Nov 07, 2008

Minneapolis, MN � Industry professionals are invited to submit a paper for SMTA International 2009, the electronic industry's premier conference on the manufacture of electronic products and related business practices. This year's event will be held October 4 to 8, 2009 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Papers should describe significant results from experiments, emphasize new techniques, and contain technical, economic or appropriate test data. Materials should be original, unpublished and non-commercial in nature.

Papers are sought in the following key technology tracks:

  • Assembly

  • Business

  • Components

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Harsh Environment Applications

  • PCB Technology

  • Process Control

Abstracts (300 words) are due March 27, 2009. Proposals are also solicited from individuals interested in teaching educational courses related to surface mount technology, advanced packaging, and electronics manufacturing. Course length may be half-day or full-day, and these proposals must also be submitted by March 27, 2009.

As speakers and participants make contributions to the industry and are recognized by colleagues in sharing research work and findings. To reward exceptional achievement, $1,000 and a recognition plaque are given for the "Best of Conference Presentation," "Best of Proceedings Paper," and "Best International Paper."

Abstracts can be submitted directly on-line from the SMTA International event web site: or to SMTA Executive Administrator JoAnn Stromberg: or 952-920-7682.

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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