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2019


July 25

Rocky Mountain (Colorado) Chapter: Summer Technical Session 2019  +

Location
1811 Pike Rd # 2F, Longmont, CO 80501



So, you have to clean your board?

Join us on July 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM for the Rocky Mountain Chapter's 2019 Summer Technical Meeting.  The meeting will revolve around PCBA Cleaning.  How do you do it well?  Which chemistries work best?  How do you tell if a product is clean enough?  These questions and more will be answered by our three expert presenters.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - J-STD001G Amendment 1 is now active. What's New? What Stays the Same?
Presenter: Mike Konrad - President of Aqueous Technologies
Cleanliness quantification requirements have largely remained the same for over forty years. The historical pass/fail limits assigned to circuit assemblies have long been incompatible with long-term reliability.
IPC has recently released an amendment to J-STD001-G which dramatically changes the cleanliness testing requirements for post-reflow circuit assemblies. Gone are the historical pass/fail limits. The new cleanliness testing requirements require ionic process monitoring backed by an objective evidence standard.
This presentation will outline the reasons behind the new cleanliness testing standard by presenting modern residue-related failure mechanisms and the environmental and physical factors which may influence an assembly’s residue tolerance. This presentation will also outline the major elements of the new cleanliness testing standard and how it affects everyday production. This presentation will reference J-STD001-G, Amendment 1 and IPC-WP-019A.
 
About Mike:
Mike Konrad is an industry expert on the removal of contamination from circuit assemblies. Mike has been part of the electronic assembly cleaning industry for the past 33 years. Mike has designed several automated cleaning and cleanliness testing machines, has published scores of technical articles on the subject of cleaning and cleanliness assessment has been a member of Editorial Boards for several industry publications.
Mike served on the US Navy’s EMPF manufacturer’s committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide. Mike was honored with Distinguished Speaker status from the SMTA in 2017.
Mike has served as a court-approved Expert Witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination-related failure mechanisms. Mike is the founder of Aqueous Technologies; a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992.
Mike is the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio.
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM – Cleaning Process Do's and Don’ts.  Avoiding common pitfalls...
Presenter: Debbie Carboni - Global Product Line Manager (Electronics), KYZEN Corporation
The standard cleaning approach and technology continues to evolve to meet the changes of in market.  The last 10 years has brought new challenges and improved practices.    What once was common may not be enough to meet the new standards, or new form factors.   Mastering the capabilities of your cleaning process is critical to establishing complete process stability.  
Cleaning expert Debbie Carboni will present:
  • Modern Cleaning and Equipment
  • Board Design Considerations
  • Overcoming Environmental Challenges
  • Common machine set up blunders
  • Common Process Control blunders.
  • Common board fixturing blunders
  • Is your rinse effective enough?
  • How to effectively clean to meet the new standards, be reliable and prove it.
Attendees will see:
  • Videos illustrating different nozzle configurations and pressures and their impact on the cleaning rate.
  • New test assemblies for qualifying, optimizing and monitoring cleanliness
  • Passed and Failed test coupons 
An open Question and Answer session will enable attendees to discuss their specific process needs and changes to successfully implement or maintain a robust cleaning process.
About Debbie:
Debbie Carboni’s involvement in the electronics industry started more than 20 years ago and has encompassed a diverse set of experiences that give her a deep knowledge of cleaning chemistry, equipment and processes. Having been with KYZEN for over 10 years, Debbie is dedicated to providing customers and partners with the highest quality customer support and service as well as ensuring that they receive the best technical solutions. Her extensive real-world experience helps guide engineers during qualification to ensure success in production conditions. Debbie’s dedication to the electronics industry has included a number of roles and voluntary positions in many of the industry’s leading associations. She is currently serving her second term on the SMTA Board of Directors as the Vice President of Expo. After attending Northern Arizona University, Debbie remains knowledgeable through numerous technical conferences and leading-edge research. Debbie has authored and coauthored several papers related to cleaning solutions and regularly presents at and attends industry events such as; SMTA International, Cleaning and Coating Symposium, ICSR, Apex. Always willing to share, Debbie is an excellent resource with lots of experience and passion.
 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM - pH Neutral & Alkaline Cleaning Agents – Market Expectation & Field Performance
Presenter: Kalyan Nukala, M.S.Ch.E. - Application Engineer, ZESTRON Americas
In recent years, significant changes in solder paste formulations and assembly processes have occurred. Post reflow residues are now more difficult to remove.  While modern aqueous alkaline cleaning agents effectively remove these flux residues, achieving satisfactory results often requires an increase in temperature, exposure time, chemical concentration, and mechanical energy. Are pH Neutral cleaning agents a solution?
This presentation details cleanliness test results of a two-phase DOE comparing pH Neutral and Alkaline cleaning agents. In Phase 1, the material compatibility effect of the cleaning agents was assessed for exposure under the worst-case scenarios with particularly sensitive materials. In Phase 2, cleanliness performance of each cleaning agent was assessed utilizing industry standard and IPC-B-52 tests vehicles populated with numerous low standoff components that have been soldered with commonly used leaded and lead-free solder pastes.  A customer case study is also presented.
 
