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SMTA announced the keynote speaker for the 2016 SMTA International technical conference September 25 - 29, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois.
The Opening Session at SMTA International on September 27, 2016, will feature a keynote presentation titled “How's Your Storage?” by Daniel Kuhl, Vice President of Engineering at Seagate Technology. The presentation will provide an overview of the memory storage explosion and factors influencing global design and architecture, technology progression and infrastructure for manufacturing and validation. The data storage industry continues to be heavily driven by demanding requirements on capacity, higher performance and miniaturization while remaining sensitive to value. Daniel will share current technologies, technology enablers of the future and speak to the memory consumption rate of today and what is anticipated for the future.
Daniel has over 30 years of experience in the storage industry and holds a bachelor of science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Daniel started in the HDD industry at IBM in San Jose, California and Boca Raton, Florida. In 1997, Daniel started at Seagate as a Director: Engineering Lead on the 2nd generation Enterprise 10,000 rpm HDD. In 2013 Daniel became the Vice President of Engineering, Technology Development, responsible for delivering SSD and Enterprise-class hard disk drives.
The Opening Session Keynote is a complimentary event at SMTA International open to all attendees.
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.