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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: SMTA Tijuana Foro Tecnico y Expo +
Real Inn Tijuana, Paseo de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana.
Espera para más información.
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 three-day 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."
Technical Program and Registration Coming Soon...
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
Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum +
2525 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
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 July 13th, 2018!
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 Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information.
Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Free Technical Session Program:
Attendee Registration Opens
"Live Teardown of iPhone X - Steve Jobs' iPhone"
Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.
It’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Much has happened since then. Over this past decade, the iPhone became a reference design, and the object of desire of a legion of fans who wait anxiously for every launch of the Cupertino company. Undoubtedly the most advanced iPhone in the market today, the iPhone X is a technology marvel. The double stacked boards, dual battery, and a face recognition sensor bring the iPhone X to a whole different level.
In this presentation, we’ll explore these technological advances by a live teardown of the iPhone X. The teardown will be followed by a detailed coverage of the technical details of critical parts of the device. This live teardown will be accompanied by x-ray and CT images of the iPhone X, so the audience will get unprecedented insights on what makes this iPhone tick. More importantly, we will explore the assembly process utilized to put the iPhone X together. This presentation is targeted at a wide technical audience looking for a better understanding on how advance consumer electronics are designed and assembled.
"Smart Autonomous Machine Platforms> IoT in Motion"
Speaker: Kwok Wu, Ph.D., NXP Semiconductors
NXP is engaged in delivering smart capabilities and features for use cases such as Autonomous self-driving cars, Smart connected Cars, and ADAS. The talk will take this approach to the next level by leveraging NXP’s Smart Machine Platform to deploy solutions for numerous smart city applications, pushing “mobile IOT” (m-IOT 4.0) to the “Edge”.
Expo Hall Opens
"Cybersecurity in Self-Driving Cars: Helping to Prevent Hacking"
Speaker: Paul Golata, Mouser Electronics
As autonomous vehicles start appearing on our roads, so the importance of their cybersecurity grows. Self-driving cars and trucks are heavily dependent on communication links to operate safely and perform fundamental tasks. These links to the outside world enable vehicles to receive over-the-air (OTA) software updates, live traffic data, navigation and road sign information, and data from other vehicles. Unfortunately, this means exposing multiple surfaces to hackers for attack. Everything from the wireless vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links, to a straightforward USB drive containing firmware can be vulnerable to attack, and these vulnerabilities, if not mitigated, could compromise passengers’ and other road users’ safety.
Door Prize Drawings
"Packaging and Assembly Challenges for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems"
Speaker: Linda Bal, TechSearch International
ADAS and eventually autonomous driving require recognition of surrounding conditions by a variety of sensors, then decision-making and operation in response. There are multiple sensors with overlap in their coverage areas. The combinations of sensors (radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic, camera, and V2X) vary by integrator, automotive maker, and vehicle model. What type of semiconductor packages are used for each sensor and what are the future challenges as new package types are adopted? This presentation discusses some of the opportunities in automotive packaging and the challenges in meeting automotive specifications.
Expo Hall Closes
San Diego Chapter: 08-15-18 Material Management 4.0 +
Webinar: PCB Design, Fabrication and Use from an End Users 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 email@example.com
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 :
Capital (DC) Chapter: Capital Expo & Tech Forum +
Capital Expo & Tech Forum
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Folks please join us for this extraordinary event! The Capital wants to invite you to attend our Capital SMTA TECH/EXPO. This year we have a Key note Speaker from Geoffrey Doyle, Additive Manufacturing Corporate Development Jabil Electronics who will be talking about Industry 4.0 Additive Manufacturing. We also have MB Allen from KIC part of the IPC team working to develop the CFX standards to allow Industry 4.0 the Smart Factory to become a reality. Industry 4.0 is the new moment happening now and to remain competitive companies will need to adopt this standard. This is an event you do not want to miss and it is FREE and includes Lunch!!!
Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuit Inc.
Topic: Additive Manufacturing
Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation
Topic: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies
MB Allen, KIC
Topic: Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory
Dr. Alfred A. Zinn, Kuprion Inc.
Topic: Advanced Materials and NanoSystems
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, July 27th, 2018!
Important Exhibitor Materials:
Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Funk with questions or for additional information.
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jana Esselman (email@example.com) 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:
- $200 Sponsorship opportunities available: Includes tee box Logo Sign, 1 round of golf, 2 drink tickets and Lunch.
Do you want to sponsor a hole?