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Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference Program Finalized

Feb 06, 2018

SMTA Europe is excited to announce the finalized program for Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. The event will be held April 24-26, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam – Schiphol in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This global conference is a strong two and a half day technical event focused on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments. Conference sessions will include Predicting Component Life, Joining Technologies, Electrochemical Reliability, Adhesive and Coating, Advanced Test Methods, Automotive Environments and High Temperature PCB Materials and Fabrication.

Two half-day workshops will open the conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The morning workshop is, “Understanding Shock & Vibration” and Alex Feinberg, Ph.D., DfR Software, will instruct the course. Martin Wickham, National Physical Laboratory, will instruct the workshop "Increasing the Performance of Organic PCBs at Higher Temperatures Workshop" in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, April 25, Ralph C. Tuttle, Cree, Inc., will provide his keynote presentation on “High Power LED Solder Joint Reliability.”

On Thursday, April 26, the program will focus primarily on automotive applications. Dwight Howard, APTIV (formerly Delphi Automotive), will provide his keynote presentation on “Automotive Electronics: Durability in the Face of Harsh Environments.” The afternoon session, co-organized by iNEMI, will feature a presentation, panel discussion, and breakout groups.

A co-located table-top expo will showcase additional solutions from leading companies focused on improving reliability for electronics operating in harsh environments. The expo will run April 24-26, concurrently with the conference.

Register to become a SMT Processes Certified Engineer at the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day workshop on topics in SMT Processes. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination.

View details online: https://www.smta.org/harsh/ Please contact Tanya Martin, tanya@smta.org, with questions or comments.


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.

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