The related links below are examples of information societies relative to the SMTA. Their purpose is the collection, production, and distribution of information.
They are organized into the following categories by media type:
The ASTE is a all volunteer non-profit corporation with members in 22 States and Canada, including several active chapters. The ASTE is dedicated to the quality, integrity, and advancement of the test engineering profession. They publish 4 Newsletters per year, provide over $5,000 dollars in scholarships per year through funding from NEPCON, review most test related technical conferences, and attend 4 NEPCON Conferences in Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Anaheim each year co-sponsoring a Test Center Booth with Test & Measurement World Magazine to provide test information to the electronics industry.
Die Products Consortium (DPC)
The Die Products Consortium (DPC) is a source of information for the microelectronics industry on die product processing and assembly methods. Its areas of focus include KGD, bare die, flip chip, wafer-level CSP, chip on board (COB), system in a package (SIP), and multichip module (MCM). The mission of the DPC is to provide leadership to the microelectronics industry for developing methods that promote improved die product quality, reliability, handling, shipping, and associated infrastructure. Its objectives are to maintain worldwide leadership as focal point in die products industry, drive enhancement of industry standard infrastructure, encourage industry adoption of improved KGD test, quality & reliability methods, and accelerate the demand for die products.
EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance)
Connecting the industries that define the digital age.
EMPF (Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility)
The Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) was established in 1984 to aid the electronics industry in improving electronics manufacturing processes required in the manufacture of military systems. Today, the EMPF operates as a National Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence (NEMCE) deriving its resources from a consortium of industry, university and government participants led by the American Competitiveness Institute (ACI). The EMPF's principal goals are to: improve responsiveness to the needs of DoD electronics systems; ensure that deliverables make a significant impact in the electronics manufacturing industry; facilitate the development and transition of technology to the factory floor; and, expand the customer base to a national level.
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Association
Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance. The website boasts an excellent free resource called the Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Technology Roadmap.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC)
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) is the global marketing arm and public service hub for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders, and service exporters. Their activities are especially geared to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are the chief drivers of Hong Kong's trade. With more than 40 offices around the world, TDC enhances efforts to expand business in international trade by providing marketing opportunities, business matching services, market intelligence, and SME development programs.
IEE (The Institution of Electrical Engineers)
Founded in 1871, the Institution of Electrical Engineers is the largest professional engineering society in Europe and has a worldwide membership of just under 140,000. These men and women, who have joined together to promote the advancement of electrical, electronic and manufacturing science and engineering, range from students to the most distinguished and highly qualified members of the profession.
IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.)
The IEEE ("eye-triple-E") helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries)
The IPC is a United States-based trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members worldwide, who are participants in the electronic interconnect industry. In pursuit of these objectives, the IPC will devote resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, and pertinent government relations. The IPC encourages the active participation of all its members in these activities and commits to full cooperation with all related national and international organizations.
The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) is a society dedicated to the advancement and growth of the use of microelectronics and electronic packaging through professional and public education, the dissemination of information and the promotion of the Society's portfolio of technologies. Founded in 1967 IMAPS is a leading international microelectronics and electronic packaging society with professional members in 24 North American chapters and 19 international chapters. Members of the Society represent every discipline and specialty in the electronics industry and include both technical and marketing professionals. IMAPS supports 30 educational opportunities annually that enable these professionals to increase their knowledge of current research and applications. Students have their own chapters and are eligible for annual grants from the IMAPS Educational Foundation.
iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (iNEMI's) mission is to assure leadership of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain. Based in Herndon, Va., the industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 70 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities. iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies. The consortium also works with government, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.
MEPTEC (Microelectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council)
MEPTEC is a trade association of semiconductor suppliers and manufacturers, committed to enhancing the competitiveness of the back-end portion of the semiconductor business. MEPTEC is concerned exclusively with assembly and testing and is dedicated to the advancement of the industry. Since its inception over 15 years ago, MEPTEC has provided a forum for semiconductor packaging and test professionals to learn and exchange ideas that relate to assembly, test and handling. MEPTEC continuously strives to improve and elevate the roles of assembly and test professionals in the industry.
NEPCON / Microelectronics series have been being launched in more than 15 countries/regions all over the world, where electronics professionals gather. Since its first presentation held in 1985 in China, with the tremendous support of the Ministry of Information Industry (former Ministry of Electronics Industry), the show has been enhancing the partnership among the technologists, manufacturers and users of the China' s electronics manufacturing industry.
Should your company plan to develop your business in the China's electronics manufacturing industry, NEPCON / Microelectronics promises to deliver qualified buyers from various electronics industries such as, electronics assembly products & services, PCB manufacturing technology, equipment, materials & services, semiconductor manufacturing technology, electronics components, and assembly technology.
SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International)
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is a global trade association that represents the semiconductor and flat panel display equipment and materials industries. Founded in 1970 in the United States, SEMI has evolved into a worldwide organization committed to free trade and open markets. The primary goal of SEMI is to help its members expand their global marketing opportunities and improve access to their customers and industry, government and civic leaders. SEMI accomplishes this goal by providing its members with up-to-date, industry-specific information and educational resources needed to manage their company and market their products more effectively.
SMART Group (Surface Mount And Related Technologies)
The SMART Group is the leading European technical trade association representing the electronics manufacturing industry. The SMART Group aims to promote the advancement of the electronics manufacturing industry through the education, training and notification of its members in surface mount and related assembly technologies, and by the promotion of a community of electronics manufacturing professionals. This is to be accomplished by active encouragement of member inter-activity, through meetings, seminars, conferences and publication of technical information. The SMART Group invites and requires the active participation of all its members in these aims.
SMCBA (Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association)
The Australian SMT Association was formed in 1988 and in 1990 its name was changed to the Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association after the PCB Industry Interest Group joined with the Association. Its vision is to facilitate the development of the electronics industry in our region to be world competitive and recognised as a unified, skilled and co-operative industry. Its mission is to expand and enhance the electronics industry by raising the industry's awareness to technological developments, providing opportunities for technology transfer, encouraging co-operation between members and other interested groups, national and international; influencing governments and regulatory authorities, and developing the skills and knowledge of our members.
The mission of Chip Scale Review is to promote the growth of the infrastructure and to support the design, manufacture, test and application of chip-scale electronics worldwide, inclusive of chip-scale, flip-chip and wafer-level packaging. Chip Scale Review is produced for a worldwide audience of engineers, specialists, researchers and end-users of chip-scale electronics, with a circulation of 27,500 worldwide. Chip Scale Review covers the chip-scale, flip-chip and wafer-level packaging market.
Circuits Assembly Magazine
Circuits Assembly Magazine is the only industry publication whose editorial is devoted exclusively to circuits assembly. This focus allows coverage in depth of the technology developments and applications engineers are looking for. The online version of Circuits Assembly provides daily international business and industry-related news, current issue articles, and access to editorial archives.
ECN (Electronic Component News)
ECN (Electronic Component News) is a print magazine for designers and engineers. We cover technologies such as boards and modules; electromechanical devices; embedded systems and networking; optoelectronics and displays; packaging and interconnects; passive and discrete components; power sources and power management; integrated circuits; sensors and actuators; and test and measurement. We also produce online tutorials in the ECN Design Network.
EM China (Electronics Manufacturing China) is the authoritative technical publication for China's fast growing electronics manufacturing industry. It covers semiconductor packaging, SMT, PCB, and related test and measurement equipment and technologies, and it enjoys 10,000 manufacturing engineers and managers as its readers. The magazine keeps manufacturing engineering professionals and managers in China abreast of the latest and most appropriate technologies, industry news, and viewpoints of leading technology vendors. EM China incorporates content from Semiconductor International and Test Measurement World. It also generates local contents by editors, leading technology vendors, and industry specialists based in China. Forming a partnership with SMTA in China mainland, EM China will incorporate news and technical papers provided by SMTA or its members in each issue.
Future Fab International
Future Fab International has been published for over 15 years. Future Fab was the first publication to go all-digital and the first industry publication to cover the entire manufacturing eco-system; design, fabrication and test/packaging. Future Fab International, its partners and industry revered editorial board continues to be the go to for leading edge information. The journal is free to view and with its corresponding website www.future-fab.com you will find over 1,400 leading technical articles written by the leading industry technologists.
With four editions (Americas, Europe, China and South East Asia) and seven websites (international, China, Korea, South East Asia, Japan, Mexico and Brazil), Global SMT & Packaging is THE assembly journal for electronics manufacturers worldwide. The magazines, websites and newsletters offer solution-led technical articles, insightful columns, coverage of industry news and events, and an exploration of the latest technology emerging in the sector.
Industrial + Specialty Printing
Industrial + Specialty Printing is the only magazine covering functional and decorative printing done as part of the manufacturing process. The end product is not the print itself, but another final product, such as an automotive dashboard, back lit cell phone, or solar panel. Editorial is written for plant printing departments, contract industrial printers, and commercial printers selling into industrial markets. The types of printing processes used in industrial and specialty printing include screen printing, digital printing, flexography, hot stamping, spray coating, pad printing, jetting, and in-mold labeling. At a time when many markets are shrinking, industrial and specialty printing markets—such as printed electronics, alternative energy solar cell manufacturing, RFID, membrane switches, smart cards, OLED and many other markets—represent burgeoning areas of high growth. Each issue of iSP carries news, new products, case histories, shop tours, management advice and information on new technologies to bridge the gap between experts in the field and those seeking information on this important market base. Our in-depth features cover printing information from world-class experts written in a understandable, educational format to help build relationships between people who share a common purpose.
