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Fourth Annual Empire SMTA Vendor Show and Tech. Forum!

Fourth Annual Empire SMTA Vendor Show and Tech. Forum!
Centrally located near Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghamton, and Albany
·         RSVP at the link at the end of this e-mail in advance!
·         If you don’t receive our Empire Chapter e-mails please register below
Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Showcase Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE!!!!!!
Location:  Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport:
                   175 Jefferson Road, Rochester New York 14623
                  Telephone: (585) 475-1910 Fax: (585) 475-9633

iPad Mini Give Away @ our Vendor show!
All attendees who RSVP prior to our show are eligible*!  I will print out the RSVP list on Wednesday prior to our event and have a drawing on Thursday at an undisclosed time!

RSVP and become eligible to win by following the link!

* Must be in attendance at the show to receive your prise. (Vendors are not eligible.)


Hourly Technical Session Details:
11:30am – 12:00pm
Speaker: Karl Seelig and Tim O’Neill - AIM
Title: What’s on YOUR Rework Bench? Flux Residue Failure Analysis.
Every seasoned SMT process engineer has at least one nightmare story about bad rework chemistry.  Whether it’s the wrong flux sneaking into the operation, underprocessed flux remaining on the board, or improper residue removal, they all risk the same inglorious fate: field failure. While rework operators and process engineers rarely get a glimpse of the long-term damage of inappropriate materials or processes, the Failure Analysis engineers see it all.  They report that the vast majority of solder-related issues are on reworked solder joints, and the lion’s share of those is due to the rework chemistry.
1:30pm – 2:00
Speaker: Pierce Pillon - Techspray
Title: Measuring PCB Cleanliness In Process of Cleaner Qualification
Walk through the qualification process and explain testing methods, sensitivity, and key take-aways.
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Keith Swan - CRYSTAL MARK, INC.
Title: Conformal Coating Removal
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Speaker: Alan Albee - Teradyne
Title: The Evolution of Electrical Test
Many manufacturers employ one or more electrical In-Circuit Test (ICT) systems in their PCB manufacturing facilities to help them detect manufacturing process and component defects. These “bed-of-nails” electrical test systems are highly valued for providing the qualities of simple program generation, high fault coverage, fast test throughput, low false fail rates, and exceptional diagnostic accuracy as compared to other available test and inspection techniques.
This presentation highlights how in-circuit test systems have evolved in recent years to include innovations and advancements that address new manufacturing challenges and technology trends. Topics that will be covered include boundary scan and functional test integration strategies; advancements in vectorless test techniques; incorporation of limited access electrical test techniques; enhanced low voltage test capabilities; concurrent test throughput accelerators; scalable test architectures; and new systems designed specifically for automating electrical test.
Partial Vendor List:
Advance Circuit Technology, Inc.
American Hakko Products, Inc
Avid Associates
BTU International Reflow & Curing
KIC Thermal Profilers
Samsung Assembly Equipment
NordsonDAGE Digital X-Ray
AOI Systems
MET Stencils
PresSure Products Stencil Cleaners
Sonix Scanning Acoustic Microimaging (C-SAM)
Batten & Allen
BROCK Electronics
Condorde Electronics
            Your On-the-Shelf supplier of Electronic Assembly, Test & Repair Supplies Solutions for your Electronics Production Challenges
Conductive Containers, Inc
Crystal Mark, Inc.
Electronic Interconnect
Electrotek Corporation
ElectroTech Sales
ASM – pick and place
Speedprint - screen printers
Dr. Storage – desiccant dry storage cabinets
MEK – Marantz – AOI and SPI
Newly – First Article Inspection 
Crystal Mark Inc. – micro abrasive blasters
Garland Service Company
SO certified maker of tooling used for PCB assembly
JT Technologies
Metro Circuits
MicroCare Corp
Nordson Test and Inspection Group
Panasonic Factory Solutions
Performance Technologies Group
Your manufacturer representative for upstate New York area. 
Featuring for the Empire SMTA Show and Conference: Pace Worldwide, Fancort, AIM and Juki.
Senntec Sales Corp
Stanley Supply & Services
Static Solutions
Super Dry Totech
Universal Instruments Corp. Advanced Process Lab
Vestal Electronic Devices, LLC, Kintner Equipment Corporation
Vision Engineering
W. J. Murphy Associates, Inc.
Koh Young Technologies - AOI and SPI Systems
TAGARNO USA -HD Inspection Systems
BOW Electronic Solders - Bar Solder, Solder Paste, BGA Spheres, Solder Preforms and Flux
Waveroom Plus

Empire Chapter Vendor Showcase and Technical Session

 Save the date!    November 7th, 2013

Showcase Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Attendee Cost: FREE!!!!!!