About Kalyan:
Kalyan Nukala, M.S.Ch.E., is an Application Engineer at ZESTRON Americas, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.
Mr. Nukala is an active member of the SMTA as well as the IPC and has presented the findings of ZESTRON’s research papers at numerous industry events.
Furthermore, Mr. Nukala has contributed to multiple case studies performed in collaboration with major cleaning equipment manufacturers. He was instrumental in the extensive technical paper series “DI-Water vs. Chemistry” as well as the lead-free and eutectic screening series completed at ZESTRON’s Technical and Analytical Center in Manassas, VA.
Mr. Nukala graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, and a master’s degree in Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX. Prior to joining ZESTRON, he worked as a Process Engineer for Usha Chemicals. He has been with ZESTRON America since 2009.


August 1

Mexico - Guadalajara Chapter: SMTA Expo and Tech Forum - Tijuana Edition  +

Location
Grand Hotel Tijuana BC



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Tarifa Convenio Grand Hotel Tijuana

Codigo de reservación: SMTA

Tel. (664) 681 7000    ext. 4170 o ext. 4180
Lada sin costo México 01 800 026 60 07
reservaciones@grandhoteltj.com  /   reservaciones1@grandhoteltj.com


August 7

Central Texas (Austin) Chapter: CTEA at Tyrex  +

Tyrex Group, 12317 Technology Blvd, #100, Austin, TX



Central Texas Electronics Association (Joint Chapter of IMAPS & SMTA Members) Presents:
Electronics Design, Manufacturing & Test Symposium
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
TyRex Group at 12317 Technology Blvd, #100, in NW Austin
 
Program:
 
2:00  -   Registration Begins
 
2:30  -   Welcome to TyRex by Andrew Cooper, CEO
 
2:35  -   TyRex Factory Tours
 
3:35  -   "Additive Manufacturing for the Electronics Industry”
               Martin Johnson,  Executive Vice President,  TyRex Group
                    
4:05  -   "You Want to Analyze What?  Insights into Materials Characterization from an
     Analysis Services Broker"
               Scott Baumann,  Founder,  Materials Characterization Services
       
4:35  -   Break & Networking
 
4:50  -   "Electronics Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions - Allocations and
     Obsolescence and Poor Quality, Oh My!”
               Jason Jowers,  President,  CTrends
 
5:20  -   "How to Manage UL Listings and Get Your Products Certified"
               Steve Barcik Amstel,  CEO,  High Tech Design Safety
 
5:50  -   Closing Remarks and Door Prizes Drawing
 
6:00  -   Food & Refreshments Served with More Networking
 
 
Registration:
 
RSVP to Bob Baker at:  rjbakeratx@gmail.com
 
No charge for SMTA & IMAPS members;  $10 for all non-members >> (Cash or Check ONLY!)
 
 
Event Location:
 
TyRex Group at 12317 Technology Blvd, #100, in NW Austin
See Directions to:   (TyRex Location)   and   See TyRex Site Map Per Attached Doc
 
 
In Central Texas, SMTA and IMAPS work together as the
Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA)
 
 


August 7

Webinar: Recent Advances in X-Ray Technology  +

Organized by SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter

Location
Bangalore India



Wednesday 7th August @ 10:00am India Time GMT+5:30 (12:30am US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)

Presenter: Keith Bryant, SMTA Europe

Only members will get access to the recorded presentation!
Members: USD $10 
Non-members: USD $20 

Members must log in to register at the member rate. Pay by credit card online by clicking the "Register Now" button above. To pay by wire transfer directly to SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter, contact chapter president Ankan Mitra: smtaindiachapter@gmail.com +919620075752 or Madhukar Rao: +919686098690.

Overview

Taking x-ray images goes back over 100 years. Since then, there have been numerous advances in x-ray technology and these have been increasingly applied in helping the manufacturing of electronic components and assemblies, as well as in their failure analysis.

Most recently, this has been rapidly driven by the reduction in device and feature size and the movement to using newer, lower density materials within the structures, such as copper wire replacing gold wire as the interconnection material of choice within components. Another driver for developments is the engineering of single 3D packages with multiple chips stacked vertically one on top of the other, which results in smaller and more efficient packaging of devices.

In order to meet these challenges and those in the future, there have been a number of recent key improvements to the vital components within x-ray systems.

The choice of available technologies, however, means selecting the tube/detector combination, which is optimum for a particular electronics inspection application, is no longer so clear-cut. For example, one configuration may provide certain benefits that are applicable for one area of electronics inspection, whilst being less valid for others. This paper will review the various x-ray tube and detector types that are available and explain the implications of these choices for electronics inspection in terms of what they provide for inspection regarding image resolution, magnification, tube power, detector pixel size and the effects of detector radiation damage, amongst others.

