Calendar of Events

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2019

August 22

Capital (DC) Chapter: SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab



The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road,
Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 22nd

 
The SMTA Expo provides attendees with valuable technical information, as well as the chance to meet leading suppliers and other electronic professionals in your region while providing an intimate setting to network and gain knowledge about current advancements within the electronics world. This year we are pleased to host technical presentations by Vi TECHNOLOGIES, ZESTRON Corporation, KYZEN Corporation and KIC.
 
Please join us for this great networking and educational event. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and the first technical presentation will start at 8:30 AM. A complimentary lunch in included on the show floor and exhibits are open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
 
7:30 AM                              Registration
8:30 – 9:15 AM                 Technical Presentation – Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY (The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation)
9:00 AM                             Exhibits Open
9:45 – 10:30 AM               Technical Presentation – Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation (Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges)
11:00 – 11:45 AM            Technical Presentation – Debbie Carboni, KYZEN (The “Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning”)
12:00 – 1:00 PM               Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes
1:30 – 2:15 PM                 Technical Presentation – MB Allen, KIC (Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding)
2:45 PM                              Partner/Exhibitor Recognition and Bingo Door Prizes
3:00 PM                              Exhibits Close
 

To register online to attend or exhibit, please visit https://www.smta.org/expos/#capital




August 22

Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early Bird pricing ends August 2nd, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

 

Book a discounted room rate at the Homewood Suites Laurel/Columbia by July 30, 2019.

7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Group Code: SMT

Phone: 240-360-2725

Book Rooms Today!  



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
9:00AM–3:00PM


7:30AM
Registration Opens

 

8:30AM
The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation

Speaker: Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY

 

9:00AM
Expo Opens

 

9:45AM

Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Speaker: Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation 

 

11:00AM
The “Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning"

Speaker: Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation  

 

12:00PM
Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes

 

1:30PM
Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding

Speaker: MB Allen, KIC

 

3:00PM
Expo Closes

 

3:30PM - 4:30PM

After Expo Networking Social at Kloby's Smokehouse:

7500 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723


September 10

Webinar: Electronic Hardware Corrosion  +

Organized by SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter

Location
Bangalore India



Tuesday 10th September @ 9:30am India Time GMT+5:30 (12:00am US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)

Presenter: PJ Singh, Ph.D., IBM Corporation

Only members will get access to the recorded presentation!
Members: USD $10 
Non-members: USD $20 

Members must log in to register at the member rate. Pay by credit card online by clicking the "Register Now" button above. To pay by wire transfer directly to SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter, contact chapter president Ankan Mitra: smtaindiachapter@gmail.com +919620075752 or Madhukar Rao: +919686098690.

Overview

Corrosion-related electronic hardware failures manifest themselves as electrical opens or shorts. The common modes of corrosion are: (a) electrical opens due to the corrosion of silver terminations in surface-mount resistors; and (b) electrical shorts on printed-circuit boards due to creep corrosion. An ASHRAE conducted survey of data centers concluded that these failures generally occurred when the air quality in data centers was such that the copper and silver corrosion rates were greater than 300 and 200 angstroms/month, respectively. Recent design corrective actions have significantly reduced these failures. Ion migration, another common corrosion-related failure mode that causes electrical shorts, occurs under high humidity condition, even in environments relatively free of gaseous contamination. Yet another failure mode, somewhat related to corrosion, that is becoming quite common is the deliquescence of deposited particulate matter short circuiting neighboring features on printed-circuit boards when the relative humidity in a data center is greater than the deliquescence relative humidity of the settled particulate matter.  The webinar will present these and related topics in detail.

 

PJ Singh, Ph.D.About the Presenter

Prabjit Singh is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Materials and Processes Department in IBM Poughkeepsie, New York, with 40 years of experience in the metallurgical engineering aspects of mainframe computer power, packaging, cooling and reliability. He has 76 issued patents, and is an IBM Master Inventor.

PJ Singh received a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a MS and Ph.D. from the Stevens Institute of Technology, all in the field of metallurgical engineering. Recently, he received a MS in micro-electronic manufacturing from RPI and a MS in electrical engineering from the National Technological University.

PJ Singh is active in ASHRAE, iNEMI and IPC technical societies researching printed circuit board creep corrosion and the acceptable limits of air contamination in mission-critical data centers. He is an adjunct professor of electrical engineers at the State University of New York at New Paltz.


September 12

Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Chapter: 2019 SMTA West Penn Membership Appreciation Golf Outing  +

Location
Norvelt Golf Club



THis event is cancelled.  Please look for announcements for other events soon.

2019 West Penn Chapter
SMTA Member Appreciation Golf Outing
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Norvelt Golf Club
 168 Holly Pl, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666

(724) 423-5400
https://www.norveltgolfclub.com/

Location right off I-70 near PA turnpike New Stanton Exit.  

