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SMTA OR Chapter, January Technical Meeting, Preparing Soldering Materials for the 5G Environment

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 04:00pm
Location: Axiom Electronics, LLC

Topic: Preparing Soldering Materials for the 5G Environment
Presenter: Ning-Cheng Lee
Date: Jan 21st, 2020
Time: 4:00-7:00PM
Place: Axiom Electronics [9845 NE Eckert Drive Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006]
Abstract: 5G is coming, driven by the market need and anticipation. Coming with 5G need also comes the need to upgrade assembly materials to cope with the dramatic increase in the speed of electronic signals as well as the demand for reliability. In this talk, the desired features and directions for soldering materials will be presented, including both flux features and solder alloy requirements. 

Biography: Ning-Cheng Lee is the Vice President of Technology of Indium Corporation. He has been with Indium since 1986. Prior to joining Indium, he was with Morton Chemical and SCM. He has more than 30 years of experience in the development of fluxes and solder pastes for SMT industries. In addition, he also has very extensive experience in the development of underfills and adhesives. He received his PhD in polymer science from University of Akron in 1981, and BS in chemistry from National Taiwan University in 1973.
Ning-Cheng is the author of “Reflow Soldering Processes and Troubleshooting: SMT, BGA, CSP, and Flip Chip Technologies” by Newnes, and co-author of “Electronics Manufacturing with Lead-Free, Halogen-Free, and Conductive-Adhesive Materials” by McGraw-Hill. He is also the author of book chapters for several lead-free soldering books. He received 1991 award from SMT Magazine and 1993 and 2001 awards for best proceedings papers of SMI or SMTA International Conferences, 2008 and 2014 awards from IPC for Honorable Mention Paper – USA Award of APEX conference, and 2010 Best Paper Award of SMTA China South Conference.

He was honored as 2002 Member of Distinction from SMTA, 2003 Lead Free Co-Operation Award from Soldertec, 2006 Exceptional Technical Achievement Award from CPMT, 2007 Distinguished Lecturer from CPMT, 2009 Distinguished Author from SMTA, 2010 Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award from CPMT, 2015 IEEE Senior Member, 2015 Founder’s Award from SMTA, and 2017 IEEE Fellow. He has served on the board of governors for CPMT and SMTA board of directors. Among other editorial responsibilities, he serves as editorial advisory board of Soldering and Surface Mount Technology, Global SMT & Packaging and as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Components Packaging Manufacturing Technology. He has numerous publications and frequently gives presentations, invited to seminars, keynote speeches and short courses worldwide on those subjects at international conferences and symposiums.

Questions? Contact:
Pedro J Martinez

SMTA Oregon Chapter Membership Appreciation & Holiday Social

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 06:00pm
Location: Ernesto’s Restaurant [8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR

SMTA Oregon Chapter Membership Appreciation & Holiday Social
December 18, 2019
6 PM-9:00 PM
Ernesto’s Restaurant
8544 SW Apple Way
Portland, OR
The first 20 SMTA Members to RSVP with their choices are free!
Otherwise it’s still only $20.00 per person.
RSVP to : james.mills@vanguard-ems.com

Holiday Menu
Garden Salad with ranch or Italian Dressing
Focaccia Bread
Choice of A, B, or C
A) Gardena Lasagna & Steamed Vegetables

B) Roasted Italian Chicken w/ Rice Pilaf & Steamed Vegetables

C) NY Steak w/ Baked Potato & Steamed VegetablesAnd  Spumoni for dessert

Use the attached document in the link below to fill out your choices:
This needs to be completed and sent back with your RSVP no later than Dec 11th 2019

Efforts will be taken to comply with requested Special Dietary needs.

(Liquor, Beer & Wine are available, but are NOT being HOSTED for this event.)

Questions? Contact:
Jim Mills

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
December 18, 2019
SMTA Oregon Chapter Membership Appreciation & Holiday Social Ernesto’s Restaurant [8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR Jim Mills 

January 21, 2020
SMTA OR Chapter, January Technical Meeting, Preparing Soldering Materials for the 5G Environment Axiom Electronics, LLC Pedro J Martinez 


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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Michael David Brinkley  (Axiom Smt)

Vice President : Ayman Fayed  (Intel Corporation)

Secretary : Julie Martin  (UltraTape)

Treasurer : Daniel J. Yantz  (Milwaukee Electronics)

VP of Technical Programs : Charles E. Bauer Ph.D.  (TechLead Corporation)

VP of Membership : James L Mills  (Vanguard EMS)

VP Communications (Appointed) : Pedro J. Martinez  (Intel Corporation)

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Alexander Schreiner  (Newson USA LLC)

Chapter Advisor (Appointed) : David A. Larson  (Larson Consulting Services)

CTP Committee (Appointed) : Scott K. Buttars  

Board Liaison : Bill Cardoso (Creative Electron, Inc.)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Micro Systems Engineering, Inc.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Ascentec Engineering

Ascentron, Inc

Axiom Electronics LLC



Dorigo Systems Ltd.


Fusion EMS

Garmin AT, Inc.

Hentec Industries Inc.

Hi-Tek Electronics

Intel Corporation

LPKF Laser & Electronics

Micro Systems Engineering, Inc.

Pentagon EMS Corporation

Reliable Controls Corporation

Surtek Industries Inc.

Tektronix, Inc.


VersaLogic Corporation

Professional Members of our Chapter

Exceltech Inc

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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