Calendar of Events

   2020      

                                   

2020

February 25

Massachusetts (Boston) Chapter: Joint Chapter SMTA, iMAPS and IEEE Evening Meeting - Copper Plating of PC Boards  +

Location
Boxborough Regency, Boxborough, MA



SMTA Boston Chapter, iMAPS NE, and IEEE jointly invites you to an evening meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 2020 at Boxboro Regency in Boxboro, MA.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel
242 Adams Place, Boxboro, MA 01719
Cost: Students $15 register before 2/20/2020, $20 register after.
SMTA/iMAPS/IEEE Members $30 before 2/20/2020, $35 after.
Non-Member  $35 before 2/20/2020, $40 after.
Retired/Un-employ $25 before 2/20/2020, $30 after.
Meeting Agenda:
5:30 PM  Registration and Sign in, Socializing, Networking
6:30 PM  Dinner and Announcements
7:30 PM  Feature Presentation
  Q&A
  Adjourn
 
 Technical Presentation:
“Challenges and Opportunities in Shrinking RDL Features:  Microstructure Control of Copper Deposits for Improved Fill and Reliability”
 
 
Speaker:   Alejo Lifschitz Arribio, Senior Scientist, Dupont
Abstract:   Advanced Materials are key enablers of new Advanced Packaging & Interconnect Technology Architectures, particularly in FO-WLP (Wafer-Level Fan-Out Packaging). Circuit miniaturization and densification hinges upon extending thermomechanical and feature fill capabilities of Copper Chemistries. We will highlight the renewed focus of plating chemistry suppliers on revamping their RDL products to increase fill uniformity over large ranges in feature shape and size. We will focus on limitations of traditional plating additive-based approaches and emerging feature fill approaches that extend via fill to aspect ratios below 0.1, then the mechanical challenges that arise from finer L/S dimensions and the opportunities to improve reliability performance. We will review the debate over re-engineering copper microstructure and provide new approaches to mechanical integration. Finally, we will demonstrate how adjacent challenges in seed etching and PR resolution limits can be addressed in the medium-term by exploiting highly tailored copper deposits that enable unparalleled control over line shape during plating.

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Phone: 603-731-5631


February 28

Space Coast (Melbourne FL) Chapter: 2020 Winter Golf Classic  +

Location
Duran Golf Club



 

SMTA Space Coast

2020 Winter Golf Classic

Duran Golf Club, February28, 2020

 

Calling all Golfers!

SMTA Space Coast Chapter is hosting our annual Winter Golf Classic at Duran Golf Club on February 28, 2020. Join us for the day, plenty of prizes,food and gifts.

Sign up now..... the field will be limited to the first 25 foursomes that sign up, and spots are going fast

February 28, 2020
8:00am Shotgun start
Four man Scramble
$85.00 per player
$340.00 per foursome
Lunch following the event


Duran Golf Club
7032 Stadium Parkway
Viera, FL 32940
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne Palm Bay/Viera for 109 USD per night
  •  Booking Deadline for SMTA Discount is 1/31/2020
Book your group rate for SMTA Space Coast Chapter Winter Golf Classic
 



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Feb 28 - Mar 1

2020 SMTA Chapter Officer's Leadership Forum  +

Location
Marriott Lakeside Orlando Hotel
Orlando , FL


SMTA Chapter Leadership Forum 2020
February 28 - March 1 -  Domestic Officers
February 28 - March 2 -  Student & International Officers

Join us at the 13th Chapter Officer’s Leadership Forum
Develop leadership skills, learn from focused breakout sessions, network with your peers, and chart your course as effective leaders in your career, community, and as an SMTA chapter officer.

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED
 

View the agenda here!

Due to space constraints, all Forum events are restricted to SMTA Officers and Board of Directors only.

DRESS CODE:  The Forum weekend dress code is casual

HOTEL MEETING SITE
Marriott Lakeside Hotel
7419 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822

Complimentary airport shuttle to the Marriott Lakeside Orlando Hotel
Make your hotel reservations through the registration website.  Do NOT reserve directly with the Marriott!

 

SMTA Gratefully Acknowledges our 2020 Forum Sponsors:

Premium Sponsor
Mexico - Guadalajara SMTA Chapter

Gold Sponsors
Dallas Chapter   West Penn SMTA Chapter 

Silver Sponsors

Connecticut Chapter 

SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter   Queretaro Chapter   Wisconsin Chapter

Bronze Sponsors
Central Texas Chapter  Empire Chapter  Houston Chapter  Intermountain Chapter  LA Orange County Chapter   Upper Midwest Chapter



March 3

Georgia Institute of Technology Student Chapter Chapter: "X-factor" Tech Talk Event by Dr. Bill Cardoso  +

Location
Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Auditorium



X-Factor: How X-ray Technology is Improving the Electronics Assembly Process
    1895 was the year Wilhelm Roentgen discovered a mysterious light that allowed him to see through objects – he called it X-rays. Since then, X-rays have been adopted in a wide range of applications in the electronics assembly process. This presentation will cover
    -    Electronic component inspection and failure analysis.
    -    Component counting and material management.
    -    Reverse engineering.
    -    Counterfeit detection.
    -    Real-time defect verification.
    -    Computed tomography (CT) techniques and 2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-ray inspection.
    -    Design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for x-ray inspection (DFXI).
    -    Incorporation of AI (Artifiicial Intelligence) in X-ray inspection.
Speaker: Dr. Bill Cardoso, CEO of Creative Electron
    Dr. Bill Cardoso has a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA degree from University of Chicago. Dr. Cardoso started Creative Electron in 2008 in his garage. After 10 years, Creative Elctron has become the largest US manufacturer of X-ray systems to the electronics industry. Electron’s fast growth has been driven by its artificial intelligence expertise combinedby a core competency in x-ray inspection. At Creative Electron, Dr. Cardoso leads the team of engineers and scientists who combine AI and X-rays to deliver the most intelligent X-ray machines in the market.

This is a co-host event with SMTA Atlanta Chapter. To RSVP, please check out the link: https://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?bee_id=4835


March 4

Space Coast (Melbourne FL) Chapter: What IPS Specification is right for me ?  +

Location
Mack Technologies, 7505 Technology Dr, West Melbourne, FL 32904



"March 4, 2020 SMTA Space Coast Chapter Technical Meeting
 
 
 
SMTA Space Coast Chapter
Is proud to present a Technical Meeting

"What IPC Specification is right for me ?"

Understanding the alphabet soup of IPC specifications
 
SPEAKER: Bob Doetzer and Jason Lambert         MIT Circuit Technology


The IPC specifications are the industry standard that virtually all companies worldwide use as their quality standard.  When trained in them, operators are more effective, confident and capable of performing their specific job functions.  However, some of the IPC acronyms and terminology can cause confusion, resulting in selecting the wrong training or avoiding certification altogether.  This presentation explores the 5 IPC assembly specifications with examples from each so that you can make a more informed decision regarding the best training to optimize your process.  The IPC specifications are:
  • IPC-J-STD-001 – Requirements for Soldered Electronical & Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-7711/7721 – Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 – Requirements & Acceptance for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies
  • IPC-A-600 – Acceptability of Printed Boards
 
When selecting the correct training and certification, employees gain valuable knowledge and increase their level of expertise resulting in higher efficiency, lower cost and higher profit.  
 
In addition, we will have a Master IPC trainer there to demonstrate some of the techniques used in the soldering and reworking today’s complex PCB’s.  He is also available to help develop a soldering or rework process for your challenging applications.  So bring your problem soldering and rework boards and let us help turn that bone pile into cash.

 
 
Come join us March 4, 2020, at 11:30 am at
Mack Technologies
   7505 Technology Dr,
West Melbourne, FL 32904

 
Lunch is included in the admission price.

Members : $20 • Non-Members : $30 Students : $10

The registration fee will be waived if you join SMTA during this event.
Click Here to Join!!!

 
SCHEDULE

TIME: 11:30AM                     LUNCH
                          12-1:00PM                  Presentation       

 
"NO FOREIGN NATIONALS, US PERSONS ONLY"                                             
 You can pay at the door with a check or cash or you can use PayPal and pay by credit card in advance by going to the Space Coast Chapter website and click on the event pay button.
 
