Calendar of Events
Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa & Dakotas) Chapter: Upper Midwest Chapter's 27th Annual SMTA Golf Tournament +
The Wilds Golf Club
August 2, 2018 SMTA Golf Tournament
The 27th Annual SMTA Golf Tournament will be held at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN and moving back to a Thursday. This year we’re going to have a shot gun start at 11:00AM. The deadline to register is July 19th. Payments must be received by July 26th to ensure your spot. The sign-up for the golf tournament is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 80 golfers. Below is all the information on this year’s tournament.
What: Twenty-Seventh Annual SMTA Golf Tournament
When: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 @ 11:00AM
The Wilds Golf Club
3151 Wilds Ridge
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Shotgun Start: 11:00AM. Please arrive by 10:00AM for check-in. Lunch will not be provided.
Registration: Register by Friday, July 19th to Erik Stromberg via email at email@example.com. Include your name, company name, telephone #, and your average score for 18 holes. If you have any questions you can reach me at (612) 803-2619.
Fees: $65 for 18 holes. This fee includes golf, cart, prizes, and an early dinner. All fees must be received by Friday, July 26th. No-shows will be invoiced. Space is limited so please make your reservations early.
Checks Payable to: SMTA
Send Checks to:
6333 Cambridge Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Tournament: The tournament will consist of a four-person scramble. We will organize the teams based on your golfing caliber in order to make the teams fair. The number of suppliers and users in the four-some will also be taken into consideration. As most of you know from previous years, the tournament will be played in rain or shine unless it is lightning outside, so plan accordingly to the weather conditions.
Dinner: ASM Assembly Systems and the SMTA local chapter will be sponsoring an early dinner after the tournament for everyone in the clubhouse starting at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Prizes: Each supplier donating a prize will get a sign at the tee box stating their name and what event the prize is awarded for. Prizes will be presented at the dinner at the end of the tournament. All winners must be present to receive their prize. Please direct all prize offerings to Jeff Kennedy at (612) 902-6259
Hole In One Contest: A Rolex watch valued at $5000.00 is up for grabs for anyone who can put the ball in the cup. NO MULLIGANS
Mexico - Guadalajara Chapter: REGISTRO! SMTA Tijuana Foro Tecnico y Expo +
Real Inn Tijuana, Paseo de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana.
¡ REGÍSTRATE AQUÍ !
REGISTER HERE !
|Habitacion||Tarifa Convenio (MXN)|
|Hab. de Lujo||$1450|
|Hab. Sencilla con Desayuno Buffet||$1610|
|Hab. Doble con Desayuno Buffet||$1770|
Habitaciones sujetas a espacio y disponibilidad
Tarifa no incluye impuestos
If you are interested on a table top, please contact:
+52 1 (33) 3157 0636
Secretary SMTA Guadalajara
South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2018 (Rescheduled Dates) +
Eastin Hotel Penang
The South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly is a highly technical event that is focused on today's most important and timely issues. The drive for smaller, more functional consumer electronics along with the need for highly reliable electronics applications have kept the material, process and quality engineers busy planning for the future. These drive the many challenges that our industry faces today. We encourage our colleagues in Malaysia to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges.
The conference is "claimable from HRDF under SBL scheme."
Recent Advances in Flip Chip, WLCSP, and FOWLP
Wednesday, August 15th
John H. Lau, Ph.D., ASM Pacific Technology
Recent advances in (1) flip chip such as wafer bumping, package substrate, assembly, and underfill, (2) fan-in WLCSP (wafer-level chip scale package) such as relaxation layer and under-bump metallurgy (UBM)-free WLCSP, and (3) FOWLP (fan-out wafer-level packaging) such as chip-first with die face-down, chip-first with die face-up, and chip-last or redistribution layer (RDL)-first will be presented in this study. Emphasis is placed on the latest developments of these technologies in the past few years. Their future trends will also be discussed.
Professional Development Courses
Flip Chip, WLCSP, and FOWLP Assembly and Reliability
Tuesday, August 14
John Lau, Ph.D. Sr. Technical Advisor, ASM
The major trend in the electronic industry today is to make products such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, internet of things, etc. more personal by making them smarter, lighter, smaller, thinner, shorter, and faster, while at the same time making them more friendly, functional, powerful, reliable, robust, innovative, creative, and less expensive. As the trend towards miniature and compact products continues, the introduction of cool products that are more user-friendly and contain a wider variety of functions will provide growth in the market. Some of the key technologies that are helping to make these cool product design goals possible are flip chip, WLCSP (wafer-level chip scale package), and FOWLP (fan-out wafer-level packaging). Their PCB (printed circuit board) assembly and solder joint reliability will be presented and discussed in this lecture.
