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SMTA International 2012 A Success

Oct 29, 2012

The SMTA released a summary of the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place October 14-18, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL.  Total attendee registration of 1000 (from over 520 companies) is on par with the past two years.  International representation was at a record high with attendees coming from 26 countries other than the US.

The technical conference was well-received and continued the SMTAI tradition of having the strongest technical conference in the industry.  The Lead-Free Soldering Technology Symposium continued to be a big draw.  The Opening Keynote Address by Brooks R. Kimmel, NASA, provided a touching description of the numerous advancements and spinoff technologies developed from NASA's research over the past decades.

155 exhibiting companies packed the sold-out exhibit hall, a 20% increase from last year.  More large equipment was on display than ever before.  The Package on Package Assembly and Design Center demonstrated the entire PoP process and was well received by attendees.

Hal Hendrickson, Nordson DAGE, SMTA International Exhibitor Committee chair, said, "It was another good show.   The extra efforts made this year to drive attendees from the conference to the show floor were laudable.  We are looking forward to Fort Worth in 2013."

The 2013 SMTA International Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on October 13-17, 2013.

For more information on SMTA International please contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: joann@smta.org or 952-920-7682 or visit http://www.smta.org/smtai/.


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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