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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 Launches New Partnership with Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College

Jun 20, 2017 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College are pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration to provide professional development training workshops through the SMTA organization.

SMTA International Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

Jun 08, 2017 | The SMTA is pleased to announce that the program for the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition is finalized and available on-line at www.smta.org/smtai and registration is open. Taking place September 17-21, 2017 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 and CALCE Seeking Abstracts for 3rd Annual LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test Symposium

May 30, 2017 | The SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce the LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test (A.R.T.) Symposium will take place November 28 - November 30, 2017 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.

SMTA, iNEMI, MEPTEC Seek Presenters for 2018 Medical Electronics Symposium

May 23, 2017 | The 2017 Medical Electronics Symposium will be held at University of Texas at Dallas, on May 16-17, 2018. SMTA, iNEMI, and MEPTEC have again joined forces to host the International Symposium, which will focus on innovation in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications. The Symposium will be chaired by Chuck Richardson of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI).

SMTA China Presents Seven Best Paper/Best Presentation Awards and Two Best Exhibit Awards at SMTA China East Conference 2017/NEPCON China 2017

May 15, 2017 | SMTA China announces that it presented awards for seven papers and two exhibits at the SMTA China East Conference 2017 Award Presentation Ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in conjunction with the SMTA China Annual Award Ceremony.

Best Emerging Exhibit / Best Exhibit Technology Awards presented by SMTA China during the SMTA China East Conference 2017.

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

Apr 26, 2017 | 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 27-29, 2017 in College Park, Maryland.

IBM and Siemens Experts to Keynote Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference

Apr 11, 2017 | SMTA and SMART Group announce experts from IBM Corporation and Siemens AG will keynote the Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference. The conference is scheduled May 22-24, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel in Amsterdam.

The SMTA Capital Chapter to Host a Meeting April 25th at ZESTRON Americas

Apr 07, 2017 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce its second meeting of 2017 on April 25th, scheduled from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at ZESTRON Americas, 11285 Assett Loop, Manassas, VA, 20109. Two presentations will be given: “Effective Use of Reliability Simulation in an Agile Development Process” and “High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization & Customer Requirements”.

Dr. Gil Sharon, DfR Solutions, will present “Effective Use of Reliability Simulation in an Agile Development Process”.

Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference Program Finalized

Mar 15, 2017 | SMTA and SMART Group are excited to announce the finalized program and that registration is now open for the Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference. The event will be held May 22-24, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SMTA Announces 2017 Educational Programming

Feb 05, 2017 | The SMTA is pleased to announce its 2017 Educational Programming that includes conferences, webtorials and webinars, certification program and online training courses.

The SMTA Capital Chapter to Host First Meeting of the Year on February 23rd at The Test Connection

Jan 24, 2017 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce its first meeting of 2017 on February 23rd, scheduled from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Test Connection, 11400 Cronridge Drive, Suite H, Owings Mills, MD, 21117. The focus of this chapter meeting will be “Flying Probe in Modern Day” presented by Joe Folsom and Tim Dykes, The Test Connection, featuring a demo and tour of the facility.

Flying Probe.

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials Call for Abstracts

Jan 20, 2017 | The SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials June 27-29, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 20, 2017.

International Conference on Soldering and Reliability Call for Abstracts

Jan 17, 2017 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability June 6-8, 2017 in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The deadline to submit an abstract is February 28, 2017.

SMTA International 2016 Best Papers Announced

Dec 20, 2016 | The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2016. As speakers at SMTA International, individuals make contributions to the industry by sharing their research and findings. To reward exceptional achievement, $1,000 awards and plaques are given for the Best of Conference Presentation, Best of Proceedings Paper, Best International Paper, as well as a $500 award for Best Student Paper.

Hutchins Grant Award Winner Announced

Nov 22, 2016 | During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA announced that Kate Reeve, a graduate student at Purdue University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. The SMTA Grant Committee selected her project entitled "Heterogeneous Nucleation of ß-Tin in Lead-Free, Tin-Based Solder Alloys."

SMTA Capital Chapter Final Meeting of 2016 a Great Success at Zentech

Nov 22, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce its final meeting of 2016 was a great success. Zentech graciously hosted the chapter meeting. The meeting had over 30 attendees representing various companies in the electronics industry including Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, Harris, DRS Technologies, BrainScope, and many others. Attendees enjoyed a fully catered dinner from La Prima. Mr. John Travis of Nordson YESTECH gave an excellent presentation on “AXI and MXI; How They Complement Each Other”. After the presentation, attendees participated in a facility tour and Mr. Travis gave a full demonstration of the Nordson YESTECH X3 AXI (Automated X-Ray Inspection) system.

