Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference

2-4 April 2019

2 April, Professional Development Course
3-4 April, Technical Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport

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View the Technical Program

The technical committee finalized the 2019 conference program. Session topics include Device Reliability in Highly Humid Harsh Environments, Cleaning Electronic Hardware, Reliability of Power Electronic Systems, Reliability Challenges Presented by Automotive Electronics, High Voltage Sealant Coatings Exposed to Harsh Environments, and Materials Characterization and Methods for Electronic Products in Harsh Environments.

Technical Program
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Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference

SMTA Europe hosts the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference focuses on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments.

Thermal, power and signal integrity requirements can present challenges when on devices that operate within harsh environments. Component integration, paired with a growing complexity of the package architectures, larger form factors and higher interconnection densities increase the risk of in-field failures. Over powering or over heating of a device can have serious consequences including internal package failure, down-stream device errors and second level interconnect solder joint failures. Soldering residues are more problematic, and if not understood, can result in both intermittent and complete device failure.

This conference tackles the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments. Specific topics include building reliable high density assemblies, power electronics, electric hybrids, product assembly challenges, cleaning, coating, process control, and monitoring and tracking production hardware. Challenging areas such as high temperature soldering, solder material advances, and new standards are presented.

Contact Tanya Martin, tanya@smta.org, with questions or comments.