The SMTA West Penn Chapter is excited to invite you to participate in our membership appreciation golf outing.   Golf format is a four person scramble with prizes and other give aways.  Skins challenge $5.00 per player 

Event is no cost to SMTA members and sponsors.  Guest golfers and non-members are $50.  Included are green fees, golf cart, practice greens, lunch vouchers, and buffet dinner follwing the round of golf.

Please join us for a fun day of networking with fellow SMTA members and sponsors and an exicting round of golf!
 
You may come with your own four-some or we will team you up.   Each person needs to register seperately though.   

Registration Deadline September 9, 2019 - Register at:
https://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4501

 
Not an SMTA Member?  No problem!  You may join now or at the event!!!  Cost $95.00 a year!
Visit www.smta.org to join!

Event Schedule
 
Check In:  10:00 AM - we will give you your team, starting hole, and lunch vouchers.  Let us know at check in if you already have a team foursome.
Shotgun Start:  11:30 AM
Lunch:  Use vouchers whenever you would like throughout the round
Buffet Dinner:  Approximately 4:30 PM


Complimentary Practice Greens are open all morning
 
Skins challenge $5.00 per person for all players
 
Questions regarding the event?  Contact Shane Proud at:  Shane.Proud@intervala.com    
Interesting in sponsoring a hole for $150?  Contact Jason Emes at:  jasone@newpig.com  

Thank you from West Penn Chapter and we hope to see you there!

 





September 12

Wisconsin Chapter: WI SMTA 2019 Social Event- Brat and Beer Edelweiss Cruise  +

Edelweiss Main Dock at 205 W. Highland Ave. Milwaukee WI




Hello SMTA Members,

The WI SMTA Officers team would like to thank our members for a great 2019!  We have decided to offer a fun event this September and we hope everyone can make it.  We will be hosting an Edelweiss Brat and Beer cruise for all current SMTA Members on Thursday September 12th at 5:30pm.  This gives us all a chance to relax in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere while getting to know other members.  Cost is nothing for current WI SMTA members!  Please RSVP to let us know that you you will be there.  Spouses and significant others are welcome to this event for $25.00 and you can sign them up and pay at the attached link below. The link below is RSVP and payment for (Non-SMTA members and guests)
https://www.edelweissboats.com/join-group/5698c31e-6154-4dac-ade0-ad78d29c071c


Details are as follows:  Cruise begins at 5:30pm but please be there at 5pm to check in.

Milwaukee Beer and Brat Cruises depart from the Edelweiss Main Dock at 205 W. Highland Ave.
This 1.5 hour cruise includes: complimentary local Milwaukee microbrews, and Usinger brats.  A cash bar is also available for the duration of the cruise.
This relaxing cruise is perfect for enjoying the sights of Milwaukee with family, friends and co-workers.  This cruise is general admission with the majority of the boat being standing room only. 

Please RSVP to the link below and let us know you will be there so we reserve you a spot!  Again cost for WI SMTA Members is $0.00.

Have a great rest of the week and we hope to see everyone very soon!
Jana Esselmann
WI SMTA Secretary
262-305-0568





September 16

Michigan Chapter: Michigan Chapter SMTA Golf Outing & Technical Meeting  +

Location
Oak Pointe Country Club



Monday September 16, 2019
9:30 AM
Oak Pointe Country Club
4500 Club Drive Brighton, MI 48116
 
The Michigan Chapter of the SMTA is hosting a FREE technical meeting and golf outing for SMTA members.
Costs:
SMTA MEMBERS/USERS: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
NON-SMTA MEMBERS: $25, (this will also get you a 1 year SMTA membership)
SALES ASSOCIATES: $75 (unless you purchase a sponsor sign, click for sponsor details below) 
 
This is one of the LARGEST technical meeting/golf outing events of any SMTA Chapter in America!
Held at Oak Pointe Country Club, one of Michigan’s most exclusive private clubs, this is the event everyone raves about!
 
Please join us for a morning meeting, a spectacular round of golf on the Honors course, followed by a fantastic BBQ dinner on the clubhouse patio overlooking the crystal clear waters of Crooked Lake.
 
Schedule
9:30AM-Registration
10:00AM-Technical Meeting in Clubhouse 
“Electronic Assembly Data Insights Enabled by Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0”- Gregory Vance
12:00PM- Shotgun start (boxed lunch provided)
Following Golf: BBQ Dinner & Awards/Door Prizes

Oak Pointe Country Club is a Private upscale country club.
Appropriate golf attire please.
Collared shirts required, (must be tucked in),
no denim or cargo shorts.
Hats facing forward only please. Soft spikes only.
 
