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.

Recognize a Member of Distinction

Deadline to nominate is June 7, 2019

SMTA Founder's Award Winner at SMTAI Submit your nomination for the SMTA Members of Distinction Awards. These awards, presented during SMTA International, honor members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the industry.



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.



eSMART Factory Conference

June 20 and 21, 2019 | Dearborn, MI, USA

eSmart Factory Conference eSMART Factory will be held on June 20 and 21, 2019 at the Dearborn Inn - Dearborn, Michigan, USA. This conference will bring together the key technologies including factory automation, artificial intelligence, and intelligent inspection, shaping the electronics manufacturing industry and addressed by EMS companies, OEMs and Contract Manufacturers.



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.


Lean Six Sigma Online Certification

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification from SMTA in partnership with Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College sets you apart in the industry. Use discount code SMTA10 when you register for an upcoming interactive LIVE online Lean Six Sigma course.


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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