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SMTA Int'l Conference Scheduled for Orlando
Minneapolis, MN — The SMTA's 21st annual conference, SMTA International will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on August 17 - 21. This year's program allows the attendee to choose from 24 courses, 100 technical papers, 4 focused symposia, and numerous free offerings throughout the conference. Over 100 leading edge suppliers will be featured in the SMTAI Electronics Exhibition, which will be held August 19 - 20.

The exhibit floor is the perfect place to network and to see the industry's latest technology, while the conference is loaded with educational opportunities covering Manufacturing and Assembly, Advanced Packaging, Substrates, Soldering, Business Issues and Process Control.

Technical sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. These are 1.5 hour programs emphasizing new scientific and technical developments. Tutorials are full- and half-day educational courses offered on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. The conference proudly offers 13 new tutorials in 2008.

Three days of the conference will contain four essential symposia. An exciting new Alternative Energy Symposium will be featured on Monday. The symposium will feature sessions on solar and fuel cell manufacturing and photovoltaics. The Evolving Technologies Summit, also on Monday, will feature sessions on New Processing Methods, Paradigm Shifts, Embedded Technologies, Solderless Assembly, and a panel consisting of experts from the user and supplier segments of the electronics industry.

The Contract Manufacturing Symposium will consist of two paper sessions on Teaming for Efficient Manufacturing and Managing Our Suppliers and Ourselves. Thursday will round out the conference with the essential Lead-Free Symposium, featuring paper sessions on Lead-Free Alloy Alternatives, High Complexity, High Reliability Lead-Free Case Studies, and Lead-Free Reliability.

Contact: SMTA, 5200 Willson Rd., Suite 215, Edina, MN 55424 952-920-7682 fax: 952-926-1819 Web:

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