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  • SMT Processes Certification and Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference and Exposition Coming to Amsterdam


    The SMTA is pleased to announce a SMT Processes Certification Program is scheduled for May 22- 24, 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The program is co-located with the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference taking place May 23-25, 2023. Both events will be held at the Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport.

    Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as “Certified” by the SMTA in SMT Processes. The program is unique as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. The title earned by Certified SMT Process Engineers is CSMTPE.

    The co-located Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference tackles the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments. Specific topics include building reliable high-density assemblies, power electronics, electric hybrids, product assembly challenges, cleaning, coating, process control, and monitoring and tracking production hardware. Challenging areas such as high temperature soldering, solder material advances, and new standards are also presented.

    Thermal, power and signal integrity requirements often present challenges to devices that operate within harsh environments. Component integration, paired with a growing complexity of the package architectures, larger form factors and higher interconnection densities increase the risk of in-field failures. Conference attendees can learn more about how the manufacturing industry is overcoming these challenges.

    The SMTA is still accepting abstracts for speaker participation at the conference. Both an extended abstract and a technical presentation are required for speaker participation for the 2023 conference.

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