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The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

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Dr. Vahid Akhavan, NovaCentrix, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on January 20th

Jan 10, 2022 | The SMTA Capital Chapter Officer team is excited to provide our members with a free technical webinar on "Use of Photonic Soldering to Rework Chip Components" presented by Dr. Vahid Akhavan, Global Application Engineer at NovaCentrix. The presentation will take place on January 20th at 12:00am EST.

Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium (WLPS) Program Announced and Registration Now Open

Dec 21, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the technical program for the Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium (WLPS). The symposium will be held February 15-17, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California.

SMTA Seeks Donations for Hutchins Grant and Stromberg Scholarship

Dec 01, 2021 | The SMTA is seeking donations for the Charles Hutchins Grant and JoAnn Stromberg Student Leader Scholarship for the upcoming year. Both of these awards are made possible exclusively through donations by businesses and individuals.

SMTA International In-Person Event Concludes Successfully, On-Demand Conference Commences

Nov 24, 2021 | The SMTA announced the successful conclusion of the in-person format of their annual conference and exposition, SMTA International. In conjunction with the co-located Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, November 2-4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA, the combined events brought together several thousand manufacturing professionals to share knowledge and solutions under one roof.

Keynote to Address Electric Vehicles at SMTA International

Oct 13, 2021 | The SMTA announced Electric Vehicle (EV) analyst and consultant, Loren McDonald, EVAdoption, will keynote the SMTA International Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00am in the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2021 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner Announced

Sep 30, 2021 | SMTA is honored to announce Yi Zhou, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Sep 26, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning October 4, 2021. Jason Keeping, Celestica, Inc.; Adam Klett, L3Harris Technologies; Cheryl Tulkoff, National Instruments Corporation; and Kirk Van Dreel, Plexus Corp., have been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

SMTA "Members of Distinction" Awards Announced

Sep 16, 2021 | The SMTA is proud to honor the 2021 "Members of Distinction" award recipients who have shown exceptional dedication to the association and the electronics manufacturing industry.

Mid-Atlantic Advanced Learning Session on Failure Analysis, Technical Presentations and Live Q&A Panel Discussion; September 7th – 10th

Aug 13, 2021 | The SMTA Capital Chapter, Carolinas Chapter and Philadelphia Chapter are excited to host their first ever tri-chapter event, Mid-Atlantic Advanced Learning Session - Failure is Never an Option, A Deep Dive into Failure Analysis.

Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium Announced

Aug 13, 2021 | The Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium is scheduled for February 15-17, 2022 in San Jose, CA, USA. The theme of the event is "Advanced Packaging: The Dawn of a New Era." The development of Advanced Package Technology is undergoing a massive change because Electrical System Architects are directly driving package performance requirements.

Speakers Announced for SMTA International Conference and Exposition

Jul 30, 2021 | The SMTA announced the list of accepted speakers for the SMTA International Conference and Exposition, which will be held November 1-4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The event is co-located with Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis bringing together one of the largest audiences of engineering and manufacturing professionals in the Midwest.

High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Comes to Dallas

Jul 19, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the finalized technical program for the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference. The in-person event takes place October 5-7, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas, USA.

On-Demand Access for International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET) Announced

Jun 15, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce that registration for the International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET) is open with on-demand access available until September 1, 2021.

Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on June 10th

May 25, 2021 | The SMTA Officer team is excited to provide our members with a free technical webinar on "The Relationship Between Cleanliness and Reliability/Durability" by Debbie Carboni, Global Product Manager at KYZEN Corporation. The presentation will take place on June 10th at 11:00am EST and include:

SMTA Provides Spanish Language Support for Online Training Courses on Assembly Processes

May 21, 2021 | The SMTA is proud to announce most101-level online training courses on assembly processes are currently available with captions for English and Spanish language. One course, Stencil Printing 101 has been completely translated, including Spanish narration by Sergio Chavez, a member of the SMTA Mexico-Querétaro Chapter, as well as all slides and quiz questions written in Spanish

Virtual Program Announced for International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET)

May 04, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET) is scheduled 2-3 June 2021 as an express virtual event.

Seeking Student Applications for 2021 Stromberg Scholarship

Mar 25, 2021 | The SMTA is currently seeking student applications for the JoAnn Stromberg Student Leader Scholarship by April 30, 2021.