RSVP to Jack Reinke  or call (404) 290-6744
 
 
 



March 5

Tampa Bay Chapter: SMTA Tampa Bay Chapter Meeting  +

Location
Jabil Circuit 10560 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N St. Petersburg, FL 33703



Please save the date for our next chapter meeting at Jabil Circuit on March 5, 2020.

Jason LambertBob DoetzerOur speakers are Bob Doetzer, President, and Jason Lambert, MIT, from Circuit Technology.  Here is an overview of the presentation:

Title: Which IPC specification is right for me-understanding the alphabet soup of IPC specifications”
Summary: The IPC specifications are the industry standard which virtually all companies worldwide use as their quality standard.  When trained in them, operators are more effective, confident and capable of performing their specific job function.  However, some of the IPC acronyms and terminology can cause confusion, resulting in selecting the wrong training or avoiding certification altogether.  This presentation explores the 5 IPC assembly specifications with examples from each so that you can make a more informed decision regarding the best training to optimize your process.  The IPC specifications are:
  • IPC-J-STD-001 – Requirements for Soldered Electronical & Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-7711/7721 – Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 – Requirements & Acceptance for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies
  • IPC-A-600 – Acceptability of Printed Boards
 
When selecting the correct training and certification, employees gain valuable knowledge and increase their level of expertise resulting in higher efficiency, lower cost and higher profit.  
 
In addition, we will have a Master IPC trainer there to demonstrate some of the techniques used in the soldering and reworking today’s complex PCB’s.  He is also available to help develop a soldering or rework process for your challenging applications.  So bring your problem soldering and rework boards and let us help turn that bone pile into cash.
 


March 10

Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Boise State University - Jordan ABC Room
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725



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 $50 per outlet.

Early bird pricing ends on February 10, 2020

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Friday, February 14, 2020.

Important Exhibitor Materials:
Exhibitor Application PDF
Sponsorship Form PDF
Please contact the SMTA Expo Manager at mckenna@smta.org with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

AGENDA

8:00AM
Registration Opens

9:15AM

New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBFs/PCBAs

Speaker: Robert A Boguski Jr., Datest

Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in both equipment as well as techniques in recent years, such that it has now become the method of choice in many applications where workmanship, fabrication, process, and component-related defects are difficult, and often otherwise virtually impossible to find. 

This presentation will discuss the current state of the technology (hardware as well as software); some of the basic physics underlying the methodology; and relative strengths and weaknesses of CT scanning versus other nondestructive and destructive failure analysis methods, both from the standpoint of results as well as cost.  Numerous examples will be shown, with an emphasis on PCBA and PCBF failure analysis and defect detection.

10:00AM

Expo Opens

11:00AM

New-Generation, Low-Temperature Lead-Free Solder for SMT Assembly

Speaker: Watson Tseng, Shenmao America

SAC305 is the major solder alloy after RoHS was adopted by the European Union. Since its melting temperature is relatively higher than eutectic SnPb alloy, the peak reflow temperature increases. This transformation in the assembly industry impacts the component requirement, the deformation probability (warpage) of a flat component is increased, which impacts the production yield. A lead-free, low-temperature SMT solder is needed to resolve this dilemma.

Low-temperature SMT assembly refers to the reflow process with peak temperature less than 180°C. The new process provides a few advantages like reducing energy consumption, reducing BGA component warpage during reflow and diminishing non-wetting open (NWO) and head-on-pillow (HoP) defects. The SnBi alloy is one of the candidates used in low-temperature SMT assembly.

There is several drawback of SnBi alloy. Its brittle characteristics will degrade the reliability of the assembly. Hot tearing is another joint defect impacting the reliability. A mechanical-improved SnBi alloy, Sn57Bi1AgX, had been introduced in this presentation. Sn57Bi1AgX had been applied on branded laptop and tested for its reliabilities. A regular product certification procedure was conducted on the samples. The results show that Sn57Bi1AgX is fulfilled the industry standard.
 

12:00PM 

Complimentary Lunch

1:00PM
Oven Reflow and X-Ray Best Practices, for Preprogrammed Flash Memories

Speaker: Dave Rohona, Data I/O Corporation
Today’s modern luxury cars are governed by around one hundred million lines of code, and that number is likely to soar for connected and autonomous cars.  According to Neil Shah, partner and research director, Counterpoint Research, “Storage is one of the fastest growing semiconductor applications in a connected autonomous car. The advanced in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), AI, and sensor- driven autonomous driving systems generate large amounts of data that need to be processed and stored locally at the edge. The average capacity of storage required per vehicle is expected to balloon beyond 2TB by 2022.”

To support this explosive growth in software and data, automotive manufacturers are transitioning their storage architecture from the eMMC interface to Universal Flash Storage (UFS) and PCI express (PCIe/NVMe) to take advantage of the higher capacity, power efficiency, and higher performance that these memory technologies have to offer.  Preprogramming is the preferred method used in automotive today, delivering the lowest total cost of programming.

Preprogrammed flash memories processed through oven reflow and X-ray inspection require production line managers follow recommended best practices.  This presentation will discuss the impact of thermal heat and dose radiation on preprogrammed Flash Memories along with Data I/O’s recommended best practices to ensure data retention post oven reflow and X-ray.

2:30PM
Cleaning Process Do's and Don'ts...Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Speaker: Ram Wissel, KYZEN

The cleaning approach and technology has significantly evolved over the last 10 years.    What use to work may not be enough to meet the new standards, or new assemblies.   Understand the capabilities of your cleaning process are critical to establish process stability.  

Cleaning expert Debbie Carboni will present:

·         Modern Cleaning advancements.

·         Modern equipment Advancements

·         Design considerations

·         Environmental Myths

·         Common Machine Set Up Blunders

·         Common Process Control Blunders.

·         Common Board Fixturing Blunders

·         Rinsing is not just DI Water

·         How to effectively clean modern assemblies to meet the new standard, and more importantly, be reliable and prove it.

4:00PM

Expo Closes
Door Prizes - Must be Present to Win

 


March 12

Philadelphia Chapter: SMTA Philadelphia Chapter Reformation Technical Meeting and Celebration Event  +

Location
Lutron Electronics, Inc.




SMTA Philadelphia Chapter
Event Invitation

We believe in our ability to rise like a phoenix and become brighter and stronger than ever before. Members of the SMTA Philadelphia Chapter invite you to attend our first 2020 Chapter event on 12 March 2020 at Lutron Corporation World Headquarters, Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Event Value Proposition:
If you were not able to attend APEX 2020 in San Diego we will bring it to you!
 
Mr. Greg Smith, BlueRing Stencils, will present “Root Cause Stencil Design for SMT Components thermal lands”. This paper was presented at APEX 2020 technical conference. The presentation will explore recent studies on stencil design to minimize voiding on quad flat no lead (QFN) thermal lands and specifically explores the effect of the window pane design on void area percentage after reflow for surface mount technology (SMT) component thermal pads without introducing float to the component. Specific window pane gap sizes, total area printed and distance of the outer pane edges to the copper thermal land edge will be varied to determine guidelines for thermal pad stencil design.
 
Mr. Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, will present Advances in Lead-free Solder Technologies for High Reliability Applications. This presentation will explore topics relating to lead-free alloy development, enhancements in solder paste performance, and processing differences between these alloys and typical SAC and tin-lead alloys. In the age of environmental regulations that have driven the electronics industry to widely adopt tin-silver-copper (SAC) lead-free solders, high reliability applications continue to use legacy tin-lead solder alloys. However, evolving designs, service environments, and reliability requirements have driven development of new types of solder alloys. In addition, shrinking package sizes requiring increased power densities have created the need for high electrical reliability and low voiding from solder paste fluxes.
Registration is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration fee will be waived if you join the SMTA during this event!

 
Hurry up to register! The first 10 to register and attend our meeting would receive SMTA tumblers.
 
