Special EventsThe opportunity to gain new skills and update your technical knowledge is around every corner at SMTA International. From the exhibition area to the conference, you are sure to find valuable information that will prepare you to succeed in today's highly competitive market.
Many events below are free and some require fees and advance registration.
|IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings||Saturday, September 16 -
Thursday, September 21
|Women's Leadership Program - free to all attendees|
|Presentations and Panel||Monday, September 18 @ 1:30pm-5:00pm|
|Connection Reception||Monday, September 18 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm|
|Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting - free to all attendees
Experiencing Mixed Reality - using the Microsoft HoloLens
|Tuesday, September 19 @ 8am|
|After Hours Events|
|Students and Young Professionals Night Out||Tuesday, September 19 @ 6pm|
|Fun Run||Wednesday, September 20 @ 7am|
|Free Technical Sessions|
|Spotlight Sessions||Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
|Free Activities on the Show Floor|
|Poster Session||Tuesday, September 19 @ 12pm|
|Tech Tours||Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
|New Product Showcase||Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
|New Product Showcase Meet & Greet||Tuesday, September 19 @ 5:00pm|
|Metallographic Photo Contest||Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
|Career Center||Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 20
|Appreciation Reception||Wednesday, September 20 @ 3:30pm|
|10th Annual SMTAI Golf Tournament
Maple Meadows Golf Course
|Thursday, September 21 @ 8:30am|
IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
September 16 - 21, 2017Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers and suppliers rely on by participating in the IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings.
View the full schedule for IPC committee meetings.
Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting
Experiencing Mixed Reality - using the Microsoft HoloLensRune Jensen, GM HoloLens, Microsoft Corporation
Tuesday, September 19 | 8:00am
FREE to All Attendees!
Market projections put the virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) devices at anywhere from 90 to 120 million devices per year by 2020. Today on the market, there are a number of VR devices – mostly designed and marketed for entertainment. Basic augmented reality in the form of 2D images superimposed on video or pictures on our cellphones (e.g. Pokémon or Instagram filters) also exist today, mainly for entertainment. The ability to project 3D images into a user’s field of view has many exciting applications in the industrial space with the ability to provide real-time information or images fixed in-space to a real-world object. We call this mixed reality.
The Microsoft HoloLens is a premier mixed reality device. HoloLens is an untethered holographic computer that creates high-definition, 3D holograms using advanced nano-optics. These holograms become part of the real world through an array of sensors, which continuously sample the user’s environment. HoloLens combines all the processing and components in a form factor that enables interaction with the real and the virtual worlds - in a natural way. In his keynote, Mr. Jensen will share some of the technical challenges and triumphs as well as illustrate several practical applications of this innovative technology.
Rune Jensen, General Manager, HoloLens Hardware Design, joined Microsoft in 2007. He is responsible for leading a highly technical team of Electrical, Mechanical and Design Verification engineers responsible for building the HoloLens Hardware. Prior to that, he was a Partner, Director of Silicon Engineering, responsible for SOC Development for HoloLens, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Zune. Prior to joining Microsoft, Rune was a Chip Implementation lead at Philips Semiconductors and ReShape. Rune holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. Rune lives with his wife and 2 kids in Silicon Valley. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, coaching soccer and other outdoor activities.
Congratulations to the 2016 SMTA International Conference Award Winners
Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Presentation
BTC/QFN Test Board Design Considerations and Method for Qualifying Soldering Materials and Cleaning Processes
Mike Bixenman, DBA, KYZEN Corporation
Best of Proceedings Paper
Predicting the Reliability of Package-on-Package-on-Package (PoPoP) Interconnections Based on Accelerated Aging Experiments and Computational Modeling
Paul Vianco, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories
Best International Paper
Comparison of Active and Passive Temperature Cycling
Mathias Nowottnick, Ph.D., University of Rostock
Best Student Paper
Microstructure and Performance of Micro Cu Pillars Assemblies
Mohammed Genanu, Binghamton University
Women's Leadership Program
Monday, September 18, 1:30 - 5:00pm | Room 44All are welcome to attend!
Chair: Priyanka Dobrial, Ph.D., Intel Corporation
We extend an invitation to everyone at SMTA International to attend the Women's Leadership Program to promote women in engineering fields. Get inspired by speakers from FLITE, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Nike, Women in Manufacturing (WiM) and more. This will be held on Monday afternoon from 1:30pm-3:00pm. This will be followed by a panel discussion at 4:15pm where panelists will share their unique stories on what motivated them to choose a career in engineering, mentorship and their contributions in advancing careers of women. The discussion is moderated by Claire Saunders from What's New In Electronics (WNIE.) Show your support for diversity in engineering fields by attending this session.
