Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074
The Dallas Expo & Tech Forum has SOLD OUT! Please contact Kaitlyn to be put on a wait list at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-920-7682. Thank you!
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 8x10 pipe-and-draped booth, one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list. Early bird expires on February 10th, 2017!
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Important Exhibitor Materials:Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
See You at the Plano Centre!
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.
Online registration is now closed. Please register on site.
Special Thanks to our Breakfast Sponsor, Precision Technology, Inc.!
Special Thanks to our Technical Sessions Sponsor, Summit Interconnect!
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
8:30AM – 9:15AM
IPC 610 – What it is and What are the New Revision Changes?
Speaker: Ed Westrick, Master IPC Trainer, Verion Training Systems
This will cover the purpose of the IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies manual in the manufacture of electronic assemblies, with a primary focus on the most recent changes.
9:15AM – 10:00AM
The Repositioning of the EMS Industry
Speaker: Eric Miscoll, Charlie Barnhart & Associates
The electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry continues to change. Beginning with a 5 year industry forecast, this presentation will consider the factors that are driving companies within the industry to reposition their business models. Also included will be a case study and management metrics for EMS companies with annual revenues less than $100M.
11:00AM – 11:45AM
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearable Device Design
Speaker: Keith Beers, Ph.D., Exponent
The new and rapidly advancing field of wearable electronics has the potential to change the way we interact with electronic devices and collect data about ourselves in the pursuit of quality of life improvements. This talk will provide an overview of what wearable electronics are, some of their current applications, as well as some potential future impact(s). Additionally, a discussion of the do’s and don’ts in the design and manufacture of wearable electronics, as learned by a failure analysis firm, will be provided.
Join us for Complimentary lunch and Networking on the Show Floor - PLUS Door Prize Drawings!
Special Thanks to Our Lunch Sponsor: NPI Technologies
Special thanks to our Door Prize Sponsor, SVTronics!
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Flex Circuit Design and Material Selection
Speaker: Jim Eatman, Eatman Associates for PFC Flexible Circuits
Flex circuits enable smaller, more elegant packaging of electronic systems. They can be found in virtually every digital handheld device and smart watch. Flex circuit usage is proliferating in additional market spaces because of performance and mechanical advantages.
The list of available flex circuit materials is growing, providing new opportunities for use in higher frequency and high temperature applications. Flex circuits can be excellent substrates for impedance controlled stripline and microstrip applications, replacing bulky coaxial cables and other wiring. Multi-layer flex is replacing traditional rigid flex for many high- density SMT circuit implementations, at a lower cost.
Designers who regularly work with rigid PCBs face new challenges when dealing with the mechanical aspects of flex. This presentation provides an overview of the differences between flex circuit design and rigid PCB design, and discusses the newest materials available in the world of flex and rigid flex.