Understanding Parameters Affecting Barrel Fill in Wave Soldering Process
Wednesday, August 15
AF Ng, Consultant, Techment Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Conventional Wave Soldering has been employed for soldering of boards since long time ago. The related manufacturing personnel are well aware of common encumbering defects happen erratically with this process. Some of these defects encountered daily are bridging, solder skips, solder voids and insufficient barrel fill or hole-fill. Many of us would agree that we are still facing challenges on one of the common defects – poor barrel fill. The problem is confounded with currently High density/Multilayer thick PCB and applying Lead-free soldering. It is important for the Engineering personnel to understand the root causes of the defect, as it can be contributed by factors from board design, material procurement to equipment setting and maintenance. With these numerous factors implicating, the engineers involved must be equipped with sufficient knowledge on soldering fundamentals, laminate composition, thermal demands, design geometry, wetting mechanism during wave contact and equipment maintenance. Commonly, many engineers just adopt recommendations based on DOE results and hoping to get consistent good barrel fill, but mostly to their disappointment due to erratic parameter shift. Many engineers approach the problem by tweaking process parameters on fluxing, preheating, solder pot temperature, wave height adjustment and others, it merely be just a containment and not able to achieve consistent good barrel fill. We need a practical approach in tackling this vexing problem. To do that, one needs to know the fundamentals of wettability involving molten solder. The molten solder wicks up the barrel depend critically on the surface tensions of molten solder in relation to the solder interface with component terminals and copper plated holes. Upon discovering of the root causes, then, appropriate engineering solutions are to be implemented, be it equipment upgrade, board re-design, process adjustment or material changes. The course aims to provide a concise description of these factors through simplified notes, shared experiences and interaction in class.
Why Should You Attend:
- There will be adequate time to have our industry experts respond to your questions
- Networking time will allow you to continue discussions following the presentations
- This is one of the best ways to enhance your knowledge and your company's profitability
- Extensive participation from experts from around the world provides for a comprehensive educational experience
- The SMTA reputation ensures high quality technical information that can be put to use immediately
San Diego Chapter: 08-15-18 Material Management 4.0 +
NEOTech, 237 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078 (760) 737-6777
Space Coast (Melbourne FL) Chapter: SMTA SPACE COAST TECHNICAL SESSION +
1395 Troutman Blvd NE, Melbourne FL 32905
Webinar: PCB Design, Fabrication and Use from an End User's Perspective +
August 20 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)
Charles Cawthorne, MBDA Systems
Ian Fox, Rolls Royce
Printed Circuit Bare Boards form the fundamental and crucial basis for most Circuit Card Assemblies. However, with the advanced electronics components that are available today, PCBs have to be complex to provide the interconnect for these component types. Given this background, what is the best approach to acquire PCBs that will work and will provide long term reliability?
This webinar, which follows on from the "Guide to Printed Circuit Board Manufacture" from March 2017, gives a more advanced insight into the Design, Test, Qualification, Inspection and Handling of PCBs from a purely high reliability end users perspective. The webinar is aimed at design/manufacturing/process engineers, technicians and trainers.
Definition of PCB Materials
Surface Mount Design Rules
Via Planarisation and Via Protection
Incoming Inspection and Quality Standards
Handling of PCBs from a Drying Perspective
The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar
All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here
SMT Processes Certification (PRIDE Industries) +
PRIDE Industries Foundation
Roseville , CA
Held at PRIDE Industries Foundation
10030 Foothills Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747
- August 20 Course (8:30-5pm)
- August 21 ½ day of course + exam
- August 22 All day exam (8:30-5pm)
- Instruction: English
- Test: English
Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting
Reduced In-House Rate: $915 for members or $970 for non-members.
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.
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.
Intermountain (ID, UT) Chapter: Boise SMTA Golf Scramble - Aug 21, 2018 +
Shadow Valley Golf Club, 15711 Highway 55, Boise Idaho
Boise SMTA Golf Scramble - Aug 21, 2018
Shadow Valley Golf Club
SMTA Intermountain Chapter
What: SMTA Shadow Valley Golf 2018 - Golf Scramble
When: Aug. 21st Shot gun start 8:00 AM with lunch following
Where: Shadow Valley Course - Boise, Idaho
Team and Individual sign-up deadline Aug. 14th
Team and Hole Sponsor sign-ups also due at that time
We also welcome donations for prizes like closest to the pin, longest drive and others
Team sponsor $350—fees and lunch for 4 (sponsor may provide shirts or caps) Team Sponsor sign.
Hole sponsors: $200 and choice of available hole. Includes one player and hole sponsor sign.
Mulligans: $10 each, Must purchase in advance
Individuals are Welcome!! We will sign you up to a team. Fee is just $65. This includes Green fees, cart, range balls and lunch. Please Join us!
We guarantee you will have a good time!
Contacts to RSVP and for Sponsorships:
David Bell 208-867-6006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for details about course, map: Shadow Valley Golf Club
15711 Highway 55, Boise Idaho. Course Phone #208-939-6699
Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: Roundtable +
CIC 4.0 UTEQ
Solder Roundtable Meeting - Queretaro
Location : UTEQ , Queretaro - Mexico
Date : August 23,2018
Speakers : If you would like to host this event please contact Guillermo Maldonado
Meeting fee :
Atlanta Chapter: Atlanta Chapter SMTA Meeting +
Viscom 1775 Breckinridge Pkwy #500 - Duluth, GA 30096
SMTA Speaker for the August 23rd meeting announced.
