The SMTA released a
summary of the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition. The
event, which took place October 24-28, 2010 at Walt Disney's Swan
and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, enjoyed a 20% increase in total
registration compared to past years and serves as another indication
that the industry is making a healthy recovery.
technical conference was well-received and continued the SMTAI
tradition of having the strongest technical conference in the
industry. The Lead-Free Symposium continued to be a big draw as it
has in the past. The AIMS Harsh Environment Symposium, included in the
technical program this year, was successful. The session on printed
electronics was the most popular session in the entire Evolving
Technologies Summit. The riveting Keynote Address by Tom Sharpe,
SMT Corporation, gave a sobering--if not downright scary--perspective of
the effect of counterfeit electronic components on the electronics
120 exhibiting companies filled the sold-out exhibit hall, a more than
30% increase from last year. The well-attended show floor
maintained a steady buzz throughout the event. Exhibitors expressed
satisfaction with the turnout while selecting booth space for 2011.
Hendrickson, Nordson DAGE, SMTAI Exhibitor Committee chair, said,
"SMTAI was a good show with good attendance and attendees who stopped in
our booth represented a wide demographic range. The extra efforts
made this year to drive attendees from the conference to the show floor
were exemplary and proved to work very well. SMTA puts on an
outstanding conference, and the expo matched that quality. We are
looking forward to Fort Worth in 2011."
2011 SMTAI Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth
Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on October 16-20, 2011.
For more information on SMTA International, contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg at 952-920-7682 or visit http://www.smta.org/smtai/.
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. For more information, visit www.smta.org.
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