Calendar of Events
Ontario Chapter: International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET) +
ventureLAB which is located inside of the IBM Markham Convergence Centre.
I would like to personally invite you to the upcoming International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET) taking place on June 4-6 in Markham, Ontario.
We have a new location this year! The conference will be held at ventureLAB which is located inside of the IBM Markham Convergence Centre.
This conference will host multiple learning and networking opportunities at one event, all for one price!
The speaker lineup includes experts from many highly-notable companies, such as: Collins Aerospace, Celestica, ON Semi, Indium Corporation, among others.
This year, Professional Development Courses are INCLUDED with your registration that will be held by industry professionals from: MuAnalysis Inc., Celestica, and Plexus Corp.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the expo, network with industry colleagues, and enjoy FREE lunch!
View the exhibitor list.
To gain more information on the event and promote it on your own channels, please see the attached postcard.
I would greatly appreciate your support and attendance at the event and hope to see you there!
International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies 2019 +
FREE Webinar: Improving Reliability of Assemblies from a Soldering Materials Development Standpoint +
Tuesday 4th June @ 9:30am India Time GMT+5:30 (12:00am US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)
Presenter: Shantanu Joshi, Koki Solder America Inc.
Free for members - only members will get access to recorded presentation!
Non-members: USD $10
Members must log in to register with no fee. Non-members can 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: email@example.com +919620075752 or Madhukar Rao: +919686098690.
In recent years, a growing number of electronic devices are being incorporated into automotive and other high reliability end products with the challenge to make these devices more reliable. The package size of the devices is largely driven by the consumer industry with their sizes getting smaller making it harder to assemble and be reliable at the same time. For automotive and other high reliability electronics product, it is of the utmost priority to secure high reliability because it directly involves human life and safety. Challenges include selecting an appropriate solder alloy and having good reliability of the solder paste flux residue with the presentation discussing ways to improve lead-free solder joint reliability/robustness. Though SnAgCu solder alloys fulfill most soldering requirements, alternative solders are needed to meet more stringent environmental regulations, requirements for greater mechanical reliability, and more demanding high temperature service environments such as under the-hood in automobiles and in avionics systems. Development was done on alternative lead-free alloys with varying percentages of tin-silver-bismuth-indium in comparison with a number of conventional lead-free solder alloys in soldering evaluations. Accelerated thermal cycling test was performed on boards assembled with various different alternative alloys and the results were compared with conventional lead-free alloys. For the solder paste flux, there is a need in automotive and other high reliability applications to have reliable and high insulation resistance even in an atmosphere of high temperature and high humidity. Development was done on a type of ‘crack free' flux paste to inhibit flux residue cracking under extreme environments making it more reliable to stringent surface insulation resistance and electro-migration criterion from automotive and other high reliability product manufacturers. Testing was done to various industry electro-migration and dew test standards.
About the Presenter
Shantanu Joshi is the Regional Sales Manager for KOKI Solder America. He has a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Binghamton University and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Production Engineering from Pune University, India. He also serves as a Secretary on SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter board.
He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering concentrating on High Reliability Lead Free Solder Alloys from Binghamton University. He is published over dozen papers in various national and international conferences over the years. His co-authored paper won the “Best of Proceedings” award in SMTA International 2013. Shantanu has also won 1st prize in the poster competition held at GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY for poster titled "LGA Solder Joints with Superior Reliability".
Long Island Chapter: Long Island SMTA Presents: The “DEADLY SINS” OF SMT ASSEMBLY Presented by Phil Zarrow +
Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport, 5000 Express Drive South - Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Everyone has heard of the “7 Deadly Sins” that will, supposedly, lead one to Hell. There are also the “Deadly Sins” of SMT - there are more than just 7 – and they can make your assembly process a “hell on earth”.
During the course of ITM’s assembly process audits and troubleshooting work, we tend to see trends in the types of errors and problems. In other words, a lot of people are making the same mistakes. The resulting process problems wreak havoc with an impact on assembly yields ranging from 5 to 20%. In addition to this direct cost, there is also additional financial impact with regard to time spent reworking and repairing, the on corrective action by QC, Engineering and Management, and, of course, “do-over”.
This workshop identifies the “deadly sins” of SMT assembly, both for Pb-free and “leaded” processes. Besides the symptoms and consequences of each type of error, root-cause, rectification and prevention techniques will be presented. Best Practices will be discussed for each of the key process steps. The workshop will, thus, provide the participant with an understanding of how to identify and correct the most common SMT assembly problems. It will include identification of vendor and source problems including components and materials as well as design related problems.
6/5/19 | Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport, 5000 Express Drive South - Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Ontario Chapter: ICEET SMTA Ontario EXPO +
ventureLAB which is located inside of the IBM Markham Convergence Centre.
Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Chapter: West Penn Technical Webinar Sessions +
SMTA West Penn is pleased to announce a web-based series of two technical sessions!
Thursday June 6, 2019 - 2 sessions: 8:00AM to 10:00AM and 3:00PM to 5:00PM. View either session or both, up to you!
Session 1 (8:00 AM to 10:00 AM) - Conformal coating selection, application & cure, testing coatings, inspecting coatings, and the future of coating technology. Speaker is Doug Pauls, Collins Aerospace.
Session 2 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) - Moisture Sensitivity (MSL) overview, managing MSL devices, conforming to J-STD-033, long and short duration exposure, double sided PCBA, baking and packaging. Speaker is Greg Benoit, Cogiscan.
This will be a live web-based event. Registerants will recieve links to log in and view the presentation with ability to ask questions in real time.
No cost to SMTA members! $20 for non-members. RSVP at the link below. View one or both sessions - up to you! You will receive login information about a week before the sessions.
Jason Emes, West Penn President
Ohio Valley Chapter: 4th Annual SMTA Member Appreciation Golf Outing +
Raintree Golf & Event Center, Uniontown, Ohio
The SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter is pleased to invite you to participate in our “4th Annual Member Appreciation Golf Outing”. Golf format is a four person scramble with team prizes and skill awards. Skins challenge $5.00 per player ($20.00 team).
Participation is absolutely “FREE” for SMTA Members and Sponsors. Included are green fees, golf cart, practice range, sleeve of golf balls, Continental Breakfast, lunch at the turn and a Prime Rib dinner.
Winning team prizes, Skill Challenge prizes and Team Skins awards will follow dinner.
Hotel: Cambria Hotel & Suites in Uniontown, OH.
Room cost is $109.00 a night for the night of June 10th. For those wishing to stay an additional night , the price will be the same. To make reservations, contact Cambria Hotel at the number below and mention Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter.
Cambria Hotel & Suites
1787 Thorne Drive
Uniontown, OH 44685
Enjoy networking with fellow SMTA members and vendors in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
“Bring a guest.” Guest golfer - not a SMTA Member: $50.00
Not a golfer, no problem. Join us for the day, enjoy riding around the course visiting with the golfers and dinner afterwards.
You may organize your own four-some or we will pair you up. When registering please use the company field (after listing your company) to enter the names of players you wish to play with.
Atlanta Chapter: ********POSTPONED**********Chapter Meeting********POSTPONED********** +
*************PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED***************
Leading Successful Change
Organizations today must have targeted strategies for leading change both within their company as well as in their marketplace. There is no place for merely throwing out ideas and seeing what sticks.
Leadership must practice more than wishful thinking and dreaming. They must have more than a vision and direction. Leading successful change requires a strategy driven by a clear understanding of the current reality coupled with the resources to build for the future.
Leadership is tasked with making a difference from the inside-out. This requires a measured, proven methodology. Strategies for leading and communicating successful change initiatives are the centerpiece of this presentation.
Presented By: Don R. Witzel
Don R. Witzel is an independent organization development coach with over 40 years’ experience. He has held key leadership positions in the public and private sectors on a nationwide basis with responsibilities for the development and performance improvement of people and organizations. Don has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education, and a Doctor of Education degree in Adult Learning. In addition to the above, Don has extensive experience in managing and leading large, dynamic organizations through complex change and growth.
Don received his Quality Management System training from Georgia Institute of Technology. Don has helped numerous companies or divisions obtain their QMS credentials during their first certification audit. Don also serves as an outsourced internal auditor for several organizations. In addition to the above training, Don received his training and certification as ISO Lead Auditor from Georgia Technical Institute as well as AS9100 Internal Auditor training and certification.
Some companies with which Don has coached and consulted are: BellSouth, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner, AMI Technologies, EMS Technologies, CIBA Vision, Lucent Technologies, Rooms To Go, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Telecommunications, Volt Information Sciences, Marriott Hotel Properties and with work in many other industries.
3975 Lakefield Ct suite 106,
Suwanee, GA 30024
Mexico - Juarez Chapter: SMTA Juarez - Technical seminar +
Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos
¡Anunciamos el próximo evento SMTA-Juarez!
Fecha: Jueves, Junio 13, 2019
Hora: 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Ubicación: Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos
Dirección: Boulevard Juan Pablo II (Blvd. Cuatro Siglos) y Av. Arizona. Ciudad Juárez 32402
a) Inspeccion de Rayos X en 3D para BGA y QFN
Paolino Dominguez, Omron Services
b) Head in Pillow y evitar voids en BGA y QFN
Luis Garcia, Rehm Thermal Services
17:00 Apertura y Registro.
