SMTA Europe Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference Preview


Reading time ( words)

The main event of the 2018 spring program of SMTA Europe will be the Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on April 24-26, on the theme of Electronics in Harsh Environments.

SMTA Europe Technical Committee member Bob Willis presented a webinar on March 6, in which he was joined by SMTA Europe Chairman Keith Bryant to give a preview of the conference program and some of its highlights.

A video of the webinar can be viewed here.

Bryant explained that the UK-based SMART Group was now fully integrated into SMTA as SMTA Europe, and that the Harsh Environments conference builds on the success of last year’s highly popular SMART/SMTA Contamination, Cleaning and Coating Conference.

This year’s event features leading authorities from the electronics industry and research institutions, and is organised over three days, with the option to attend two professional development courses on April 24: Reliability Assessment of Harsh Environmental Electronics led by Martin Wickham from National Physical Laboratory, and Understanding Shock & Vibration, led by Dr. Alec Feinberg from DfR Software.

The two-day technical program commences on April 25, with sessions on predicting component life, a keynote on high power LED solder joint reliability, with parallel afternoon sessions on reliability of solder alloys and electrochemical reliability on one track, and advanced test methods and adhesion and coating on the other.

The second day’s technical program has morning sessions on automotive environments and high-temperature PCB materials and fabrication. The afternoon features joint SMTA-iNEMI interactive forum with an introductory presentation on the IPC-610 Automotive Addendum followed by a panel discussion on meeting the needs of durability for autonomous vehicle electronics, with breakout groups on designing automotive electronics for use in harsh environments, robustness validation for mission profiles, the zero-defect target for autonomous vehicles, practical sustainability and environmental regulations, and miniaturization and systems integration challenges.

For more information about the conference, click here. The complete program is available here.

Share


Suggested Items

Full Material Declarations: Removing Barriers to Environmental Data Reporting

08/20/2018 | Roger L. Franz, TE Connectivity
Full material declaration of product content in electronics and other industries continues to be a challenge for both suppliers and customers alike. This article focuses on requirements for tools that enable rapid and accurate reporting of Class D FMDs that can be used by suppliers primarily in the base of the supply chain.

Best Practices to Achieve Zero Defects

08/14/2018 | Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing Inc.
To ensure that a complex electronics build can be completed on time, on budget and with zero defects, here is a list of checks and balances that will help you with adjustments or corrections real time, instead of discovering them at the end of the build or worse, when it's already arrived at the end user.

IMPACT Washington D.C., 2018 with Juki Automation’s Bill Astle

08/01/2018 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I-Connect007's Patty Goldman caught up with Juki Automation’s Bill Astle during a luncheon on the last day of IMPACT Washington D.C., 2018. As a first-time attendee, Bill came away feeling like he made the right connections with key members of Congress, and he looks forward to returning to the event in the future.



Copyright © 2018 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.