for more information.

    Sponsorship Opportunities


    View available Sponsorship Opportunities

    What type of attendees will you network with at IWLPC?
    Assembly/Packaging Engineers, Corporate/General Management, Test Engineering, Engineering Management, IC Design Engineer, Manufacturing Management, PC Board Design/Fabrication, Purchasing, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Consultant, and many more!






    Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday October 20, 2015
    Location: Norris Conference Center
    2525 West Anderson Lane
    #365
    Austin, TX 78757

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    INVENTEC Performance Chemicals
    Kyzen Corporation
    Nordson Test and Inspection
    NPI Materials, Inc.
    Silicon Hills Design Inc.
    Specialty Coating Systems
    STI Electronics, Inc.
    Test Research, Inc.

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on September 25th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.






    Connecticut Expo & Tech Forum

    Tuesday October 20, 2015
    Location: Waterbury Marriott
    63 Grand Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702

    Attendees
    Online registration is now closed. Please register on site.
    Please see the Connecticut Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials,

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    The cost to exhibit is $325/$350 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $350/$375 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Please sign up by March 1st to be included in multi-expo pricing promotion.

    Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity or Mark Siems with questions or for additional information.






    Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum

    Wednesday October 14, 2015 - Thursday October 15, 2015
    Location: Hotel Riu Guadalajara
    Guadalajara

    Attendees
    Online registration is now closed. Please register on site.
    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions.

    Exhibitors
    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for More Information on Expo Materials.






    LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday November 5, 2015
    Location: The Grand Event Center
    4101 E Willow Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815

    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Coming Soon!


    Current Exhibitor List:

    Ascentec Engineering
    BOFA Americas
    Fritsch GmbH
    Fuji America Corporation
    INVENTEC Performance Chemicals
    Kyzen Corporation
    METCAL
    PA&LS
    Panasonic Factory Solutions of America
    Progressive SMT Systems
    Smart Splice LLC
    Texwipe
    Weller - A Division of Apex Tool Group

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    The cost to exhibit is $350/$450 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $425/$525 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).

    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 16th, 2015!

    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Amanda Dodson with questions or for additional information.






    Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum

    Thursday November 12, 2015
    Location: Melbourne Auditorium
    625 East Hibiscus Blvd
    Melbourne, FL

    Attendees
    Attendees Register Now

    Please see the Space Coast Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.


    Current Exhibitor List:

    AGI Corporation
    AIM
    Ascentec Engineering
    ASM Assembly Systems, LLC
    Conductive Containers, Inc.
    Conecsus LLC
    Indium Corporation
    Kyzen Corporation
    METCAL
    PVA
    Rehm Thermal Systems, LLC
    Scienscope International
    Seica Inc.
    Texwipe
    Weller
    ZESTRON Americas

    Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members
    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    The cost to exhibit is $350 for members and $425 for non members. The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list.Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 16th, 2015!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity or Eileen Hibbler with questions or for additional information.






    Medical Electronics Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibit Medical Electronics Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibit

    Wednesday September 16, 2015 - Thursday September 17, 2015
    Location: Marylhurst University
    Portland, OR

    Attendees

    September 16th, 2015
    Show Hours: 2:30pm – 7:00pm

    Marylhurst University
    17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
    Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261

    To Register for a FREE Exhibits ONLY Pass, click here.

    Exhibitors

    Sponsorship Information

    Sponsoring this event will provide a valuable opportunity to promote your company brand and product/service message to attendees, while supporting your business development and positioning goals. For benefits and pricing click on the Sponsorship Benefits link below. For more information contact Gina Edwards at MEPTEC at gedwards@meptec.org or call 408-858-5493.

    Sponsorship Benefits

    Sponsorship Application

    Exhibiting Information

    The conference will include an exhibition area featuring up to 40 tabletop displays that will be open during conference breaks plus after hours.

    Please e-mail Patti Coles regarding exhibiting at patti@smta.org or 952-920-7682; for sponsorship information please contact Gina Edwards, MEPTEC at gedwards@meptec.org or call 408-858-5493.

    Exhibit benefits:

  • 1 admission to symposium
  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • Two chairs
  • Attendee list
  • Company sign
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • Copy of the electronic conference proceedings
  • Download a hard copy of the registration form

    Exhibit Pricing:
    Member* (*iNEMI/MEPTEC/OregonBio/SMTA): $895
    Non-member: $995

    Exhibit Hours:
    September 16: 10:00am – 5:00pm
    September 17: 10:00am – 3:30pm

    Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.






    SMTA International Electronics Exhibition

    Tuesday September 29, 2015 - Wednesday September 30, 2015
    Location: Rosemont Convention Center
    Rosemont, IL

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitors Register Now
    SMTA International delivers value to you and your organization through our goal to bring our members and visitors together to focus, exchange ideas and share the newest technologies. Last year we welcomed over 1000 attendees from 25 different countries.






    Cancellation Policy: Please note that exhibit fees will not be refunded if exhibitor cancels exhibit space.