Welcome to SMTA
The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
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SMTA International Early Registration Deadline This Friday!Register by August 26, 2016
Spend your training dollars wisely and take advantage of early registration pricing to save 10% on your SMTA International conference registration. As an SMTA or IPC member you automatically save $125 on Workshops or $150 on conference registration. If this is your first time attending SMTAI, you can take an additional 10% off your conference registration. Discount group and student rates are also available. What are you waiting for? Register today!
No travel budget? No problem.Hear about the latest research right from your desk!
Listen to outstanding speakers without leaving your desk. SMTA Webinars and Webtorials are a great solution for getting the latest information on electronics assembly and advanced packaging at the best price.
Upcoming Webinars and Webtorials:
Aug 9, 2016
Webinar: Corrosion in Data Centers
Aug 23 & 25, 2016
Webtorial: Stencil Printing-Advanced Topics
Sep 13, 2016
Webinar: Practical Guidelines in Handling Moisture Sensitivity of SMT Packages
Nov 3, 2016
Webinar: The Three Fundamentals to the Ultimate Reliability in Consumer Electronics
Nov 8 & 15, 2016
Webtorial: Robotic Iron and Laser Soldering for Lead-Free and High Temperature Alloys
5 Ways to Increase Your Technical Knowledge
The phrase "Knowledge is Power" certainly rings true for engineers and businesses. In our fast-paced world of information overload, it is critical to have the right information to make knowledgeable decisions and stay competitive. Here are five ways to get trusted information you can confidently use to make the right decisions in your work.
1. Search from thousands of published technical articles in the SMTA Knowledge Base
2. Attend our free quarterly webinars
3. Network with local professionals and hear quality technical presentations at your local chapter meeting
4. Browse the Book Store for new titles relevant to your work
5. Find contact information in our Member Directory of industry experts who can answer your questions in one conversation
Best of all, you can do each of these at no charge or at deeply discounted rates with an active SMTA Membership.
Printed Circuits Handbook, 7th Edition Released!Contains various chapters penned by SMTA members
The Printed Circuits Handbook has served as the definitive source for coverage of every facet of printed circuit boards and assemblies for 50 years. The book is the cumulative effort with contributions by many SMTA members such as Happy Holden, Vern Solberg, Don Dupriest, Mike Carano, Jason Keeping, Laura Turbini, Gary Freedman, Reza Ghaffarian, Mudasir Ahmad, Joe Fjelstad, Marc Carter, and Jean-Paul Clech. The new edition of this essential guide provides time-saving tools for success in the area of printed circuit supply chain management, including an entire new section on the elements of design, supplier identification and qualification, process control, product acceptance processes, and quality and reliability specification and assurance.
Video Tutorials on Electronics Assembly Process BasicsFree for members!
Cisco Systems, Inc. was gracious enough to provide some training videos outlining the basic process steps used in electronics assembly including printing, paneling, placement, reflow, wave, and depanelization. These short tutorials are a great introduction for students and anyone who is new to the industry. Active SMTA members can view them for free!
Find Your Dream Job or Hire a New Employee in the SMTA Career Center
The SMTA Career Center can help engineers, operators, managers, technicians and executives find a job or fill a position in the electronics assembly industry. Go to the Job Listings page for a complete listing. Members post on-line for free!