is Proud to Present 2016
6th Annual Expo & Tech Forum
4 $25 gift cards will be Raffled every hour
+ 2:30pm Exhibit Floor Raffle
(1st Thursday of the Month)
4101 E. Willow St.,
Long Beach, CA 90815
2016 Tech Expo Vendors
Past Tech Expo Vendors
11am to 11:30am
~Ask The Experts~
Meeting the Challenges of Effective
in Southern California
Technical Devices Company
Inventec Performance Chemicals
Sirco Industrial Inc.
Free for All
11:45am to 12:45pm
Teardowns of IoT and Wearables
Creative Electron, Inc.
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 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 associates
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. 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 an IEEE
Senior member and the author of over 120 technical publications, a contributor
to 2 books, owner of a few patents, and a frequent speaker at technical
impulse to break a new gadget to "see what's inside" is often
the first sign someone will become an engineer. However, modern teardowns
go far beyond pure curiosity: they provide us critical insights into
the nature and construction of these devices. In this talk we will cover
the teardown of several IoT and wearable devices, from the early Blackberries
to the Apple Watch, to understand how the SMT industry has changed.
These findings will also help us forecast where we are going as a community
by discussing miniaturization and packaging, automation and labor force
location, device features, and other important topics. These are key
issues we need to address to keep U.S. SMT manufacturing relevant.
Assembly Pitfalls at the Bare Board Design Stage
A discussion of factors that drive PCB
and assembly costs which should be considered early in the design phase
to save your company $$$.
Field Applications Engineer
TTM Technologies, Inc.
Julie Ellis is a Field Applications Engineer, or
as her LinkedIn profile simply states, PCB Problem Solver.
She boasts creds that include a BSEE and an IPC Master Trainer certificate,
not to mention being a survivor of the Viasystems/TTM merger and the
other ups and downs our industry has experienced since she began her
career as a student-engineer at Hughes Aircraft in 1982.
A designer is faced with many challenges
when planning their layout to achieve a balance of performance, quality
and reliability versus cost. In this presentation, Julie will discuss
common PCB-related assembly factors that contribute to cost and explore
the trade-off considerations for design optimization. She will explore
panel utilization, IPC Classes 2 and 3, design geometries and spacing,
via protection, solder mask-defined pads and dams, and surface finishes.
By thinking Outside the Board, assemblers can avoid pitfalls
of unintended design consequences.
Exhibit Floor Raffle
Special Thanks to our Raffle
Members = $375/$475 (early/late)
here for Membership Information
Non-Corporate Member = $450/$550 (early/late)
package includes: one
6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing
and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet.