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24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 10:00AM
Location: Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

For 23 years the SMTA Atlanta Chapter has worked very hard to organize a best-in-class event for our local and regional  SMTA exhibitors and visitors. Our chapter is well known for many reasons and our Expo has always been on top of the list.
Every year Atlanta chapter officers and volunteers put their heads together to create a show with something for everyone. The combination of business and networking opportunities is a proven recipe for success  - and the 2020 event will be no different.
Our traditional venue at the Infinite Energy Center has been going through some major renovations, and for that reason we moved to Atlanta Tech Park in 2019.  Because of your feedback we will return to the conveniently-located Atlanta Tech Park in the Peachtree Corners/Norcross area for 2020.  This is where “Atlanta high-tech” began back in the 70's, and the facility itself is modern and spacious. Exciting new features for exhibitors include video monitors throughout the show floor where your marketing message can run continuously during the show.
The new venue also allows us to choose our own catering company which means a hot buffet lunch and a beer/wine reception at the end of the show. No more box lunches!!
Our 2020 KEYNOTEThe Next Revolution:  AI for Small to Mid-Size Businessis designed to attract the attention of industry professionals and drive traffic!
The dramatic breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence are not what it can do, but who can now use it. Ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft’s Azure AI now allow small and mid-size companies to streamline processes and workflows by discovering patterns and relationships in in their data, content, and images. Kevin Seefried, president of TwinEngines, will present case-study examples that demonstrate how companies are leveraging today’s low-cost AI platforms to solve real-world business problems.
·        Learn how ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft Azure AI allow smaller companies to use machine intelligence to streamline their processes and workflows.
·        Discover how analyzing images, comprehending speech, and making predictions from data can solve common business problems.
·        Follow a case study where an inexpensive, outsourced AI platform analyzes thousands of real-time images to accelerate service response times and reduce wasted resources.
Artificial Intelligence for the Little Guy

Technical Sessions:

Join Pete Waddell with PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY for a PCB Industry Roundtable at 2 PM.
Hosted and moderated by Pete Waddell, a PCB designer for over 20 years, this informal Industry Roundtable will focus on challenges within the PCB supply chain. Join us for a lively look at the world of PCB design, fabrication, assembly…and beyond. Come ready to tell us “what keeps you up at night” and to share your industry experience with fellow professionals.
  Pete Waddell
President and chief executive officer Pete Waddell founded UP Media Group in 2002 as a management buyout from CMP/United News. Waddell was previously publisher of Printed Circuit Design, as well as its editor in chief for six years. Prior to that, Waddell spent over 20 years as a draftsman and designer in the electronics industry, working for some of the largest military and commercial contractors in the US. He founded the PCB Design Conferences (now PCB West) and the PCB Benchmark Series.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Atlanta Technology Park
107 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions including a PCB Industry Roundtable hosted by Pete Waddell from PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine, free lunch, networking with leading industry suppliers, raffle prizes and after show social!

Show Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Questions? Contact:
McKenna Hill

The X-Factor - How X-ray Technology is Improving the Electronics Assembly Process

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 04:00
Location: Georgia Tech

The X-Factor - How X-ray Technology is Improving the Electronics Assembly Process

Questions? Contact:
Douglas Philbrick

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
March 3, 2020
The X-Factor - How X-ray Technology is Improving the Electronics Assembly Process Georgia Tech Douglas Philbrick 
April 16, 2020
24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, April 16, 2020 Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 McKenna Hill 
April 16, 2020
Atlanta Expo & Tech Forum Atlanta Technology Park McKenna Hill 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Douglas Philbrick  (I. Technical Services)

Vice President : Paul Handler  (Pacific Press Technology)

Secretary : Todd Peneguy  (Interact Alert)

Treasurer : Matthew John Kehoe  (Amitron Corporation)

Technical Advisor : Kevin Lee Simpson  (Simpson Inc)

VP of Membership (Appointed) : Scott Hargrove  (Spectrum Staffing)

VP of Technical Programs (Appointed) : Ed Moll  (Viscom Inc.)

Student Chapter Liaison (Appointed) : Ray Weeks  (Yamaha)

Board Liaison : William Capen (Honeywell FM&T)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter



Corporate Members of our Chapter

Akrometrix LLC

ASM Assembly Systems

ASYS Group Americas Inc.

Count-On Tools, Inc.

Engent, Inc.

Harimatec Inc.

I. Technical Services, LLC

Innovative Circuits, Inc.


ITW Contamination Control

Kulicke & Soffa Industries

Lexicon Technologies Inc

Prime Technological Services, LLC

Printed Circuits Corporation

Rehm Thermal Systems LLC

Stone Mountain Tool, Inc.


Viscom Inc.

VisiConsult X-Ray Solutions America Corp.


Professional Members of our Chapter



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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