A Global Association
Working at a Local Level

For electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals seeking to improve processes through best practices and real world solutions, SMTA offers exclusive access to local and global communities of experts as well as accumulated research and training materials from thousands of companies dedicated to advancing the electronics industry.

Free e-Book for Young Professional Members

Young ProfessionalsBenefits eBook In response to the needs voiced by members in the early stages of their electronics manufacturing career, we have developed an e-Book that provides resources for career management, networking, resume building, job searching, technical paper writing and more.



Why You Should Attend SMTA International

SMTA International

  • Stay current, stay competitive! If you are looking for the industry's best technical program, this is the event to attend.
  • Experience assembly equipment in real time! Visit with over 150 companies... see you in Rosemont, Illinois!


  • In Memoriam: John Hawley

    We are saddened to learn that long time member and Silicon Valley Chapter Officer, John Hawley, passed away July 13, 2019. John served in many roles at Silicon Valley, including the President. We will always remember him with gratitude.


    New BGA and Area Array Defect Guide Released!

    BGA Defect Guide Sign up today to get your FREE copy of the BGA & Area Array Defect Guide. Written by Keith Bryant, Chairman SMTA Europe, this guide is a full-color electronic document featuring both optical and x-ray examples of common and not so common defects.


    Knowledge Is Power

    See the list of most popular articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base

    SMTA Knowledge Base - Knowledge is Power We compiled an "essential reading" list for electronics manufacturing engineers. This list of articles contains the most searched and downloaded articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base during the past 12 months. SMTA members have unlimited access to download these papers and more.


    Join the Discussion - Updated Q&A Forum

    Co-powered by SMTnet and SMTA, the Q&A Forum recently received a much needed overhaul to improve the format and user-experience for SMTA members. The forum features over 15,000 discussions on everything from equipment and materials recommendations to practical troubleshooting for common electronics assembly process and design challenges.


    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!


    Our Mission

    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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