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SMTA Webinar: Electronic Hardware Corrosion

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar (Organized by SMTA India Chapter)

Presenter: P.J. Singh, Ph.D., IBM Corporation


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


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Corrosion-related electronic hardware failures manifest themselves as electrical opens or shorts. The common modes of corrosion are: (a) electrical opens due to the corrosion of silver terminations in surface-mount resistors; and (b) electrical shorts on printed-circuit boards due to creep corrosion. An ASHRAE conducted survey of data centers concluded that these failures generally occurred when the air quality in data centers was such that the copper and silver corrosion rates were greater than 300 and 200 angstroms/month, respectively. Recent design corrective actions have significantly reduced these failures. Ion migration, another common corrosion-related failure mode that causes electrical shorts, occurs under high humidity condition, even in environments relatively free of gaseous contamination. Yet another failure mode, somewhat related to corrosion, that is becoming quite common is the deliquescence of deposited particulate matter short circuiting neighboring features on printed-circuit boards when the relative humidity in a data center is greater than the deliquescence relative humidity of the settled particulate matter.  The webinar will present these and related topics in detail.


PJ Singh, Ph.D.About the Presenter

Prabjit Singh is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Materials and Processes Department in IBM Poughkeepsie, New York, with 40 years of experience in the metallurgical engineering aspects of mainframe computer power, packaging, cooling and reliability. He has 76 issued patents, and is an IBM Master Inventor.

PJ Singh received a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a MS and Ph.D. from the Stevens Institute of Technology, all in the field of metallurgical engineering. Recently, he received a MS in micro-electronic manufacturing from RPI and a MS in electrical engineering from the National Technological University.

PJ Singh is active in ASHRAE, iNEMI and IPC technical societies researching printed circuit board creep corrosion and the acceptable limits of air contamination in mission-critical data centers. He is an adjunct professor of electrical engineers at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Ankan Mitra

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


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.
Please send your request soon or queries for any specific details!

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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)

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (Deere & Company)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Collins Aerospace

Keysight Technologies International

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Juniper Networks Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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