*SPONSORS* 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A SPONSOR FOR THE OUTING
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Please use the RSVP button below to register ALL golfers, then contact Rachel at RMarino@horizonsales.com with your foursome requests.



September 16

Webinar: Manual Cleaning of PCB Assemblies – Successful Tricks of the Trade  +



Bob WillisMonday 16th September @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

After rework, modification or second stage assembly cleaning may need to be considered. Ideally a no clean flux, gel or solder paste should be used to avoid the need to clean selected areas. If manual cleaning is to be conducted every effort should be made to use materials or application methods that result in the minimum residues from the soldering process.

Planning and training staff in manual cleaning are very important to get the best possible result visually and to maintain product reliability. This is one of the first training sessions to cover manual cleaning of board assemblies, highlighting the problems and solutions to manual cleaning.

 

Topics include:

  • Why clean
  • Material selection
  • Manual cleaning techniques
  • Testing cleanliness
  • Inspection requirements
  • Component compatibility
  • Reliability test techniques

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here



September 17 - 19

SMT Processes Certification (Juarez, Mexico)  +

Location
Juarez , CH Mexico


Location: 

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Technology and Engineering Institute

Ave. Del Charro 450 N.,

Cd. Juárez Chih. México CP 32310

Tel. +52 656.688.4800

 

  • September 17- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 18- ½ day of course + exam
  • September 19- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos


September 18

San Diego Chapter: SMTA San Diego Chapter Meeting  +

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 Spreaker.com.

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




September 18

Connecticut Chapter: SMTA on Tap!  +

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St., Hartford CT



        



Calling all beer lovers!  Wine or mixed drink lovers too!
 

Come join the SMTA-Nutmeg chapter for a fun evening of drinks, games and networking with your fellow SMTA industry peers. The City Steam Brewery in downtown Hartford is a historical building that now brews beer with – you guess it – steam! With your event registration we are offering a brewery tour, a City Steam brew (beer or wine), heavy hors d/oeuvres and the chance to win some great door prizes simply by completing a quick survey to help plan future events that would be of interest to you! 

When: Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 5:30pm-8:00 pm (approx)

Where: City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT  06103

Registration:  SMTA Members $20 / Non-SMTA Members or expired memberships $25
REGISTER NOW AT:  https://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4751


A few other important notes:

·         Must bring valid ID to be served alcohol at the brewery

·         Must be 21 or older to be granted a complementary drink ticket (wine/beer only)

·         Cash Bar available for additional libations

·         Park at Market Street Garage or Temple Street Garage (both within a short walk of brewery)

It’s sure to be an evening of fun and friendships, so mark your calendars and take a moment to register now at     https://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4751
 

We look forward to seeing you soon - please feel free to contact the undersigned with any questions.


Best regards,
Jenny Hopewell, President

HOPEWELL COMPANIES

Manufacturing Services and Solutions
Office: 508 488-6402 | Cell:  617 970-5957 | Email:  Hopewell@HopewellCompanies.com | LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyhopewell/

 

  

 




September 18

Empire (Rochester, NY) Chapter: September Networking With Ambrell Induction Heating Solutions  +

Location
Ambrell Corporation



What:  SMTA Empire Chapter Technical Event
Where:  Ambrell Corporation, 1655 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606
When:  Wednesday September 18, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Details:
You may have heard of cutting edge induction food cooking, where electromagnetic coils under the glass cooktop surface transfer energy into metal objects that produce heat.  The cooking vessel is heated while the cooktop itself stays cool.  Ambrell Corporation specialize in making the industrial version of such induction heating appliances, capable of heating a solid steel bar from room temperature to 2220°F (1204°C) in just 20 seconds!  Come join us to learn about Ambrell’s fascinating induction heating technology and tour their new 80,000 square foot $2.1 million facility.  We’ll also provide discussion about various programs available offering grants and funding to facilitate local business growth opportunities.

This event is sponsored by your local SMTA Empire Chapter.  We welcome both SMTA members and industry professionals to attend at this no charge venue.  Courtesy pizza, wings, and beverage will be supplied.

Agenda:
5:30pm: Registration, Networking, Food & Beverage
6:00pm: Welcome / Introductions
6:10pm: “The Ambrell Makeover”*, Mitch Szydlowski, Director of Operations, Ambrell Corp.
6:45pm: “SBIR / STTR Funding Opportunities”, Dr. Martin K. Anselm, Director CEMA Lab, RIT
7:20pm: Ambrell Facility Tour and Demonstrations
8:00pm: Event Closes

*Title subject to change

RSVP
Please register to attend by clicking on the RSVP link below by Monday September 16, 2019.  We will contact you to confirm your participation and update you with event notifications.

