Calendar of Events

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October 2017

October 6

Penang Expo  +

Location: Eastin Hotel
1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay
11900 Bayan Lepas
Penang


Exhibitors

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



Attendees

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


October 10

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 15th, 2017!

Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
  • Norris Conference Center Location

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Emily Stuckmayer with questions or for additional information.



    Attendees

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

  • Norris Conference Center Location

  • Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    Exhibit Hours:
    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    10:00AM–3:00PM


    8:30AM
    Registration Opens
    Refreshments Available

    9:00AM-9:30AM
    PannellEnabling Smart & Connected Devices Via IoT
    Tom Pannell, Sr. Director of Marketing, Silicon Labs

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is viewed by many as the next big thing. Connecting every day “things” in our homes, offices, cars, factories, and cities to the Internet will improve our lives and transform industries. The IoT market could exceed 70 billion devices by 2025, but several obstacles remain in achieving the market’s full potential. Tom Pannell, Senior Director of IoT Marketing at Silicon Labs, will explore what it will take to accelerate the promise of IoT. The presentation will consider the business and engineering challenges of adding connectivity to electronic devices, including cost, ease of use, energy efficiency, interoperability, future extensibility, and security. Addressing these challenges will unleash the limitless possibilities of a more connected world.

    9:30AM–10:00AM
    Ortman Engineering for Humankind - Bold Predictions for 2018 & Beyond
    Tom Ortman, President & CEO, Concurrent Design

    Mr. Ortman is president of Concurrent Design, a high technology engineering firm, with a focus on emerging technologies which benefit society including: electronics, semiconductors, clean tech, and medical devices. Concurrent Design serves as a bridge from the science in the R&D lab, through engineering development, and out through manufacturing to the mass commercialization of these technologies. It is the nature of this business to see very early stage technologies, and hopefully to help nurture and incubate them. One of Mr. Ortman’s pleasures is the contemplative aspect of exploring technology ideas to their natural conclusion. Based upon the work at Concurrent Design, Mr. Ortman will share his thoughts on some bold ideas to benefit humankind as we look into the near future.

    10:00AM
    Expo Hall Opens


    11:00AM–11:30AM
    LuncefordAustin’s MEMS & Sensors Industry - Days of Disruption, Market Creation, and Industry Growth
    Brent Lunceford, President, Memstronics


    Austin’s MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) & Sensors industry started with joint ventures between the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (known as MCC), IBM, and Raytheon in the late 1990s as a response to the rapidly burgeoning field of ultra-miniature 3D electronics technology. Other companies and universities soon became involved, including Cypress Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, 3M, Kodak, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Hughes Research Labs, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2000, MCC established Austin’s first MEMS company, and today, the Central Texas region benefits from numerous companies that make up the regional industry. MEMS & Sensors are key enabling technologies for products such as smart phones, industrial automation systems, IoT systems, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, drones, robotics, oil and gas telemetry, and biomedical and health informatics products. This presentation will cover the history of Austin’s strategic innovation in MEMS, its market creation, its growth across broad industries, and future opportunities for these technologies.

    12:00PM–1:00PM
    COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH!


    Special Thanks to Our Lunch Sponsor: NPI Technologies






    1:00PM
    Door Prize Drawing and More Networking


    1:30PM–2:00PM
    AndresSolder Joint Quality and High Reliability Solder Alloys for Automotive and Critical High Reliability Assemblies
    Frank Andres, Customer Tech Support Mgr, Alpha Assembly


    Highly reliable soldering alloys are becoming increasingly important to multiple segments of the electronics industry including automotive, medical, and military. Exactly what constitutes a highly reliable alloy is dependent on the environment the finished assembly will perform in. While the alloy is important, understanding its interaction with the soldering process is critical to making sure a quality solder joint is formed. This presentation will discuss the role of alloy, flux, metallization, and intermetallic formation. Additionally, it will look at the requirements in the industry for assemblies operating in environments outside the SAC305 range.



    3:00PM
    Expo Closes


    October 11

    SMTA Webinar: Advances in Stencil Technology for Achieving Successful Printing Results  +


    Oct 11, 2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern
    Presented by: Chrys Shea Shea Engineering Services

    Complimentary Webinar for Members!

    Summary:
    ALL NEW! Fresh from the most recently published research, Chrys is bringing the latest knowledge in stencil printing to address important questions from the users’ perspective: • How does nanocoating help the print process? Is it worth the cost? • Will high tension stencils improve print quality? • When should Type 5 solder paste be considered for fine feature printing? • What’s the difference between wet wiping and dry wiping? • Do wiper parameters, papers, solvents and sequences make a big difference? • What are the new methods of making stepped stencils? • What is the role of wall roughness in the print process? • What is the easiest way to minimize QFN voids? Join this presentation to: • REVIEW the data • SEE the photos • WATCH the videos • LISTEN for tips and tricks that will help your process If you couldn’t get to the SMTA International or IPC APEX conferences, the latest published research is coming to you! Highlights of technical studies published by AIM, KYZEN, Shea Engineering Services, MET, FCT, and a 4-company New England consortium will be included in the presentation.

    About the Presenters:
    Chrys Shea is the President of Shea Engineering Services, a consulting firm that produces technical studies and communications tools for the electronics manufacturing industry.
    Chrys is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has three times received the SMTAI “Best of Conference” award for her work on solder paste printing. In 2012 she was honored with the SMTA "Member of Technical Distinction" award.
    Chrys earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and her M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is a past president of the Philadelphia SMTA chapter, and sits on numerous IPC and SMTA technical committees. Chrys launched Shea Engineering Services in 2008.


