Major corporations like 3M, and local concerns such as Assemblyonics Inc., of Hauppauge, have already signed up as exhibitors for an electronic assembly industry get-together planned in Islandia next month -- the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum.
But the exhibitor list isn't final yet -- so any company interested in showing its products can reach the event coordinator, Thomas J. Zanatta (of Motorola), through the website of the Long Island chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association.
The Long Island group invites those interested in the surface-mount assembly industry to attend, including process engineers, SMT machine operators and technicians, quality engineers, test and component engineers and project managers.
The event takes place Sept. 21 at the Islandia Marriott Long Island, 3635 Express Dr. North, in Islandia. There's a free lunch beginning at noon.
There are sessions planned on the following topics:
•Stencil Technology: Laser Cut and Electro Formed Stencils, with Arthur J. Guidi, chief executive of Utz Technologies LLC
•Using Automated Solder Paste Inspection to Improve Print Yields, with Chrys Shea, founder and owner of Shea Engineering Services
•Pick-and-Place – Today and Tomorrow, with David Vicari, process services manager- Advanced Process Laboratory - UIC
•Reflow Soldering: Reflow Process – Environmental Issues and Concerns, with Don De Angelo, vice president, corporate accounts, Heller Industries
•Non-Destructive Profiling Methods, M.B. (Marybeth) Allen, sales manager, U.S. & Canada, KIC
The Long Island chapter leaders are:
•President: Thomas J. Zanatta (Motorola)
•Vice president: William E. Black (Medco)
•Secretary: Eric Krone (Phoenix United Assoc. Inc.)
•Treasurer: Sharon B. Dietrich (Cygnus Automation, Inc.)
•Technical Programs: Irene Stephanie Nugent (Motorola Solutions Inc.)
•Membership: Michael Laing (AVID Associates)
•Board liaison: Ning-Cheng Lee (Indium Corporation)
Corporate Members of the Long Island chapter are GE Aviation, Hi-Tronics Designs Inc., Peerless Instrument, Telephonics Corporation and Utz Technologies.