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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The SMTA will award winners of best conference, proceedings, and international papers from SMTAI 2006, held in September in Rosemont, Ill. The authors will formally receive honors during the opening ceremony of SMTAI 2007 in Orlando, Fla.
Best of conference went to David Hillman and Ross Wilcoxon of Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They presented "JCAA/JG-PP Lead-free Solder Testing for High-reliability Applications." Amkor Technology's (Chandler, Ariz.) Robert Darveaux won best of proceedings for "Mechanical Testing of Solder Joint Arrays Versus Bulk Solder Specimens." Heather McCormick of EMS provider Celestica, Inc., (Toronto, ON) received best international paper accolades for "Mixing Metallurgy: Reliability of SAC Balled Area-array Packages Assembled Using Tin/lead Solder."
Abstracts for SMTAI 2007 papers are due in February. For more information, visit the SMTA's Website.