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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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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.

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo - Helping You Solve Your Manufacturing and Process Issues in a Single Day

Aug 12, 2019 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is hosting the Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723 on Thursday, August 22nd.

Innovators from NASA, Lockheed Martin Space, and Lenovo to Keynote SMTA International 2019

Aug 08, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce three inspiring keynote presentations scheduled during SMTA International 2019. Adam Steltzner, Ph.D., NASA, will keynote SMTA International the morning of Tuesday, September 24 with his presentation “The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation.” Adam will share the challenges he faced leading the landing team for NASA’s Curiosity Rover on its mission to Mars. The lessons learned from those struggles illustrate how to better lead high performing teams, manage innovation and drive towards excellence.

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Program Announced and Registration Now Open

Jul 16, 2019 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and Chip Scale Review are pleased to announce the program for the 16th annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC). The conference will be held October 22-24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California.

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on August 22nd

Jul 09, 2019 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road,Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 22nd.

SMTA International Conference Program Announced and Registration Now Open

Jun 26, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce that the program and registration for the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition is finalized and available on-line at www.smta.org/smtai. Taking place September 22-26, 2019 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the conference features 15 professional development courses, 120 technical papers, and numerous complimentary offerings for engineers and professionals in the electronics manufacturing industry.

SMTA Releases Free BGA Defect Guide for Download

May 20, 2019 | SMTA recently released the Guide to BGA Assembly & Soldering Defects, a complimentary resource for the electronics manufacturing industry. The book was written by Keith Bryant, industry veteran and Chairman of the SMTA Europe Chapter, and reviewed by members of the SMTA Europe Technical Committee.

SMTA Releases Two New Online Training Courses

May 15, 2019 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced the recent release of Cleaning 101 and Rework 101, the latest in a series of online training courses on the fundamentals of electronics assembly. The courses 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. 

International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies Program Finalized

May 13, 2019 | SMTA is excited to announce the technical program has been finalized and registration is now open for the International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies. The event will be held June 4-6, 2019 in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial – Supporting High Reliability at the OEM: A PCB Perspective

Apr 30, 2019 | The SMTA Capital Chapter and UP Media Group/Circuits Assembly Magazine are pleased to co-sponsor an amazing Chapter Tutorial Program. The tutorial will be held on June 11 and showcase the latest technologies, designs and reliability trends.

eSMART Factory Conference Addresses New Processes and Systems for “Smart” Manufacturing

Apr 23, 2019 | SMTA announces registration is now open for the 2nd Annual eSMART Factory Conference on June 20-21, 2019 at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI, USA. Co-organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine and SMTA, this conference brings together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry including software systems and processes, augmented reality and alternative systems.

Medical Electronics Symposium Program Finalized

Apr 16, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the program for the 2019 Medical Electronics Symposium being held May 21-22, 2019 at The Tudor Arms Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Clinic and IBM to Keynote SMTA Medical Symposium

Mar 18, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the keynotes for the 2019 Medical Electronics Symposium to be held May 21 and 22, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Seeking Student Applications for 2019 Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Mar 03, 2019 | The $5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, co-sponsored by the SMTA and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine, was established in memory of past SMTA president, educator, mentor, and industry colleague, Dr. Charles Hutchins. The SMTA has awarded $100,000 to Hutchins Grant recipients since 1998!

SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial – Supporting High Reliability at the OEM: A PCB Perspective

Mar 03, 2019 | The SMTA Capital Chapter and UP Media Group/Circuits Assembly Magazine are pleased to co-sponsor this Chapter Tutorial Program on March 28 featuring presentations by Yaad Eliya and Jim Barry of PCB Technologies.

SMTA Announces 2019 Certification Program Offerings

Feb 18, 2019 | The SMTA proudly announces the 2019 upcoming offerings of SMT Processes and Lean Six Sigma Certification. The SMTA Certification Program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.