 

Keith BryantAbout the Presenter

A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing.  He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.

He started his career in this industry with bare printed circuit boards in the early days of multi-layer technology, moving through to contract manufacturing. He had ten years’ experience with advanced materials and soldering systems before working with high technology x-ray and AOI Systems, again for 10 years.

Then for almost 3 years Keith worked as a technology and business consultant, assisting many of the major industry names and being Technology Editor for an Industry magazine for part of that time.

Since 2017 he has been Global Sales Director of the leading X-ray manufacturer. He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe.



August 8

Ohio Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Holiday Inn Cleveland Strongsville
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136



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 registration pricing ends on July 8, 2019!

 

Book Your Room with the SMTA Hotel Rate

Having issues with the link above?

Contact: Kristen Kerner at 440-783-3033 or kkerner@histrongsville.com



Attendees

Thank You to our Lunch & Breakfast Sponsor:

 

Thank You to our Tote Bag Sponsor:

 

Thank You to our Refreshment Sponsor:

 

8:00AM

Registration & Networking
 

8:00AM 

SYP Breakfast Briefing - Managing Your Brand

Speakers: Tim McArthur, Delta Systems, Inc. & Bill Timms, SMT Capital, LLC

 

9:00AM

AI Enhanced Quality for Electronic Assembly Operations

Speaker: Gregory J. Vance, Rockwell Automation

Smart manufacturing requires quick decision making. This means product and process performance needs to be monitored and provide enough data for trend, root cause analysis, and prediction. Many times this data resides in disparate locations (i.e. databases, machines, etc.) and behind proprietary interfaces, making data integration a daunting task.

In this work, we present initial steps in the direction of automated data acquisition, data harmonization, storage and processing capacity that will use the best of the edge and cloud computing environments to first solve smart manufacturing vision on a legacy electronic assembly manufacturing system. Our endeavor is to combine these initial two-level computing settings to create actionable analytics and visualization around electronic assembly processes by measuring machine performance in real time.  This solution will allow the machine operators and production engineers to identify potential outliers in the production processes as they emerge and to unveil product quality tendencies that can be resolved faster and with anticipation.

Looking into the future; machine learning and other artificial intelligence tools will help us identify out of controls, trends and new correlations. This will reduce downtime and defects that will drive operations productivity.

 

9:00AM

Show Floor Opens
 

11:30AM

Complimentary Lunch
 

2:30PM

A Practical Approach of Process Validation in Electronics Assembly

Speaker: Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

This presentation introduces an effective approach to process validation that can be applied at electronics assembly operations. The life sciences industry has provided well defined guidelines for process validation as part of CGMP (current good manufacturing practices) published by the FDA in 2011. These guidelines known as Process validation: General Principles and practices, provide an approach to plan and execute well controlled validation tasks via three elements.  

  • Installation qualification (IQ): This validation phase verifies that the instrument or equipment being qualified—as well as its subsystems and any ancillary systems—have been delivered, installed, and configured in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
     
  • Operational qualification (OQ): This validation phase is performed to check that the equipment’s performance is consistent with the user requirement specification within the manufacturer-specified operating ranges. All items in the test plan are tested individually and their performance documented
     
  • Performance qualification (PQ): The final validation phase involves verifying and documenting that the equipment is working reproducibly within a specified working range.

The presentation will go over case studies of how process validation has helped manufacturing organizations reduce material costs and achieve consistent product quality via process consistency. In addition, the presentation provides a practical approach on how to roll out a process validation in an electronics assembly environment.  Finally, the presentation will answer the following questions;

  • What are the challenges in implementing a process validation system for non-medical device manufacturing environments?
     
  • What is the most common mistake made during a process validation?
     
  • How to eliminate redundancy and complexity in process validations?
     
  • What is the cost of process validation?
     

2:30PM

Show Floor Closes

 

Join us for a Solder Competition going on ALL DAY on the Show Floor!


August 12

Webinar: Conformal Coating - Successful Implementation & Quality Control  +



Bob WillisMonday 12th August @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Conformal coating has provided benefits to industry for many years either in the high reliability market sector or where products have to deal with extreme environmental conditions. Different industries like telecommunications, automotive and consumer products benefit from the use of selective coating.

This session will provide a simple guide to the use of coatings, their application and process, product benefits, inspection and quality control. A practical session will also allow delegates to examine coated boards using different materials and inspect the coating application. Bob Willis will outline the most common coating problems, solutions and address your specific issues in this webinar session.

 

Topics include:

  • Why Conformal Coat
  • Coating Process Options
  • Cost of coating assemblies
  • Correct design for coating
  • Inspection & Quality Control of Coating
  • In-house or Contracting Services
  • Inspection of coatings & methods

 

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

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


August 15

Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: SMTA QRO - Primer Desafio de Soldadura SMD !!  +

SMTA Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum - Hotel Mision Juriquilla



*Registro sin costo para los participantes. 
Los primeros en registrarse seran los primeros en recibir la aplicacion para participar de este PRIMER DESAFIO DE SOLDADURA SMD.
*Cupo limitado. * Habra premio para los primeros lugares.
 