DO NOT MISS THIS MEETING!
Bill Cardoso is one of the most engaging speakers in the SMTA and he has agreed to come to Atlanta to present a hybrid of information from several of his award wining presentations from SMTA events and more.
Please mark your calanders and RSVP for the meeting today!
When: August 23, 2018
Where, Viscom Incorpoated.
1775 Brekinridge Parkway, #500
Duluth GA. 30096
Sign in and networking - 4:30
Dinner - 5:00 - 5:45
SMTA business and update 6:45 - 6:00
Presentation - 6:00 - 7:00
Speaker Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron
The X-Factor - How X-ray Technology is Improving the Electronics Assembly Process
Dr. Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron
It was 1895 when Wilhelm Roentgen discovered a mysterious light that allowed him to see through things – and called it x-rays. Since then, x-rays have been adopted in a wide range of applications in the electronics assembly process. Instead of taking a “deep-dive” in one aspect of x-ray inspection, in this presentation we’ll cover a broad range of applications:
- Electronic component inspection and failure analysis.
- Component counting and material management.
- Reverse engineering.
- Counterfeit detection.
- Real-time defect verification.
- Computed tomography (CT) techniques and how to differentiate between 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray inspection.
- Design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for x-ray inspection (DFXI).
- Voids, bridging, and head-in-pillow failures in bottom terminated components (BTC).
Dr. Bill Cardoso, CEO
Creative Electron, Inc.
Bill started his first company at 17 in Brazil, selling it a few years later to work for US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). At Fermilab Bill led research in nuclear physics to build the equipment that discovered the Higgs Boson (and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics). After 10 years at Fermilab, Bill was ready to get back to the entrepreneurial life. He moved from Chicago to sunny San Diego to start Creative Electron in his garage in 2008. Creative Electron is 10 years old now, and after the acquisition of FocalSpot in 2016, it became the largest US manufacturer of x-ray systems to the electronics industry. Creative Electron’s fast growth has been driven by its artificial intelligence expertise combined by a core competency in x-ray inspection. At Creative Electron, Bill leads the team of engineers and scientists who combine AI and x-rays to deliver the most intelligent x-ray machines in the market.
Bill received his Associate’s Degree at 13 and went on to achieve a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Bill also has his MBA from University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from IIT, and sits on the technical committees of SMTAI, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. He’s on the Board of Directors of the MiraCosta College and on the Board of Advisors at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also an officer with the San Diego chapter of the SMTA. Bill has written two books and over 150 technical publications.
Capital Expo & Tech Forum +
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
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 Friday, August 3rd, 2018!
Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!
Important Exhibitor Materials:
- Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application
- Exhibitor Details
- Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Funk with questions or for additional information.
Click HERE for discounted hotel rates
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 23rd, 2018
Registration Opens at 8:00AM
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Versatile Nanocopper Materials- System for High
Performance Printing, Assembly and Packaging
Speaker: Alfred Zinn, Kuprion, Inc.
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Additive Manufacturing Corporate Development
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuits, Inc.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution -
The Smart Factory
Speaker: MB Allen, KIC
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies
Speaker: Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation
SMTA China South Technology and Vendor Conferences 2018 +
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
The SMTA China cordially invites you to participate in SMTA China South Conference located in Shenzhen 2018. This event, held in conjunction with NEPCON China 2018, will as usual address the industry's most pressing issues in electronics assembly/ manufacturing, industry/technology roadmap, business focus, advanced packaging, practical skill development, emerging technologies, and lead-free & reliability.
Wisconsin Chapter: Wisconsin Chapter - Golf Scramble +
Brown Deer Golf Course: 7625 N Range Line Rd, Glendale, WI 53209
Please RSVP before making Payment!
Click HERE to RSVP Now!!
- Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 8:00 am
- Brown Deer Golf Course: 7625 N Range Line Rd, Glendale, WI 53209
- Description: “Brown Deer Golf Course is a classically designed 18 hole facility with bent grass fairways, tees and greens that has hosted an annual PGA tour event, USGA national championships and now hosts an LPGA Symetra Tour event, the PHC Classic. You can always expect the course conditions to reflect those high standards. The golf courses unique and individual holes are carved out masterfully with a river running throughout the entire course. The course was originally designed by George Hansen and founded in 1929 and was partially redesigned by Andy North and Roger Packard. Brown Deer is truly a must play for any golf lover!
- $40 SMTA Members and $60 for non-SMTA Members
- Scramble: Teams of 4. Each players drive will need to be used at least once. Any threesomes will have option for 1 player to tee off twice. 2 putt maximum to keep up rate of play.
- First Place prize
- 1 Mens and 1 Womens longest drive, closest to the pin, and one longest put.
- 72 Spots available: Please confirm through Josh Casper (email@example.com) or Jana Esselman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a team and you would like to play together. All other teams will be put together by SMTA Staff.
Food and Drink:
- Each player will be provided with 2 complimentary drink tickets.
- Coffee and Donuts provided upon arrival.
- Complimentary Lunch following the Scramble-Vendor Sponsorships: