Association News – October Issue
SMTA Winners of the 2016 Annual Awards
SMTA China held its annual awards presentation at the SMTA China 10th Anniversary Reception.
Lin Dong, Section Manager, SMT Engineering of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, was named Officer of the Year. Lin Dong has provided a great support for the SMTA China Conference for many years.
Billy Shen, Area Sales Manager of JBC Soldering Tools (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. was awarded Individual Member of the Year.
Megan Wendling, President of MW Associate, was named Councilor of the Year. Megan has provided much support over the years to all events including conferences for SMTA China and has solicited sponsors to SMTA China.
Kyzen Corporation was named Member Sponsor of the Year. Kyzen has joined SMTA as International Corporate Member for 23 years and provided a great sponsorship to SMTA China and events including conferences, golf tournament, with many complimentary supports in teaching and organization for the conferences and training of SMTA China for many years.
Reed Exhibitions (China) Ltd., Shanghai Branch was awarded Partner Sponsor of the Year. Reed Exhibitions has sponsored SMTA China Conferences and Meetings in conjunction with the NEPCON shows at Shanghai and Shenzhen for years.
SMT China Magazine was named Media Sponsor of the Year. SMT China Magazine has provided a big support in the SMTA China Conference Program and promote the technology conferences, vendor conferences, training courses, annual reception and dinner.
IPC Releases Annual Electronics Assembly Industry Quality Benchmark Study
IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages.
The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of products subjected to these tests. Yields and defect rates at final inspection, internal yields of key processes, and DPMO and yield targets are also covered. Average cost of poor quality as a percentage of sales for rework, scrap and labor time for touch-up after wave soldering are reported. The study also reports on the use of various quality control methods.
Customer satisfaction and supplier performance metrics are covered in the study, as well as the industry’s adoption of major quality certifications.
The data – in averages, medians and percentiles – are segmented by company size tier, by region, and by type of production including rigid PCBs, flexible circuits, end products, mechanical assembly, cable and harness, discrete wiring terminal and connectors, and rigid back planes.
Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program
The SMTA and IPC are pleased to announce the program for the 2016 Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference being held October 25-27, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.
Dale Lee, Plexus Corporation, will instruct “Design for Excellence: Focus on DfR-Design for Reliability of Hardware to be Cleaned” on Tuesday morning. After lunch, Doug Pauls, Rockwell Collins and Jason Keeping, P.Eng., Celestica, Inc. will co-instruct a course on “Robust Coating Processes in the Factory: Methods, Critical Parameters, Problems and Remedies.”
Session topics include Processes for Achieving Reliability and Ruggedization, Cleaning Materials, Rinsing and Process Control, Conformal Coating, Customer Cleaning Challenges and Needs, Ultra-Thin or Nanocoatings in Electronics Assembly Operations.
Siva Sivasankar, Quality & Reliability Engineer at Google, will deliver the Wednesday morning keynote presentation titled “Building Reliable Hardware.” On Thursday morning, Dock Brown from DfR Solutions will deliver a keynote presentation on “Requirements for Cleaning and Coating to Building Reliable Medical Hardware.”