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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
September 27, 2017
OktoberFest Vergent Products, 609 14th Street SW. Loveland, CO 80537 720.879.1218   Rob Zippo
November 14, 2017
PCBA Test Acroname Corp, 4822 Sterling Dr. Boulder, CO 80301 720.879.1218   Rob Zippo
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 Leaders

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

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

Secretary : Larry Davis  (Hach Company)
Phone : 970-663-1377

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 Circuits

FCT Assembly, Inc.

GPD Global

Inovar Inc.

Mentor A Siemens Business

NEO Technology Solutions

Nova Engineering, Inc.

PalPilot International Corporation

Photo Stencil, LLC

Samtec Microelectronics

SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

Spectrum AMT

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 Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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