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SMTA San Diego Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 4:45 PM
Location: TBD

Topic:   Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard
Speaker:  Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies

The widely anticipated revised cleanliness testing standard is now active. What’s next? This presentation will cover the requirements of the new IPC J-STD001-G Amendment 1 cleanliness testing standard. What’s new, what stays the same? This presentation will uncover the details of the new standard, especially the “Objective Evidence” requirement of the new specification.

Mike's Bio:
Mike served on the US Navy’s EMPF manufacturer’s committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide. Mike was honored with Distinguished Speaker status from the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) in 2017.

Mike has served as a court-approved Expert Witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination-related failure mechanisms. Mike is the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992. Mike is also the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and

Registration:  4:45 PM
Social/Dinner:  5:00 PM
Technical Session:  5:30 PM

Payment Instructions:
Payment Instructions: Cash or check at meeting. $5.00 Members, $15.00 Non-members

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SMTA San Diego Chapter Meeting Payment

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Meeting Fees
Members On-site $5.00
Members Offsite/Webinar or other online service $5.00
Non-Member On-Site $15.00
Non- Member Offsite/Webinar or other online service $15.00

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If you are planning on attending the meeting in person please remember to RSVP using the link above. You are still welcome to pay with cash onsite as before.   


Technical Expo Nov 5 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 08:30AM
Location: Escondido Center for the Arts Conference Center

Don't miss this event! For more details contact Courtney Kalb Exhibitions Manager SMTA....Email: Phone:(T) 952 920-7682 (F) 952 926-1819

Information for attendees will follow shortly...

Questions? Contact:
Courtney Kalb -Exhibitions Manager SMTA HQ
952 920-7682

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
September 18, 2019
4:45 PM
SMTA San Diego Chapter Meeting TBD  
November 5, 2019
Technical Expo Nov 5 2019 Escondido Center for the Arts Conference Center Courtney Kalb -Exhibitions Manager SMTA HQ 
952 920-7682

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Eric Cash  (HM Electronics, Inc.)

Vice President : David Kruidhof  (Creative Electron, Inc.)

Secretary : MB Allen  (KIC)

Treasurer : Julie Bradbury-Bennett Ph.D.  

VP of Technical Programs : Jeff Mason  (NEO Technology Solutions)

VP of Membership : Philippe Frid  (Panasonic System Solutions Company)

VP of Technology : Brian Roggeman  (Qualcomm Technologies Inc.)

VP of Communications : Mumtaz Y. Bora  (Peregrine Semiconductor)

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

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies Inc.


Corporate Members of our Chapter

Creative Electron, Inc.

Hughes Circuits, Inc.


Kyocera International, Inc.


Palomar Technologies


Tech Wear Inc.

Professional Members of our Chapter

Feeder Finger by ATS

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 Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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