SMTA Capital Chapter Final Meeting of 2016.

Preventing the Big 7 Mistakes of SMT Electronics Assembly with Expert Phil Zarrow

Oct 20, 2016 | The Philadelphia branch of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA Philly) is kicking things off with a meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Bucks County in Trevose, PA.

Preventing the Big 7 Mistakes of SMT Electronics Assembly with Expert Phil Zarrow

Oct 20, 2016 | The Philadelphia branch of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA Philly) is kicking things off with a meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Bucks County in Trevose, PA.

LED A.R.T. Symposium Program Announced

Oct 20, 2016 | CALCE and SMTA are pleased to announce the program for the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, GA from November 29 to December 1, 2016.

The SMTA Capital Chapter to Host Final Meeting of the Year on November 10th at Zentech

Oct 09, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce its final meeting of 2016 will be on November 10th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Zentech, 6980 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244. The focus of this chapter meeting will be “AXI and MXI; How They Complement Each Other” presented by John Travis, Nordson Dage.

John Travis.

SMTA International 2016 Concludes Successfully

Oct 06, 2016 | SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place September 25 – 29, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, concluded successfully.

SMTA China Awards Megan Wendling with Two Association Awards

Oct 04, 2016 | MW Associates, a global all-electronics marketing and electronics assembly consultancy agency, announces that its President Megan Wendling received the Councilor of the Year Award from SMTA China for the eighth consecutive year, as well as the Long Service Award.

President Megan Wendling received the Councilor of the Year Award from SMTA China for the eighth consecutive year, as well as the Long Service Award.

SMTA China Presents Seven Best-Paper/Presentation Awards and Two Best Exhibit Awards at SMTA China South 2016 Conference/NEPCON South China 2016

Sep 11, 2016 | SMTA China announces that it presented awards for seven papers at the SMTA China 10th Anniversary Reception, held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in conjunction with the NEPCON South China Show.

SMTA China Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Sep 07, 2016 | SMTA China held its 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Long Service Awards presentation at the show floor of NEPCON South China 2016, which took place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Founding officers and members were being recognized with the Long Service Award.

SMTA China Announces Winners of the 2016 Annual Awards at SMTA China 10th Anniversary Reception

Sep 05, 2016 | SMTA China held its annual awards presentation at the SMTA China 10th Anniversary Reception, which took place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

SMTA “Chapter of the Year” Award Winners Announced

Aug 30, 2016 | The SMTA proudly announces the winners of its “Chapter of the Year” award in recognition of the accomplishments made by local SMTA chapters. This year the SMTA Atlanta Chapter won the title of “Chapter of the Year.”

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Workshops

Aug 23, 2016 | The SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the Workshops for the 13th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC). On Thursday, October 20, there will be professional workshops given by instructors who are pre-eminent authorities in their fields. IWLPC will be held October 18-20, 2016 at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel in San Jose, California.

SMTA International Harsh Environments Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

Aug 17, 2016 | SMTA announced the keynote speaker for the 2016 Harsh Environments Symposium, part of the SMTA International technical conference September 25 - 29, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois.

SMTA, Donald Stevens Congress Center, Rosement, IL, September 27-28, Booth # 136

Aug 13, 2016 | JTAG Technologies return to SMTA in 2016 to premiere several new hardware products for PCB testing and In-System [Device] Programming.

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on August 30th

Aug 03, 2016 | 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 Tuesday, August 30th.

Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program Finalized

Jul 26, 2016 | The SMTA and IPC are pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference being held October 25-27, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.

SMTA International Keynote Speaker Announced

Jul 19, 2016 | SMTA announced the keynote speaker for the 2016 SMTA International technical conference September 25 - 29, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Daniel Kuhl, Vice President of Engineering at Seagate Technology.

Medical Electronics Symposium Program Finalized

Jul 18, 2016 | The SMTA, iNEMI, and MEPTEC are pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Medical Electronics Symposium being held September 14-15, 2016 Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon.

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Keynote Presenters Announced

Jun 19, 2016 | The SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the Keynote Presenters for the 13th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference. The IWLPC will be held October 18-20, 2016 at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel in San Jose, California.

SMTA International Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

Jun 15, 2016 | The SMTA is pleased to announce that the program for SMTA International is finalized and available on-line at www.smta.org/smtai and registration is open. Taking place September 25 - 29, 2016 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the conference features 20 workshops, 130 technical papers, and numerous complimentary offerings.

SMTA Capital Chapter June Tutorial “Electronic Manufacturing Fundamentals” a Great Success

Jun 13, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce it hosted Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, on June 2nd for a tutorial on SMT Principles in Baltimore. The tutorial was a great success with over 25 attendees. New chapter members were welcomed at the event. The tutorial concluded with a tour of Zentech Manufacturing for the attendees.

Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology.

Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., to Present “Electronic Manufacturing Fundamentals” at SMTA Capital Chapter June Tutorial

May 16, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce it will welcome Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, on June 2nd to instruct a tutorial on SMT Principles at Zentech Manufacturing, an ITAR facility located at 6980 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD, 21244. The tutorial is scheduled from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and includes lunch and a tour. As Zentech is an ITAR facility only US Citizens can participate in the tour. This tutorial is designed for those involved in printed board design, bare board fabrication, SMT assembly, quality control, materials purchasing, and reliability testing. Registration is required for this learning event.

SMTA China Presents Nine Best-Paper / Oustanding Paper / Best Presentation Awards and Two Best Exhibit Awards at SMTA China East 2016 Conference / Nepcon China 2016

May 09, 2016 | SMTA China announces that it presented awards for Nine papers at the SMTA China East 2016 Conference Award Presentation Ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in conjunction with the SMTA China Annual Award Ceremony.

SMTA China Announces Winners of the 2016 Annual Awards

May 05, 2016 | SMTA China held its annual awards presentation at the SMTA China Annual Award Ceremony, which took place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

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

May 05, 2016 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) announce the preliminary technical program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials this June 28-30, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.

SMTA International 2015 Papers Now Available in SMTA Knowledge Base

Apr 30, 2016 | The Technical Conference Proceedings from the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTAI) 2015 are now available for download from the SMTA Knowledge Base, it is announced today.

SMTA Capital Chapter Presents “Electronic Manufacturing Fundamentals” Tutorial Program on June 2nd at Zentech Manufacturing

Apr 13, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce it will welcome Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, on June 2nd to instruct a tutorial on SMT Principles at Zentech Manufacturing an ITAR facility located at 6980 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD, 21244. The tutorial is scheduled from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and includes lunch and a tour. As Zentech is an ITAR facility only US Citizens can participate in the tour. This tutorial is designed for those involved in printed board design, bare board fabrication, SMT assembly, quality control, materials purchasing, and reliability testing. New this year! Get a $20 EARLY BIRD discount on regular member and non-member registrations if registration is completed by midnight on April 30, 2016. Registration is required for this learning event.

Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D.

SMTA and CALCE Seeking Abstracts for 2nd Annual LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test Symposium

Apr 12, 2016 | The SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce the LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test (A.R.T.) Symposium will take place November 29 - December 1, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, GA.

International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) Workshops Announced

Apr 07, 2016 | The SMTA is excited to announce three new workshops for the 10th Annual International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) being held May 9-11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. The event is co-located with the SMTA Toronto Expo.

International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) Workshops Announced

Apr 06, 2016 | The SMTA is excited to announce three new workshops for the 10th Annual International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) being held May 9-11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. The event is co-located with the SMTA Toronto Expo.

“Test Plan Development – How to Do It!” to Be Presented by Dr. Gil Sharon on April 12th SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting at DfR Solutions

Mar 31, 2016 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce its first meeting of 2016 on April 12th, scheduled from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at DfR Solutions, 9000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 290, Beltsville, MD 20705. The focus of this chapter meeting will be “Test Plan Development – How to Do It!” presented by Dr. Gil Sharon, DfR Solutions.

Dr. Gil Sharon is a Senior Application Engineer at DfR Solutions.

Medical Electronics Symposium Call for Abstracts

Mar 30, 2016 | The 2016 Medical Electronics Symposium will be held at Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon, on September 14-15, 2016. SMTA, iNEMI, and MEPTEC have again joined forces to host the International Symposium, which will focus on innovation in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications. The Symposium will be chaired by Chuck Richardson of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI).

New SMTA Scholarship Rewards Student Leaders, Honors JoAnn Stromberg

Mar 23, 2016 | The SMTA unveiled an annual scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in electronics and actively involved in the SMTA. In honor of the nearly 30 years of service dedicated by former Executive Administrator, JoAnn Stromberg, a $3000 Student Leader Scholarship was established following her retirement in 2015. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage undergraduate students to take on more leadership opportunities and strengthen the connection between students and the electronics industry.

SMTA South East Asia Technical Conference Half-Day Training Workshops

Mar 21, 2016 | The SMTA is excited to announce six new half-day workshops for the South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly. The event will be held April 12-14, 2016 at the Eastin Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. The workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, April 12.

SMTA Announces 2016 Certification Dates and Locations

Mar 08, 2016 | The SMTA proudly announces upcoming offerings of SMT Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. The SMTA Certification program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.

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