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SMTA Tampa Bay Chapter Meeting Notice- December 13th

Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 5:30PM
Location: Jabil Circuit 10560 MLK Blvd St. Peterburg, FL 33716

This is a reminder to set time aside for this quarters meeting on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30 PM.
The link to register is below.

Our speaker will be Bruce Misner, principal of Advanced Technical Services, who will be discussing Tin Whiskers: Mitigation Techniques and Assessing Reliabilty.

The advent of lead free solder and the growth of pure tin component finishes have exacerbated the reemergence of tin whisker growth, increasing the potential for field failures. Many high reliability programs, especially within the aerospace realm, require varying degrees of tin whisker mitigation. This presentation will summarize the five reliability levels as defined in GEIA-STD-0005, the widely accepted industry standard for mitigating the effects of tin whiskers. Situations will be identified where whisker growth is most prominent, increasing the importance of mitigation. Conversely, situations where mitigation is of less concern will also be identified. With this knowledge, a key method for assessing reliability has been ascertained for the attendee’s knowledge. A variety of techniques for mitigating the effects of tin whiskers will be presented such that the assessed reliability can be significantly improved. Even in electronic assemblies where whisker mitigation is not required, engineers can impart reliability improvement through understanding of the reliability 
assessment, areas most at risk, and associated mitigations that can reduce that risk. 

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Questions? Contact:
Jim Sharp

Membership Appeal

Competition in electronics manufacturing is fierce, especially with many OEM’s choosing to produce their products outside the United States.  How does a company stay successful in this market?  A company keeping abreast of current manufacturing challenges and solutions finds themselves in a perfect position to succeed.  The ever changing manufacturing market has a very unique set of challenges.  Participating members of the SMTA find opportunities to excel in the market of electronics manufacturing by sharing valuable knowledge and experience.

The value of participation in a local chapter of the SMTA is immeasurable for an individual.  Beyond networking with leaders in the electronics manufacturing community, members have access to technical knowledge relevant to manufacturing that could take years to acquire on one’s own.  Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of local industry professionals often enables quick solutions to new challenges, unique perspectives for planning and execution in business development, and often skipping altogether, unforeseen issues that may arise in a new process.  And it goes without saying that the benefits to the individual pass right along to their employer.  Corporations gain from their employee’s knowledge and experiences.  

We’ve all participated in groups, clubs, or drives.  Participation in these groups leads to new relationships, business opportunities, learning something new, and a sense of giving back to the community.  The Tampa Bay SMTA is now accepting new members and volunteers.  Participation in the Tampa Bay SMTA Chapter provides immeasurable value to individuals and corporations.  Join now!  Know your local manufacturing community and start utilizing your resources today.

By: Jim Sharp
Quantum Storage Systems
Cell: 813.802.8263 JimS@QuantumStorage.com

Bruce Misner
Advanced Technical Services
Cell: 727.418.0524


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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
December 13, 2018
SMTA Tampa Bay Chapter Meeting Notice- December 13th Jabil Circuit 10560 MLK Blvd St. Peterburg, FL 33716 Jim Sharp 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jim Sharp  (Quantum Storage Systems / Electronics Division)
Phone : 813-802-8263

Vice President : Kelly N. Minton  (Jabil Circuit, Inc.)
Phone : 727-803-3429

Secretary : Alyssa A McKeown  (Robert McKeown Company, Inc.)
Phone : 727-599-3988

Treasurer : Ronald S. Snyder  (GE Aviation Systems)
Phone : 727-532-6393

VP of Technical Programs : Jonathan Tomassetti  (ZESTRON Americas)
Phone : 703-789-5771

VP of Membership : Bruce M. Misner  (Advanced Technical Services)
Phone : 727-418-0524

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Bobby J. Rooks  (TRAK Microwave)
Phone : 813-901-7250

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Marty L. London  (Lockheed Martin)
Phone : 813-854-7448

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Arnold Reta  (Jabil Circuit, Inc.)
Phone : 727-803-3518

Board Liaison : Gregory Vance (Rockwell Automation)
Phone Contact : 440-646-3246

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter



ZESTRON Americas

Corporate Members of our Chapter

America II Electronics LLC

Bare Board Group

EEI Manufacturing Services

Europlacer Americas'

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Robert McKeown Company, Inc.

SolderStar LLC

Sypris Electronics, LLC


Professional Members of our Chapter

Sun Rep

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Amazon Lab126 Celestica, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA, Inc. NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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