IWLPC Executive Committee

Kim Newman

Kim Newman, Publisher, Chip Scale Review

A 15 year veteran at CSR, Kim joined the magazine's sales and marketing team in 1999. Kim assumed the Publisher role in 2007 and manages the public relations strategy and execution of programs for semiconductor packaging sector industry firms. Her overall responsibilities includes publication of all CSR generated media, oversight of technical content generation for contributed editorial and development of client and agency projects including marketing collateral in support of shows and industry events and are evidenced by the success of the International Wafer-level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) with additional acknowledgements by the leading trade venues. She is synonymous with the packaging industry. Her previous positions include sales operations management at Memorex Corporation. Kim graduated with a BS from the University of California at Davis.

Lawrence Michaels

Lawrence Michaels, Managing Director, Chip Scale Review

Lawrence became associated with CSR initially as a business and operations advisor in 2008 and joined fulltime in 2012. He brings with him a 20+ years of experience in senior systems engineering and a technical program management background from the Enterprise Business System and software industry. Additionally, he has held significant manufacturing and management positions in the avionics & aerospace industry. Lawrence holds a BS from University of Colorado and an MBA from California Lutheran University.

Tanya Martin

Tanya Martin, Executive Director, SMTA

Tanya joined the SMTA in 2014 and took over the leadership role of Executive Director in 2016. Tanya started her career 22 years ago at Digi-Key Corporation, a global electronics distributor, as a purchasing agent in the semiconductor segment. She then spent time as a manufacturer's representative firm in the Minneapolis area. In 2006 she accepted the position of Sales Manager at a regional contract manufacturer that also designed, assembled, and supported their own products.

Richard Coyle

Richard Coyle, Nokia Bell Labs and SMTA VP Technical Programs

Richard Coyle is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff in the Reliability Engineering Organization of Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. His work involves the reliability and quality of electronic assemblies. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of TMS, ASM international, the EPS of IEEE, AWS, the Board of Directors of iNEMI, and the Board of Directors of SMTA.

About Chip Scale Review

Chip Scale Review is the preeminent global magazine leading the way in middle-end and back-end technologies for advanced semiconductors covering device & wafer-level test, assembly & packaging. For over 20 years Chip Scale Review has continued to showcase industry leaders with exclusive editorial content that includes in-depth technical articles by leading industry technologists, market forecasts and updates from veteran industry analysts, research institutions, industry news, events and reviews. Also featured are international directories of equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers and service providers. Chip Scale Review also co-organizes the visionary International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) with the SMTA.

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  • Trade Show: 3,540 (annual distribution)
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    About SMTA

    SMTA is an international association for electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals. SMTA offers exclusive access to local, regional, domestic and global communities of experts, as well as accumulated research and training materials from thousands of companies dedicated to advancing the electronics industry.


    SMTA currently is comprised of 55 regional chapters around the world and 29 local vendor exhibitions (worldwide), 10 technical conferences (worldwide), and one large annual meeting.

    Some of the greatest benefits come from the SMTA's mission of the sharing of knowledge and best processes by bringing educational content and a global network to local regions. It's a wonderful opportunity for young students and young professionals to connect to their field domain and potential recruiters.

    Go to smta.org