SMTA announced that the Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 17th Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium is January 13, 2012. The event will take place February 14-16, 2012 at the Sheraton Poipu Resort on Kauai, Hawaii. The Pan Pacific promotes international technical interchange and provides a premier forum for extensive networking among industry professionals and business leaders throughout the world.
Response to last year's Roadmap Session encouraged SMTA to greatly expand the 2012 Roadmap program. This year, three dedicated sessions include roadmap reviews from iNEMI, IPC, JISSO and IBM will also discuss why roadmaps are important to product competitiveness.
Beginning on Tuesday, the technical program will consist of sessions on Lead-Free Advancements, 3D Integrated Circuits, a Roadmap Plenary Session, and a Keynote Presentation, "EU Electronics Research and Development Direction" by Christopher Bailey, Greenwich University.
Continuing on Wednesday, the technical program will feature sessions on Evaluation and Failure Analysis, Strategic Manufacturing, Failure Modeling and Design, Roadmap Application, and a second keynote, "Pushing the Limits of Lead-Free Soldering" by Tetsuro Nishimura, Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.
Concluding on Thursday, the technical program will have sessions on Process Advancement, Green Technologies, and Roadmap Interposers.
View the complete program and register at the website: http://www.smta.org/panpac. Please contact JoAnn Stromberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-920-7682, with questions.
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.