Calendar of Events


October 2005

October 4


WEEE and RoHS Compliance and Implementing Pb-free Assembly

Ron Lasky of Indium Corporation and Dartmouth College A Protocol for WEEE and RoHS Compliance
And Best Practices in Implementing Pb-free Assembly: 2005
Dr. Ron Lasky, Indium Corporation / Dartmouth College
Wednesday, November 16th
Rodgers Instruments (Hillsboro, OR)
10:00AM - 4:00PM

The cost is $140/$200 for SMTA members/non-members, and a one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price. The cost is $50 for student members.

This one-day workshop will feature the following two courses:

A Protocol for WEEE and RoHS Compliance
10:00AM - 12:00PM
As the WEEE and RoHS compliance dates approach, there is a strong need for a systematic approach to meet these challenging European Directives. To fill this need, some Dartmouth graduate students and alumni teamed with Dr. Ron Lasky to develop a WEEE/RoHS Compliance protocol. This protocol is inteneded to be a "cookbook" to help companies prepare for WEEE/RoHS. This workshop will be an overview of this protocol. It's intent will be to help companies develop a plan for WEEE/ROHS. The workshop will also present some examples to help take away the "fog" in the lack of clarity in the directives. This workshop is constantly updated and has the most accurate information from mid- 2005.
  • The Four Phases of Preparation: Education, Planning, Implementation, Self Declaration
  • Why WEEE and RoHS?
  • What WEEE and RoHS are and what they require
  • WEEE and RoHS Examples
  • Exemptions: Be Careful
  • Developing your plan using the Lead-Free Readiness Assessment Tool©
  • More examples
  • Questions

  • Best Practices in Implementing Pb-free Assembly: 2005
    1:00PM - 4:00PM
    While there are many workshops on lead free assembly, this may be the only one that focuses on the "how to" of implementing lead free at your factory. This course covers all of the issues: PWB finishes, components, alloys, and SMT processes. It also reveiws actual implementation of a lead free assembly process, performed by Motorola and HP. A significant amount of process and product reliability data are presented. This workshop is constantly updated and has the most accurate information from mid-2005.
  • The current alloy systems in use and why and how they were chosen
  • What PWB finishes are preferred in Pb-free assembly
  • What are the concerns wtih components and the status of Pb-free components in the industry
  • Best practices for setting up your stencil printing, placement, inspection, reflow and wave
  • The details of a case study established by Motorola in Plantation, FL that has been used in assembling well over 70 million cellular phones world-wide
  • Large board issues
  • Through-hole alternatives to wave soldering
  • Equipment Issues

  • Cancellation Policy
    Registration fees will be refunded if written notice is postmarked TWO WEEKS prior to the class date. "No Shows" WILL NOT be refunded in order to cover expenses incurred. If someone will be going in your place, please advise the SMTA as soon as possible.

    October 11


    Location: Richardson Civic Center
    411 West Arapaho Road
    Suite 102
    Richardson, TX 75080

    October 27


    Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Irvine , CA 92612

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