Calendar of Events



October 2019

October 4

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

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!


  • 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!


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.


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,

October 8

New England Expo & Tech Forum  +

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


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. 



Free Technical Program & Schedule Coming Soon!


Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:

October 10

Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: Design for Manufacturing - Symposium  +


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
Marco Solis

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


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)  +

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
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 September 15, 2019!


October 17

Long Island Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747


Please contact Sharon Dietrich with questions or for additional information.

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

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


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


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


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
5:00pm-6:00pm (Networking Reception)

Wednesday, October 23
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


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  +

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


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:


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


Registration Opens 


Expo Opens 

Expo Closes


Information on the Technical Sessions to follow...

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