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March 2017 EVENT
LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present an Educational and Networking Event...

2017 Chapter Tutorial Program

Design for Testability Strategies for Today's Circuits

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is to familiarize attendees with how the testing problem should be tackled for today’s ever more complex electronic circuits. To compound the problem access to the circuit is ever shrinking making mechanical probing more challenging and less effective. Design for Testability (DFT) techniques, including use of the JTAG/IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan helps in keeping up. The course covers issues of how to ensure that circuit boards populated with SMT devices are built correctly, but goes further to confront the question of ensuring that it in fact functions correctly. The course will cover the objectives of various test methods but will also include ways to overcome their limitations. Finally, a profitable test strategy is described and how the traditional test paradigm must change to take advantage of it.

INSTRUCTOR
Louis Ungar
Advanced Test Engineering (A.T.E.) Solutions, Inc.


Mr. Ungar enjoys a well-known reputation in the electronics testing profession. He has built, programmed, and selected Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for a large number of clients both in the commercial and military community. Having introduced the first university course on ATE and Design for Testability (DFT) at UCLA, he has taught similar courses to companies around the world. He led the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Testability Committee to publish the SMTA Testability Guidelines from 2002 with the most recent 2014 SMTA Testability Guidelines. He has been involved with the IEEE standards committee for several DFT standards, including the IEEE-1149.1, the 1149.4 and the 1687 and has been honored as a life-time member of the American Society of Test Engineers and is the Tutorial Chair of the IEEE AutoTestCon. He is involved with the IPC-2231 standard for DFX, where X is substituted for Testability, Reliability, Manufacturability, etc. He is also the co-author of a technical paper on False Alarms and No Fault Found that won the Best Management Paper award at AutoTestCon 2015. Mr. Ungar completed courses towards a MA in Management and holds a BS degree in Electronics Engineering and Computer Sciences from UCLA. He continues teaching DFT and BIST courses at conferences, at companies and at public forums around the world.

TOPICS
•Strategize test as you strategize design

•Test and repair vs. throw away: A question of economics

•Inspectability from solder paste through fully loaded boards

•Automatic testing and ATE test programs

•What to expect when you test as you build and how to plan for it with Design for Testability (DFT)

•Capitalizing JTAG/IEEE-1149.1 and other boundary scan standards for all tests

•Tests beyond manufacturing: User built-in test, repair of field returns

•Bottom Line:
- What does this cost?
- How much does it save?
- How can we profit from better tests?


COURSE BENEFITS

•Understand the benefits and limitations of various test equipment types

•Learn how testing is a technical solution to an economic problem

•Understand the modern ATE and how DFT and JTAG are now integral parts of automatic board tests

•Learn how end users – your customers – interface with tests

•Understand that test is an opportunity for profits, not just a cost to be avoided

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Many people are involved in creating a product and they should be concerned that it can be proven to be good before it is sold. Quality, manufacturing, and design engineers not only need to know test to contribute to its success, but also to reap its rewards by the information tests can provide for future improvements. Managers of all disciplines need to know how tests are performed and how to benefit from them rather than simplistically aim only to lower test costs. Finally, test engineers need this course so they can communicate their concerns with others in the organization.

DATE
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
(3rd Thursday of the Month)


AGENDA
8:30am Check-In
9:00am to 4:30pm Presentation


LOCATION

Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
Garden Grove, CA, 92841-1823
PH - 714-889-7074
FAX - 714-893-1801
http://www.pcm-cm.com/

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COST
$200, Members

$275, Nonmembers
(includes 1 year Individual SMTA membership)

$100, LA/Orange County Chapter Officers
(Want to become an officer? Ask us how.)

SPECIAL OFFER!
The LA/OC Chapter is subsidizing the cost of registration for all student attendees.

$FREE! (Regularly $50), Student Members

$20 (Regularly $70), Student Non-Members
(A one-year Student SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price)

Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Continental Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

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MENU
Catered by Sandor's Gourmet Catering, Inc.

Continental Breakfast Flair
Assorted Danish, Muffins & Bagels
Butter & Preserves
Sliced Fruit
Assorted Juices
Reg. Coffee & Decaf


LUNCH
Beef & Chicken Taco Bar
Mexican Rice
Refried Beans
Homemade Guacamole
Sour Cream
Chips & Salsa
Corn & Flour Tortillas
Assorted Sodas, Water, Tea, & Coffee


REGISTRATION

http://smta.org/education/chapter_tutorials/chapter_tutorials.cfm#laoc

Questions? Contact Karen Frericks @ 952.920.7682

 
APRIL 2017 EVENT
LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present an Educational and Networking Event...