Location: Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport:
175 Jefferson Road, Rochester New York 14623
Telephone: (585) 475-1910 Fax: (585) 475-9633

 If your a vendor you can pay by  PayPal!

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Hi-Rel EMS Manufacturing and Supply Chain Security

The Empire SMTA Chapter is excited to announce our next technical session to be held at IEC Electronics.  IEC Electronics is a premier solutions provider, offering vertically integrated contract manufacturing services to advanced technology companies. IEC specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex circuit cards and system-level assemblies; a wide array of cable and wire harness assemblies capable of withstanding extreme environments; and precision sheet metal components.
As part of our Tech. session IEC will be providing a tour of their facility.  We hope this opportunity adds value to our members and interest. 
IEC is requesting all attendees to be either US Citizens or Green Card residence.  For this reason it is mandatory that all attendees RSVP.  This will also allow us to plan for catering purposes.  Also competitors of IEC are welcome to attend however may be asked to not participate in the tour of their facility.
Cost:              $20 non-members of the SMTA
                        $10 for members of the SMTA
Topic: Hi-Rel EMS Manufacturing and Supply Chain Security
Date:               April 23rd, 2013
Location:        IEC Electronics Corp
105 Norton St
Newark, NY 14513
3:30-:3:45        Sign-In & Welcome Remarks
Martin Anselm – SMTA Empire Chapter President
3:45 – 4:15      Tour of IEC Electronics Factory
Speakers:         Mark Northrup, VP Advanced Technical Operations, IEC Electronics
Mark Talmadge, Director of Engineering Solutions, IEC Electronics
Abstract: Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) require a combination of seemingly contradictory processes necessary to manufacture and test high reliability electronics that will perform satisfactorily in a combination of unstable environments. The Medical, Industrial, Military, Aerospace and Defense Military Industries each have specific reliability compliance requirements for their respective applications. Mark Northrup (VP of Advanced Technology) and Mark Talmadge (Director of Engineering Solutions) will overview the challenges of designing, manufacturing, and testing both high quality and reliable electronics to support these diverse industries. 
Speaker:          Robert Metzger – Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC
Abstract: New laws have been enacted and new regulations are coming to address the risk of counterfeit parts.  While the initial focus has been on electronic parts used for defense contracts, the impact will be felt across the whole spectrum of electronic systems. As new “best practices” emerge, they will be emulated to companies who serve civil and commercial markets, including medical, and new compliance requirements will flow down to the international supply chain that supports electronic devices and systems.  Bob Metzger, Partner at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC, a law firm, will explain the current landscape of law and regulation and discuss how federal initiatives are expanding to enhance supply chain security both to avoid fake parts and protect against cyber threats implemented through counterfeits.
5:15 – 5:45      Dinner & Q&A Session
5:45 – 6:00      Closing
About Mark Northup: Mark Northrup is the Vice President of Advanced Technical Operations and Strategy at IEC Electronics Newark, NY and the Director of IEC’s new startup company, Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL), LLC in Albuquerque, NM. Over the last year, Mark has helped DRTL achieve various milestones including the successful ISO 17025 and ANSI ESD 20.20 certifications for testing.  He has worked for ORS, Motorola, Emcore and General Electric.  He has over twenty five years of experience in various aspects of electronics fabrication. His experience includes Electronics Supply Chain Quality Programs in the US, Europe, and Asia.  His current focus involves Component Risk Mitigation Strategies (e.g. IDEA1010, CCAP101, AS553/6081/6171, and Mil-std-1580) as they apply to advanced high reliability electronics. He is actively involved in SAE, IPC, AIA, iNEMI, SMTA, ERAI and Nadcap organizations.  Mark enjoys vacationing on Keuka Lake in Upstate, NY or in Santa Fe, NM.
About Mark Talmadge: Mark Talmadge is the Director of Engineering Solutions at IEC Electronics. He received a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has worked at IEC for 24 years, where he led Manufacturing Engineering, and also had stints leading operations, as well as Quality. His current focus is working with New Product opportunities ensuring smooth start up and transition to production. Additionally, Mark leads the medical validation team with regard to Process validation (IQ/OQ/PQ).  He is actively involved in IPC, and, SMTA organizations. Mark enjoys motorsports including driver / ownership of a sportsman drag racing team.
About Robert Metzger: Bob is widely recognized for his leading expertise in supply chain risk management.  He has written multiple articles on the subject and, from his base in Washington, D.C., frequently interacts with senior federal government officials on supply chain risk management and cyber security concerns.  Bob has spoken on supply chain risk management at ERAI and SMTA events, as well as to trade associations such as TechAmerica, and to the meetings of the American Bar Association.  Bob represents leading U.S. and international companies in aerospace, civil and military aviation, computer hardware, information technology, software, systems integration, telecommunications and transportation, and brings a perspective that reflects his “hands-on” experience with how sophisticated companies deal with supply chain security.  A graduate of Georgetown University, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Review, Bob also was a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  Bob is a Guest Lecturer at the George Washington University Law School on public procurement matters.
About Rogers Joseph O’Donnell: Rogers Joseph O’Donnell is a boutique that has specialized in public contracting matters for more than 30 years.  Its principal offices are in San Francisco, California.  Bob is the head of its office in Washington, D.C. 

