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BREAKING NEWS: SMTA and IPC to Co-Locate SMTA International 2013 and IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
The Surface Mount Technology Association of Edina, MN and IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the co-location of the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) and the IPC fall standards development committee meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, October 12-18, 2013.

“SMTA is pleased to have the IPC committee meetings on-site at SMTA International 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas,” said Bill Barthel, SMTA President. “This expands the range of technical discussions available to all attendees conveniently under one roof.”

While visiting SMTA International 2012 today, IPC President & CEO John Mitchell commented, ”Co-locating the IPC committee meetings with SMTA International brings the best minds in the industry together to share solutions to emerging technical challenges and to document those solutions with industry standards to ensure efficient, quality operations in our industry.”

“On behalf of the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association (SMEMA) members, we welcome the cooperation of the SMTA and IPC in joining forces to hold a focused successful show that will benefit users and suppliers alike. We commend the management and boards of both organizations or putting the good of the industry first,” commented Bob Black, Chairman of the SMEMA Steering Committee.

The SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) and the IPC fall committee meetings will meet at the Fort Worth Texas Convention Center, October 12-18, 2013.

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.

IPC (  is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., USA, dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test.
Web Editor's Note: U.S Tech is pleased to endorse this agreement and will continue to support the joint and individual efforts of both organizations to the fullest extent of our resources. 

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