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SMTA International Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

Jun 11, 2013

The SMTA is pleased to announce that the program for SMTA International is finalized and available on-line at www.smta.org/smtai and registration is open.  The conference will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on October 13-17, 2013. This year's program allows the attendee to choose from 18 courses, 130 technical papers, 4 focused symposia, and numerous free offerings throughout the conference and exhibition.

The SMTA International conference includes focused technical tracks covering Manufacturing and Assembly, Advanced Packaging, Substrates, Soldering, and Quality and Reliability.  Technical sessions will be held on Monday through Thursday.  Tutorials are half-day educational courses offered on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. Thursday’s tutorial on “Design for Reliability for PCBs” is free for SMTA members who register in advance. 

Informative and focused symposia make up part of the technical conference and include the Evolving Technologies Summit, Harsh Environments Symposium, Counterfeit Electronics Symposium, and Lead-Free Soldering Technology Symposium. 

New this year, IPC will co-locate its Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings from October 12-17, 2013. 

Over 150 supplier companies will display equipment, tools, and materials at the Electronics Exhibition, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15-16.  Attendees are invited to consult with high-level technical experts to solve specific problems at no cost during Doctor’s Hours.  Free lunch will also be provided both days on the show floor.

Many additional events at SMTA International are free to all attendees including spotlight sessions and the Sharing and Networking Experience on the show floor:

• Polymeric Reinforcement of BGAs
• CAMEST: The Newest Industry Coalition
• BGA Pad Cratering in PCB Laminates
• Process and Yield Improvement in SMT
• Test Engineering Strategies and Systems for Test of PCBAs in Manufacturing
• Increasing Product Reliability with Better ESD, SPI, SIR Understanding

First time attendees can take an extra 10% off conference registration. The Early Bird registration deadline is September 13, 2013.

For full details and to register for SMTA International, visit http://www.smta.org/smtai or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: 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.
 

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