Qué buena idea ! Organizado por el Capítulo SMTA Querétaro!
¿Quién mostrará las mejores habilidades de soldadura en la próxima Expo & Tech Forum ? Tenemos un pequeño desafío para ti : ¡soldar los componentes de montaje superficial tan pequeños como un fine pitch !
 
Habrá un tiempo de inspección de 5 minutos al inicio de la calefacción para abrir el kit, familiarizarse con la tablilla y confirmar que tienes todos los componentes y herramientas que necesitas.
Solo puedes competir una vez y podras utilizar el equipo y soldadura designada. También tendremos lupas, pinzas, fundentes y trenzas desoldadoras a mano. Las herramientas razonables y otros materiales de apoyo serán proporcionados por nuestros PATROCINADORES; Los oficiales de SMTA a cargo del desafío seran los árbitros de "razonable" en este caso. Por favor revisa las reglas.
La puntuación se basa en el tiempo, la finalización, la funcionalidad, la limpieza y la calidad de las juntas de soldadura. Si la puntuación más alta es un empate, ¡el tiempo más rápido en todas las eliminatorias será el ganador!
Los conjuntos se juzgarán de acuerdo con los criterios de clase 3 de IPC-A-610E, la velocidad de producción y la funcionalidad eléctrica general.
 
Reglas.
La confiabilidad de los equipos electrónicos está garantizada por procesos de soldadura sin defectos. Este concurso reconoce las mejores habilidades en la soldadura manual de ensamblajes de tablas impresas complejas.
Los participantes competirán entre sí para soldar un ensamblaje electrónico funcional dentro de un límite de tiempo de 15 minutos. Los ensamblajes se evaluarán según la soldadura según IPC-A-610G, IPC J-STD-001G, IPC-7711 / 21C - Criterios de Clase 3, la velocidad a la que se produjo el ensamble y la funcionalidad eléctrica general del ensamble. Tendremos por Jurado a un Instructor Master de IPC y un reconocido Experto en Calidad.



August 15

Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Misión Grand Juriquilla, Queretaro
Blvd Villas Del Meson 56
Juriquilla, QR 76230



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $450/$550 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $550/$650 (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 $55 per outlet. Early registration pricing ends on July 12th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

 

 

Booths are assigned in the order they are received. 

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  •  In the case of bank transfers, the dollar exchange rate must be calculated on the basis of the interbank purchase price and not the selling price. All transfers require an additional $50 USD.    
  • To pay by wire transfer please contact SMTA HQ. 1-952-920-7682 or hannah@smta.org
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Terhark 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!

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

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
11:00AM–6:00PM

8:00am

Registration Opens

9:00am 

Lean Manufacturing - "Aplicación practice"

Speaker: Javier Cordova Nieto, Hella

11:00am

Expo Opens

11:30am 

Conectividad - Crimping Inspection

Speaker: Felipe Escoto, JST Sales America

1:15pm

Complimentary Lunch

2:15pm

Hand Soldering Competition on the Show Floor

3:30pm 

Traceability in Electronics Manufacturing 

Speaker: Miles Moreau, KIC

4:30pm 

"Beyond Agile Project Management" - Main Challenges and Key Success Factors for Launching New Products

Speaker: Erik Schroeder, Hella

5:30pm 

Raffle and Networking Cocktail Hour on Show Floor

6:00pm

Expo Closes

8:00pm

Karaoke night at the Shaba Bar in Misión Grand Juriquilla, Queretaro. All are welcome!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR RECEPTION SPONSOR: 

AIM Solder

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR TOTE BAG SPONSOR: 

Quiptech

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR REFRESHMENT SPONSOR: 

JBC Tools

 

Habitaciones/Accommodations

Precios por habitación por noche en pesos

Contact reservacionesventas@misionqueretaro.com or call 001-800-900-3800 to make reservations at the group rate.

1. PAQUETE ESPECIAL DESAYUNO:

Tarifa especial para grupos en habitación sencilla o doble MXN $1630
Tarifa especial para grupos en habitación doble MXN $1890

Una noche de hospedaje.Incluye:

  • Desayuno buffet en Restaurante del Pueblito
  • Impuestos y propinas incluidas 

 

ENGLISH:

Prices shown per room per night in pesos

Package Plan – Includes Breakfast

Package in single room MXN $1572
Package in double room MXN $1824

Includes:

  • One night (lodging)
  • Breakfast (buffet) in our restaurant "El Pueblito"
  • Taxes and tips

 


August 20

Intermountain (ID, UT) Chapter: SMTA Intermountain Boise Golf Tournament  +

Shadow Valley Golf Course



 
Shadow Valley Golf Club
Intermountain Chapter

SMTA Golf Scramble Aug 20, 2019

 
What:  SMTA Shadow Valley Golf 2019 Golf Scramble
When:  Aug. 20th 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 due Aug. 7th
We also welcome donations for prizes like closest to the pin, longest drive and drawing prizes.