For more information about Ambrell: https://www.ambrell.com/
 


September 22 - 26

SMTA International 2019  +

Location
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Join your industry colleagues from around the globe this Fall for SMTA International, the electronics assembly industry's best technical conference. Get the latest in-depth technical information you need to be successful in your workplace. SMTA International offers educational opportunities covering manufacturing and assembly of electronics, advanced packaging/components, inspection technologies, processes, substrates/PCB technology, soldering, quality and reliability.


September 24 - 25

SMTA International Electronics Exhibition  +

Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL


Exhibitors Register Now
Exhibitors

SMTA International delivers value to you and your organization through our goal to bring our members and visitors together to focus, exchange ideas and share the newest technologies. Last year we welcomed over 1600 attendees from 21 different countries.


September 24 - 26

SMT Processes Certification (SMTA International - Rosemont, IL)  +

Location
Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Co-located with SMTA International Conference.

  • September 24 - Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 25 - ½ day of course + exam
  • September 26 - All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. Why You Should Participate
    Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.
  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


October 4

Dallas Chapter: Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard  +

Location
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080



Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard

Speaker: Mike Konrad, Founder and President, Aqueous Technologies

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on October 4, 2019
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!

Pricing

  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

Get your tickets!

Abstract

This presentation covers the requirements of the new IPC J-STD001-G Amendment 1 cleanliness testing standard. What’s new, what stays the same. This webinar will uncover the details of the new standard, especially the “Objective Evidence” requirement of the new specification.

Biography

Mike Konrad, Founder and President, Aqueous Technologies
 

Mike Konrad is an industry expert on the removal of contamination from circuit assemblies. Mike has been part of the electronic assembly cleaning industry for the past 34 years. Mike has designed several automated cleaning and cleanliness testing machines, has published scores of technical articles on the subject of cleaning and cleanliness assessment has been a member of Editorial Boards for several industry publications.
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 electronic assembly trade association’s 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 the Founder and President of Aqueous Technologies and is also the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio, Reliability.fm
 




October 8

New England Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center
242 Adams Place
Boxboro, MA 01719



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $450/$550 (Early/Late) and $550/$650 (Early/Late) for non-corporate members.(click here for membership information)

The cost to exhibit includes

  • One 10ft pipe & draped booth
  • 1 Table
  • Two chairs
  • Company sign
  • Lunch
  • Directory listing
  • Registrant list.

    Discounted registration rates expire on Friday, September 13, 2019!

All spaces will be assigned once we are sold out. If there is another exhibitor you want to be next to please let us know when you sign up.

      Book Your Hotel with the SMTA Discount: Click Here Use the code "SMTA"



Attendees

Free Technical Program & Schedule Coming Soon!

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:

 

Thank You to Our Refreshment Sponsor:

 

Thank You to Our Technical Sessions Sponsor:

 

Thank You to Our Tote Bag Sponsor:

 

7:00AM

Registration Opens
 

7:30AM - 8:10AM 

The Basics of SIR and ECM

Speaker: Meagan Sloan, Indium Corporation

SIR (Surface Insulation Resistance) and ECM (Electro chemical migration) test the electrically conductive and corrosive nature of a flux residue after being exposed to heat and humidity. These tests are important in the electronics industry and are increasingly being used by paste and electronics manufacturers to determine the long-term reliability of flux residues.

SIR and ECM tests can be used for all types of fluxes including wave flux, solder paste, and rework flux. They are also commonly used for compatibility testing for multiple products that will be combined with different vendors’ products. 

Preparation of the coupons for testing is key to obtaining the results that solder material providers have outlined. If not prepared correctly, the results will differ significantly from the paste manufacturer’s results. Contamination can come from a variety of sources and adversely affect the testing.

Knowing the procedures for SIR and ECM, the test parameters for both, and the difference between the revisions of the tests helps ensure accuracy of the results that determine if the flux residue passes or fails the testing. 

 

8:10AM - 8:50AM

Reliability of Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing

Speaker: Bubba Powers, Weller Professional Tools

Reliability of electrical or electronic soldering has always been paramount for the success of long-term market share and presence for electronics manufacturers. Process control is the key to ensuring manufacturers produce high quality and reliable products within their respective fields. In today’s environment of automation and high tech electronic controls, high reliability in electronics manufacturing is now more critical than ever before.

Automation is one approach to achieving the pinnacle of high reliability in electronics manufacturing, as repeatability and traceability are two keys to maintaining optimum process control. However, it is the responsibility of every employee to maintain and control these processes whether they are automated or manual.

In a world of trending automation and artificial intelligence in all of our surroundings, one slight miss can mean the difference in the success or failure of any electronic product. A failure in the manufacturing process could be insignificant if it is a cell phone, a play station or a television, but it can be of major consequence if it affects the electronics in the car that your family is in, the flight that your spouse is on or the technology that your military member is utilizing.