SMT, the magazine for electronics assembly, is the only industry publication whose editorial is devoted exclusively to surface mount assembly of printed circuit boards. This focus allows SMT to cover in depth the technology developments and applications engineers are looking for. The on-line version of Surface Mount Technology provides daily international business and industry-related news, current issue articles, and access to years of searchable editorial archives.
Each issue of US Tech covers topics intended to enhance your business. The Tech Watch column covers leading edge technologies which normally do not appear in the regular editorial mix. Other sections cover business news, mergers and acquisitions, plant expansions and relocations, distributor agreements, and personnel moves, appointments, and promotions.
The purpose of Circuitnet is to sort through the unending stream of industry information and deliver to subscribers the most important news affecting the world of electronics manufacturing. The compendium of information is posted on-line and sent to subscribers by email. Circuitnet's Daily Newsletter features links to business and technology news stories and to industry articles. The latest corporate and product news from OEMs and EMS providers and equipment and materials manufacturers are also included. Circuitnet's Weekly Newsletter, published each Tuesday, includes tips, commentaries, contests, surveys, feature articles and the top business and technology stories featured during the week.
The Datasheet Archive provides users with one of the Internets most complete sources for electronic component datasheets and application notes. Their datasheet search engine contains data on 100 million parts from 7500 manufacturers.
EDACafe.com delivers the latest Electronics Design Automation industry commentary, news, product reviews, articles, events, jobs, and resources from a single, convenient point.
EEWeb is a premier electrical engineering community providing news, tools, and resources for engineers. EEWeb offers its community members: Technical Discussions, Online Toolbox, Design News, Community Blogs & Projects, Personal Profiles & Resumes and Opportunities for Professional Networking.
Electronics.ca Publications is a portal to essential market and technology information for the global electronics Industry. It provides succinct, up-to-date and well researched data, delivering critical information on the semiconductor, electronics manufacturing, wireless technology, and converging markets. Electronics.ca offers a full spectrum of knowledge and tools with a network of over a hundred researchers globally to help establish leadership in emerging markets.
Electronics Components World
Electronics Components World is the latest initiative from entrepreneurial Blackdot Publishing. Blackdot/ECW's vision for this portal is to be the world's leading online resource for Electronics Components Information, where you can access a world of information relating to products, suppliers, news and new product releases.
EMSnow was launched to provide the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, and it's supporting supplier and customer bases, with a single, real-time information and analysis source covering the global aspects of this critical industry. EMSNow focuses on the business of the EMS industry. As a truly global industry, the EMS sector runs 24 hours a day. EMSnow brings the world to you every day in a concise and information-rich format. Unlike other sites, which just bring you press releases, EMSNow also brings you news analysis, financial analysis, opinions and judgments by industry leaders and visionaries, and access to research that will give you better insights to markets and trends.
The UK's leading, monthly, technical journal for electronics design engineers covering every area of electronics in all important industry sectors. Regular supplements include Distribution, Test and Outsourcing.
EverythingPCB is a printed circuit industry service, product and resource guide listing everything from software to manufactures to assembly services and everything in-between. This service was created by and for professionals in the printed circuit board industry to provide faster access to telephone numbers, addresses, web sites, product listings, information and other services than are typically available through other publications. Industry professionals can now perform instantaneous searches by product or company.
NPL Defects Database
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Electronics Interconnection Group has put in place a Defects Database on printed board assembly and material issues as part of their continuing support to the electronics industry. The database is intended to be added to on a continuous basis by any visitor to the database, and so increase in value to the industry. The database was suggested as an industry project by members of the Industry Advisory Group IAG, recommending that NPL were best equipped to coordinate the activity due to their scientific and manufacturing expertise. By collecting together common problems and making example images freely available to industry it will assist engineers implement corrective actions in their process or design.
PCB007 is a real-time on-line publication for the printed circuit board (PCB), electronics manufacturing services (EMS), and PCB design industries. With over 11,000 stories published, PCB007 is a leader in news regarding the electronic packaging industry.
SecuringIndustry.com - Anti-Counterfeiting News
SecuringIndustry.com is a free-to-access information service that covers the issues surrounding supply chain and brand security. Our aim is to provide practical advice and intelligence to help manufacturers define and pursue their own strategies for tackling crime including counterfeiting, product diversion, adulteration and theft.
SMTnet is your gateway to the electronics manufacturing industry. Within a forum atmosphere SMTnet provides efficient and effective two-way exchange between providers and users of the products, services, and information related to electronics manufacturing.
Business strategy source for electronics contract manufacturing outsourcing and offshoring. VentureOutsource.com provides best practices and benchmarking information for printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and PCB box build and systems integration, and related supply chain knowledge, to help decision-makers.