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Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference Announced

Aug 26, 2017

SMTA and SMART Group are excited to announce plans to co-organize the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. The event will be held April 24-26, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference will focus on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments.

Thermal, power and signal integrity requirements can present challenges when on devices that operate within harsh environments. Component integration, paired with a growing complexity of the package architectures, larger form factors and higher interconnection densities increase the risk of in-field failures. Over powering or over heating of a device can have serious consequences including internal package failure, down-stream device errors and second level interconnect solder joint failures. Soldering residues are more problematic, and if not understood, can result in both intermittent and complete device failure.

This conference will focus on the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments. The content will be focused on building reliable high density assemblies, power electronics, electric hybrids, product assembly challenges, cleaning, coating, process control, and monitoring and tracking production hardware. Challenging areas such as high temperature soldering, solder material advances, and new standards will be presented. The Call for Participation will be announced in the coming weeks.

SMTA - A Global Association Working at a Local Level The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

The SMART Group Aims to Promote the Advancement of the Electronics Manufacturing Industry through the Education, Training and Notification of its Members in Surface Mount and Related Assembly Technologies, and by the Promotion of a Community of Electronics Manufacturing Professionals.

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