Dr. Nathan Blattau, R&D Fellow at Ansys, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on April 6th

Mar 25, 2021 | The SMTA Officer team is excited to provide our members with a new webinar by Dr. Nathan Blattau, R&D Fellow at Ansys, Inc., on "Next Generation Lead Free Solders for High Reliability and SMT Yield improvement in Client Computing Systems." The webinar will be on Tuesday, April 6th at 12:00 PM EST and will discuss the evolution of lead free (Pb-free) solder, from tin-silver-copper (SAC) system with silver content of 3.0 and 4.0 to low SAC solders and the emergence of high reliability Pb-free solder. It will cover the reasons and the driving forces of industries implementing this change.

2021 Hutchins Grant Deadline Approaches

Mar 19, 2021 | The SMTA is currently seeking student applications for the Charles Hutchins Educational Grant by April 30, 2021.

Best Papers from SMTA International Announced

Feb 05, 2021 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2020. The winners were selected by members of the conference technical committee. For these exceptional achievements, a cash award and plaque are given to primary authors of all winning papers.

SMTA Capital Chapter will host a FREE webinar with Fred Dimock, BTU International, on January 20th

Jan 06, 2021 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host the first chapter webinar of 2021 on January20that11:00 AM EST.Fred Dimock, BTU International, will be presenting "Operation of a Vacuum Reflow Oven with Updated Void Reduction Data."

SMTA Capital Chapter to Host a FREE Webinar November 13th on "Accelerating Continuous Improvement with Next Generation pH Neutral Cleaning Products"

Nov 06, 2020 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host another FREE webinar on Friday, November 13th. The webinar will include an informative presentation given by industry expert Ravi Parthasarathy of ZESTRON Corporation on "Accelerating Continuous Improvement with Next Generation pH Neutral Cleaning Products."

2020 Stromberg Student Leader Scholarship Recipient Announced

Oct 10, 2020 | SMTA is pleased to announce, Sabrina M. Rosa-Ortiz, University of South Florida, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Joann Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship.

2020 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner Announced

Sep 25, 2020 | SMTA is honored to announce Chidinma Imediegwu, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

SMTA "Members of Distinction" Award Winners Announced

Sep 17, 2020 | The SMTA is proud to honor the 2020 "Members of Distinction" award recipients who have shown exceptional dedication to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

Additive Electronics TechXchange Keynote Announced

Sep 17, 2020 | The SMTA announced Jeff Doubrava, Managing Partner, Prismark Partners LLC, will keynote the Additive Electronics Conference on October 15, 2020.

SMTA Capital Chapter to Host a FREE Webinar August 19th on "DfR- Design for Rinse-ability: Effect of SMT Component Package Design on Cleaning Effectiveness"

Aug 07, 2020 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host its first FREE webinar on Wednesday, August 19th. The webinar will include an informative presentation given by industry expert Norman Armendariz, Ph.D. of Raytheon Company on "DfR- Design for Rinse-ability: Effect of SMT Component Package Design on Cleaning Effectiveness."

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials Goes Virtual

Jul 14, 2020 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) today announced that its annual Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials will proceed for 2020 as a completely virtual event starting August 4, 2020 and ending August 6, 2020. The decision has been made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of all those who attend.

SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Jul 09, 2020 | The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning September 22, 2020. Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, was elected President for the term 2020-2022. William Capen, Honeywell FM&T, and Greg Vance, Rockwell Automation, were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies; has been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

SMTA International Conference and Expo Goes Virtual

Jun 24, 2020 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) today announced that its annual conference and exhibition, SMTA International, will proceed for 2020 as a completely virtual event starting September 28, 2020.

Free 30-Day Access to Online Training for Members

Apr 30, 2020 | The SMTA is pleased to announce 30-day access to individual online training courses for all active members.

SMTA Releases Selective Soldering 101 Online Training Course

Mar 25, 2020 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced the recent release of Selective Soldering 101, the latest in a series of online training courses on the fundamentals of electronics assembly. The course will be useful for equipment operators, technicians, and engineers new to the industry that want to understand more about the soldering process and who have a basic familiarity with the equipment. 

