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SMTA International 2017 Best Papers Announced

Jan 15, 2018

The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2017. 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.

The winner from SMTA International 2017 for the Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Award, as selected by the conference attendees, is Chrys Shea, Shea Engineering Services, for her presentation entitled "Solder Paste Qualification Testing for EMS Production." The corresponding research and published paper was co-authored by Ray Lawrence, 4Front Solutions. The award is based on the conference attendees' rating of each speaker at the technical session.

Andre Delhaise from Celestica won the Best of Proceedings category for the paper "Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Microstructure, Properties, and Reliability of Lead-Free Bismuth Containing Solder Alloys." Jeff Jennings, Harris Corporation, came in second for the paper “Moisture Effects in Common Solderable RF Connector Dielectrics Part II: Characterization of Damage Threshold Moisture Level for Moisture Sensitive Polymers.” Christian Schwarzer from Fraunhofer ISC took third place for his paper “Investigation of the Influence of Voids on the Reliability of Solder Joints by the Finite Element Method.”

Best Student Presentation was awarded to Bo Yuan, University of Delaware, for her paper “Effects of CI2, NO2, RH and Temperature on Accelerated Silver and Copper Corrosion in a Mixed Flowing Gas Test.”

The authors will formally be presented their awards at the annual meeting and keynote session during SMTA International on October 16, 2018 in Rosemont, Illinois. For information on participating in the 2018 SMTA International Conference, visit the Call for Papers page at https://smta.org/smtai/call_for_papers.cfm. Abstracts can be uploaded directly on-line and will be accepted through February 2018.

The papers are available in the conference proceedings available in the SMTA Bookstore at https://www.smta.org/store/book_store.cfm. The individual articles are available for SMTA members to download from the knowledge base.


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. For more information contact Tanya Martin: tanya@smta.org or 952-920-7682 or visit https://www.smta.org.

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