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The SMTA announced that abstracts are now being accepted for several technical conferences and symposia currently scheduled for 2023. The following events are all currently soliciting abstracts for participation:
High Reliability: Strategic Technology Advancement Research (STAR) Forum
April 18, 2023 | Kansas City, MO, USA
Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference
May 23 - 25, 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Materials
June 27 - 29, 2023 | College Park, MD, USA
High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference
August 29-31, 2023 | Dallas, TX, USA
October 9 - 12, 2023 | Minneapolis, MN, USA
Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference
November 9, 2023 | Budapest, Hungary
Submission of an abstract for an SMTA program is with the understanding that, if accepted, the author will provide a conference presentation and/or a technical paper for the proceedings. All submissions must be non-commercial in nature and focus on technology research rather than a company product.
For full details and to submit an abstract, visit https://smta.org/page/call-for-participation.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
JB Byers, vice president of technical support services at A-Tek Systems in Longmont, Colorado, recently gave a presentation on vapor phase reflow soldering at the SMTA Boise Expo & Tech Forum. After his presentation, I-Connect007 briefly talked with him about how the process can help reduce voids and lower operating cost.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
At the recent SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, I spoke with Fernando Rueda, manager of the Americas for KYZEN, about the company’s newest technologies and trends he’s seeing in SMT cleaning processes. As Fernando points out, cleaning is now a requirement for most boards, and the cleaning process becomes more challenging as features get smaller and faster. No-clean technology can often make a challenging situation worse.
Happy Holden, I-Connect007
We were back in San Diego, maybe for a “long vacation,” as IPC APEX EXPO is in Anaheim next year. Before we get to Anaheim, though, let’s talk about the show: It was a great week. I spent Sunday and Monday visiting some excellent Professional Development courses. As you know, this is a fast-changing industry, and we have to keep learning to stay ahead. On Monday, I attended the Microvia Weak Interface/Reliability subcommittee, and on Tuesday, the Ultra-HDI Technology Committee.