Join us for an overview of the process of automation in the soldering workplace and a discussion of what factors are just as critical for high reliability electronics regardless of whether you are working with a manual or an automated manufacturing environment.  

 

8:50AM - 9:30AM

Perfecting a Cleaning Process for Hi-Rel Electronics

Speaker: Tom Tattersall, MicroCare Corporation

Reliability is a continuum of performance based on product complexity and anticipated product life-span. To be successful over the long-term, hardware with demanding performance requirements (e.g., military and medical) or with long service lives (e.g., aerospace, transportation and telecom) need to be engineered from the start with a focus on reliability.

Cleaning enhances reliability, but not every product needs maximum reliability. This means cleaning becomes an important tool in the production engineer’s toolbox. Cleaning offers a simple economic trade-off: it adds manufacturing costs but can speed throughput, slash waste, minimize warranty expenses, extend product service lives or enable new capabilities. Balancing these options properly can enhance profitability.

Most companies are unaware that modern solvent cleaning systems are extremely cost-effective and environmentally benign. This section of the Reliability Workshop will focus on understanding the cost-benefit trade-offs which underpin critical cleaning. In this workshop, the Cleaning Experts from MicroCare will discuss:

1.       Quantifying the Reliability Requirements for a Product

2.       Understanding the Various Types of Contamination and Their Effects

3.       Modern Cleaning Choices Compared

4.       The Hidden Costs of Bad Cleaning

5.       Measuring Cleanliness and Performance

 

10:00AM

Expo Opens

 

11:30AM

Complimentary Lunch

 

12:00PM - 1:00PM

KEYNOTE: Collaborative Robot Use Cases in Electronics Manufacturing

Speaker: Eric Cowan, Stanley Black & Decker

Automate - focused on I40 from an automation perspective.
1. What is I40 and why is it important. Labor is a major issue facing US manufacturing. We can’t hire enough people.
2. SBD I40 organization and Journey
3. How I40 impacts operations Examples of (IIOT, Apps, Analytics, Additive, Cobots/Mobile)
4. Upskilling and what the new manufacturing environment looks like (Manufacturing jobs are High Tech jobs)

 

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Triple Jeopardy Electronics - Are You Game?

Speakers: Chrys Shea, Shea Engineering Services

Dr. Mark Currie, Henkel Electronics

Dr. Neil Poole, Henkel Electronics

The electronics industry is faced with challenges that often require immediate, yet long term reliable solutions. From a handheld device to a defibrillator, an automobile, or even a space station, each form factor in each of its respective markets expects robust manufacturing processes that create reliable products and sustainable solutions that match the customers’ expectations.

Implementing new, or off the shelf solutions can raise flags. Why? Lack of experience with any given technology naturally generates risk aversion, and in many cases, rightly so. To effectively adopt new solutions for high reliability applications, the strategy should be:

1)   understand external forces,

2)   overcome the lack of experience (that in essence have made us forget how to transition and improve and implement new technology), and

3)   Implement solutions once we understand the application, while avoiding mistakes or oversights at all costs.

Triple jeopardy will seek the questions to answers on topics such as: Regulations; Whiskers; Failure Modes; Process Metrics; Compatibility; Sustainability; Inspection, Reliability; Qualifying new materials, Do’s and Don’ts, and many others, in an interactive session, where the audience understands the symptoms, and the doctors will advise on root cause solutions.....

 

4:00PM

Expo Closes


October 14

Webinar: Practical Failure Analysis Methods in Printed Board Assembly  +



Bob WillisMonday 14th October @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Different levels of failure analysis exist, from the very basic with virtually no equipment, to the use of a full failure analysis laboratory. Often simple analysis methods can point engineers in the right direction, but proving the root cause of failure often needs the electronic pathologist with all his investigation tools. When conducting any failure analysis, it is important the results prove the cause of the fault. The true reason for failure needs to be clear and proven with hard facts, not just opinions.

 

Topics include:

  • Optical and X-ray inspection
  • Solder joint crack detection
  • Microsectioning
  • Component opening techniques
  • Surface analysis
  • Shear testing
  • Question and answer session

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


October 15

Europe Chapter: Selective Soldering Workshop  +

Location
Henkel, Hemel Hempstead, UK



Lead-Free & Tin/lead Selective Soldering, Design, Quality Control & Practical Defect Solutions

Bob WillisInstructed by: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

For many organisations, through-hole components will remain a reality for many years. More and more surface mount components are used in design and through-hole is in decline; however, the reality is connectors, transformers, switches, LCD displays and electrolytic capacitors are still necessary in many products. So what is the most reliable and cost effective solution for through-hole soldering in a lead-free environment? 

Selective soldering has become more popular in the last few years for small and large companies alike. Selective wave and point soldering are both options but what are the realities with lead-free and high temperature solder alloys?

