January 18, 2012 | Volume 7, Issue #3 | View Email With Images
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Solar Manufacturing and Reliability Conference Announced

Solar Conference SMTA and SEMA have announced the finalized program of the Solar Manufacturing & Reliability Conference taking place March 22-23, 2012 in San Jose, CA. The program will consist of presentations and discussion covering the reliability testing of PV Modules covering gaps and where future work needs to be done. It will highlight various reliability programs being done in the industry with an assessment of current and evolving standards in manufacturing and reliability.

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Upcoming Expos and Tech Forums

Local Expos and Tech Forums have become one of the great benefits of local chapters. Attendees get valuable technical info, meet leading suppliers, and get a FREE lunch. Exhibitors get a great opportunity to connect with people in their region who want to know about their products and services.

Go to the Expos page Dallas Expo and Tech Forum
February 7, 2012

Houston Expo and Tech Forum
February 9, 2012

Indiana Expo and Tech Forum
March 20, 2012

Atlanta Expo and Tech Forum
April 19, 2012


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Datest
Got Bonepile? Why risk it? Get Datest!
Datest
Datest specializes in testing, troubleshooting, repair and rework of PCBA "Bonepiles" (Boards that have previously failed functional or system test). Combining advanced test platforms (Flying probe, X-ray, boundary scan, and in-circuit test) with 28 years of proven experience, Datest delivers to the bottom line. For test on demand, visit www.datest.com.
February Online Presentations

SMTA Webinars Laser Depaneling Webinar: February 9th
Josh Brown of LPKF Laser & Electronics will walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of laser depaneling in comparison to more traditional methods of depaneling such as routing, die cutting and dicing saws.

Tin Whiskers Webtorial: February 14 and 21
Dave Hillman of Rockwell Collins Inc. will provide a basic understanding of a tin whisker phenomena, data and resources allowing an attendee to create a tin whisker mitigation protocol and an update of some of the latest industry investigations and results.


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IWLPC Keynote Announced

IWLPC Keynote John Ellis Best-selling author John Ellis will detail the very possible threat of Cyber-Physical Terrorism in his presentation, "A Trojan Chip in Your Smartphone? It's Coming..." For years there have been concerns about malicious circuits being used to disrupt our critical infrastructures. However, there was little chance that rogue chips could receive commands in the coordinated fashion required to cause serious damage... until now.

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EPTAC Corporation
Need IPC Certification?
EPTAC Corporation
EPTAC Corporation is the leading provider of IPC Certifications and solder training. Our programs include instructor and operator certifications to IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721, IPC-A-620 and IPC-A-600. We also offer training in hand soldering, ESD, Component Identification and much more. Train at one of our many locations throughout the US and Canada, or at your facility. Visit us today...
Chapter Officer's Leadership FORUM

How to be an SMTA Superhero! SMTA invites all Chapter Officers to join their peers at the 8th Chapter Officer's Leadership FORUM, March 23-25, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. You can expect to be brought up to speed on all the new and exciting tools and techniques to make you a more efficient leader in 2012.

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In this issue:
  • Solar Conference Announced
  • Upcoming Expos
  • February Webinars
  • IWLPC Keynote Announced
  • Officer's FORUM
  • Latest Job Posts
  • Events Calendar
  • ASC International, Inc.
    Solder Paste Inspection - Fully Automated
    ASC International, Inc.
    The AP series of SPI solutions from ASC International offer an affordable alternative to the high cost of 100% inline SPI. THE most accurate and repeatable fully automated offline SPI system on the market today. Make ASC International your preferred supplier for all your inspection requirements. Visit us today...
    Latest Job Posts:
    Packaging Application Engineer
    Boise, Idaho

    Manager of Engineering
    Reno, NV

    Field Service Engineer
    Rowley, MA

    Field Service Engineer
    Dallas, TX

    Outside Sales Representative
    Arizona/New Mexico/Rockies

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    Seika Machinery, Inc.
    Solutions for SMT Assembly
    Seika
    Seika Machinery provides electronics manufacturers with advanced machinery, superior materials and engineering services including Automated Test Equipment, SMT assembly equipment and QA products. Learn more...

    "The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before."

    -Thorstein Veblen

    Events Calendar:
    Dallas Expo and Tech Forum
    February 7, 2012

    Houston Expo and Tech Forum
    February 9, 2012

    Laser Depaneling Webinar
    February 9, 2012

    Pan Pacific Symposium
    February 14-16, 2012

    Tin Whiskers Webtorial
    February 14 and 21, 2012

    Indiana Expo and Tech Forum
    March 20, 2012

    Solar Manufacturing and Reliability Conference
    March 21-23, 2012

    Chapter Officer FORUM
    March 23-25, 2012

    S.E. Asia Tech Conference on Electronics Assembly
    April 18-20, 2012

    Atlanta Expo and Tech Forum
    April 19, 2012

    Int'l Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR)
    May 15-18, 2012

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