SMTA's Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Program Finalized

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SMTA announced that the program is finalized for the 21st Annual Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium.  The event will take place January 25-28, 2016 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The Pan Pacific promotes international technical interchange and provides a premier forum for extensive networking among industry professionals and business leaders throughout the world.

The technical sessions, with over 50 presentations, will include Nanotech Joining, Automotive Electronics, Solder Technologies, Optoelectronics and Power, Design and Manufacturing Strategies, Advanced X-Ray Inspection, Wearable Electronics, Materials Reliability Impact, Interposer Technologies (TSV), Reliability Strategies, Test and Failure Analysis.

On the afternoon of Monday, January 25, a plenary keynote session will kick off the event featuring presentations on Application of Nanostructuring, Nanomaterials, and Micro-Nano-Integration

for Improved Components and System's Performance; 3D-Printing and Electronic Packaging; New Lithium Ion Cell Technologies; Digital Health; and Employee Job Satisfaction and Leadership Style.

On Tuesday, January 26, Dwight Howard, Delphi, will deliver the keynote lunch talk on “The Rapid Evolution of Automotive Features and Demands for Advanced Microelectronics Solutions.” On Wednesday, January 27, Michael Pecht, Ph.D., University of Maryland, will deliver the lunch keynote on “Re-thinking Reliability - A Perspective from a U.S. National Academy of Science Study Committee.” Meyya Meyyappan, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the final keynote lunch presentation about “Nanotechnology in Future Nanoelectronics” on Thursday, January 28.

View the complete program and register at the website:  Please contact Tanya Martin, or 952-920-7682, with questions about the program. Promotional packages are available for companies wishing to have exposure for their products and services. Contact Jae Gullings,, for details.

About SMTA

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.



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