COSTS:
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 dcbell@q.com
Contact for details about course, map: Shadow Valley Golf Club
http://www.shadowvalley.com/directions/
15711 Highway 55, Boise Idaho   208-939-6699

 



August 21

Wisconsin Chapter: WI SMTA 2nd Annual Golf Outing is set for Wednesday August 21st!  +

Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N Range Line Rd Milwaukee, WI 53209



Hello SMTA Members and Friends,
Please join us for our 2
nd Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday August 21st
The event will be at the beautiful Brown Deer Park Golf Course again.
18 holes of golf, raffle prizes, lunch, awards for closest to the pin, longest drive and more!
The fee this year is $45.00 per golfer.
Please email your Team Name and 4-some information to Josh Casper
jcasper@horizonsales.com

RSVP and pay via paypal link to secure your spot(s)

We cannot wait to see you all on August 21st, 2019!

 


August 22

Capital (DC) Chapter: SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab



The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road,
Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 22nd

 
The SMTA Expo provides attendees with valuable technical information, as well as the chance to meet leading suppliers and other electronic professionals in your region while providing an intimate setting to network and gain knowledge about current advancements within the electronics world. This year we are pleased to host technical presentations by Vi TECHNOLOGIES, ZESTRON Corporation, KYZEN Corporation and KIC.
 
Please join us for this great networking and educational event. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and the first technical presentation will start at 8:30 AM. A complimentary lunch in included on the show floor and exhibits are open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
 
7:30 AM                              Registration
8:30 – 9:15 AM                 Technical Presentation – Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY (The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation)
9:00 AM                             Exhibits Open
9:45 – 10:30 AM               Technical Presentation – Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation (Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges)
11:00 – 11:45 AM            Technical Presentation – Debbie Carboni, KYZEN (The “Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning”)
12:00 – 1:00 PM               Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes
1:30 – 2:15 PM                 Technical Presentation – MB Allen, KIC (Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding)
2:45 PM                              Partner/Exhibitor Recognition and Bingo Door Prizes
3:00 PM                              Exhibits Close
 

To register online to attend or exhibit, please visit https://www.smta.org/expos/#capital




August 22

Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723



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 August 2nd, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

 

Book a discounted room rate at the Homewood Suites Laurel/Columbia by July 30, 2019.

7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Group Code: SMT

Phone: 240-360-2725

Book Rooms Today!  



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, August 22nd, 2019
9:00AM–3:00PM


7:30AM
Registration Opens

 

8:30AM
The Role of SMT Inspection in Industry 4.0 Implementation

Speaker: Yan Manissadjian, Vi TECHNOLOGY

 

9:00AM
Expo Opens

 

9:45AM

Jet Printed Solder Paste and Cleaning Challenges

Speaker: Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Corporation 

 

11:00AM
The “Who…What…Why…and How of Cleaning"

Speaker: Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation  

 

12:00PM
Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes

 

1:30PM
Optimization of The Reflow Profile To Minimize Voiding

Speaker: MB Allen, KIC

 

3:00PM
Expo Closes

 

3:30PM - 4:30PM

After Expo Networking Social at Kloby's Smokehouse:

7500 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723


September 10 - 12

Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference  +

Location
Hungary & Romania
Budaörs, Budapest 2040 Hungary



September 10

Webinar: Electronic Hardware Corrosion  +

Organized by SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter

Location
Bangalore India



Tuesday 10th September @ 9:30am India Time GMT+5:30 (12:00am US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)

Presenter: PJ Singh, Ph.D., IBM Corporation

Only members will get access to the recorded presentation!
Members: USD $10 
Non-members: USD $20 

Members must log in to register at the member rate. Pay by credit card online by clicking the "Register Now" button above. To pay by wire transfer directly to SMTA India - Bangalore Chapter, contact chapter president Ankan Mitra: smtaindiachapter@gmail.com +919620075752 or Madhukar Rao: +919686098690.

Overview

Corrosion-related electronic hardware failures manifest themselves as electrical opens or shorts. The common modes of corrosion are: (a) electrical opens due to the corrosion of silver terminations in surface-mount resistors; and (b) electrical shorts on printed-circuit boards due to creep corrosion. An ASHRAE conducted survey of data centers concluded that these failures generally occurred when the air quality in data centers was such that the copper and silver corrosion rates were greater than 300 and 200 angstroms/month, respectively. Recent design corrective actions have significantly reduced these failures. Ion migration, another common corrosion-related failure mode that causes electrical shorts, occurs under high humidity condition, even in environments relatively free of gaseous contamination. Yet another failure mode, somewhat related to corrosion, that is becoming quite common is the deliquescence of deposited particulate matter short circuiting neighboring features on printed-circuit boards when the relative humidity in a data center is greater than the deliquescence relative humidity of the settled particulate matter.  The webinar will present these and related topics in detail.

