SMTA Accepting Registration for Conference and Exhibition

Surface Mount Circuit BoardThe Surface Mount Technology Association has finalized its program for the  SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA Internationial) to be held October 13-17, 2013, in Fort Worth, TX.

The SMTA is an international network of professionals who build skills, share knowledge and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies and related business operations, according to its website.

Recently,  the SMTA announced an agreement to co-locate SMTA International  with the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee meetings for 2013, 2014, and 2015. SMTA International will be held October 13-17, 2013, and the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee meetings will be held October 12-17, 2013 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

“I am pleased to welcome IPC standards activities to our International Technical Conference and Exhibition,” SMTA President Bill Barthel said. “We see the leading edge technology and the all-important standards development as a great combination for attendees.”

SMTA International provides the latest research to help reduce defects and control processes, according to the organization’s website.

“This year, we are offering a new symposium on Counterfeit Electronics, expanding the Harsh Environments Symposium, and offering new tutorials including “Design for Reliability for PCBs,” which is free for members,” the website says.

The conference portion of SMTA International is October 13-17, 2013, and exhibition takes place October 15-16, 2013.

Early bird registration ends Friday, Sept. 13. For more details and to register, visit the SMTA website,