The evening is scheduled as follows:
5:15-6:15 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:15-7:45 PM Presentation
 
SMTA Philadelphia Chapter:     
Anna Lifton                                      201-208-7428
Charmaine Johnson
Linda Gotzon
Fred Cox
Ryan Braemer
Gregory K Arslanian
Dongyi Wang
 
SMTA Philadelphia Chapter Meeting Location:
Lutron Electronics, Inc.
7200 Suter Rd,
Coopersburg, PA 18036
 
 
 
 
 


March 16

Webinar: BGA & Area Array Failures, Causes & Corrective Actions  +

Organized by SMTA Europe



Bob WillisMonday 16th March @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (10:30am - 12:00pm US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Ball Grid Array or area array packages have been used in the industry for many years and are widely available for commercial and military applications. Everyone blames the BGA for failure, often because you can’t see under the package but is it the real failure in your process?  Bob will outline the correct assembly process, the most common failure modes and corrective action. Just like surface mount, the use of BGAs can affect printed board layout, assembly, inspection and repair process. However, BGAs provide significant advantages over fine pitch components on assembly yield.

Topics include:

  • Modern Lead-Free Assembly Processes

  • Issues with Plastic BGA, Ceramic BGA, Column Grid Array, Land Grid Arrays

  • Lead-free and tin/lead paste

  • Moisture cracking

  • Effect of incorrect profiling

  • Head in or on Pillow

  • Secondary reflow

  • Hot tearing of joints

  • Voiding in solder joints

After the webinar there is a Q&A session which provides ample time for all delegate questions to be answered. However, if a delegate has a process example they would like cover in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session.

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


March 17

Oregon Chapter Tutorial Program - DFM to DFX: The World of Shrinking Electronics  +

Location
Axiom Electronics
Hillsboro , OR 97006



Instructor: Dale Lee, Plexus Corp.

March 17, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Axiom Electronics
9845 NE Eckert Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97006

 

Price:
  • Members: $200
  • Non-Members: $400
  • Oregon Chapter Officers: $100
  • Student Members: $50
  • Student Non-Members $80

Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

Introduction:

Today's electronic component packaging technologies of  smaller packages (0201/01005/008004), finer lead pitch (0.4/0.35/0.3/...), bottom terminated components (QFN/DFN/LGA) and printed circuit board designs (high layer counts, finer lines, via in pad plated over (VIPPO), multiple copper thicknesses, copper routing, ...), increased thermal sensitivity, fabrication and assembly industry standards have impacted traditional assembly processes with addition of tight solder application, component placement, thermal management and soldering constraints.  Using traditional, simplified mass production techniques are not sufficient to address tolerance margins that were considered insignificant and acceptable in the past are now critical to high yield, reliable products.  This course will highlight issues with today's electronic designs and impacts when material limitations, industry standards and assembly tolerances are not adequately address during design, PCB fabrication, assembly and test.  In addition, the concept of manufacturing, test, reliability by design will be presented.

What you will learn:
• Industry Standards Limitations (IPC/JEDEC)
• Component packaging impacts
• PCB design
        1)    Laminate Limitations – Rigid/Rigid-Flex/Flex
        2)    Via hole closure
        3)    Trace routing size/copper etching effects 
• SMT and PTH solder design impacts
• Components with thermal management impacts: 
        1)    Component design
        2)    PCB Thermal balance: X, Y and Z axis
        3)    Trace routing/solder mask/silk screen  
        4)    Equipment limitation/tolerance
        5)    PCB array tolerance
        6)    Process tooling design
• Process control impacts
• Paste volume, thermal shock SMT and PTH, reflow process warpage
• Compatibility issues, low stand-off components 
• Cleaning impacts
• Test and inspection impacts



Dale Lee About the Instructor:

Dale Lee

Dale is a Senior Staff DFX Strategy Engineer with Plexus Corporation primarily involved with DFX analysis, root cause failure analysis and definition/correlation of design, process and tooling impacts on assembly processes and manufacturing yields.

Dale has been involved in surface mount design, package & process development and production for over thirty years in various technical and managerial positions.  These activities have included research, development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and interconnect techniques, design and development of Chip Scale Package (CSP) & Ball Grid Array (BGA) packages, PCB & PCBA support, DFM/DFX analysis of flex, rigid-flex & rigid PCB/PCBA’s including supply chain, process qualification and new process introduction for domestic and foreign low, medium and high volume production applications for consumer products, defense/aerospace and medical devices. 

Dale has authored multiple technical articles and papers and is a frequent instructor/presenter globally on topics including PCB and SMT design, assembly, cleaning, and DFM/DFX.  He is a past recipient of the Surface Mount Technology Association’s “Excellence in Leadership” award and IPC's "President's Award."  He has been or is very involved with multiple industry associations (SMTA, IPC, INEMI), industry standards development, and symposium/ conference technical development committees.



Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.



March 19

Ohio Valley Chapter: Inspection Round-table - Extracting Value from SPI, AOI and X-Ray Technologies.  +

Location
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dayton, Ohio



Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:3
0 PM
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force , Ohio


R.S.V.P. Today!!

Technical program:

  • Mirtec: How 3D AOI inspection reduces false calls (The Future of SMT Inspection)
  • Yxlon : Laminography, 2d Inspection, Pro-loop .   
  • Koh Young: Introduction to 3D Solder Paste Inspection “Why the need for 3D SPI? 
  • Parmi: 3D AOI Inspection Machines Technology Overview
  • Viscom: Defect detection, Total control with automated in-line inspection (3D technology AOI & High thru-put AXI X-Ray inspection)
 
Hotels and Accomodation:
  • Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn (2550 Paramount Place, Fairborn, Ohio, 45324) $139/night Click Here to Book!
  • Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn (2800 Presidential Drive | Fairborn, OH 45324) $170/night Click Here to Book!
  • Courtyard by Marriott Dayton Beavercreek ( 2777 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431) $129/night Click Here to Book!

Directions to event at Air Force Museum: 
  • The entrance to the National Museum of the United States Air Force is on Springfield Street at historic Wright Field (Gate 28B), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, six miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio.  
  • The museum's address is: 1100 Spaatz Street Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. 
  • Note: If this address does not work in your GPS, you may try entering in the address of the building across the street from the museum at 5717 Huberville Ave., Riverside, OH 45431, or the coordinates of Latitude: 39.7811, Longitude: -84.1101)​​​​​​.

Meeting Logisitcs: 
  • The meeting will be held in the LEARNING CENTER which is located on the second floor near the entrance to the Valkyrie Café.
  • Litght breakfast with coffee & juice in the morning.
  • Buffet lunch at noon.

This SMTA Ohio Valley Technical Meeting is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.
 


March 19

Chihuahua Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Villarreal Eventos
Periferico De la Juventus # 6501
Plaza Comercial Haciendas
Chihuahua, CP 31217


Exhibitors

Chihuahua Expo Booth Space - SOLD OUT!

EXHIBITOR TABLE INCLUDES:
6 ft. Draped Table | Two Chairs | Attendee List | Onsite Event Guide Listing | Company Sign | Lunch

 Early Registration Rates End January 22, 2020!
 SMTA Corporate Members receive reduced rates!

 Corporate Member - SOLD OUT!

 Non-Corporate Member - SOLD OUT!

 One (1) booth before January 22, 2020

 $550 - USD
 $10,000 - MXN

 $650 - USD
 $12,000 - MXN

 One (1) booth after January 22, 2020

 $650 - USD
 $12,000 - MXN

 $750 - USD
 $14,000 - MXN

 Booth Electricity

 $50 - USD
 $1,000 - MXN

Advertisement & Sponsorship Application PDF

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to kristy@smta.org before Friday, February 7, 2020.