Chapter Dinner Meeting

Cleaning’s Re-Evolution


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SPEAKER
Mike Konrad
President
Aqueous Technologies

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT
It’s been twenty-seven years since cleaning made its dramatic exit and no-clean flux technology made its debut for much of the electronic assembly industry. Today, modern assembly and component designs have lower residue tolerances than ever before which has resulted in the revival of cleaning and cleanliness testing.

This presentation will review common failure mechanisms associated with assembly residues including the three basic Electrical Chemical Migration failure models (dendritic growth, parasitic leakage, and CAF). Two case histories will be presented.

· How a solvent-centric NASA contractor switched from a solvent cleaning process to an aqueous cleaning process. Test results from both processes were submitted to NASA with surprising results.

· How a contract manufacturer was sued by their customer for in-field product failures and how a $0.03 process could have saved millions.

This presentation will also review the future of the electronic assembly industry. The anticipated explosive growth of IOT, Industry 4.0, Wearables, Automotive ADAS systems, and other future connected devices promises to recharge the EMS industry. More assembly and more cleaning is in our future.

SPEAKER PROFILE
Michael Konrad is an industry expert on the removal of contamination from circuit assemblies. Mike has been part of the electronic assembly cleaning industry for the past thirty-two years. He has designed several automated cleaning and cleanliness testing machines, has published scores of technical articles on the subject of cleaning and cleanliness assessment and is a member of Editorial Boards for several industry publications.

Michael served on the US Navy's EMPF manufacturer's committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide.

Michael has served as an Expert Witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination-related failure mechanisms. Michael is the founder of Aqueous Technologies and serves as its CEO/CTO.


DATE
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
(3rd Thursday of the Month)

AGENDA
6:00PM, Social Hour
7:00PM, Dinner/Presentation

COST
Cash or Check
$15, Members
$35, Nonmembers


Paypal Payment
(Fee + 2.9% + .30 Processing Fee)

$15.75, Members
$37, Nonmembers

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MENU

Does not Include Beverages

LOCATION
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery

2610 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
714.634.9200
http://www.jtschmids.com/

Driving Directions

RESERVATIONS
To Make a Reservation Please Click on Reservation Link Below
Reservation
If you can not attend, please cancel your reservation by 12 Noon the day prior to the event.
Hope to see you there!

 
MAY 2017 EVENT

LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present an
Educational and Networking Event...


Chapter Dinner Meeting
&
Member Appreciation Night

Mars Rover Program
Mission Goals & Results

SPEAKER
Charles J. Baker

Curiosity Mission Engineer
NASA / JPL

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT
Reference/More Info:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-012-9892-2

The exploration of Mars has never been more active than at this moment. The Opportunity rover and three orbiters—Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) routinely analyze the current and past states of the planet’s environment. The Spirit rover forged a trail of discoveries leading into the heart of hydrothermal processes in the early history of Mars. These recent missions build systematically upon the earlier Mars Global Surveyor orbiter mission and the Pathfinder proof-of-concept lander and rover mission. Discoveries from Odyssey spawned the follow-up lander, Phoenix. It is a remarkable achievement that each of these recent missions has functioned so capably, performing well past their nominal operational periods, all with spectacular results. But what really impresses—with all the hardware in motion around Mars these days—is the high degree of both tactical and strategic coordination among these missions, which has propelled us ever closer to fathoming the broad range of environmental processes that transformed the surface of Mars, beginning over 4 billion years ago.

“Curiosity” is the Latest & Largest Mars Rover. It is a “Mini-Cooper” on Six Wheels carrying advanced science experiments.

Join us and learn more about this Amazing Curiosity Engineering & Science Data Capability to date.

Reference/More Info:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-012-9892-2

SPEAKER PROFILE
Chuck received his M.E. degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado in 2002. In December 2006, he joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory located in Pasadena, CA where he works as a Flight Project Systems Engineer and Flight Operations Engineer for the Mars Exploration Program Office and Earth Science Mission Office. He has supported multiple flight projects and concept studies such as the Mars Science Orbiter, Mars Sample Return, Earth Climate Study missions such as SMAP, DESDynI and SWOT. He also served as the Cruise Mission Planning Lead and Surface Flight Rules Lead for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) during its Launch, Cruise, Approach, and Surface operations. MSL successfully delivered the Curiosity Rover to Mars on August 2012. Chuck subsequently served as a Flight Operations Engineer for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission which is an Earth Climate Study mission planned for launch in 2014.
Chuck currently serves as supervisor for the Instrument Technology for Special Applications Group
within the Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section at JPL.

