SMTA International Conference and Exhibition

Spotlight Sessions

Additional technical sessions spotlighting interesting and timely topics. FREE to all SMTA International attendees. All Spotlight Sessions take place in the Exhibit Hall Theater.

Spotlight 1

Component Challenges

Tuesday, September 19 | 11:00am — 12:30pm | Exhibit Hall Theater

FREE to All Attendees!

  • Void Reduction Strategy for Bottom Termination (BTC) Components Using Special Flux Coated Preforms
    Jerry Sidone, Alpha Assembly Solutions
  • Solder Geometry Prediction of 01005 Packages using Surface Evolver with Validations
    Narayanan Manickam, SMTC Corporation
  • Contact Interconnect Challenge and Resolution-The DDR4 Dual-Contact Methodology, Component, and Board Level Reliability
    *Paul E. Wang, Ph.D., MiTAC International Corp


  • Spotlight 2

    Reliability

    Tuesday, September 19 | 2:00pm — 3:30pm | Exhibit Hall Theater

    FREE to All Attendees!

  • Lean Reliability Program to Meet Today’s Electronics Manufacturing Demand
    *Rita Mohanty, Ph.D., Alpha Assembly Solutions
  • Reliability Engineering: Skills/Knowledge, Experience & Education
    Manthos Economou, NVIDIA
  • SSD Quality in Enterprise Storage Application - Key learning and E2E approach
    Dave Verburg, IBM Corporation


  • Spotlight 3

    Solder Alloys and Soldering

    Wednesday, September 20 | 8:00am — 9:30am | Exhibit Hall Theater

    FREE to All Attendees!

  • Resource-efficient and Cost-effective Wave Soldering - Plasma Fluxing, Pulsar Preheating and Lead Free Low Temperature Soldering
    Andreas Reinhardt, SEHO Systems GmbH
  • Comparative Study on Impact of Various Low Creep Doped Alloys
    Anto Raj, Auburn University
  • Novel Mid-Temperature Alloy for Enabling Solder Processing Temperature Hierarchy in SMT Assembly
    Ranjit Pandher, Ph.D., Alpha Assembly Solutions


  • Spotlight 4

    Process Control

    Wednesday, September 20 | 11:00am — 12:30pm | Exhibit Hall Theater

    FREE to All Attendees!

  • Flux Amount Control for a Consistent Process Quality
    *Gerjan Diepstraten, Vitronics Soltec BV
  • Cleanliness Process Control - An Innovative Approach to a Complex Problem
    *Mike Bixenman, DBA, KYZEN Corporation
  • SMT Wars – Lesson Learned from an Electronic Contract Manufacturer and the Customer Who Sued Them
    *Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies


  • Spotlight 5

    RoHS and Traceability

    Wednesday, September 20 | 2:00pm — 3:00pm | Exhibit Hall Theater

    FREE to All Attendees!

  • RoHS Eleven Years Later: How has it Gone
    *Ron Lasky, Ph.D., P.E., Indium Corporation
  • IPC-1782 Standard for Traceability of Critical Items Based On Risk
    Cameron Shearon, AT&T






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