 Questions? Contact SMTA Director of Meetings & Events, Kristy Masloski

 


 



Attendees


March 24

Dallas Chapter: Dallas Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location
Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pwky, Plano, TX 75074



Location: Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074 

 

Attendees
 
 

Event Schedule:
March 23
Exhibitor set-up 3/23 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
 
March 24

  • 8:00 Registration opens
  • 8:30 Speaker 1
  • 9:15 Keynote Speaker 2
  • 10:00 EXPO Opens
  • 11:00 Speaker 3
  • 12:00 Lunch starts
  • 1:30 Speaker 4
  • 3:00 EXPO Closes
  • 3:00 Happy Hour Starts (with Jeopardy Game)

First Expo Speaker:

CT Scanning: 3 Case Studies

Speaker: Rob Boguski, Datest

Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in both equipment as well as techniques in recent years, such that it has now become the method of choice in many applications where workmanship, fabrication, process, and component-related defects are difficult, and often otherwise virtually impossible to find. Nevertheless misconceptions linger concerning the suitability of CT scanning as a nondestructive test and failure analysis methodology. This presentation will address some of those misconceptions by featuring 3 specific and recent applications of CT scanning, illustrating its wide potential for use as a diagnostic tool. Examples will be shown from the medical/biotech, military/aerospace, and electronics sectors. In each case we will state the specific problem to be addressed; highlight some significant, if not decisive images; and show conclusions drawn from compilation and analysis of the images, with any applicable lessons learned along the way.


 

Second Expo Speaker:

The Future of the Digital Thread - Industry 4.0

Speaker: Dr. Don Kinard, Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow

For the past 20 years the Digital Thread has enhanced development of manufacturing technologies including robotics, automation, graphical work instructions, AR, optical/laser projection, and more recently, the introduction of laser and structured light scanning. This digital thread has also brought industry to the foothills of the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, the revolution of data. The introduction of integrated IT architectures, the application of analytics and AI, as well as the focus on data strategy and data automation will dramatically change the landscape of corporations as they look for these new technologies to provide improved unprecedented insight into performance and the ability to predict and mitigate disruptions. As with previous revolutions some companies will fail to embrace the technology and flounder, and others will ride the data wave to secure their future.  
 

Third Expo Speaker:

See the Heat - Troubleshooting PCB & Electronic Product Design with Thermal Imaging

Speaker: Jerry Feeney, FLIR Systems Inc.

As electronic circuit boards and components get smaller and more powerful, inherent heat can cause failures and significant damage. FLIR Business Development Manager for Science, Jerry Feeney, compares traditional temperature measurement devices with infrared imaging. He uses real-world infrared images and examples to detail how infrared thermography can more easily identify hot spots, allowing for improved thermal management and greater advances in circuit board design.

 

Fourth Expo Speaker:

Tolerance Mistaken: Impacts of not properly addressing limitations of material, industry standards and assembly process limitations

Speaker: Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation

Electronic assemblies today are smaller, lighter with increased functionality per unit area and/or volume.  The rate of new technology adoption is increasing through develop ever smaller packages with finer lead spacing and substrates with finer lines and spaces.  However, design methods, industry standards, materials and manufacturing processes utilized during the product development and production process have not progressed to meet these new demands and thus many of the tolerance margins that were considered insignificant and acceptable in the past are now critical to high yield, reliable products.  This presentation will highlight issues with today’s electronic designs and impacts when material limitations, industry standards and assembly tolerances are not adequately address during design, PCB fabrication, assembly and test.

 

Thank You to Our Door Prize Sponsor:

 

 

Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor:

 

Thank You to Our Happy Hour Sponsor:




March 24

Dallas Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074



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: 8 ft. x 10 ft. partitioned exhibit space, draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list.

Early registration expires on February 14, 2020!

Electricity is an additional $50 per outlet.

The cost to exhibit includes:
 - One 6 ft. Table
 - Two chairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory Listing
 - Attendee List

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.

Exhibitor Application

Ad/Sponsorship Form

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Please contact Courtney, SMTA Expo Manager, with questions or for additional information.

Plano Convention Center - Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

See You at the Plano Centre! 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

 

Hotel Room Block Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Allen

705 Central Expressway S., Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 214-547-1700

Click Here to book your discounted room with the SMTA room block!



Attendees

Exhibitor Set-Up:

March 23, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Event Schedule:

8:00am

Registration Opens

 

8:30am

CT Scanning: 3 Case Studies

Speaker: Rob Boguski, Datest

Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in both equipment as well as techniques in recent years, such that it has now become the method of choice in many applications where workmanship, fabrication, process, and component-related defects are difficult, and often otherwise virtually impossible to find. Nevertheless misconceptions linger concerning the suitability of CT scanning as a nondestructive test and failure analysis methodology. This presentation will address some of those misconceptions by featuring 3 specific and recent applications of CT scanning, illustrating its wide potential for use as a diagnostic tool. Examples will be shown from the medical/biotech, military/aerospace, and electronics sectors. In each case we will state the specific problem to be addressed; highlight some significant, if not decisive images; and show conclusions drawn from compilation and analysis of the images, with any applicable lessons learned along the way.

 

9:15am

The Future of the Digital Thread - Industry 4.0

Speaker: Dr. Don Kinard, Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow

For the past 20 years the Digital Thread has enhanced development of manufacturing technologies including robotics, automation, graphical work instructions, AR, optical/laser projection, and more recently, the introduction of laser and structured light scanning. This digital thread has also brought industry to the foothills of the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, the revolution of data. The introduction of integrated IT architectures, the application of analytics and AI, as well as the focus on data strategy and data automation will dramatically change the landscape of corporations as they look for these new technologies to provide improved unprecedented insight into performance and the ability to predict and mitigate disruptions. As with previous revolutions some companies will fail to embrace the technology and flounder, and others will ride the data wave to secure their future. 

 

10:00am

Expo Opens

 

11:00am

See the Heat - Troubleshooting PCB & Electronic Product Design with Thermal Imaging

Speaker: Desmond Lamont, FLIR Systems Inc.

As electronic circuit boards and components get smaller and more powerful, inherent heat can cause failures and significant damage. FLIR Business Development Manager for Science, Jerry Feeney, compares traditional temperature measurement devices with infrared imaging. He uses real-world infrared images and examples to detail how infrared thermography can more easily identify hot spots, allowing for improved thermal management and greater advances in circuit board design.

 

12:00pm

Complimentary Lunch

 

1:30pm

Tolerance Mistaken: Impacts of not properly addressing limitations of material, industry standards and assembly process limitations

Speaker: Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation

Electronic assemblies today are smaller, lighter with increased functionality per unit area and/or volume.  The rate of new technology adoption is increasing through develop ever smaller packages with finer lead spacing and substrates with finer lines and spaces.  However, design methods, industry standards, materials and manufacturing processes utilized during the product development and production process have not progressed to meet these new demands and thus many of the tolerance margins that were considered insignificant and acceptable in the past are now critical to high yield, reliable products.  This presentation will highlight issues with today’s electronic designs and impacts when material limitations, industry standards and assembly tolerances are not adequately address during design, PCB fabrication, assembly and test.

 

3:00pm

Happy Hour with Entertainment!

 

3:30pm

Show Ends

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

 

 

 


March 25

Empire (Rochester, NY) Chapter: Annual Rochester Amerks AHL Hockey Game Social  +

Location
Blue Cross Arena (Rochester, NY)



Join us for local mid-week professional hockey action in a matchup between two playoff caliber teams where the Rochester Americans host the Toronto Marlies!  In gratitute to our local SMTA members and supporters, the game admission for our kickoff 2020 event is free to you.  Just click on the RSVP link below to let us know you're coming and we'll reserve your ticket!  We'll start the evening per the usual pre-game routine at the Dinorsaur BBQ restaurant, just a short walk from the Blue Cross Arena across the Genesee River.  The puck drops at 7:05pm.

Check back on this web page for event updates.  Specific details will be emailed to each confirmed RSVP registrant.



March 26

Houston Chapter: SMTA Houston Expo  +

Stafford Centre



Please join us for the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum, Thursday March 26, 10 A.M. at the Stafford Centre. Admission is free and a lunch will be provided. Please register at this link: https://www.smta.org/expos/#houston




March 26

Houston Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: The Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477



Exhibitors

The Cost to Exhibit Includes:

 - One 10x10 Pipe-and-Draped Booth
 - One 6ft Draped Table
 - Two Chairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory Listing
 - Attendee List

Electricity is an additional $50 per booth. Early bird expires on Friday, February 21, 2020!

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to mckenna@smta.org before Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Please Contact Expo Manager - McKenna Hill with questions.