 

PJ Singh, Ph.D.About the Presenter

Prabjit Singh is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Materials and Processes Department in IBM Poughkeepsie, New York, with 40 years of experience in the metallurgical engineering aspects of mainframe computer power, packaging, cooling and reliability. He has 76 issued patents, and is an IBM Master Inventor.

PJ Singh received a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a MS and Ph.D. from the Stevens Institute of Technology, all in the field of metallurgical engineering. Recently, he received a MS in micro-electronic manufacturing from RPI and a MS in electrical engineering from the National Technological University.

PJ Singh is active in ASHRAE, iNEMI and IPC technical societies researching printed circuit board creep corrosion and the acceptable limits of air contamination in mission-critical data centers. He is an adjunct professor of electrical engineers at the State University of New York at New Paltz.



September 16

Michigan Chapter: Michigan Chapter SMTA Golf Outing & Technical Meeting  +

Location
Oak Pointe Country Club



Monday September 16, 2019
9:30 AM
Oak Pointe Country Club
4500 Club Drive Brighton, MI 48116
 
The Michigan Chapter of the SMTA is hosting a FREE technical meeting and golf outing for SMTA members.
Costs:
SMTA MEMBERS/USERS: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
NON-SMTA MEMBERS: $25, (this will also get you a 1 year SMTA membership)
SALES ASSOCIATES: $75 (unless you purchase a sponsor sign, click for sponsor details below) 
 
This is one of the LARGEST technical meeting/golf outing events of any SMTA Chapter in America!
Held at Oak Pointe Country Club, one of Michigan’s most exclusive private clubs, this is the event everyone raves about!
 
Please join us for a morning meeting, a spectacular round of golf on the Honors course, followed by a fantastic BBQ dinner on the clubhouse patio overlooking the crystal clear waters of Crooked Lake.
 
Schedule
9:30AM-Registration
10:00AM-Technical Meeting in Clubhouse 
“Electronic Assembly Data Insights Enabled by Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0”- Gregory Vance
12:00PM- Shotgun start (boxed lunch provided)
Following Golf: BBQ Dinner & Awards/Door Prizes

Oak Pointe Country Club is a Private upscale country club.
Appropriate golf attire please.
Collared shirts required, (must be tucked in),
no denim or cargo shorts.
Hats facing forward only please. Soft spikes only.
 
*SPONSORS* 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A SPONSOR FOR THE OUTING
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Please use the RSVP button below to register ALL golfers, then contact Rachel at RMarino@horizonsales.com with your foursome requests.



September 16

Webinar: Manual Cleaning of PCB Assemblies – Successful Tricks of the Trade  +



Bob WillisMonday 16th September @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

After rework, modification or second stage assembly cleaning may need to be considered. Ideally a no clean flux, gel or solder paste should be used to avoid the need to clean selected areas. If manual cleaning is to be conducted every effort should be made to use materials or application methods that result in the minimum residues from the soldering process.

Planning and training staff in manual cleaning are very important to get the best possible result visually and to maintain product reliability. This is one of the first training sessions to cover manual cleaning of board assemblies, highlighting the problems and solutions to manual cleaning.

 

Topics include:

  • Why clean
  • Material selection
  • Manual cleaning techniques
  • Testing cleanliness
  • Inspection requirements
  • Component compatibility
  • Reliability test techniques

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


September 17 - 19

SMT Processes Certification (Juarez, Mexico)  +

Location
Juarez , CH Mexico


Location: 

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Technology and Engineering Institute

Ave. Del Charro 450 N.,

Cd. Juárez Chih. México CP 32310

Tel. +52 656.688.4800

 

  • September 17- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 18- ½ day of course + exam
  • September 19- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos


September 18

San Diego Chapter: SMTA San Diego Chapter Meeting  +

TBD



Topic:   Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard
Speaker:  Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies


The widely anticipated revised cleanliness testing standard is now active. What’s next? This presentation will cover the requirements of the new IPC J-STD001-G Amendment 1 cleanliness testing standard. What’s new, what stays the same? This presentation will uncover the details of the new standard, especially the “Objective Evidence” requirement of the new specification.

Mike's Bio:
Mike served on the US Navy’s EMPF manufacturer’s committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide. Mike was honored with Distinguished Speaker status from the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) in 2017.

Mike has served as a court-approved Expert Witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination-related failure mechanisms. Mike is the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992. Mike is also the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker.com.

Registration:  4:45 PM
Social/Dinner:  5:00 PM
Technical Session:  5:30 PM




September 22 - 26

SMTA International 2019  +

Location
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Join your industry colleagues from around the globe this Fall for SMTA International, the electronics assembly industry's best technical conference. Get the latest in-depth technical information you need to be successful in your workplace. SMTA International offers educational opportunities covering manufacturing and assembly of electronics, advanced packaging/components, inspection technologies, processes, substrates/PCB technology, soldering, quality and reliability.