This workshop will look at systems, materials and process but also design for manufacture along with the most common defects and cures. Delegates can bring thier boards or example defects for discussion.

Topics Covered:
  • Why use selective soldering
  • PCB design rules for selective soldering
  • Flux requirements for selective soldering
  • Compatibility of solder masks and lead-free solder
  • Setting up lead-free profiles, you must profile a selective process!!!
  • Solder alloy choices
  • Copper dissolution with selective
  • Flux contamination and corrosion issues
  • Automated through hole inspection
  • Soldering defects on selective - Causes and Cures

Price to Attend:
SMTA Member price is £85 plus VAT
Non member price is £175 plus VAT

Book Delegate Places Here!

The workshop will be held at Henkel, Technologies House, Wood Lane End, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4RQ
Tuesday 15th October starting at 10.00am with coffee and tabletops from 9.30am

Table Tops Exhibition Space
Table Top Booking price is £300 for SMTA members and £500 plus VAT for non members
A limited number of tables are available. 

If you would like to take one table top exhibition space, please contact the workshop organizer.
A registration form will be available soon. 
 

Additional Training Opportunities:
Online Training
During the workshop delegates will be able to see examples of the latest online training courses offered by SMTA and ask questions on their use by members

Onsite Training
Onsite training is also available from SMTA Europe. For a list of the topics covered and the costs contact Ryan Flaherty SMTA ryan@smta.org

Thank you for supporting SMTA Europe.


October 15 - 17

SMT Processes Certification (Melbourne, FL)  +

Location
Mack Technologies
Melbourne , FL 32904


 

  • October 15 - Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 16 - ½ day of course + exam
  • October 17 - All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. Why You Should Participate
    Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.
  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


October 15

Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
#365
Austin, TX 78757



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on September 15, 2019!



Attendees

October 17

Long Island Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747


Exhibitors

Please contact Sharon Dietrich with questions or for additional information.



Attendees
Attendees Register Now

Please see the Long Island Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

 


October 21 - 23

Mexico - Guadalajara Chapter: SMT Processes Certification / 21-23 Oct 2019  +

Location
Hotel RIU Gdl




                                   


Informes: 
Iván Román (ivan.roman@continental-corporation.com)
Zoe Anguiano (zoe.anguiano@smartsol.mx)


October 21 - 23

SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

Location
Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Guadalajara , JA Mexico


Location:

Av. Adolfo López Mateos Sur 830

Chapalita, 44500 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Schedule: 

  • October 21- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 22- ½ day of course + exam
  • October 23- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos and Jim Hall

 

Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt.

Why You Should Participate

  • Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.
  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


October 22 - 24

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference  +

Advanced Packaging in the New Connected World

Location
DoubleTree San Jose Airport Hotel
San Jose , CA


SMTA and Chip Scale Review are pleased to announce the 16th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference and Tabletop Exhibition. IWLPC brings together some of the semiconductor industry's most respected authorities addressing all aspects of wafer-level, 3D, TSV, and MEMS device packaging and manufacturing.


October 23 - 24

Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Expo Guadalajara
Av. Mariano Otero
#1449, CP
Verde Valle, Guadalajara, Jal. 44550



Exhibitors

Exhibitor Information: 

Prices below are per 3x3 Meter Booth:

  Before April 30, 2019 After April 30, 2019
Corporate Member $1,000 USD / $20,000 MXN $1,350 USD / $27,000 MXN
Non-Corporate Member $1,200 USD / $24,000 MXN $1,500 USD / $30,000 MXN

 

Please Contact Expo Manager, Courtney Kalb, with questions or for additional information.

 

Click HERE for the Guadalajara Expo Live Floor Plan



Attendees

Attendee registration will be available onsite. 

Technical program coming soon...


Thank You to our Sponsors:

      

         

 

 


October 23 - 24

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition  +

Location: Double Tree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110



Exhibitors

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information


Dates: October 22-23, 2019
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA

Monday, October 21
Move in: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, October 22
10:00am-5:00pm
5:00pm-6:00pm (Networking Reception)

Wednesday, October 23
10:00am-4:00pm
Move out: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Click here to review Sponsorships and Exhibits
IWLPC Expo Prospectus

 

How Much is it to Exhibit?

  Early Registration
Before/On July 30th
Regular Registration
After July 30th
One Booth
(8' D x 10' W)
$1500 $1700
One Table
(6' Table)
$1100 $1300


Why Exhibit at IWLPC?

* Reach a focused international audience
* Generate Exposure in this highly competitive marketplace
* Share New Products and concepts to the market
* Enhance Relationships with existing customers and generate new leads
 

What type of attendees will be there?

Assembly/Packaging Engineers, Corporate/General Management, Test Engineering, Engineering Management, IC Design Engineer, Manufacturing Management, PC Board Design/Fabrication, Purchasing, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Consultant, and many more!
 

