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SMTA India Technical Workshop - Reliable Electronics for the Automotive Industry

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 09:30 AM
Location: Sathyam Grand Resorts, Sriperumbudur - Chennai

The SMTA India Chapter is pleased to invite you to participate in a one-day Technical Workshop on:
Reliable Electronics for the Automotive Industry
6th July 2019, Chennai

Keynote Presentation

Essentials of EV - The EV Technology Trends
Presented by Dr. Allabaksh Naikodi (Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd.)

Abstract: History of EVs, from their demise to re-emergence. The basic EV architecture will be presented to demonstrate its simplicity, reliability and connectivity, including present and future aggregate technologies such as battery, drive train, on board and off board chargers, vehicle controls, and connectivity. Will also briefly discuss some specific issues and challenges that India faces to meet the mission 2030 of electrification.

Speaker: Dr. Allabaksh Naikodi has more than 32 years of leadership in electronics and is presently heading the Advance Technology Department of Mahindra Electric - the Electric Vehicle Company of Mahindra. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai), India in 1995. Prior to joining Mahindra Electric he has worked for ABB, Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Tech Mahindra. He is a member of several technical committees including the expert committee of the Government of India on EV sub-systems development and BIS ETD51 for charging systems. He has many publications, including eleven patent applications in EV Technologies.
Star Invited Presentations

Advanced High Reliability Interconnect Technologies in Automotive Electronics

Presented by Dr. Ravi Bhatkal (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions & MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions)

Abstract: Electronics content in automobiles is increasing dramatically, with the emergence of “Autonomous-Connected-Electric-Shared” mobility.  Demands on automotive electronics system reliability are significant, calling for high reliability of automotive electronic interconnects.  This paper presents advances in interconnect technology for electronics in various automotive systems.

Speaker: Dr. Ravi Bhatkal currently serves as Managing Director, India, Cookson India Private Limited, and is responsible for the MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions and MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions businesses in India. Previously he served in various VP and GM positions at Alpha Assembly Solutions, Alent and Cookson Electronics. He is also Member of the Global Board of Directors of iNEMI. He earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He is widely published and is a co-inventor on four granted and four pending patents.

Key Design Variables that Impact Electrochemical Reliability of Electronic Devices (live telecast)
Presented by Dr. Mike Bixenman (KYZEN)

AbstractHighly dense Printed Circuit Assemblies build in more functionality using leadless and bottom terminated components. Reliability of these devices requires high level of cleanliness, especially residues that are ionic in nature. Will cover design variables that impact electrochemical reliability of Electronic Devices, including methods for screening materials and processes.

Speaker: Dr. Mike Bixenman is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of KYZEN Corporation. He has 30 years working experience, is a prolific author/co-author of more than 100 technical papers, holds four earned degrees, including a Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Special Invited Presentations
Corrosion Studies with Gold Plated Electrical Contacts

Presented by Prof. Balu Pathangey (IIT Bombay)

HDI Design Challenges and DFMA

Presented by Amba Prasad (Tejas Networks)

Speaker: Amba Prasad is a veteran PCB Designer and architect with more than 30 years designing for the telecommunications industry. He is also a trainer for Certified IPC Designer and Advanced Certified IPC Designer courses.

Pre-registration for Participation


Registration Fees: Rs. 1300 (SMTA non-members) and Rs.750 (SMTA members)


Registration includes: Lunch, coffee breaks, and desktop exhibition by leading companies at the technical session venue


Register by e-mail, including your name, company and contact details:

Contact: Ankan Mitra (SMTA India Chapter President)
Questions? Call +91 96200 75752 

Questions? Contact:
Ankan Mitra
+91 96200 75752

Webinar: Recent Advances in X-Ray Technology

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 10:00am
Location: Online

Presenter: Keith Bryant, SMTA Europe

Only members will get access to the recorded presentation!
Members: USD $10 
Non-members: USD $20 

Get Details and Register Here

Members must log in to register at the member rate. Pay by credit card online by clicking the "Register Now" button on the webinar event page. To pay by wire transfer directly to SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter, contact chapter president Ankan Mitra: +919620075752 or Madhukar Rao: +919686098690.


Taking x-ray images goes back over 100 years. Since then, there have been numerous advances in x-ray technology and these have been increasingly applied in helping the manufacturing of electronic components and assemblies, as well as in their failure analysis.

Most recently, this has been rapidly driven by the reduction in device and feature size and the movement to using newer, lower density materials within the structures, such as copper wire replacing gold wire as the interconnection material of choice within components. Another driver for developments is the engineering of single 3D packages with multiple chips stacked vertically one on top of the other, which results in smaller and more efficient packaging of devices.

In order to meet these challenges and those in the future, there have been a number of recent key improvements to the vital components within x-ray systems.

The choice of available technologies, however, means selecting the tube/detector combination, which is optimum for a particular electronics inspection application, is no longer so clear-cut. For example, one configuration may provide certain benefits that are applicable for one area of electronics inspection, whilst being less valid for others. This paper will review the various x-ray tube and detector types that are available and explain the implications of these choices for electronics inspection in terms of what they provide for inspection regarding image resolution, magnification, tube power, detector pixel size and the effects of detector radiation damage, amongst others.


Keith BryantAbout the Presenter

A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing.  He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.

He started his career in this industry with bare printed circuit boards in the early days of multi-layer technology, moving through to contract manufacturing. He had ten years’ experience with advanced materials and soldering systems before working with high technology x-ray and AOI Systems, again for 10 years.

Then for almost 3 years Keith worked as a technology and business consultant, assisting many of the major industry names and being Technology Editor for an Industry magazine for part of that time.

Since 2017 he has been Global Sales Director of the leading X-ray manufacturer. He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe.

Questions? Contact:
Ankan Mitra


SMTA India is accepting the applications for PROCESS ENGINEER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM!
Be the first few to join and part of the coveted global network of "SMTA Certified Process Engineers".
Limited seats offered on first occupancy.
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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
July 6, 2019
09:30 AM
SMTA India Technical Workshop - Reliable Electronics for the Automotive Industry Sathyam Grand Resorts, Sriperumbudur - Chennai Ankan Mitra 
+91 96200 75752
August 7, 2019
Webinar: Recent Advances in X-Ray Technology Online Ankan Mitra 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Ankan Mitra  (WEAMG Electronic Solutions Pvt Ltd)

Vice President : Amba Prasad  (Tejas Networks Ltd.)

Secretary : Pankaj L. Bansod  (Honeywell Technology Solutions)

Treasurer : Dhiren Shah  (Pro Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd)

VP of Technical Programs : Morgana Ribas  (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions)

VP of Membership : Rajeev Kulkarni  (Electronics and Automation)

VP of Public Relations : Madhukar Rao  (Hutakshi Associates)

Chapter Adviser : Robert Kinyanjui (Deere & Company)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Collins Aerospace

Keysight Technologies International

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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