SMTA International 2010 Best Papers Announced

Dec 17, 2010

Minneapolis, MN - The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2010. 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 Presentation, Best of Proceedings Paper, and the Best International Paper.

The winner from SMTA International 2010 for Best of Conference is Dave Hillman, Rockwell Collins, for his Lead-Free Symposium presentation entitled "NASA DoD -55 to +125 Thermal Cycle Test Results."

Pradeep Lall, Rahul Vaidya, Vikrant More, Auburn University; and Kai Goebel, NASA Ames Research Center, won the Best of Proceedings category for the paper "Interrogation of Damage-State in Lead-Free Electronics under Sequential Exposure to Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling."

Craig Hamilton, John McMahon, Jose Traya, Wang Yong Kang, and Khoo Kok Wei, Celestica Inc.; Matthew Kelly and Marie Cole, IBM Corporation won the Best International Paper category for the paper entitled "High Complexity Lead-Free Wave and Rework: the Effects of Material, Process and Board Design on Barrel Fill."

The authors will formally be presented their awards at the Opening Ceremony during SMTA International in Fort Worth, Texas. For information on participating in the 2011 SMTA International Conference, visit the Call for Papers page at, or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg at 952-920-7682 or Abstracts can be uploaded directly on-line and will be accepted through February 28, 2011.

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

For more information on SMTA International please contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: or 952-920-7682 or visit

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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