The SMTA announced that the Evolving Technologies Summit will be held on October 17, 2011 as a focused symposium at SMTA International in Ft. Worth, TX. The purpose of the summit is to present the key issues in packaging, SMT, LED, Solar and printed electronics in order to gain insight about the way technology will change in the future.
The event is organized by Reza Ghaffarian, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Lars Böttcher, Fraunhofer IZM, and Steve Greathouse, Plexus Corporation. Session topics include Embedded Component Technology (ECT), Printing and Jetting Technologies, and Solid State Lighting. Ron Bonné, LC, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, will deliver an exciting keynote address titled "Illumination-Grade LED's: Roadmap and Challenges for Manufacturing." The symposium will close with a panel discussion on challenges in discrete and embedded capacitors, solar energy and extreme density electronics.
Details about the Evolving Technologies Summit and SMTA International can be found online at http://smta.org/smtai/symposium.cfm#et or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: 952-920-7682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.