Latest Conference Proceedings Now Available in SMTA Knowledge Base

Feb 09, 2019 | The 2018 Technical Conference Proceedings from the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTAI) and International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) are now available for download from the SMTA Knowledge Base.

SMTA International Technical Committee Announces Best Presentation & Papers Awards from the 2018 Conference

Jan 30, 2019 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2018. 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 all winners.

Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference Program Announced

Jan 27, 2019 | SMTA Europe is proud to announce the 2019 Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference, April 2-4 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This global conference is a three day technical event focused on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments.

Fred Dimock, BTU International, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting on January 10th

Dec 11, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host a Chapter Meeting on January 10th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at ZESTRON, Manassas, VA. Fred Dimock, BTU International, will be presenting “Operation of a Vacuum Reflow Oven with Preliminary Void Reduction Data.”

SMTA China Awards Megan Wendling Councilor of the Year 2018

Nov 16, 2018 | MW Associates announces that its President Megan Wendling received the Councilor of the Year Award from SMTA China for the seventh year.

SMTA Capital Chapter to Host Chapter Meeting

Oct 27, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host a Chapter Meeting on November 8th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at ZESTRON, Manassas, VA. A technical engineer from DFR Solutions will be presenting “Reliability Modeling and Simulation of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Assemblies Using Sherlock.”

SMTA Welcomes New Board Members

Aug 21, 2018 | The SMTA is pleased to announce its election results for the Global Board of Directors for the term beginning during SMTA International (October 14 - 18, 2018). Jeff Kennedy, Celestica, Inc. has been re-elected as President. Timothy Jensen, Indium Corporation, Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs and Robert Kinyanjui, Ph.D., John Deere Electronics Solutions, Inc. were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc. has been newly elected to the Board of Directors.

Two Indium Corporation Experts to Present “Best Papers” at SMTA South China Technology Conference 2018

Aug 16, 2018 | Indium Corporation Research Chemist, Mary Ma, and Area Technical Manager for Eastern China, Wisdom Qu, will present their papers at the 2018 SMTA China South Technology Conference on Aug. 28 in Shenzhen, China.  Their papers were voted by their peers as two of the top five “Best Papers” presented in recent years at SMTA South China and SMTA East China, earning them the opportunity to present them again at this year's show.

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Technical Presentations at the Upcoming SMTA Capital Chapter Expo on August 23rd

Aug 16, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is holding its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 23rd.

Rockwell Collins and Lockheed Martin to Present a Dual Keynote Presentation at SMTA International 2018

Aug 12, 2018 | The SMTA is pleased to announce Ron Heberlein, Rockwell Collins, and Tony “Brick” Wilson, Lockheed Martin, will keynote SMTA International the morning of Tuesday, October 16 with their presentation “The World’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet Helmet – from Development and Production to the Fight.”

Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuit Inc., to be Keynote Speaker at SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum on August 23rd

Jul 10, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce Geoffrey Doyle of Jabil Circuit Inc. as Keynote speaker for the upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, on Thursday, August 23rd.

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on August 23rd

Jul 02, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 23rd.

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on August 23rd

Jun 26, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 23rd.

SMTA International Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

Jun 26, 2018 | The SMTA is pleased to announce that the program and registration for the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition is finalized and available on-line at www.smta.org/smtai. Taking place October 14-18, 2018 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the conference features 20 workshops, 130 technical papers, and numerous complimentary offerings for engineers and professionals in the electronics manufacturing industry.

SMTA/CALCE Announce Program for Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

May 13, 2018 | The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) announce the technical program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials this June 26-28, 2018 in College Park, Maryland.

SMTA Capital Chapter to Host Chapter Meeting

May 06, 2018 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to host a Chapter Meeting on May 15th from 5:00PM to 7:30PM at EIT, Leesburg, VA. IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the G revisions of the two most widely used standards in the electronic industry and who better to present “What’s New in IPC J-STD-001G and IPC-A-610G” than William Graver, Senior Analyst and Master IPC Trainer.

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