Attendees

Event Schedule:

9:00am

Registration Opens

10:00am

Expo Opens

11:00am - 11:45am

Tolerance Mistaken: Impacts of not Properly Addressing Limitations of Material, Industry Standards and Assembly Process Limiations

Speaker: Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation

Electronic assemblies today are smaller, lighter with increased functionality per unit area and/or volume. The rate of new technology adoption is increasing through developing ever smaller packages with finer lead spacing and substrates with finer lines and spaces. However, design methods, industry standards, materials and manufacturing processes utilized during the product development and production process have not progressed to meet these new demands and thus many of the tolerance margins that were considered insignificant and acceptable in the past are now critical to high yield, reliable products. This presentation will highlight issues with today’s electronic designs and impacts when material limitations, industry standards and assembly tolerances are not adequately addressed during design, PCB fabrication, assembly and test.

11:45am

Drawing for Prizes

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Free Lunch

12:45pm

Drawing for Prizes

1:00pm - 1.45pm

Preparing Soldering Materials for 5G Environment

Speaker: Ning-Cheng Lee, Indium Corporation

5G is coming. This is based on the market need and anticipation. The requirement coming with 5G is also the need of upgrading assembly materials to cope with the vast increase in the speed of electronic signal as well as the demand on reliability. In this talk, the desired features and directions of soldering materials will be presented, including both flux features and solder alloy features.

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Computed Tomography (CT) X-Ray Analysis for Failure Analysis of Electronics

Speaker: Stephen Schoppe, Process Sciences, Inc.

Stephen Schoppe will deliver a presentation concerning the use of computed tomography (CT) X-ray for failure analysis of electronic assemblies and components. The presentation will cover when CT X-ray is an appropriate method to be used. It will discuss what types of features and defects can be discerned. Multiple case studies in failure analysis will be reviewed. These will include locating fractures in solder joints and defects in buried circuit board vias. This presentation will be applicable for manufacturers and developers of all variety of electronic products. Some details concerning the features of the equipment will be discussed so anyone planning to purchase CT equipment should find the presentation useful.

3:00pm

End of Show


Thank You to Our Refreshment Sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor!


April 6

Webinar: Reflow Simulation – X-ray & Optical Help Solves Design & Process  +

Organized by SMTA Europe



Bob WillisMonday 6th April @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Reflow defects can be examined and eliminated in manufacture by following some simple steps. Often companies have all the equipment and materials on site to solve process issues very quickly. Bob will illustrate how using optical and x-ray reflow simulation you can examine area array, pin in paste, Package on Package & Underfill failures.

 
With over 30 years’ experience solving assembly and soldering defects Bob Willis will show you how using video simulation you can demonstrate defects happening in real time. The information captured can help prove the root cause of process defects and product failures

 

Topics included in our webinar:

  • Benefits of video simulation
  • How to conduct reflow simulation
  • What equipment have you got onsite
  • Planning your tests
  • Recording results
  • Type of defects examined

 

After the webinar there is a Q&A session which provides ample time for all delegate questions to be answered. However, if a delegate has a process example they would like covered in the webinar, it will need to be provided in advance of the session.

 

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


April 7

FREE Pre-Conference Webinar: Harsh Environment Failure - Causes & Cures  +

Organized by SMTA Europe Chapter



Tuesday 7th April 2.30pm UK Time (9:30am US Eastern Daylight Time)

Join Keith Bryant & Bob Willis to find out more about the demands on Electronics in Harsh Environments as they showcase the challenges faced by design and process engineers worldwide including some of the key issues that are faced in Power Electronics, Automotive, High Voltage, Assembly and High Reliability Products.

For the fourth year running SMTA Europe will present the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference and Exhibition 21-23 April 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information visit https://www.smta.org/harsh.

Still unsure if you should be in Amsterdam or need more info to convince your boss? This webinar provides an ideal way of seeing in advance some of the people you will meet and things you will learn from industry experts, plus you will be able to show examples of what you have learned on the different failure modes in electronics.

By attending this FREE webinar, you also have the opportunity of winning a FREE pass to attend one day of the conference plus a FREE copy of High Temperature Soldering Wall Charts.

Topics include:

  • High Temperature
  • Condensing Environments
  • Water Immersion
  • Mechanical Strain
  • Corrosive Environments

The webinar lasts between 30-45min and you will receive a copy of the slides in pdf from each presenter after the webinar.



April 16

Atlanta Chapter: 24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, April 16, 2020  +

Location
Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092



For 23 years the SMTA Atlanta Chapter has worked very hard to organize a best-in-class event for our local and regional  SMTA exhibitors and visitors. Our chapter is well known for many reasons and our Expo has always been on top of the list.
 
Every year Atlanta chapter officers and volunteers put their heads together to create a show with something for everyone. The combination of business and networking opportunities is a proven recipe for success  - and the 2020 event will be no different.
 
Our traditional venue at the Infinite Energy Center has been going through some major renovations, and for that reason we moved to Atlanta Tech Park in 2019.  Because of your feedback we will return to the conveniently-located Atlanta Tech Park in the Peachtree Corners/Norcross area for 2020.  This is where “Atlanta high-tech” began back in the 70's, and the facility itself is modern and spacious. Exciting new features for exhibitors include video monitors throughout the show floor where your marketing message can run continuously during the show.
                     
 
The new venue also allows us to choose our own catering company which means a hot buffet lunch and a beer/wine reception at the end of the show. No more box lunches!!
 
Our 2020 KEYNOTEThe Next Revolution:  AI for Small to Mid-Size Businessis designed to attract the attention of industry professionals and drive traffic!
 
ABSTRACT:
The dramatic breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence are not what it can do, but who can now use it. Ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft’s Azure AI now allow small and mid-size companies to streamline processes and workflows by discovering patterns and relationships in in their data, content, and images. Kevin Seefried, president of TwinEngines, will present case-study examples that demonstrate how companies are leveraging today’s low-cost AI platforms to solve real-world business problems.
 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
·        Learn how ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft Azure AI allow smaller companies to use machine intelligence to streamline their processes and workflows.
·        Discover how analyzing images, comprehending speech, and making predictions from data can solve common business problems.
·        Follow a case study where an inexpensive, outsourced AI platform analyzes thousands of real-time images to accelerate service response times and reduce wasted resources.
CHALLENGES SOLVED:
Artificial Intelligence for the Little Guy

Technical Sessions:

Join Pete Waddell with PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY for a PCB Industry Roundtable at 2 PM.
Hosted and moderated by Pete Waddell, a PCB designer for over 20 years, this informal Industry Roundtable will focus on challenges within the PCB supply chain. Join us for a lively look at the world of PCB design, fabrication, assembly…and beyond. Come ready to tell us “what keeps you up at night” and to share your industry experience with fellow professionals.
  Pete Waddell
President and chief executive officer Pete Waddell founded UP Media Group in 2002 as a management buyout from CMP/United News. Waddell was previously publisher of Printed Circuit Design, as well as its editor in chief for six years. Prior to that, Waddell spent over 20 years as a draftsman and designer in the electronics industry, working for some of the largest military and commercial contractors in the US. He founded the PCB Design Conferences (now PCB West) and the PCB Benchmark Series.

 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Atlanta Technology Park
107 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

 
Plan now to join us for free technical sessions including a PCB Industry Roundtable hosted by Pete Waddell from PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine, free lunch, networking with leading industry suppliers, raffle prizes and after show social!

Show Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM




April 16

Atlanta Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Atlanta Technology Park
107 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092



Exhibitors

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree

Click Here to Book Discounted Rooms!

Once on the website, please enter the group dates (4/15/20 – 4/17/20) and select “Check Rates”.  This will take you to the group’s page where you can choose a room type and book your reservation!

You may also call (888) 568-1562 and use the code SMTA for a discounted rate.

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The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $375/$475 (Early/Late) and $450/$550 (Early/Late) for non-corporate members.(click here for membership information)

The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list.

Early registration expires on March 9th, 2020!

Electricity is an additional $50 per outlet.

The cost to exhibit includes:
 - One 6 ft. Table
 - Two hairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory Listing
 - Attendee List

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.