Seeking Student Applications for 2020 Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Mar 22, 2020 | The SMTA is currently seeking student applications for two funds each with a deadline of April 24, 2020.

SMTA International Technical Committee Announces Best Presentation & Paper Awards from the 2019 Conference

Mar 19, 2020 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2019. As speakers at SMTA International, individuals make contributions to the industry by sharing their research and findings. For these exceptional achievements, a cash award and plaque are given to primary authors of all winning papers.

SMTA Interim President Announced

Mar 08, 2020 | The SMTA announced that Gregory Vance, Rockwell Automation, will serve as interim president through the current term ending in September 2020. The decision, made by the board of directors, comes after the resignation by current president, Jeff Kennedy, due to a conflict of interest outlined in the association bylaws which forbids two concurrent offices held by employees of the same company.

SMTA Certifies Process Engineers in Thailand and Malaysia

Feb 11, 2020 | SMTA held certification programs for SMT Processes in Chonburi, Thailand, on January 14-16, 2020 and in Penang, Malaysia, on January 21-23, 2020. Over 75% of the engineers successfully passed the exams, establishing competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes.

International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET) Seeking Participation

Jan 15, 2020 | The SMTA announced the call for participation for the International Conference for Electronics Hardware Enabling Technologies (ICEHET) held on June 2-4, 2020 in Markham, ON, Canada. The deadline to submit an abstract is January 24, 2020.

Jason Fullerton, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on February 20th

Jan 08, 2020 | 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.”

Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Program Finalized

Dec 11, 2019 | SMTA announced that the program is finalized for the 25th Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. The event will take place February 10-13, 2020 at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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.

SMTA Announces Call for Participation for 2020 Events

Nov 27, 2019 | SMTA announced that abstracts are now accepted for several technical conferences taking place in 2020. All submissions must be strictly technical with focus on technology research and minimize marketing content. The following events are all currently soliciting abstracts:

SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced

Nov 06, 2019 | During the 2019 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

Indium Corporation, Libra Industries and STI Electronics Pledge Support for Stromberg Scholarship

Oct 29, 2019 | SMTA is delighted to announce the JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship recently received a five-year commitment of support from Indium Corporation, Libra Industries, and STI Electronics. Rod Howell, CEO of Libra Industries, moved the scholarship even further, pledging an additional five-year commitment. Donations made over the next five years will enable funding for 10 recipients.

Raspberry Pi Co-Founder to Keynote Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference

Oct 03, 2019 | SMTA announced Pete Lomas, FREng, Co-Founder and Hardware Designer of Raspberry Pi, will keynote the Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference on November 19, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary, and November 21, 2019 in Oradea, Romania.

SMTA International 2019 Concludes Successfully

Sep 30, 2019 | The 2019 SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place September 22 – 26, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, brought together over 1300 electronics manufacturing professionals including engineers, technologists, executives, and academics as well as over 160 exhibiting companies to share knowledge and solutions.

2019 JoAnn Stromberg Scholarship Winner Announced

Sep 21, 2019 | We are pleased to announce, Kim Porter, Lorain County Community College (LCCC), has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Joann Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship.

Jabil’s Brooks to Keynote Additive Electronics Conference

Sep 18, 2019 | The SMTA announced Rich Brooks, Senior Engineering Manager at Jabil Circuit, Inc., will keynote the Additive Electronics Conference on October 24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California.

2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner Announced

Sep 18, 2019 | We are pleased to announce, Benjamin Grant Stewart, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

Jabil’s Brooks to Keynote Additive Electronics Conference

Sep 10, 2019 | The SMTA announced Rich Brooks, Senior Engineering Manager at Jabil Circuit, Inc., will keynote the Additive Electronics Conference on October 24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California.

SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Aug 29, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning September 22, 2019 during SMTA International. Sal Sparacino, ZESTRON Americas, was re-elected as VP Communications. Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies; Ivan Roman, Continental Powertrain; and Robert Boguski, Datest Corporation; have been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

Additive Electronics Conference Announced

Aug 21, 2019 | The SMTA will organize the “Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale” on October 24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California. The conference examines the manufacturing and design processes enabling line width and space from .003" to 5 microns as well as other new advanced technologies intended to meet the ever-increasing challenges of smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic devices.

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