Click here for the latest floorplan



Attendees

Note - If you already registered for the IWLPC conference you do not need to register separately to attend the expo.


October 24

Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale  +

Location
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
San Jose , CA 95110


Today's increasingly sophisticated electronics challenge designers and fabricators to push the limits of traditional design, fabrication and assembly and think outside of the box. Additive manufacturing enables environmental advantages, opens up design capabilities and end use advantages such as weight reduction, miniaturization and 3 dimensional design. This conference is designed to not only showcase options and processes intended to enable line width and space from .003" to 5 microns, but also to provide information on supporting materials and processes that are being developed to serve all market segments and expose attendees to other new advanced technologies intended to meet the ever increasing challenges of smaller, lighter and  more powerful electronic devices. 


October 29

Intermountain Utah Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: *NEW LOCATION* Weber State University
3910 W. Campus Drive
Ogden, UT 84408



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on September 30th, 2019!


Important Exhibitor Materials:



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, October, 29, 2019
10:00AM–4:00PM

 

8:00am
Registration Opens 

 

10:00am
Expo Opens 


4:00pm
Expo Closes

 

Information on the Technical Sessions to follow...


October 30

FREE Webinar: Advances in X-Ray for Demanding Applications  +

Organized by SMTA Penang Chapter

Location
Penang Malaysia



Wednesday 30th October @ 2:00pm Penang Time UTC+8
(2:00am US Eastern Time UTC-4)

Presenter: Keith Bryant, Chairman SMTA Europe

Free for all – only members will get access to slides and recorded presentation!

Overview

The taking of x-ray images goes back over 100 years, since then there have been numerous advances in x-ray tube and detector technology and these have been increasingly applied into helping with the manufacturing of electronic components and assemblies, as well as in their failure analysis. Most recently, this has been driven partly by the continued reduction in circuit board, device and feature size and the movement to using lower density materials within the structures, such as copper wire replacing gold wire as the interconnection material of choice within components.

However, due to the solar and battery advances, where heat transfer is critical and voiding is a huge problem, we are also seeing an increasing amount of high-density and thick materials which need to be imaged and worse still, low-density materials in combination with high-density ones. In order to meet these most recent challenges and those in the future, there have been a number of key improvements to the vital components within x-ray systems, which will be covered in the presentation.
 
The choice of available technologies, however, means selecting the tube/detector combination, which is optimum for electronics inspection is no longer so clear-cut. For example, one configuration may provide certain benefits that are applicable for one area of electronics inspection, whilst being less valid for others. This presentation will look at both ends of the spectrum of demanding applications, low-power applications using LED's as a subject and high-power applications showcasing IGBTs. 

 

About the Presenter

Keith Bryant

A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years' experience in Electronics Manufacturing.  He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews. 

He started his career in this industry with bare printed circuit boards in the early days of multi-layer technology, moving through to contract manufacturing. He had ten years' experience with advanced materials and soldering systems before working with high technology x-ray and AOI Systems, again for 10 years. 

Then for almost 3 years Keith worked as a technology and business consultant, assisting many of the major industry names and being Technology Editor for an Industry magazine for part of that time.
from 2017 to 2019 he was Global Sales Director of the leading X-ray manufacturer. Recently reverting to a Consultancy role allowing him more freedom to pursue other projects, including i4.0.

He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe, last year he was presented with the SMTA International Leadership award.


November 1

Dallas Chapter: New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA’s and PCBF’s  +

Location
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080



New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA's and PCBF's

Speaker: Robert Boguski, President, Datest

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on November 1, 2019
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!

Pricing

  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

Get your tickets!

Abstract

Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in equipment and techniques to such an extent that it has now become the method of choicein many applications where workmanship, fabrication, and component defects are difficult and sometimes otherwise impossible to find.

This presentation will discuss the current state of the technology (hardware as well as software); some of the basic physics underlying the methodology; and relative strengths and weaknesses of CT Scanning versus other methods, from the standpoint of results as well as cost. Numerous examples will be shown, with an emphasis on PCBA and PCBF failure analysis and defect detection. 


Biography

Robert Boguski, President, Datest
 

1981 graduate of The University of San Francisco (BA Economics).  Robert has worked in the electronics packaging and interconnect manufacturing and testing business, primarily in management positions, since he was a teenager (1975).  22 years in the bare board business, 12 years in the EMS business, and 14 years in the testing and test engineering business (Some overlap with EMS). Robert is the Owner and President of Datest, a test engineering and failure analysis company located in Fremont, California.  Robert and/or his Company, Datest, are members of SMTA, IPC, and IEEE. Datest is also a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) as well as the Eurpoean Institute of Printed Circuits (EIPC). Since 2013 Robert has co-authored the Test and Measurement column for Circuits Assembly Magazine.  Robert is also currently the President of the SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter.

