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SMTA-CT Networking and Tech Session: Thermal Management Considerations at the Raw Card Level

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 4:30 pm
Location: 1489 Salis Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill CT 06067

Forecasts are strong for US manufacturing and electronics manufacturers are showing evidence of upswing!   To celebrate, the SMTA Connecticut Chapter is kicking off our 2018 calendar of events with a fantastic evening at the Dakota Steakhouse in Rocky Hill CT
This is Tech Session doubles as a professional networking event
that you simply don't want to miss!

Who should attend?

Designers and Engineers!
Manufacturing Operations!
Quality Professionals!
Supply Chain Professionals!
Job Seekers!
Learners from all Industries!


And if you can show evidence of active membership at time of check-in
your name will be entered in to a drawing a door prize valued at $25 or more.

(become a new SMTA member at the event, and your name will be entered twice!!)


PRESENTATION:  Thermal Management Considerations at the Raw Card Level
Today's thermal challenges are more challenging than ever - because products are being manufactured smaller, faster, hotter than ever.    Jim Barry of PCB Technologies Ltd., an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of engineering, manufacturing and sales in printed circuit board technogies will be presenting on the pros and cons of a variety of heat mitigation techniques.    Below is a short exerpt:

"There are many creative ways to remove heat from the PCB, even at the specific component location. Traditionally, heat removal has been done at the component level with finned heat sinks placed over a specific component location. Unfortunately, this creates large, cumbersome designs and/or requires some imaginative design engineering at a box level build. The second most common methodology has been to apply a metal back to the whole PCB which can connect to the chassis and draw away some of the thermal energy. The downside of these two typical techniques is that size and weight of some of these heat removal methods can also pose a challenge, especially when the world of electronic packaging is shrinking, not growing. Smaller packaging and weight are now required for products such as night vision goggles, UAVs and soldier-worn technologies, to name a few.  One of the simplest and most common ways that is often overlooked as ......."

Those new to the electronics industry will appreciate Jim's conversational presentation style, while the seasoned design engineers will value the degree of technical content provided.  So bring your hunger and bring your questions!  It's going to be a great event!

DATE:  Wednesday, May 9, 2018
            4:30 Cash Bar
            5:00 Dinner and Presentation

SMTA Members $35  | Non-Members $40 (payable via PayPal or Credit Card at time of registration)

LOCATION:  Dakota Steakhouse, 1489 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT  06067

Your choice of Top Sirloin, or Teriyaki Sirloin, or Mesquite Grilled Salmon, Wood-Grilled Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, or Wood-Grilled Trout
With farm-fresh salad bar, one side, bread, coffee and tea
And if that wasn't enough...  Mud-Bomb for dessert!  (Coffee Ice Cream with Orio Crust Topped with Chocolate Fudge, Mocha Chream and Almonds)

For more information please contact Sabrina Beck, SMTA-CT Treasurer at 860 309-8501 or     
Or contact the undersigned

Jenny Hopewell, President and SMTA-CT VP Membership & Communications
Manufacturing Services and Solutions
Office: 508 488-6402 | Cell:  617 970-5957 | Email: | LinkedIn:


Member Status

Questions? Contact:
Jenny Hopewell
617 970-5957

Mark Your Calendars: 2018 NE Expo and Tech Session

We're thrilled to have been able to move up the 2018 NE Expo and Tech Forum a few months ... distancing ourselves a bit from the year end Holidays and into some (still) warmer weather!  The 2018 Expo will be free to those attending the free Tech Sessions. We will be soliciting White Papers in the coming months and will share more details as to the speaker line-up as available.  For now, just keep your calendar cleared! You won't want to miss this!

Our Chapter Leaders

President : David Reitz  (INVENTEC Performance Chemicals USA)
Phone : 860-526-8300

Secretary : Eric Jarvis Soderberg  (Whelen Engineering)
Phone : 860-718-2329

Treasurer : Sabrina Beck  (Altek Electronics)
Phone : 860-309-8501

VP of Membership & Communication : Jenny Hopewell  (Hopewell Companies, LLC)
Phone : 617-970-5957

Board Liaison : Richard Coyle (Nokia)
Phone Contact : 908-516-3926

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Micro Systems Technologies, Inc.

NCAB Group USA, Inc.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

AB Electronics Inc

Altek Electronics

Argo Transdata

Ascentech LLC

Carlton Industries Corporation

INVENTEC Performance Chemicals USA

MacDermid, Inc.

Master Bond Inc.

MicroCare Corporation

Mirtec Corporation

Scott Electrokrafts, Inc.

Vision Engineering

Professional Members of our Chapter

Hopewell Companies, LLC


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 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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