Dec 07, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The SMTA is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Medical Electronics Symposium will be held January 29-31, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The technical program will consist of six technical sessions and a plenary session over two days with two tutorials following the symposium on the last day.

The symposium will feature topics concerning patient care and technology, eco-compliance, reliability, optimizing component selection, ultra small SiP for medical applications, benefits of lean flow manufacturing, and much more.

The keynote presentation, titled “The Imminent Revolution of Medical Electronics”, will be given by Celeste Null, Director of Biomedical Engineering, Intel Corporation on Wednesday, January 30. Celeste has held engineering management positions in all facets of semiconductor manufacturing, including product, process, and technology development, as well as design, qualification, and customer engagements.

To complement the symposium, two tutorials on Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) are offered on Thursday, January 31st. The morning tutorial will cover “Strategies for Comprehensive and Cost Effective Automatic Testing for Medical Electronics”. The afternoon tutorial will continue with “Utilizing DFT and BIST to Complement Automatic Testing of Medical Electronics”.

The Medical Electronics Symposium, previously held in Minneapolis, MN will now be co-located with the Medical Device and Manufacturing Expo (MD&M) West. MD&M West has been a recognized resource for medical devices and equipment since 1985 and is co-located with the Electronics West Tradeshow, the world's largest exhibit for medical manufacturing.

For full details and to register for the 2008 Medical Electronics Symposium, visit the website listed below or contact Melissa Serres: 952-920-7682 or

The SMTA 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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