DATE
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
(3rd Thursday of the Month)

AGENDA
6:00PM, Social Hour
7:00PM, Dinner/Presentation

COST
Cash or Check
$15, Members
$35, Nonmembers

Paypal Payment
(Fee + 2.9% + .30 Processing Fee)
$15.75, Members
$37, Nonmembers

Event Flyer

MENU
Does not Include Beverages

LOCATION
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery

2610 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
714.634.9200
http://www.jtschmids.com/

Driving Directions

RESERVATIONS
To Make a Reservation Please Click on Reservation Link Below
Reservation
Walk-Ins are welcome, but reservations when possible help us plan better.
If you have a reservation and can not attend kindly cancel when possible..
Hope to see you there!

 
JUNE 2017 EVENT

LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present an Educational and Networking Event...

2017 Corporate Member Appreciation Breakfast


2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-Ray Inspection -
What's a "D"?

SPEAKER
Dr. Bill Cardoso

CEO
Creative Electron, Inc.


PRESENTATION ABSTRACT
The use of x-ray inspection in the electronics industry has gained wide adoption in the past 20 years, driven mainly by the development and use of bottom terminated components (BTC). The use of ball grid arrays (BGA), for example, allowed the development of standards and guidelines that dictate the maximum void size in each ball. In consequence, x-ray machine manufacturers developed solutions that address these requirements to became an integral part of the quality assurance function of modern electronic manufacturers.

However, as new x-ray technologies are introduced - from new algorithms to new hardware - users are faced with a growing range of options to choose from. Users need a solid technical background to understand these options to make an educated decision when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. Unfortunately, x-ray companies are not always clear about the pros and cons of each option. As a result, users end up buying too much or too little capabilities. In either situation, the user is left without the right x-ray inspection solution.

The goal of this presentation is to give the audience the tools needed to avoid making mistakes when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. We will set the record straight and clearly define critical concepts in x-ray inspection. The different x-ray modalities, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray inspection will be explained in details at the user level - no math involved. Most importantly, this presentation will cover when each modality must be utilized for a successful quality assurance program. A rich set of images and videos will be used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each x-ray inspection modality.



SPEAKER PROFILE
Bill started his first company in Brazil at age 17 and sold it a few years later when invited by the US Department of Energy to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) to do nuclear and high energy physics research. As the Department Head for Systems Engineering and after a 10-year long career at Fermilab, Bill moved from Chicago to sunny California to start Creative Electron. True to the American Dream, Creative Electron quickly grew from Bill's garage to the largest US manufacturer of x-ray machines for the electronics industry (no longer in his garage). At Creative Electron Bill leads the team of engineers who designs and manufactures x-ray systems that are shipped worldwide. Starting with an associate degree at age 13, Bill has a BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA from The University of Chicago. An industry thought leader, Bill has been recognized as IIT's 2011 Outstanding Young Alumnus Awardee for his contributions to science and technology. He is also a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), American Physics Society (APS), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Bill is the president of the SMTA San Diego chapter and member of the technical committee for SMTA International, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. He is the author of over 120 technical publications, a contributor to 2 books, owner of a few patents, and a frequent speaker at technical conferences.

DATE
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
(3rd Thursday of the Month)

AGENDA
10am, Meet & Greet
10:20am, Breakfast
11:00am, Presentation
11:30am, Chapter Announcements

COST
Cash or Check
$0, 1st Corporate Member
$10, Each Add’l Corp Member
$10, Member
$20, Non-Members

Paypal Payment
(Fee + 2.9% + .30 Processing Fee)

$10.60, Add’l Corp Member & Members
$20.90, Nonmembers
$20, Non-Members

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MENU
Catered by Sandor's Gourmet Catering, Inc.

Breakfast
Scrambled Eggs
Served with Bacon & Sausage,
Home Fried Potatoes & Salsa on the Side
Assorted Breakfast Breads, Sliced Fruit
Assorted Juices, Reg. Coffee & Decaf

LOCATION
Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
Garden Grove, CA, 92841-1823
PH - 714-889-7074
FAX - 714-893-1801
http://www.pcm-cm.com/

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