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The SMTA announced that the Evolving Technologies Summit will be held on September 28, 2015 as a focused symposium at SMTA International in Rosemont, Illinois. The purpose of the summit is to present the key issues in Printed Electronics, Advanced Packaging Technology, and Materials Innovations in order to gain insight regarding technology changes in the future. Co-sponsored by iNEMI, the symposium is organized by Reza Ghaffarian, Ph.D., Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Steve Greathouse, Plexus Corp. and Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Alcatel-Lucent.
The morning sessions take on the topic of Alternate Alloys with research from Intel Corporation, Auburn University, and several top companies involved in materials development.
Murad Kurwa, Flextronics International, will then provide an exciting keynote lunch presentation called “Wearables Technology - The Next Manufacturing Wave.”
The afternoon session walks through Wearable Electronics Technology Development with presentations from National Physical Laboratory, DfR Solutions, and TechLead Corporation.
The Summit will end with a panel discussion. The Panel will present the status of new advanced technologies, then discuss and debate timely topics including 3D Packaging Technology Trends, Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy, Optics and Photonics, Wearable Electronics, and Next Generation PCBs for Embedded Technologies.
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.