Empire June Tech Session - DfR Counterfeit and Conflict Minerals Session

The Empire Chapter is excited to announce our next Technical Session at K-TECH in Buffalo NY.  Cheryl Tulkoff and Brian L. Wolf be presenting two very interesting topics that affect the high reliability markets.  Once again we have scheduled our session at an industry leading contract manufacturing supplier such that our members and our guests have increased value for attendance.   Don’t forget that these sessions can be classified as professional development and can be used for your internal performance objectives.
Who Should Attend This Seminar?
- Quality Engineers
- Failure Analysis Engineers
- Reliability Engineers
- Procurement Specialists
- Design Engineers
- Process Engineers
- Project Managers
Date: June 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: K-TECHnologies, Inc.
Address: 4090 Jeffrey Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14219
1)       1:00 – 3:30 PM  Counterfeit Prevention & Detection Strategies
2)       3:30 – 4:00 PM Dod-Frank Act – Conflict Minerals Law
3)       4:00 – 6:00 PM Appetizers, Refreshments and open discussions
4)       Tours of K-TECH’s Clean room and New Product Development Laboratory’s will be provided before and after the presentations.
Cheryl Tulkoff, CRE,
DfR Solutions Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Brian L. Wolf, Crystal River Florida

Empire Vendor and Tech Forum Presentations


In November we held our third annual Empire Vendor and Tech Forum.  It was our most successful event since we started having these shows three years ago.  Many of the participants have been asking for the speaker presentations to be posted.   So below you will find links to each speaker and their presentation. 
Speaker: Brook Sandy-Smith, Indium Corporation
Title: Proven Approaches to Minimize Voiding under QFNs and other Bottom-Termination Components
Speaker: Mark Talmadge, IEC Electronics
Title: Cleaning in an HDI World

Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
April 26, 2012
12:00 pm
Printing and cleaning RIT – CIMS Bldg#78 607-779-5077   Martin Anselm 
November 8, 2012
11:00 am
Empire Vendor Show RIT Radisson hotel 607-779-5077   Martin Anselm 
April 23, 2013
03:30 pm
Hi-Rel EMS Manufacturing and Supply Chain Security IEC Electronics Corp 607-779-5077   Martin Anselm 

President : Mark Northrup  (IEC Electronics)
Phone : 315-332-4283
Email : mnorthrup@iec-electronics.com

Vice President : Drew Ake  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 585-242-4469
Email : aake@harris.com

Secretary : Brook Sandy-Smith  (Indium Corporation)
Phone : 315-853-4900
Email : bsandy@indium.com

Treasurer : Andrew C. Davis  (Stanley Supply & Services)
Phone : 585-385-9461
Email : adavis006@rochester.rr.com

VP of Membership : Brian Joseph Leach  (Moog)
Phone : 716-725-5982
Email : bleach@moog.com

Board Liaison : Martin Anselm (Universal Instruments Corporation)
Phone Contact : 607-779-5077
Email Address : anselm@uic.com

SMTA Global Members

Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. Lockheed Martin Microsoft Corporation Nihon Superior Company, Ltd OnCore Manufacturing Services Plexus Corp. Quality Systems Integrated Corporation Specialty Coating Systems Vitronics Soltec USA