17:30 Bienvenida y primera rifa.
18:00 Presentacion comite SMTA.
18:10 Presentación del tema “3D X Ray inspection on BGA and QFN”
Paolino Dominguez, Omron Services.
18:50 Rifa / Networking.
19:00 Presentación del tema “Head in Pillow and avoid voids in BGA and QFN”
Luis Garcia, Rehm Thermal Systems.
19:50 Presentación de Premios por trayectoria en Industria SMT.
20:00 Cena / Networking.
21:00 Clausura del evento.
Dallas Chapter: Vapor Phase Technology & Vacuum Soldering +
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
Vapor Phase Technology & Vacuum SolderingSpeaker: JB Byers, Managing Member, Technical Services, A-Tek LLC
Get your tickets!
AbstractJB Byers, Managing Member, Technical Services, A-Tek LLC
JB Byers is co-founder and managing partner of A-Tek Systems Group. He has more than 20 years experience
in SMT manufacturing and is well versed in vapor phase reflow technology.
JB graduated in 1991 from Colorado Aero Tech with a degree in aviation electronics. He is the primary liaison between Asscon Systemtechnik-Elektronik GmbH, the vapor phase equipment manufacturer and innovative technology leader, and the customer. He is well respected by his peers for his process knowledge and his customer service aptitude.
University of Texas at Arlington Student Chapter Chapter: SMTA UT Arlington Student Chapter Speaker Event +
Webinar: Lead-Free Selective Soldering, Design, Quality Control & Practical Defect Solutions +
Monday 17th June @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)
Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe
For many organisations through hole components will remain a reality for many years. More and more surface mount components are used in design, through hole is in decline, however the reality is connectors, transformers, switches, LCD displays and electrolytic capacitors are still necessary in many products. So what is the most reliable and cost effective solution to through hole soldering in a lead-free environment? Selective soldering has become more popular in the last few years for small and large companies alike. Selective wave and point soldering are both options but what are the realities with lead-free and high temperature solder alloys.
- Why use selective soldering
- PCB design rules for selective soldering
- Flux requirements for selective soldering
- Compatibility of solder masks and lead-free solder
- Setting up lead-free profiles, you must profile a selective process!!!
- Solder alloy choices
- Copper dissolution with selective
- Soldering defects on selective – Causes and Cures
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
SMT Processes Certification (Mequon, WI) +
Houston Chapter: Houston Chapter Meeting +
Houston Chapter: Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter June 20, 2019 Meeting +
eSMART Factory Conference +
The Dearborn Inn
Dearborn , MI 48124
Software Systems & Processes • Robotics • 3D Printing
eSMART Factory 2019 conference will bring together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry and addressed by EMS companies, OEMs and Contract Manufacturers.
FREE Webinar: Practical Guidelines in Handling Moisture Sensitivity of SMT Packages +
Tuesday 25th June @ 1:00pm-2:00pm US Eastern Time (10:00am-11:00am US Pacific Time)
Presenter: Mumtaz Bora, pSemi
Free for members - only members will get access to recorded presentation!
Non-members: USD $25
Members must log in to register with no fee. Non-members can pay by credit card online by clicking the "Register Now" button above.
Handling of moisture sensitive packages is an ongoing learning process in volume manufacturing. Improperly handled and stored MSDs can impact yields and reliability. The presentation will cover a review of the industry standards for MSDs ( J-STD-020, J-STD 033 and J-STD 075) and their applications in moisture control. PWBs used for assembly also require controlled storage and handling. Board surface finishes, storage and baking guidelines will be reviewed per the IPC 1601 standard. Handling of MSDs from receipt to use at reflow will be reviewed, including practical guidelines in labelling, tracking, packing and storage.
About the Presenter
Mumtaz Y. Bora has a B.S. in Chemistry and Material Sciences from University of Mumbai, India and University of Ottawa, Canada. She has a Master of Science in Interactive Telecommunications from University of Redlands, California. She has over 25 years of PWB, SMT assembly and advanced packaging development experience at IBM Endicott and IBM Austin, TX. She has worked in new product development, and qualification of high volume handset assemblies at Qualcomm and Kyocera-Wireless Corporation. She has worked with suppliers and subcontractors in several parts of Asia. She is currently a Sr. Staff Packaging Engineer at pSemi for qualification of RFIC packages for wireless, broadband and Automotive applications. She is a member of IPC standardization committees and contributes to the standards development. She has 16 publications and 3 patents. She is the Past President of the SMTA San Diego chapter and Co-chair of the Moisture Sensitive Devices Council. She is currently on the Board for the IMAPS San Diego Chapter and Vice President of Communications at SMTA San Diego chapter.
Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2019 +
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park , MD
Thank you for attending the 2019 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials.
