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SMTA India Chapter Leadership Team for 2020

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce the SMTA India Chapter leadership team for 2020:
President : Morgana Ribas  (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions)
Vice President : Madhukar Rao  (Hutakshi Associates)
Secretary : Pankaj L. Bansod  (Honeywell Technology Solutions)
Treasurer : Amba Prasad  (Tejas Networks Ltd.)
VP of Membership : Rajeev Kulkarni  (Electronics and Automation)
VP of Technical Programs : Balu Pathangey Ph.D.  (IIT Bombay, retd. Intel)
Volunteer at Large : Dhiren Shah  (Pro Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd)
I thank our past Chapter officers for their valuable contributions and welcome the team into their new roles! Our aim is to continue the SMTA mission to the advancement of the electronics industry through education and interaction of our members.
The team is already hard at work preparing events focused on the Indian electronics industry and assembly needs. In view of traveling and gathering restrictions due to COVID-19, our events for the next few months will be virtual. We will soon reach out to you with a dedicated calendar of events for India.
Best regards,
Morgana Ribas
President SMTA India Chapter

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Past Events - SMTA India Chapter

SMTA India Technical Workshop - Designing and Manufacturing Telecommunications Hardware for the Next Decade and Beyond
Date: November 25, 2019 | 10:30 AM
Cisco Cessna Business Park, Bangalore, India
This one-day technical workshop was a great success, having more than 70 people in attendance, and was sponsored by Cisco.
Prof. Rao R. Tummala (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) gave the Keynote Presentation on “Post Moore's Law and Quantum Electronics - An Unparalleled Opportunity for Indian Scientific, Engineering and Industrial Organizations”
Girish Wable (Strategic Capabilities, Jabil Cicuits, USA) gave a special invited live telecast presentation on “Customization and Personalization in a Connected Ecosystem”
Dr. Morgana Ribas (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, India Research Centre, Bangalore, India) gave an invited presentation on “Advances in Pb-free Solder Technology for High Reliability Applications”
N. S. Krishna Kumar (Sr. Consultant and Trainer, Bangalore) and Amba Prasad (Tejas Networks) gave an invited presentation on “Intra and Inter System's Connection Through Cables and Connector Arrangements Signal And Mechanical Constraints”.


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

Dr. P.J. Singh (IBM Corporation) gave a very comprehensive presentation on aspects involved in corrosion of electronic hardware.

SMTA India Technical Workshop on: Reliable Electronics for the Automotive Industry
Date: July 6, 2019 | 09:30 AM
Location:  Sathyam Grand Resorts, Sriperumbudur – Chennai, India
In one of our largest events so far, Dr. Allabaksh Naikodi (Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd.) gave the Keynote Presentation on “Essentials of EV - The EV Technology Trends”, based on his more than 32 years of leadership in electronics and as head of the Advance Technology Department of Mahindra Electric - the Electric Vehicle Company of Mahindra.
Dr. Ravi Bhatkal (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions & MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions) gave an invited presentation on “Advanced High Reliability Interconnect Technologies in Automotive Electronics”
Dr. Mike Bixenman (KYZEN) gave a special invited live telecast on “Key Design Variables that Impact Electrochemical Reliability of Electronic Devices”
Prof. Balu Pathangey (IIT Bombay) gave an invited presentation on “Corrosion Studies with Gold Plated Electrical Contacts”
Amba Prasad (Tejas Networks) gave an invited presentation on “HDI Design Challenges and DFMA.

Our Chapter Leaders

President : Morgana Ribas  (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions)

Vice President : Madhukar Rao  (Hutakshi Associates)

Secretary : Pankaj L. Bansod  (Honeywell Technology Solutions)

Treasurer : Amba Prasad  (Tejas Networks Ltd.)

VP of Membership : Rajeev Kulkarni  (Electronics and Automation)

VP of Technical Programs : Balu Pathangey Ph.D.  (Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay)

Volunteer at Large : Dhiren Shah  (Pro Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd)

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (Deere & Company)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Collins Aerospace

Juniper Networks

Keysight Technologies International

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions

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 MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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