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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.

Addressing Concerns Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated Status of Upcoming Events

Given the response and direction of government agencies and global health authorities, SMTA is directing all in-person meetings originally scheduled through Mid-May to be postponed or transformed into an online format.

The health and safety of our participants and members is top priority at SMTA. We remain in regular contact with our venue managers, chapter teams, and professionals within the greater meeting planning industry.

For the most updated information about SMTA events, check our website or contact your local chapter.

In Memoriam: Steve Stiller

Steve Stiller, a long-time SMTA member and officer of the Wisconsin Chapter, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Steve was an ardent supporter of SMTA and the Wisconsin Chapter. He served in almost every role as a chapter officer in Wisconsin, including President, VP, Secretary, VP of Membership, and Treasurer. In addition, he was very active in his community.

His obituary can be found here. SMTA will remember Steve at the Wisconsin Chapter's Expo and Technical Forum on Tuesday, May 5 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza.

New Selective Soldering 101 Online Course Released

Several different processes are commonly referred to as "selective soldering" in industry. In this new online course, Bob Willis discusses selective soldering specifically using single point, mini wave or multiple small waves at a fundamental level.

Corporate Member Interviews Debut on SMTA TV

Corporate members had the opportunity to record short video interviews during SMTA International this past September. The first batch of videos are now live on SMTA TV. Watch interviews with Aqueous Technologies, CalcuQuote, Datest, Indium Corporation, Keysight Technologies, KYZEN Corporation, MIRTEC, PACE Worldwide, Part Analytics, SCHUNK Electronics Solutions, Seika Machinery, Techvalley, Viscom, and ZESTRON Corporation.

Generous Donations Support Stromberg Scholarship

SMTA is delighted to announce the JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship recently received a five-year commitment of support from Indium Corporation, Libra Industries, and STI Electronics. Rod Howell, CEO of Libra Industries, moved the scholarship even further, pledging an additional five-year commitment. Donations made over the next five years will enable funding for 10 recipients.

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.

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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