The Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials will be taking as may social distancing precautions as possible and will be abiding to all policies assigned by the government.
Technical Symposium and Expo: August 4-5, 2020
Professional Development Courses: August 6, 2020
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.
Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.
Photos from the 2019 Symposium
A non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totaling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.
The association is dedicated to the advancement of the electronics industry through member education and interaction. Local chapters are based in the United States Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, Israel, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China.
Educational programs, symposia, and seminars are held throughout the year in various locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Malaysia. The SMTA produces SMTA International, a major annual conference and exhibition currently held in Rosemont, IL (Late September - Early October).
The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) is recognized as a founder and driving force behind the development and implementation of physics-of-failure (PoF) approaches to reliability, as well as a world leader in accelerated testing, electronic parts selection and management, and supply-chain management. CALCE is at the forefront of international standards development for critical electronic systems, having chaired the development of several reliability and part selection standards. CALCE is staffed by over 100 faculty, staff, and students.