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July 14

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.

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 Monday, June 15, 2020.

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



Attendees

This expo has been rescheduled from the original date of March 10, 2020.

 

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

 


July 16

Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum  +

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



Exhibitors

The Puget Sound Expo has been RE-SCHEDULED from its original date of Thursday, April 23, 2020. 

It has been re-scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2020.

 

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, June 19, 2020.

Earlybird pricing expires June 19, 2020! 

Exhibit Application
Sponsorship Application

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



Attendees

Event Schedule Coming Soon!


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 mckenna@smta.org
Please contact SMTA Director of Meetings & Events, McKenna Hill 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.

 

Heartland Hotel Information:

Marriott Kansas City Overland Park

10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

$139 USD per night

Cut Off Date: June 21, 2020

Phone: 913-451-8000

Click here to book your hotel room with the SMTA room block!



Attendees

Event Schedule Coming Soon!


July 30

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 June 26th, 2020!

Ad/Sponsor Form

Exhibitor Application

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 Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

Please contact McKenna - SMTA Expo Manager mckenna@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...


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