September 24 - 25

SMTA International Electronics Exhibition  +

Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL


Exhibitors Register Now
Exhibitors

SMTA International delivers value to you and your organization through our goal to bring our members and visitors together to focus, exchange ideas and share the newest technologies. Last year we welcomed over 1600 attendees from 21 different countries.


September 24 - 26

SMT Processes Certification (SMTA International - Rosemont, IL)  +

Location
Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Co-located with SMTA International Conference.

  • September 24 - Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 25 - ½ day of course + exam
  • September 26 - All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting 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 or Six Sigma Green Belt. 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.


October 4

Dallas Chapter: Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard  +

Location
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080



Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard

Speaker: Mike Konrad, Founder and President, Aqueous Technologies

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on October 4, 2019
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!

Pricing

  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

Get your tickets!

Abstract

This presentation covers the requirements of the new IPC J-STD001-G Amendment 1 cleanliness testing standard. What’s new, what stays the same. This webinar will uncover the details of the new standard, especially the “Objective Evidence” requirement of the new specification.

Biography

Mike Konrad, Founder and President, Aqueous Technologies
 

Mike Konrad is an industry expert on the removal of contamination from circuit assemblies. Mike has been part of the electronic assembly cleaning industry for the past 34 years. Mike has designed several automated cleaning and cleanliness testing machines, has published scores of technical articles on the subject of cleaning and cleanliness assessment has been a member of Editorial Boards for several industry publications.
Mike served on the US Navy’s EMPF manufacturer’s committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide. Mike was honored with Distinguished Speaker status from the electronic assembly trade association’s Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) in 2017.
 
Mike has served as a court-approved Expert Witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination-related failure mechanisms. Mike is the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992.
 
Mike is the Founder and President of Aqueous Technologies and is also the host of the Reliability Matters podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio, Reliability.fm
 




October 8

New England Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center
242 Adams Place
Boxboro, MA 01719



Exhibitors

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 8ft pipe & draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list. Early bird rates expire on September 13, 2019!

All spaces will be assigned once we are sold out. If there is another exhibitor you want to be next to please let us know when you sign up. 

 



Attendees

Free Technical Program & Schedule Coming Soon!

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:


October 10

Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: Design for Manufacturing - Symposium  +

UTEQ



Call for Papers ! 
Now accepting papers for review.
SMTA Members please log in to auto-fill your contact info and save time ! 
or email to 
Guillermo Maldonado  gmaldonado@ste-latinoamerica.com
Marco Solis  Marco.Solis@gmx.com
 


October 14

Webinar: Practical Failure Analysis Methods in Printed Board Assembly  +



Bob WillisMonday 14th October @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Different levels of failure analysis exist, from the very basic with virtually no equipment, to the use of a full failure analysis laboratory. Often simple analysis methods can point engineers in the right direction, but proving the root cause of failure often needs the electronic pathologist with all his investigation tools. When conducting any failure analysis, it is important the results prove the cause of the fault. The true reason for failure needs to be clear and proven with hard facts, not just opinions.

 

Topics include:

  • Optical and X-ray inspection
  • Solder joint crack detection
  • Microsectioning
  • Component opening techniques
  • Surface analysis
  • Shear testing
  • Question and answer session

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


October 15 - 17

SMT Processes Certification (Melbourne, FL)  +

Location
Mack Technologies
Melbourne , FL 32904


 

  • October 15 - Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 16 - ½ day of course + exam
  • October 17 - All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting 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 or Six Sigma Green Belt. 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.


October 15

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 15, 2019!



Attendees

October 17

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
Attendees Register Now

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

 


October 22 - 24

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference  +

Advanced Packaging in the New Connected World

Location
DoubleTree San Jose Airport Hotel
San Jose , CA


SMTA and Chip Scale Review are pleased to announce the 16th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference and Tabletop Exhibition. IWLPC brings together some of the semiconductor industry's most respected authorities addressing all aspects of wafer-level, 3D, TSV, and MEMS device packaging and manufacturing.


October 23 - 24

Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Expo Guadalajara
Av. Mariano Otero
#1449, CP
Verde Valle, Guadalajara, Jal. 44550



Exhibitors

Exhibitor Information: 

Prices below are per 3x3 Meter Booth:

  Before April 30, 2019 After April 30, 2019
Corporate Member $1,000 USD / $20,000 MXN $1,350 USD / $27,000 MXN
Non-Corporate Member $1,200 USD / $24,000 MXN $1,500 USD / $30,000 MXN

 

Please Contact Expo Manager, Courtney Kalb, with questions or for additional information.

 

Click HERE for the Guadalajara Expo Live Floor Plan



Attendees

Thank You to our Sponsors:

      

         

 

 


October 23 - 24

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition  +

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



Exhibitors

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information


Dates: October 22-23, 2019
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA

Monday, October 21
Move in: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, October 22
10:00am-5:00pm
5:00pm-6:00pm (Networking Reception)

Wednesday, October 23
10:00am-5:00pm
Move out: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Click here to review Sponsorships and Exhibits
IWLPC Expo Prospectus

 

How Much is it to Exhibit?

