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Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, January 25, 2018 
Location: West Club at Mile High Stadium 
1701 Bryant Street
Denver, CO 80204

Attendees Register Now

Mark your calendars and plan to attend what is expected to be the Rocky Mountain event of the year. We are expecting a sold out event, connecting exhibitors, and bringing the latest technology to the Rocky Mountain region while presenting impactful and meaningful technical sessions for your continued professional growth.

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry! 
Technical Program Coming Soon!


The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $40 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on December 22nd, 2017!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Emily Stuckmayer with questions or for additional information.

MTM PCBA Testing & Factory Tour Hosted by Acroname


MTM PCBA Testing & Factory Tour
November 14, 2017

ACRONAME was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Boulder, CO. ACRONAME'S Brainstem technology encompasses a full suite of highly expandable hardware and software tools for applications in embedded robotic, automation and control systems.

Please join the SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter for a brief presentation on Manufacturing Test Modules (MTM). This is a FREE event hosted by ACRONAME. Following the presentation, a factory tour will be provided.

The After Hours event at ACRONAME is a great opportunity to meet other SMTA members for networking and sharing manufacturing challenges and experiences. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided to all attendees following the tour.
WHEN November 14, 2017
4822 Sterling Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
TIME 3:00 - 6:00 PM
COST FREE to all current SMTA members
Not a member? Membership lapsed? Please attend.
SMTA Rocky Mountain board members will be on site and can discuss
options and benefits for membership
MORE INFO Contact Rob Zippo at 303.797.9700 or

Flexible Circuits 101 Technical Session


SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter
Flexible Circuits 101

When:                  Thursday, April 20, 2017
Where:                Mentor Graphics (1811 Pike Road, Suite 2F., Longmont, CO 80501)
Time:                    9:30 – 3:30 PM

RSVP at:     

RSVP by:              April 15, 2017 (See below for early bird discount)
Cost:                     $25 members / $30 non-members (Receive $10 off if registered before 4/7/2017)

Payment opt:    Paypal link on the SMTA RSVP page

Save the date – April 20, 2017!
The SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter technical session “Flexible Circuits 101” will cover design, fabrication and assembly of flex and rigid-flex circuits.  

Flex Circuits 101 is an informative technical session focusing on vendor qualifications, materials, DFM, CAM, and board layout considerations.

Who should attend: Quality engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Engineering Managers, Buyers, and Engineering Students.

Technical Presentations and Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 AM:              Registration check-in and coffee-talk networking

                                             Silver Sponsorship Recognition

10:00 – 10:50 AM:            Flex circuit design overview and challenges with flex circuit vs rigid flex circuit design. Also learn about the newest materials available.

                                             Presenter: Jerry Arreola, Vice President of Engineering Services

PalPilot International Corp.


10:50 – 11:00:                   Cell phone and coffee break

11:00 – 12:00:                   Flex and rigid flex fabrication and assembly, part 1

Presenter: Chetan Shah, CEO

Flex Interconnect Technologies


12:00 – 12:30:                    Lunch break

                                             Gold Sponsorship Recognition

12:30 – 1:30:                      Flex and rigid flex fabrication and assembly, part 2

Presenter: Chetan Shah, CEO

Flex Interconnect Technologies

 Map to Mentor Graphics

 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

*        GOLD SPONSOR - Reception / Lunch Sponsors

Sponsor the welcome reception or a lunch and increase your company’s presence at this event! Reception / sponsors will be limited to two ($150) companies.

Reception/lunch sponsors will receive:

-   SMTA host recognition and acknowledgement at the event

-   Logo recognition in the event mailings

-   Logo recognition and link to company Web site

-   On-site signage (posted throughout event)                                                         $150.00 

*        SILVER SPONSOR - Coffee break / soft drink sponsorships

Help attendees remember your company while they enjoy their coffee break!

Coffee break sponsors will receive:

-   On site signage (posted near coffee breaks)

-   Logo recognition in the event mailings                                                           $75.00

Contact SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter VP of Marketing Communications at 970-443-9233 or email at 970-532-5100 to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities.

Flexible Circuits 101

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
January 25, 2018
Rocky Mountain Chapter Expo and Tech Forum West Club Sports Authority Field Mile High Stadium   Emily Stuckmayer 
January 25, 2018
Rocky Mountain Tech Expo Mile High Football Stadium, West Entrance 720.879.1218   Robert Zippo

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Our Chapter Officers

President : Robert Zippo  (NexusPCB Technologies)
Phone : 303-797-9700

Vice President : Tyler Toth  (Tracer Inc.)
Phone : 303-828-6397

Treasurer : Jill Scadden  (Advanced Circuits)
Phone : 408-890-8301

VP of Technical Programs : Jon Ashton  (Vergent Products)
Phone : 970-689-7068

VP of Membership : David Levine  (Texmac/Takaya Inc.)
Phone : 704-393-6575

VP of Events (Appointed) : Daren Harline  (PalPilot International Corporation)
Phone : 303-589-0440

VP of Marketing/Communications (Appointed) : Patty Chonis  (A-Tek LLC)
Phone : 970-532-5100

Board Liaison : William Capen (DRS Technologies)
Phone Contact : 814-534-8451

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Global Members of our Chapter

NEO Technology Solutions

Samtec Microelectronics

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Keysight Technologies

NEO Technology Solutions

Plexus Corp.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Acroname, Inc.

Advanced Assembly

Advanced Circuits

FCT Assembly, Inc.

GPD Global

Inovar Inc.

Mentor A Siemens Business

NEO Technology Solutions

Nova Engineering, Inc.

PalPilot International Corporation

Samtec Microelectronics

SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

Spectrum AMT

StenTech Photo Stencil, LLC

Tracer Inc.

Vergent Products

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO ITW EAE Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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Phone 952.920.7682
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