Empire (Rochester, NY)

Rochester, NY 

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Presentations From SMTA EMPIRE Expo Now Available

Thanks to all the vendors, technical program speakers, and attendees who supported the SMTA EMPIRE Expo on April 24!  Copies of the following presentations are currently available:

Presentation #1
"Novel Approach to Void Reduction Using Microflux Coated Solder Preforms for QFN/BTC Packages that Generate Heat" by Jason Fullerton, Alpha Assembly Solutions

Presentation #2
"Identifying Defects on BTC Assemblies with X-Ray Analysis" by Bill Cardoso, Ph.D. Creative Electron

Presentation #3
"Avoiding the Pitfalls of BTC Assembly" by Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation

Please email
smta.empire@gmail.com with identified presentation # (or #'s) you would like to receive.  Replies to all submitted requests will be provided once per day.  Your email address will subsequently be registered in the Empire Chapter contact list.

Stay tuned for another Empire Chapter technical event announcement, anticipating being held in September 2018.

Our Chapter Leaders

President : Drew Ake  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 585-242-4469

Vice President : Mark Northrup  (IEC electronics)
Phone : 315-573-2837

Secretary : Jeff Schake  (ASM Assembly Systems)
Phone : 607-222-6154

Treasurer : Andrew C. Davis  (SennTec Sales Corp.)
Phone : 585-385-9461

VP of Technical Programs : Brook Sandy-Smith  (Indium Corporation)
Phone : 315-853-4900

VP of Membership : Bob Drozdowski  (Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.)
Phone : 585-738-0697

VP of Student Outreach (Appointed) : Tom Rovere  (Lockheed Martin)
Phone : 607-751-4469

Board Liaison : Martin Anselm (Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT))
Phone Contact : 585-475-2005

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.

Ansen Corporation

Applied Technical Services

i3 Electronics, Inc.

Indium Corporation

Lockheed Martin

MPL Inc.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


Trenton Technology Inc.

Universal Instruments Corporation

YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC

Professional Members of our Chapter


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, Inc. NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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