  Early Registration
Before/On July 30th
Regular Registration
After July 30th
One Booth
(8' D x 10' W)
$1500 $1700
One Table
(6' Table)
$1100 $1300


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!
 

Click here for the latest floorplan



Attendees

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


October 24

Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale  +

Location
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
San Jose , CA 95110


Today's increasingly sophisticated electronics challenge designers and fabricators to push the limits of traditional design, fabrication and assembly and think outside of the box. Additive manufacturing enables environmental advantages, opens up design capabilities and end use advantages such as weight reduction, miniaturization and 3 dimensional design. This conference is designed to not only showcase options and processes intended to enable line width and space from .003" to 5 microns, but also to provide information on supporting materials and processes that are being developed to serve all market segments and expose attendees to other new advanced technologies intended to meet the ever increasing challenges of smaller, lighter and  more powerful electronic devices.


October 29

Intermountain Utah Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: *NEW LOCATION* Weber State University
3910 W. Campus Drive
Ogden, UT 84408



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 30th, 2019!


Important Exhibitor Materials:



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:
Tuesday, October, 29, 2019
10:00AM–4:00PM

 

8:00am
Registration Opens 

 

10:00am
Expo Opens 


4:00pm
Expo Closes

 

Information on the Technical Sessions to follow...


November 5

San Diego Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: California Center for the Arts Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025



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). 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 October 7, 2019!



Attendees

Interested in presenting at the Tech Forum?

Submit an abstract here



November 7

LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: The Grand Event Center
4101 E Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815



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 October 7, 2019!



Attendees

November 11

Webinar: Low Temperature Solder Benefits and Process Concerns  +



Bob WillisMonday 11th November @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

The use of low temperature soldering is gaining interest in the industry to reduce cost, prevent component and PCB damage and improve reliability. It’s different but that does not mean it cannot be introduced into your process with existing process equipment. Generally speaking, solders used regally in assembly reflow at over 220°C, low temperature solders reflow at under 180°C. There are some organisations predicting a large growth in low temperature materials in the next two to three years for multistep soldering.

Many companies have been using tin/bismuth alloys for some years reducing cost on PCBs and energy. Other companies have been using tin/indium for rework of lead-free area array packages with success. There are savings to be made even if the cost of the solder alloy is much more expensive provided you consider the total cost of manufacture. We produced the first book, video and interactive CD-ROM on pin in hole intrusive reflow, so we believe we are in a good position to help engineers achieve high yields with low temperature materials.

 

Topics include:

  • Why use low temperature solder
  • Benefit over lead-free alloys
  • Materials available
  • Reflow soldering and rework results
  • Reliability with mixed alloys
  • Inspection results

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


November 20

Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melbourne Auditorium
625 East Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL



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 $30 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 15th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

 

Book a discounted room rate at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place!

200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL 32901

Group Code: SMTA 

321-768-0200

Book Rooms Today!  



Attendees

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Technical Sessions: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Expo: 10:00AM–4:00PM
Registration: Opens at 8:00AM


Free Technical Program & Schedule:
 

9:00AM
Registration Opens

 

10:00AM
Expo Opens

 

4:00PM
Expo Closes

5:00PM - 7:00PM
After Expo Networking Social at The Mansion:

1218 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901

 

More on the Technical Sessions to follow...


December 2

Webinar: QFN/LGA Design, Assembly Process Issues & Reliability Failures  +



Bob WillisMonday 2nd December @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

New components often provide challenges to design, process and quality engineers. Solder joint failure, voiding plus contamination & corrosion are just a few of the problems experienced so far. Any large area component with a low stand off which needs to be reflow soldered to a substrate can be a challenge but at ever decreasing pitch the need for good process validation and correct design is vital for high yields.

Having had hands on experience with these parts since conducting design reviews, setting up processes, conducting failure analysis we may not have all the answers, but we do know the right questions to ask in manufacture.

Provided FREE with this webinar are Bob Willis QFN inspection and quality control wall charts to use in your own manufacturing and training facility.

 

Topics include:

  • Design options to reduce failures
  • Process improvements in design and assembly
  • Void reduction
  • Improvements in joint reliability
  • Simple 5min solderability assessment
  • Improved cleaning performance
  • Results in cleaning and SIR on QFN packages
  • Process results from vapour phase and convection reflow
  • Solder joint reliability
  • IPC design and process guidelines

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. If you have a process example you would like covered in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of the slides will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here


December 3

Silicon Valley (San Jose) Chapter: SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter Golf Tournment  +

Spring Valley Golf Course Milpitas, CASMTA



SMTA Silicon Valley Golf Tournament Shotgun Start at Noon


December 4

Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Bestronics Box Build Facility
2243 Lundy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131



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 $30 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on November 15th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

For more information please contact Hannah Terhark, Hannah@smta.org or 952-920-7682

 



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:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:00AM-3:00PM

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Information to follow...



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