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SMTA Europe is excited to announce the finalized program for Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. The event will be held April 24-26, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam – Schiphol in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
This global conference is a strong two and a half day technical event focused on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments. Conference sessions will include Predicting Component Life, Joining Technologies, Electrochemical Reliability, Adhesive and Coating, Advanced Test Methods, Automotive Environments and High Temperature PCB Materials and Fabrication.
Two half-day workshops will open the conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The morning workshop is, “Understanding Shock & Vibration” and Alex Feinberg, Ph.D., DfR Software, will instruct the course. Martin Wickham, National Physical Laboratory, will instruct the workshop "Increasing the Performance of Organic PCBs at Higher Temperatures Workshop" in the afternoon.
On Wednesday, April 25, Ralph C. Tuttle, Cree, Inc., will provide his keynote presentation on “High Power LED Solder Joint Reliability.”
On Thursday, April 26, the program will focus primarily on automotive applications. Dwight Howard, APTIV (formerly Delphi Automotive), will provide his keynote presentation on “Automotive Electronics: Durability in the Face of Harsh Environments.” The afternoon session, co-organized by iNEMI, will feature a presentation, panel discussion, and breakout groups.
A co-located table-top expo will showcase additional solutions from leading companies focused on improving reliability for electronics operating in harsh environments. The expo will run April 24-26, concurrently with the conference.
Register to become a SMT Processes Certified Engineer at the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day workshop on topics in SMT Processes. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination.
About SMTA – A Global Association Working at a Local Level
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.
12/29/2017 | I-Connect007
Every year, we like to take a look back at the most popular SMT news and articles. These are the top 10 most-read SMT articles from the past year.
12/22/2017 | Neeta Agarwal, et al.*
SMT stencil printing technology continually evolves to keep pace with device miniaturization technologies. Printed circuit board assemblers have numerous new technology options to choose from, and need to determine the most effective ones to produce the highest quality and most reliable solder interconnections.
12/14/2017 | Marco Lajoie and Alain Breton, C-MAC Microelectronics
The volume of solder deposition, like any process, has variations that may be characterized by a statistical distribution curve, whether normal or non-normal. As complexity, density, cost and reliability requirements increase, there may be value in narrowing the distribution curve. It is common sense that less variation serves the interest of quality of the more complex and dense circuit boards.