 




November 5

San Diego Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: California Center for the Arts Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 18, 2019!



Attendees

Interested in presenting at the Tech Forum?

Submit an abstract here



November 7

LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: The Grand Event Center
4101 E Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 18, 2019!



Attendees

November 11

Webinar: Low Temperature Solder Benefits and Process Concerns  +



Bob WillisMonday 11th November @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

The use of low temperature soldering is gaining interest in the industry to reduce cost, prevent component and PCB damage and improve reliability. It’s different but that does not mean it cannot be introduced into your process with existing process equipment. Generally speaking, solders used regally in assembly reflow at over 220°C, low temperature solders reflow at under 180°C. There are some organisations predicting a large growth in low temperature materials in the next two to three years for multistep soldering.

Many companies have been using tin/bismuth alloys for some years reducing cost on PCBs and energy. Other companies have been using tin/indium for rework of lead-free area array packages with success. There are savings to be made even if the cost of the solder alloy is much more expensive provided you consider the total cost of manufacture. We produced the first book, video and interactive CD-ROM on pin in hole intrusive reflow, so we believe we are in a good position to help engineers achieve high yields with low temperature materials.

 

Topics include:

  • Why use low temperature solder
  • Benefit over lead-free alloys
  • Materials available
  • Reflow soldering and rework results
  • Reliability with mixed alloys
  • Inspection results

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


November 12 - 15

productronica 2019  +

Accelerating Innovation

Location
Messe München
Munich Germany


Future technologies, industry trends, growth markets. Investment decision-makers, industry experts. From around the world. At the right time and the right place. Only at the World's Leading Trade Fair for Electronics Development and Production. Welcome to productronica 2019.

Experience innovations up close and at a very early stage at the world’s leading trade fair. The two trend topics of this year's industry platform are Smart Maintenance and Smart Factory. 


November 19

Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference  +

Location
Hungary
Budaörs, Budapest 1123 Hungary



November 20

Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melbourne Auditorium
625 East Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).


The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list.Electricity is an additional $30 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 15th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

 

Book a discounted room rate at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place!

200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL 32901

Group Code: SMTA 

321-768-0200

Book Rooms Today!  



Attendees

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Technical Sessions: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Expo: 10:00AM–4:00PM
Registration: Opens at 8:00AM


Free Technical Program & Schedule:
 

9:00AM
Registration Opens

 

10:00AM
Expo Opens

 

4:00PM
Expo Closes

5:00PM - 7:00PM
After Expo Networking Social at The Mansion:

1218 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901

 

More on the Technical Sessions to follow...


November 21

Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference  +

Location
Romania
Oradea 410051 Romania



December 2

Webinar: QFN/LGA Design, Assembly Process Issues & Reliability Failures  +



Bob WillisMonday 2nd December @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

New components often provide challenges to design, process and quality engineers. Solder joint failure, voiding plus contamination & corrosion are just a few of the problems experienced so far. Any large area component with a low stand off which needs to be reflow soldered to a substrate can be a challenge but at ever decreasing pitch the need for good process validation and correct design is vital for high yields.

Having had hands on experience with these parts since conducting design reviews, setting up processes, conducting failure analysis we may not have all the answers, but we do know the right questions to ask in manufacture.

Provided FREE with this webinar are Bob Willis QFN inspection and quality control wall charts to use in your own manufacturing and training facility.

 

Topics include:

  • Design options to reduce failures
  • Process improvements in design and assembly
  • Void reduction
  • Improvements in joint reliability
  • Simple 5min solderability assessment
  • Improved cleaning performance
  • Results in cleaning and SIR on QFN packages
  • Process results from vapour phase and convection reflow
  • Solder joint reliability
  • IPC design and process guidelines

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. If you have a process example you would like covered in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


December 3

Silicon Valley (San Jose) Chapter: SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter Golf Tournment  +

Spring Valley Golf Course Milpitas, CASMTA



SMTA Silicon Valley Golf Tournament Shotgun Start at Noon


December 4

Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Bestronics Box Build Facility
2243 Lundy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).
The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $30 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on November 8th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

For more information please contact Hannah Terhark, Hannah@smta.org or 952-920-7682

 



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:00AM-3:00PM

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

8:30AM

Registration Opens

 

9:30AM

Speaker 1

 

10AM

Expo Opens

 

11AM

Speaker 2

 

11:45AM 

Lunch until 1:00pm

 

12:45PM

Speaker 3

 

2:00PM

Speaker 4

 

3:15PM

Reception on Show Floor

 

3:30PM

Raffle and Expo closes

 

4:30PM

Reception ends


More information to on the technical presentations to follow...



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