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.

Chapter Elections

Vote! Chapter officer elections are open for many chapters. Members, be sure to log in and vote!



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.



SMTA International 2019 Concludes Successfully

The 2019 SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place September 22 – 26, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, brought together over 1300 electronics manufacturing professionals including engineers, technologists, executives, and academics as well as over 160 exhibiting companies to share knowledge and solutions.



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.


Board of Directors Election Results

Welcome new board members!

The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning September 22, 2019 during SMTA International. Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas, was re-elected as VP Communications. Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies; Ivan Roman, Continental Powertrain; and Robert Boguski, Datest Corporation; have been newly elected to the Board of Directors.


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.


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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