Exhibitor Application PDF
Ad/Sponsor Application PDF
 

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Friday, March 20, 2020.

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager expos@smta.org with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions including a PCB Industry Roundtable hosted by Pete Waddell from PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine, free lunch, networking with leading industry suppliers, raffle prizes and after show social!

Show Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Our 2020 Keynote "The Next Revolution: AI for Small to Mid-Size Business" 

ABSTRACT:
The dramatic breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence are not what it can do, but who can now use it. Ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft’s Azure AI now allow small and mid-size companies to streamline processes and workflows by discovering patterns and relationships in in their data, content, and images. Kevin Seefried, president of TwinEngines, will present case-study examples that demonstrate how companies are leveraging today’s low-cost AI platforms to solve real-world business problems.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
·Learn how ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft Azure AI allow smaller companies to use machine intelligence to streamline their processes and workflows.
·Discover how analyzing images, comprehending speech, and making predictions from data can solve common business problems.
·Follow a case study where an inexpensive, outsourced AI platform analyzes thousands of real-time images to accelerate service response times and reduce wasted resources.
CHALLENGES SOLVED:
Artificial Intelligence for the Little Guy

More Information to Follow..


April 21 - 23

Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference 2020  +

Location
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Amsterdam (Linden) 1175 RM Netherlands


The conference will focus on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments.


April 21

Empire Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: *NEW LOCATION* RIT Inn and Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467



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 $50 per outlet.

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Sponsor/Ad PDF
Exhibitor Application PDF

Early registration expires on March 9th, 2020!

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager expos@smta.org with questions or for additional information.
     

Book a discounted room rate at the RIT Inn and Conference Center by March 31, 2020:

5257 W. Henriette Road, Henriette, NY 14467

Phone: 585-359-1800 and ask for the "Empire Expo" room block

Website: Book Rooms Today!  

1. Select the reservation tab

2. Under "Add Code" you can choose "Group Attendee" from the drop down menu and then input the block code 200422SMTA



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
10:00AM–4:00PM

More Information to Follow..


April 23

Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $375/$475 (early/late) and $450/$550 (early/late) for non-corporate members. The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, directory listing and attendee list.

Electricity is an additional $50 per outlet.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, March 27, 2020.

Earlybird pricing expires April 3, 2020! 

Exhibit Application
Sponsorship Application

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Event Schedule Coming Soon!


May 1

Dallas Chapter: SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting  +

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



SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on May 1, 2020
  • 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!

MORE DETAILS TO COME! 


Abstract

TBD

Biography

TBD




May 4

Webinar: Ball Grid Array Rework – How to Do It Successfully  +

Organized by SMTA Europe



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

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Surface mount and BGA rework and repair can be straight forward if simple rules are followed. This presentation will give each delegate a step by step blueprint to introduce rework successfully into manufacture. Guidelines will be given on selecting rework equipment, materials and training procedures for defect free soldering. Bob Willis was the creator of the world's first video tapes and interactive CD-ROM on BGA Technology, X-Ray Inspection and BGA Rework which are sold worldwide by IPC and SMTA

  

Topics included:

  • Introduction to rework, where and why rework
  • Soldering standards & defects, IEC, IPC, BT standards
  • Temperature profiling rework sites
  • Rework methods for:
  • BGA, CSP and other area array package
  • Hot gas/IR systems
  • Rework of single/double sided boards
  • Reballing BGA
  • Rework related defects

 

After the webinar there is a Q&A session which provides ample time for all delegate questions to be answered. However, if a delegate has a process example, they would like cover in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session

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


May 5

Wisconsin Chapter: Wisconsin SMTA Technology Expo- Attendees RSVP  +

Crowne Plaza- Airport 6401 South 13th Street Milwaukee, WI




Hello SMTA Members,
 

The WI SMTA Officer Team is in the process of setting up our 2020 Technology Expo. The date has been set for May 5th, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Milwaukee!   This is the same venue we have used for the past 7 years and we plan to make it bigger and better.    We will open the exhibition at 9:00 AM and continue to 3:30 PM. 

We are in the process of finalizing our Technical Speakers.  We plan to have 2-3 Technical Speakers presenting on interesting and engaging topics that relate closely to our ever changing SMT world.   We hope the diversity of topics and speakers will add to attendee interest.    Due to sound issues in the past years, we decided to move the Technical Presentations to a room across the hall equipped with comfort and without distractions.   We do plan to expand the amount of exhibitors and offer hands on learning inside the hall.    More exciting details to come!

We appreciate the continued support of the WI SMTA Chapter and hope everyone will make time attend.   We will offer door prizes and raffles and lunch will be provided so please plan to stay to eat.   This year we are swithcing things up a bit as we celebrate with a Cinco de Mayo twist, offering a Networking Happy Hour towards the end of the Expo!    So many great changes in 2020, we hope to see you there!

 




May 5

Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza
6401 S 13th St,
Milwaukee, WI 53221


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. Please contact Steve Stiller at steve@midwestproductionllc.com for questions or for additional information.



Attendees
Attendees Register Now

Attendees can register on the SMTA Wisconsin Chapter page.

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


May 7

Michigan Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Laurel Manor
39000 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150



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 $50 per outlet.

Early bird pricing ends on April 3rd, 2020!

Ad/Sponsor Form

Exhibit Application

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, April 10, 2020.

Please contact Courtney - SMTA Expo Manager courtney@smta.org with any questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

8:00am

Registration Opens

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Opens

11:30am

Complimentary Lunch

4:00pm

Expo Closes

More to information to follow on the technical sessions...


May 12 - 13

Medical Electronics Symposium  +

Location
The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland
Cleveland , OH 44106


Design and Manufacturing of Medical Electronics to Improve Human Health 


Join industry Experts, Colleagues, and Suppliers to discuss a range of topics within Medical Electronics!    

Innovations in technology and development of new medical electronics, must parallel the advancements in design, manufacturing and reliability. Development of flexible, stretchable, biocompatible electronic materials, along with 3D Print are examples of new manufacturing methodologies. Design for manufacturing (DFM) focused on cost and reliability tests is critical, with complexities including; power, miniaturization and sensors.

This symposium will explore the influences and evolution of medical device development and manufacturing. Multiple sectors of the industry will be addressed by experts in materials, engineering, process that will provide as a great learning opportunity and networking experience for all!  

Join industry colleagues as they discuss how next-generation Medical Electronics enable this web of healthcare connectivity with medical products extending beyond conventional hardware and software concepts into a networked continuum of patient care.


Suggested Topics for the 2020 Symposium:

Submit an abstract online

Questions? Please contact Jaclyn Sarandrea, SMTA Conference and Meeting Manager at: jaclyn@smta.org or call +1-952-920-7682


May 12

Medical Electronics Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibit  +

Cleveland, OH



Exhibitors

Sponsorship Information

Sponsoring this event will provide a valuable opportunity to promote your company brand and product/service message to attendees, while supporting your business development and positioning goals. For benefits and pricing click on the link below. For more information contact SMTA, medical@smta.org or call 952-920-7682.

View Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Advertising Opportunities

Include your ad in our show directory to get more exposure for your company. Full page and half page ad space is available, black and white only. The deadline to submit your ad is April 10, 2020. *If you wish to pay through our secure server please use the "Register to Sponsor or Exhibit" button above. For a printable application form, click here.

 

Exhibition Information

The conference will include an exhibition area featuring 20+ tabletop displays that will be open during conference breaks plus after hours.

Exhibit benefits:

  • 1 admission to symposium
  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • Two chairs
  • Attendee list
  • Company sign
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • Copy of the electronic conference proceedings

 

Exhibit Early Pricing:
Member: $375
Non-member: $450

Early Pricing Ends: Friday, April 17, 2020

Electricity: $50


Exhibit Hours:
May 12: 10:00am – 3:00pm


Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session. Please e-mail SMTA at medical@smta.org or +1-952-920-7682 for sponsorship or exhibitor information.



Attendees

 

Exhibit Hall Hours:

May 12: 10:00am – 3:00pm
To Register for the technical conference, click here.