Women's Leadership Connection Reception
Monday, September 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Room 44
Join your colleagues after the Women's Leadership Program at our annual Connection Reception with wine and appetizers from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.Thank you to our event sponsor, KYZEN Corporation
Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 | Exhibit HallBack by popular demand! This is an opportunity to participate in technology focused tours that showcase the latest equipment and solutions in a small group setting with no sales pressure. Subject areas will be new products and test equipment. Our exhibiting partners will provide a demo of their equipment and a short technology-based presentation. Pre-registration is not required - feel free to hop on and off each tour as your schedule permits! Visit our website for more information.
New Product Showcase
Tuesday, September 19 | 10:00am — 6:00pm | Exhibit Hall Courtyard
Wednesday, September 20 | 9:00am — 4:00pm | Exhibit Hall Courtyard
New in 2017! The SMTA International New Product Showcase will give attendees the opportunity to check out the industry’s hottest new equipment, materials and services right on the show floor!
See these new products:
ELANTAS PDG Coating Material
New Product Showcase Meet & Greet
Tuesday, September 19 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet with exhibitors to learn more about the latest trends in electronics manufacturing while enjoying light refreshments and appetizers.
Exhibit Hall Courtyard
Metallographic Photo Contest
Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20
Photos on display at SMTA Booth
As an engineer you use photographs to visualize your research, but getting high quality images of such small subjects is really as much an art as it is a science. Now you can get recognized for your metallographic photography skills! All you have to do is submit your high resolution images (both optical and SEM are accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11, 2017.
The photos will be organized into:
Two format categories:
1) Black and white
Three subject classes:
(1) Interesting solder microstructures
(2) Interesting component structures
(3) Novelty: "Hey, that looks like a ...."
A panel of judges will determine the winners for each category and class.
The contest is limited to one entry per person per category/class. Each winner will receive a FREE SMTA individual membership (or renewal) for 1 year! Selected submissions will be displayed at SMTA International 2017.
Students and Young Professionals Night Out
Tuesday, September 19 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
This event is geared toward ages 40 and under.
Ready for some fun? This special event offers a great networking opportunity mixed with an evening of entertainment! Dust off your bowling shoes and head to Kings Bowling & Entertainment for a chance to connect with fellow students and other young professionals in the industry. Food, beverage, bowling and shoe rental is provided. Please select this option on your registration form.
5505 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
SMTA Fun Run
CALLING ALL RUNNERS!
Get your run in.
You don't have to skip your run just because you are travelling. Join us for a 5 mile run on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 a.m. We will be meeting in the Doubletree lobby. You can register for the run when registering for SMTA International.
User Solution Share
Wednesday, September 20th | 12:30pm
Share a Manufacturing Challenge, and What You are Doing About It!
USER Companies Only (no suppliers or sales)
"Learn what your peers are experiencing"
Meeting Format: Each Presenter has 10 minutes and will be required to present 1-5 slides.
1. Describe the Problem
2. Discuss the Theorized Causes
3. Discuss the Experimentation or DOE
4. Explain the Corrective Action
5. Q & A Discussion
Please RSVP to Katrina Houmes by August 31st, 2017 and include the problem/solution and how many others from your company might attend.
PPT Deadline: September 1st, 2017
Download powerpoint slide template here.
Companies who attended past years include Celestica, Cisco Systems, Inc., Benchmark Electronics, Engent, Inc., IBM Corporation, Libra Industries, Inc., Lincoln Electric Company, Lutron Electronics Company Inc., Plexus Corp., Rockwell Automation, Sandia National Laboratories, and Textron Systems.
"The SMTA International SMTA Corporate User Session was a valuable opportunity to share information with industry peers. It was interesting to see that some problems are common to all of us and to see other concerns that may not have been considered. It was also helpful to observe the different approaches taken to diagnose and solve problems. The session was a good networking opportunity and resulted in discussions on future collaboration."
- Bob Trinnes, Rockwell Automation
Please contact Katrina Houmes at email@example.com to indicate if you or a colleague will consider participating, the problem/solution and how many others from your company might attend this event.
Wednesday, September 20 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Exhibit Hall Courtyard
The Appreciation Reception is open to all SMTAI attendees and will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 3:30pm in the Exhibit Hall Courtyard. This event is to celebrate chapter accomplishments and successes as well as to recognize the speakers and exhibitors who have loyally participated and supported SMTA events over the past year. Please come and share in the celebration!
10th Annual SMTAI Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 Sign up now for the 10th Annual SMTA International Golf Tournament. Maple Meadows Golf Club is a championship course featuring a modern combination of links and prairie design. Conveniently located just 10 miles from the Convention Center! COST:
Maple Meadows Golf Club
272 Addison Rd
Wood Dale, IL 60191 - map
8:30 am Shotgun Start
Best Ball Scramble
Prizes for Performance
Hot Buffet Lunch
$85.00 per player, $340 per foursome team
Sign up now for the 10th Annual SMTA International Golf Tournament.
Maple Meadows Golf Club is a championship course featuring a modern combination of links and prairie design. Conveniently located just 10 miles from the Convention Center!
Hannah Funk, SMTA
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