SMTA International 2007 Best Papers Announced

Nov 29, 2007

As speakers at SMTA International, individuals make contributions to the industry by sharing their research and findings. To reward exceptional achievement, $1,000 awards and plaques are given for the Best of Conference Paper, Best of Proceedings Paper, and the Best International Paper.

The winners from SMTA International 2007 are David Hillman and Matt Hamand of Rockwell Collins for Best of Conference for their work entitled "Lead-Free Feasibility Program: Assembly and Testing of a Functional IPC Class 3 Avionics Data Unit"; Randy Schueller of Dell for Best of Proceedings for his paper "Creep Corrosion on Lead-Free Printed Circuit Boards in High Sulfur Environments" and Matthew Kelly, Marie Cole, Jim Wilcox, Jim Bielick, Timothy Younger, and David Braun, IBM Corporation, for Best International Paper for their paper entitled "Qualification of a Lead-Free Card Assembly and Test Process for a Server Complexity PCBA."

The authors will formally be presented their awards at the SMTAI Opening Ceremony during SMTA International 2008 in Orlando, Florida. For information on participating in the 2008 SMTA International Conference, visit the Call for Papers page of the event Web site at, or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg at 952-920-7682 or Abstracts can be uploaded directly on-line and will be accepted through January 10, 2008.

The papers are available in the conference proceedings available in the SMTA Bookstore at

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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