SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMTA Announces Best of Conference From 2012 Pan Pacific Symposium

Mar 20, 2012

The Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium that took place February 14-16, 2012, at the Sheraton Poipu Resort in Kauai, Hawaii was well received by attendees from North America, Asia, and Europe. Speakers at the Pan Pacific Symposium promoted international technical exchange and joined in a diverse forum for extensive networking among microelectronics professionals from around the world.

There was a 10% increase in total attendance since 2011.  The demographic breakdown resulted in 61% of attendees from North America, 22% from Asia and 17% from Europe.

Christopher Bailey, Greenwich University, presented the Tuesday night keynote on "EU Electronics Research and Development Direction; Highlights of Framework 7 and Expectations for Framework 8." Wednesday evening featured a keynote presentation by Tetsuro Nishimura, Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., titled "Pushing the Limits of Lead-Free Soldering." Several sessions were organized on the theme of roadmap strategies and industry roadmaps and were well received by attendees.

As rated by the attendees, the Best Presentation Award went to Dr. Kyung Paik, KAIST (South Korea) for his paper titled, “Recent Advances in Anisotropic Conductive Adhesives Technology.”

Technical papers from all sessions are currently featured in the 2012 Pan Pacific Symposium Proceedings available in the SMTA Bookstore at http://www.smta.org/store/book_store.cfm.

Next year the symposium will be held January 22-24, 2013 at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort in Maui, Hawaii.  For more information on the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg at 952-920-7682 or joann@smta.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.

Jun 20, 2017 -

SMTA Launches New Partnership with Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College

Jun 08, 2017 -

SMTA International Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

May 30, 2017 -

SMTA and CALCE Seeking Abstracts for 3rd Annual LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test Symposium

May 23, 2017 -

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

May 15, 2017 -

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

Apr 26, 2017 -

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

Apr 11, 2017 -

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

Apr 07, 2017 -

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

Mar 15, 2017 -

Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference Program Finalized

Feb 05, 2017 -

SMTA Announces 2017 Educational Programming

547 more news from Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) »

Jun 27, 2017 -

Flying Probe, Functional Test & Inline Test – Visit Acculogic at SMTA Ohio Expo

Jun 27, 2017 -

VJ Technologies and Datest Partner in West Coast Inspection Services, Showroom and Demonstration Center.

Jun 26, 2017 -

Altus get SMART with Koh Young’s Innovative New Software

Jun 26, 2017 -

Ersa to Hold Versaflow 3 Level II Maintenance Training Course

Jun 25, 2017 -

Libra Industries’ Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships during Annual Golf Outing

Jun 25, 2017 -

SHENMAO Exhibits at IMAPS System in Package June 27-28, 2017 Introducing 3 New Semiconductor Packaging Fluxes

Jun 25, 2017 -

Ersa Brings the ‘Little Big One’ to SMTA Ohio – Award-Winning Selective Solder

Jun 25, 2017 -

Optimal Electronics Releases Process Control and Traceability Solution for Nordson ASYMTEK Applications in Clean Rooms for Sensor Assembly

Jun 25, 2017 -

Inovaxe Partners with Repstronics in Mexico

Jun 22, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Invests in LED Laser Direct Imaging system from Miva Technologies

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

SMTA Announces Best of Conference From 2012 Pan Pacific Symposium news release has been viewed 1701 times

PCB machines

PCB Cleaning