Calendar of Events



February 2020

February 10

Webinar: PCB Outgassing and How to Test Bare or Assembled Boards  +

Organized by SMTA Europe

Bob WillisMonday 10th February @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe


Printed circuit boards outgas during soldering causing solder voids, solder balls and other process problems. Outgassing can occur in wave, selective and reflow soldering and it’s important first to non-destructively test samples to find the root cause. It’s possible to test bare or assembled boards to examine the potential for failure and eliminate some of the popular misconception in industry. There are some different methods which can easily be conducted in manufacture before proceeding to costly laboratory analysis and we show you how to do it and the typical results you can find!

Topics include:

  • Outgassing from vias, through holes and solder masks

  • How to test samples in manufacture

  • Test method procedures

  • Type of defects and how they can appear with tin/lead and lead-free alloys

  • Void formation in wave selective and PIHR joints

  • Correct specification of your boards

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

February 10 - 13

Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2020  +

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
Big Island , HI

The Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium promotes international technical interchange and provides a premier forum for networking among microelectronics professionals and business leaders throughout the world.

February 20

Capital (DC) Chapter: Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on February 20th  +

PACE Worldwide

 The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host a Chapter Meeting on February 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at PACE Worldwide in Elkridge, MD. Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, will be presenting “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.
Jason Fullerton has been with MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions as a Customer Technical Support Engineer since 2013. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, MI. He has worked in manufacturing operations in the automotive, high-reliability, and commercial electronics industries since 1993, specializing in SMT and Wave Soldering process engineering. Jason is a member of the SMTA and served as an officer in the Philadelphia chapter from 2011 - 2014. He is also an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Reliability Engineer.
Jason has published and presented at a number of SMTA and IPC meetings and is recognized by the SMTA as a “Distinguished Speaker.” He is a participating member of the IPC J-STD-001 Task Group and received a Distinguished Committee Service Award for work related to development of changes to the ionic cleanliness requirements in J-STD-001G.
Don’t miss out on dinner and a facility tour prior to the presentation. Registration is $20 for members, $10 for students and $30 for non-members. Registration fee will be waived if you join the Capital Chapter during this event!
The evening is scheduled as follows:
5:00-6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:00-6:30 PM Facility Tour
6:30-7:30 PM Presentation
The SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting Location:
PACE Worldwide
6605 Selnick Dr. #C
Elkridge, MD 21075



February 28

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

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



Feb 28 - Mar 1

2020 SMTA Chapter Officer's Leadership Forum  +

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.

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

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

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 Sponsor
West Penn SMTA Chapter

Silver Sponsor
SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter   Wisconsin Chapter


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