May 19 - 21

SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

Location
Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Guadalajara , JA 44500 Mexico


Location:

Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara

Av. Adolfo López Mateos Sur 830

Chapalita, 44500 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Schedule: 

  • May 19- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • May 20- ½ day of course + exam
  • May 21- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos, Indium Corporation

 

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.


June 2 - 4

International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies 2020  +

ICEHET

Location
HILTON TORONTO/MARKHAM SUITES CONFERENCE CENTRE &
Markham , ON L6G 1A5 Canada


Do you have a proven solution or compelling research to share? We want you!

Choose between three different presentation types: Supplier Presentation, Technical Presentation and Standard Paper Presentation. 

The ICEHET Technical Committee intends to continue the tradition of technical excellence, and broaden the scope to the wider enabling technologies, including design for assembly, test and reliability (DfX), packaging, assembly challenges for high density PCBs and components, conformal coating and other methods to achieve high reliability in aggressive environments.

Submit an abstract to present at the 2020 ICEHET! 

 


June 3

SMTA Ontario Chapter Expo & Tech Forum  +

In conjunction with International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET)

Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites
8500 Warden Ave
Markham, ON L6G 1A5
Show Hours: 10:00am- 3:00pm



Exhibitors

Give Your Product the Recognition it Deserves!

The 2020 conference is offering suppliers the platform to showcase their product's features and capabilities by placing them front and center among key customers.

Limited presentation spots are available, so claim your spot today by submitting an abstract!

15 Minute Supplier Presentation*

* Presentations may opt in to be included in the conference proceedings

Increase your company’s visibility at the 2020 ICEHET as an exhibitor or sponsor! 

Sponsorship Information

Sponsoring this event will provide a valuable opportunity to promote your company brand and product/service message to attendees, while supporting your business development and positioning goals. For benefits and pricing click on the link below.

Advertising Opportunities

Include your ad in our show directory to get more exposure for your company. Full page and half page ad space is available, black and white only. The deadline to submit your ad is May 1, 2020. *If you wish to pay through our secure server please use the "Register to Sponsor or Exhibit" button above.

View Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities

 

Exhibition Information

The conference will include an exhibition area featuring 20+ tabletop displays that will be open during conference breaks.

Exhibit benefits:

  • One (1) admission to symposium
  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • Two chairs
  • Attendee list
  • Company sign
  • Lunch & Breaks
  • Electronic conference proceedings

View Exhibit Application- Hard Copy

Exhibit Early Pricing:
Member: $375
*Non-member: $450

Early Pricing Ends: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Electricity: $50

*Become an SMTA Corporate Member to Receive the Discounted Rate! 

Click here for SMTA membership information

Registration for the Technical Conference will open in February 2020. 

 



Attendees

Register here to attend the expo only!
Technical conference and workshops not included.

Exhibit Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Your expo pass gives you access to:

  • FREE Access to the Keynote Speaker
  • FREE Panel Discussion
  • FREE Lunch
  • FREE Refreshment Breaks

 

Please contact Conference Manager, Jaclyn Sarandrea, jaclyn@smta.org or call 952-920-7682 with questions or to request additional information.




June 11

Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
Park Ballroom
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416



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 $50 per outlet.

Early registration pricing ends on May 30, 2020!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Sponsor/Ad Form
Exhibit Application

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, May 15, 2020.

Important Exhibitor Materials:
Please contact Courtney - SMTA Expo Manager courtney@smta.org 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!

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, June 11th, 2020
10:00AM–3:00PM

 

8:00AM

Registration Opens

More Information to follow...



June 16

Intermountain (ID, UT) Chapter: 15th Annual Utah SMTA Intermountain Golf Scramble for 2020  +

Birch Creek Golf Course - Smithfield, Utah



15th Annual SMTA Golf Scamble for 2020
Held at Birch Creen Golf Course
Smithfield, Utah


What: 15th Annual SMTA Golf Scramble 2020
When: June 16th, Tee Time 8:00 AM Shotgun Start with lunch following
Where: Birch Creek Golf Course, Smithfield Utah


We would like to have all Team and Individual sign-ups done by Tuesday June 9th.
Team and Hole Sponsor sign-ups also due at that time.
If you need a sponsor sign made please send a graphics file of your company logo.


Costs: Team sponsor $375. Includes Golf and Lunch for 4 players, and Team Sponsor Sign Hole sponsors: $175. Includes Golf and Lunch for 1 player, and Hole Sponsor Sign. Prize Hole sponsors for Long Drive (Men and Women), Closest to the Hole (Men and Women), and Straightest Drive. Please Provide Prizes for these special holes.
Mulligans: $10 each, Can Purchase Before or At the event.
Individuals are Welcome!! We will sign you up to a team. Fee is just $75.
This includes Green fees, cart, and lunch.


Please Join us! Contacts to RSVP and for Sponsorships:
Gordan Jackman at 435-227-9659 e-mail gordan@campbellsci.com or Robert Winter at 801- 594-7435 e-mail rwinter@q.com

Contact for details about course, map: Birch Creek Golf, Smithfield, Utah 435-563-6825 www.birchcreekgolf.com

 



June 16 - 18

SMT Processes Certification (Neenah, WI)  +

Location
Plexus Corporation Global Headquarters
Neenah , WI 54957


Hosted at Plexus Corporate Global Headquarters

1 Plexus Way Neenah WI, 54957

  • June 16- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • June 17- ½ day of course + exam
  • June 18- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall


June 18

Juarez Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Cuatro Siglos Centro de Convenciones
Del Rio 8989
32402 Juarez
Chihuahua, CP 31217



Exhibitors

EXHIBITOR TABLE INCLUDES:
6 ft. Draped Table | Two Chairs | Attendee List | Onsite Event Guide Listing | Company Sign | Lunch

 Early Registration Rates End May 18, 2020!
 SMTA Corporate Members receive reduced rates!

 Corporate Member 

 Non-Corporate Member 

 One (1) booth before May 18, 2020

 $550 - USD
 $10,000 - MXN

 $650 - USD
 $12,000 - MXN

 One (1) booth after May 18, 2020

 $650 - USD
 $12,000 - MXN

 $750 - USD
 $14,000 - MXN

 Booth Electricity

 $50 - USD
 $1,000 - MXN

 Exhibitor Application PDF
 Advertisement & Sponsorship Application PDF

 Questions? Contact SMTA Director of Meetings & Events, Kristy Masloski

 


 



Attendees

More Information on Technical Sessions Coming Soon!


June 23 - 25

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2020  +

Location
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park , MD 20783


Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials! 

Technical Symposium and Expo: June 23-24, 2020 
Professional Development Courses: June 25, 2020

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park, MD

Attendees at the 2019 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

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.

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.

 


June 23 - 24

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials-Tabletop Exhibition  +

Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783



Exhibitors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download Sponsorship/Exhibitor PDF

Lanyard Sposorship (1 available) - $500 SOLD OUT!
(Sponsor Provides Lanyards)

  • Exclusive Conference Lanyard
  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage

Tote Bag Sponsorship (1 available) - $400/$800 SOLD OUT!
(Produced by SMTA ($400) Provided by company ($800))

  • Your Logo on All Conference Attendee bags!
  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage

Lunch Sponsorship - $750 (2 available)

  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage
  • Table Tents Featured Throughout Lunch Area

Refreshment Sponsorship - $750 (2 available)

  • Logo Recognition on Reusable Cup Sleeves used During all Breaks
  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage
  • Table Tents Featured Throughout Refreshment Area

Conference Room Sponsorship - $750 (1 available)

  • Sponsor Provdes Item of Choice for Distribution
  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage
  • Table Tents Featured Throughout Conference Area

Reception Sponsorship - $1,000 (1 available)

  • Logo Recognition on Drink Tickets Providing Each Attendee with One Complimentary Drink
  • Logo Recognition in Onsite Show Directory
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Website
  • Logo Recognition on Conference Signage
  • Table Tents Featured Throughout Reception Area

 

Exhibitor Information

Contact SMTA for available booth space: 952-920-7682 or counterfeit@smta.org

Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.

