IPC and SMTA jointly sponsored the High-Performance Electronics Cleaning Symposium held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, IL, USA from October 28-29, 2008. The sold-out symposium was extremely successful and well attended.
Jim Raby began the cleaning symposium as the featured keynote speaker for Day 1. Jim brought a real-world perspective to the challenges of the past and future. The conference was designed to be user-driven and attendees learned from experienced colleagues who are deeply involved with manufacturing residues, fluxes, and cleaning needs.
Jim has more than 45 years of experience in the industry including development of the NASA and Department of Defense Soldering Schools. He initiated the Zero Defect Program for Wave Soldering in addition to developing and implementing WS-6536D and the DoD-Std-2000 Specification programs. Jim's experience, expertise, and industry leadership are the foundation on which all STI products and services are developed and produced.
About STI Electronics, Inc.
Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. Additionally, the company distributes products for the electronics and industrial markets. For more information, visit http://www.stielectronicsinc.com.