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.

Statement Regarding COVID-19

As SMTA continues planning and preparations for our future events, we would like to emphasize that your health and safety remain our number one priority. We are actively and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 implications in line with the policies in place where the event is located, as well as U.S. federal authorities.

We greatly appreciate your support, patience, and understanding. Should you have any outstanding questions or would like to discuss any concerns, please contact us. For the most updated information about SMTA events, check our website or contact your local chapter.


Members: Vote For Your New Directors

Ballot closes July 1, 2020

Vote for new board members Three positions on the SMTA Board of Directors will be filled for the term 2020-2023. The position of President for a two year term of 2020-2022 will also be filled. This is your opportunity to determine the future direction of your organization. If you are a member, please take advantage of your privilege by voting before July 1, 2020.



Free 30-Day Access to Online Training for Members

In light of the major disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, SMTA will provide complimentary 30-day access to individual online training courses for all active members over the next several weeks. Details will be posted on the training page so check back each week to see which course is available for enrollment.


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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