Technical Symposium and Expo: June 25-26, 2019
Workshops: June 27, 2019
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park, MD
The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.
Dr. Michael Azarian, CALCE, speaks during the panel discussion 'How is AS6171 Being Flowed Down? Challenges with AS671 Accreditation--Can it Handle Obsolete Part?' at the 2018 Symposium.
Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.
Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials-Tabletop Exhibition +
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783
**All sponsorships require an exhibit booth reservation**
Lanyard Sponsorship (Limit 1) - $500 - Company to provide lanyards SOLD!
Provide your company lanyards and they will be the official lanyard for the conference. You will receive logo recognition in the show directory, conference website and signage.
Tote Bag Sponsorship (Limit 1) - $400 (if provided by company/$800 if produced by SMTA) SOLD!
Provide your logo on all of the conference attendee bags! If you would like SMTA to produce the tote bags, it will be an extra $400. There will also be recognition in the show directory and website.
Lunch Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$750 SOLD!
Signage upon entrance to exhibit hall lunch and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.
Refreshment Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$750
Signage during PM refreshment breaks upon entrance to exhibit hall and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.
Contact SMTA for available booth space. 952-920-7682 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.
Exhibit space entitles you to:
- 6 ft. Draped table
- One conference pass
- Attendee list
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- One copy of the conference proceedings
Cost to exhibit:
Rates increase $100 after May 31, 2019
|Booth type||CALCE/SMTA Members||Non-Members|
|One table |
includes access to Electrical Outlet
|One table |
no access to Electrical Outlet
Come and visit the exhibits for FREE! Plan to network with leading suppliers working to stop the proliferation of counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain.
Show Hours Each Day: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Your expo pass gives you access to:
- FREE Panel Discussion
- FREE Lunch
- FREE Refreshment Breaks
If you would like to attend other conference sessions, please register for the conference here.
Conference attendees do NOT need to register for the Expo, your conference registration includes the Expo entrance.
Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa & Dakotas) Chapter: 2019 SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum +
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Minneapolis, MN 55416
Connecticut Chapter: GreenSource PCB Fabrication Tour (Lunch Included) +
Please join us at our next event at a local brewery – details to come soon! The SMTA-CT chapter would like to offer you a free drink ticket for this inconvenience when you register for our next event.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thursday, June 27th
11:45 – 2:30 pm
GreenSource Fabrication LLC
**** This event is limited to a maximum of 40 attendees only!! ****
It was previously thought that labor costs, environmental regulations, and access to the best-in-class technologies prohibit US companies from competing on the world stage for PCB manufacturing. GreenSource changes everything!
Climate change is undeniable which is why GreenSource Fabrication LLC is committed to limiting their impact on the environment. GreenSource was born from the world’s leading Emergency Warning Manufacturer and is at the forefront of the most advanced PCB manufacturing innovations:
- The first and only “green” fabricator of PCBs
- First of its kind chemical recycling program
- Results in no wastewater discharge, toxic air emissions, or hazardous waste
GreenSource capability firsts:
- High-end production-grade quality to do short runs
- The fastest cycle time capability in the industry for complex HDI, SI and Flex/Rigid-Flex products
BUS TRANSPORT AVAILABLE!! For our Connecticut based attendees, we’re excited to offer the convenience of bus transportation to/from the event. As part of our investment in your continuing education and participation, the Connecticut Chapter is bearing a significant portion of the costs for securing a 30-person bus for this event, requiring only a modest co-pay of $15 per person (cheaper than gas and tolls). So why not leave the car at home, and enjoy a little friendly conversation with some of the other attendees!!
Bus departure: 9:30 am (please be sure to get there early, as the bus is leaving at 9:30)
Bus location: Park & Ride at Rt 159 Windsor Ave. at Corey St. in Windsor (across from Wilson Pizza Palace 340 Windsor Ave.)
Bus arrival: approx 11:30 am (traffic dependent)
Arrival / Registration: 11:30-11:45 am
Lunch: 11:45 – 12:15 pm
Tour: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Q&A / Recognitions: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Adjourn: 2:30 pm
Bus Departs: 2:30 pm
Bus Arrival: approx 4:30 (traffic dependent)
When: June 27, 2019
Where: GreenSource Fabrication LLC, 99 Ceda Rd., Charlestown NH 03603
Cost: No-Bus Option: $25 SMTA Members / $35 Non-Members
Bus Option: $40 SMTA Members / $50 Non-Members
NOTE: GreenSource Fabrication LLC is an ITAR Registered facility. The facility tour is only available to US Citizens (passport or other evidence of Citizenship required).
SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE RSVP TODAY!! RSVP Link: smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4736
For more information, please contact the undersigned.
Jenny Hopewell, VP Communications