eSmart Factory Conference Addresses Automation, AI, & Software Systems in Electronics Manufacturing

SMART Factory will be held on May 24th, 2018 at the Plug ‘n Play Center in Sunnyvale, CA, USA. Co-organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine and SMTA, this inaugural event brings together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry including software systems and processes, artificial intelligence (AI), and factory automation. 

The technical program opens with a keynote presentation by IBM veterans Christophe Begue and Laura Ong titled, “Ahead of the Curve: Digital Reinvention in Electronics with Intelligent IoT.” A full day of technical presentations by companies leading the technology transformation including Asteelflash, Aegis, Cogiscan, Creative Electron, KYZEN Corporation, Mentor, Optomec, Rockwell Automation, ViTrox, and YXLON will follow. 

Attendees are invited to a preconference tour of the state-of-the-art inspection facility called Lab One at 6pm on May 23. 

For more information contact Tanya Martin: or 952-920-7682 or visit

Latest Conference Proceedings Now Available in SMTA Knowledge Base

Minneapolis, MN – The 2017 Technical Conference Proceedings from the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTAI) and International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) are now available for download from the SMTA Knowledge Base.

“This is your source for the latest and highest quality information and research on electronics manufacturing and advanced packaging,” stated Ryan Flaherty, SMTA Director of Communications, in making the announcement. “You can download more than 130 papers that were presented in the technical sessions last fall at SMTA International, and over 50 papers from IWLPC.”

All proceedings can be browsed directly in the online Knowledge Base here. 

Featuring thousands of full-length technical articles, the SMTA Knowledge Base is searchable to all visitors, but free PDF downloads are available only to SMTA members. Non-members can easily join SMTA for real-time access to the Knowledge Base. 

The SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTAI) 2018 will be held October 14-18, 2018 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. 

The next International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference will be held on October 23-25, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, CA. 

For more information contact Ryan Flaherty: or 952-920-7682.

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