SMTA International Conference and Exhibition

Best Papers - Award Winners

SMTA International offers three recognition awards for contributions to the conference technical program. Award winners receive cash prizes and a recognition plaque. The awards are presented each year at the Opening Session.

"Rich Freiberger Best of Conference" Presentation

Conference attendees voted that Mike Bixenman, DBA, KYZEN Corporation, receive the 2016 Best of Conference award for his presentation entitled "BTC/QFN Test Board Design Considerations and Method for Qualifying Soldering Materials and Cleaning Processes." The award is based on the conference attendees' rating of each speaker at the technical session.

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"Best of Proceedings" Paper

As selected by the SMTA International Technical Program Committee, the paper by Paul Vianco, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories, "Predicting the Reliability of Package-on-Package-on-Package (PoPoP) Interconnections Based on Accelerated Aging Experiments and Computational Modeling" was the 2016 Best of Proceedings paper.

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Best International Paper

The paper "Comparison of Active and Passive Temperature Cycling,” by Mathias Nowottnick, Ph.D., University of Rostock, was selected as the 2016 Best International Paper.

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Best Student Paper

The paper "Microstructure and Performance of Micro Cu Pillars Assemblies,” by Mohammed Genanu, Binghamton University, was selected as the 2016 Best Student Paper.

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