Exhibit Table Costs*:

Investment Before May 22, 2020 Investment After May 22, 2020
Member - $550 Non-Member - $650 Member - $650 Non-Member - $750

*All Tables Include Electricity


Exhibit space entitles you to:

6 ft. Draped table
One (1) conference pass
Attendee list
Lunch & Breaks
Conference Proceedings

 

Click Here to View the 2020 Floor Plan



Attendees

Exhibit Attendees: 

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 Access to the Keynote Speaker
  • 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.


July 23

Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum  +

Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum

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



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit:

Before June 23, 2020
SMTA Corporate Members - $450
SMTA Non-Corporate Members - $550
Electricity - $55

After June 23, 2020
SMTA Corporate Members - $550
SMTA Non-Corporate Members - $650
Electricity - $55

The cost to exhibit includes:
 - One 6ft draped table
 - Two chairs
 - Company sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory listing
 - Attendee list

Important Exhibitor Materials:
Exhibitor Application PDF
Ad and Sponsorship Opportunities!

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 kristy@smta.org
Please contact SMTA Director of Meetings & Events, Kristy Masloski with questions or for additional information



Attendees

July 23

Heartland Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210



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 $50 per outlet.

Early bird pricing ends on July 1, 2020!

Exhibit Application PDF
Ad/Sponsorship Form

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, June 26, 2020.



Attendees

Event Schedule Coming Soon!


August 5

Ohio Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence (Cleveland), OH 44131



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 $50 per outlet.

Early registration pricing ends on July 15, 2020!

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Sponsor/Ad Form
Exhibitor Application PDF

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Thursday, July 9, 2020.



Attendees

Free Technical Program Coming Soon.....




August 20

San Diego Expo & Tech Forum  +

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



Exhibitors

$375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members
$450/$550 (early/regular) for non-corporate members
Early registration pricing ends on July 20, 2020!
(click here for membership information).

$50 Electricity

Included in Cost:
 - One 6ft. Draped Table
 - Two Chairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Onsite Event Guide Listing
 - Post Event Attendee List

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Exhibitor Application PDF
Sponsor/Ad Form

Important Exhibitor Materials:
Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager courtney@smta.org with questions or for additional information.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, July 24, 2020.



Attendees

September 3

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 $50 per outlet. Early Bird pricing ends August 7th, 2020!

Ad/Sponsorship Form
Exhibitor Application PDF

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager expos@smta.org with questions or for additional information.
    For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Friday, August 7, 2020.



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, September 3, 2020
9:00AM–3:00PM

More on the Technical Program to follow...


September 11

Dallas Chapter: SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting  +

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



SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on September 11, 2020
  • 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!

MORE DETAILS TO COME! 


Abstract

TBD

Biography

TBD



Sep 27 - Oct 1

SMTA International 2020  +

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.


Sep 27 - Oct 1

SMTAI 2020 Advertising and Sponsorships  +

Location: Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL



Exhibitors

Sponsorship Opportunities
Increase your exposure this year at SMTA International, the industry's best technical conference on electronics assembly and advanced packaging.

Why Sponsor SMTA International?

  • Reach focused decision makers
  • Reinforce awareness among your target market
  • Increase your booth traffic
  • Associate your brand with a high quality of technical knowledge

Deadlines:

  • Show Directory Advertising: August 3
  • SMTA International Sponsorships: August 31


View all sponsorship and advertising opportunities
Sponsorships for SMTA Chapters

Click here to become a sponsor or advertise!
For details and to purchase a sponsorship, contact:

  • McKenna Hill, mckenna@smta.org (companies A-L)
  • Courtney Kalb, courtney@smta.org (companies M-Z)



Attendees

September 29 - 30

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.


Sep 29 - Oct 1

SMT Processes Certification (Rosemont, IL)  +

Location
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Location:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Rosemont, IL, USA

Schedule: 

  • September 29- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 30- ½ day of course + exam
  • October 1- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructors: 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 13 - 15

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference  +

Location
DoubleTree San Jose Airport Hotel
San Jose , CA 95110


SMTA and Chip Scale Review are pleased to announce the 17th 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 13 - 14

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition  +

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



Exhibitors

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information


Dates: October 13-14, 2020
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA

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

Tuesday, October 13
10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 14
10:00am-4:00pm
Move out: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Click here to review Sponsorships and Exhibits

 

How Much is it to Exhibit?

  Early Registration
Before/On July 29th
Regular Registration
After July 29th
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 to view the 2020 floorplan



Attendees

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


October 13

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 $50 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on September 18, 2020!

Ad/Sponsorship Form
Exhibit Application PDF

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Wednesday, September 16, 2020.



Attendees

 


October 18 - 20

SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

Location
Guadalajara , JA Mexico


Location:

Guadalajara, Jalisco MX

Schedule: 

  • October 18- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 19- ½ day of course + exam
  • October 20- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos, Indium Corporation

 

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 20

Intermountain Utah Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Weber State University - in Shepard Union
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 $50 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on September 30th, 2020!

Ad/Sponsorship Form
Exhibitor Application PDF


Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager with questions or for additional information.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Wednesday, September 23, 2020.



Attendees

Free Parking Information for Attendees and Exhibitors:

Park in the Pay Lot, which is right by the Shepard Union where the expo is located. You will receive a business card from a SMTA staff member when you leave. You will then take the card and the stub you get when you pulled in and put them in the yellow envelope that will be on your car. This will give you FREE parking, if you do not follow this then you will have to pay $8.

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, 20, 2020
10:00AM–4:00PM

More on the Technical Sessions to Follow.....



October 21 - 22

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, 2020 After April 30, 2020
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.

 



Attendees

More information coming soon!

 



October 29

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: 10 ft. x 10 ft. partitioned exhibit space, one draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list.

Early registration expires on: October 2, 2020!

Electricity is an additional $100 per outlet.

The cost to exhibit includes:
 - One 6 ft. Table
 - Two chairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory Listing
 - Attendee List
 

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.
Exhibit Application PDF
Sponsorship/Ad Form PDF

For additional information or questions, please contact Courtney, SMTA Expo Manager.

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Wednesday, October 7, 2020.



Attendees

Free Technical Program, Schedule and Exhibitor List Coming Soon!

 


November 3 - 5

SMTA-IPC High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference  +

Location
DoubleTree Hotel Dallas Market Center
Dallas , TX 75207


Organized by SMTA and IPC

November 3-5, 2020
DoubleTree Hotel Dallas Market Center
Dallas, TX


November 6

Dallas Chapter: SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting  +

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



SMTA Dallas Chapter Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on November 6, 2020
  • 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!

MORE DETAILS TO COME! 


Abstract

TBD

Biography

TBD



November 12

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 $50 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 16, 2020.

Ad/Sponsorship Form
Exhibit Application PDF

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to courtney@smta.org before Friday, October 16, 2020.



Attendees

November 19

Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melbourne Auditorium
625 East Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL



Exhibitors

Exhibit Cost Includes:
6 ft. Draped Table | Two Chairs | Attendee List | Directory Listing | Company Sign | Lunch

  Corporate Member Non-Corporate Member
One Booth Before October 19, 2020 $ 375 $ 475
One Booth After October 19, 2020 $ 450 $ 550
Booth Electricity $ 50 $ 50

(click here for membership information)

Early registration expires on Monday, October 19, 2020

Important Exhibitor Materials:

Hotel room block information available soon!

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Friday, October 23, 2020.



Attendees

Technical Session Information Coming Soon!



December 2

Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum  +

Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum

Location: TBD
TBD, CA



Exhibitors

Cost to Exhibit:

Before November 2, 2020
SMTA Corporate Members - $375
SMTA Non-Corporate Members - $475
Electricity - $100

After November 2, 2020
SMTA Corporate Members - $475
SMTA Non-Corporate Members - $575
Electricity - $100

The cost to exhibit includes:
 - One 6 ft. Table
 - Two hairs
 - Company Sign
 - Lunch
 - Directory Listing
 - Attendee List

All spaces will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. If there is another exhibitor you want to be next to please let us know when you sign up.

Exhibitor Application PDF
Ad/Sponsor Application PDF

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to expos@smta.org before Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Important Exhibitor Materials:
Please contact an SMTA Expo Manager expos@smta.org with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

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