    October 16 - 18

    SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

    Must be registered and paid by October 6th to participate in this course

    Location
    Guadalajara , JA Mexico


    Co-located with Guadalajara Expo.
  • October 16- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 17- ½ day of course + exam
  • October 18- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting


    October 18 - 19

    Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum  +

    Location: Hotel Riu Guadalajara
    Guadalajara


    Exhibitors

    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for More Information on Expo Materials.



    Attendees

    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions.

    Here is a recap of the 2015 event:


    October 18

    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

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

     


    October 19

    Intermountain Utah Expo & Tech Forum  +

    Location: University of Utah
    A. Ray Olpin University Union - Saltair Room
    200 S Central Campus Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


    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 29th, 2017!


    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!

    Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application

  • Exhibitor Details

  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.



    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, October 19, 2017
    10:00AM–3:00PM

    Free Technical Program & Schedule:

    8:00AM
    Registration opens

    9:00AM – 9:45AM
    Buckner It All Starts with the Stencil
    Speaker: Kevin Buckner, KYZEN

    Because the majority of printing problems start at the printer level, we will discuss solder paste release, slumping of the solder block, solder balls being left in apertures and over pumping. Also, we will examine multiple ways to clean stencils and their apertures with different types of mechanical energy and different chemistries, including solvent and aqueous solutions. By attending this presentation, you will learn how small changes to process can yield big rewards in production.

    10:00AM
    Expo Opens

    11:00AM – 11:45AM
    Greathouse Water, Water, Everywhere: Understanding the tremendous damage that moisture causes to electronic components, how to control it, and what FA equipment do we use to analyze it.
    Speaker: Steve Greathouse, Plexus Corp.

    Moisture is everywhere and is essential for life to exist. However, it is an unwanted partner in the assembly of electronic products. It is truly amazing to see the severe damage done by moisture to electronic components and boards during the manufacturing process. The sad thing is that most engineers, technicians, and operators don’t see the damage until it is overwhelmingly bad. How do you know how to tell when a part is moisture sensitive, how sensitive it is, how to control its exposure and moisture saturation, and how to protect against it damage will be a significant part of this presentation.

    What types of equipment is used to detect these and other failures in products? A discussion of the different types of failure analysis equipment available, what data will it give you, and how to select the right type of equipment to get the results you want will be given.
    12:00PM
    Complimentary Lunch

    1:00PM - 1:45pm
    Ryan Electronic Manufacturing Trends and Outlook
    Speaker: Patrick Ryan, Ryan Technical Services

    After several years of lackluster growth, 2017 is rebounding with diversified growth in many of the key indicator markets. This paper looks at the key drivers and electronic market trends going forward. We will also look at macro-electronic packaging trends along with some consumer electronics trends driving consumer demand.

    2:00PM - 2:45pm
    Bahou Understanding SIR
    Speaker: Joe Bahou, Indium Corporation

    Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) testing is a commonly accepted means of determining the electrical reliability and corrosive nature of a solder flux residue. This presentation will discuss the basic process and principles of Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) testing as prescribed by the IPC. It will also give a brief overview and comparison of the changes in SIR testing between J-STD-004A and J-STD-004B as well as the pros and cons of each method.

    2:45PM
    Tour of Materials Characterization Lab

    Dr. Sean Clancy, Associate Director & Program Manager of the Materials Characterization Lab (MCL), will provide a tour of the MCL, a user research facility managed by the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department at the University of Utah. The lab offers clients access to a wide-range of analytical instrumentation and services, including: Cross-Sectioning, DSC, FTIR, Instron mechanical testing, SEM-EDS, XRD, and much more. The MCL has an extensive history of successful collaborations with academia, government, and industry clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations in the aerospace, automotive, coatings, geochemical, medical, semiconductor, and other markets. MSE faculty and staff serve as resources in the following areas of specialization: bio-fuel cells, ceramics, composites, computational electronic materials and polymers, electronic materials and assemblies, explosive sensing, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, and more. Additional information is available at https://mcl.mse.utah.edu/.

    3:00PM
    Expo Closes


    October 24 - 26

    International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference  +

    Silicon to Systems

    Location
    DoubleTree San Jose Airport Hotel
    San Jose , CA


    IWLPC brings together the semiconductor industry's most respected authorities addressing all aspects of wafer-level, 3D, TSV, and MEMS device packaging.


    October 24 - 25

    International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition  +

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


    Exhibitors

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information



    Booths are sold out!
    Contact Jenny Ng, iwlpc@iwlpc.com or 952-920-7682, to be put on a waitlist.



    View all sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

    IWLPC Expo 2017 Application

    Dates: October 24-25, 2017
    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA


    Exhibits Move-In
    Monday, October 23 from 12:00pm-5:00pm

    Expo Hours
    Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00am-4:15pm | Reception 4:15pm-5:30pm
    Wednesday, October 25 from 9:30am-2:30pm

    Exhibits Move-Out
    Wednesday, October 25 from 2:30pm-6:30pm

    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!

    What's Included?

  • Two Choices:
    8'x10' Pipe & Drape inside exhibit hall (a table & two chairs are provided)
    OR
    6ft table-top outside exhibit hall/foyer (NO pipe & drape, ONLY a table and two chairs)

    Click here to view the floor plan!





    Attendees

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


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