SMTA Europe recently announced the finalized program for Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference. The event will be held April 24-26 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  

This global conference is a two-and-a-half-day technical event focused on building reliable electronics used in power electronics and harsh environments. Conference sessions will include Predicting Component Life, Joining Technologies, Electrochemical Reliability, Adhesive and Coating, Advanced Test Methods, Automotive Environments and High Temperature PCB Materials and Fabrication. Also, a co-located table-top expo will showcase additional solutions from leading companies focused on improving reliability for electronics operating in harsh environments.

Two half-day workshops will open the conference on Tuesday, April 24. The morning workshop is, “Understanding Shock & Vibration” and Alex Feinberg, Ph.D., DfR Software, will instruct the course. Martin Wickham, National Physical Laboratory, will instruct the workshop "Increasing the Performance of Organic PCBs at Higher Temperatures Workshop" in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, April 25, Ralph C. Tuttle, Cree Inc., will provide his keynote presentation on “High Power LED Solder Joint Reliability.” On Thursday, April 26, the program will focus primarily on automotive applications. Dwight Howard, APTIV (formerly Delphi Automotive), will provide his keynote presentation on “Automotive Electronics: Durability in the Face of Harsh Environments.” The afternoon session, co-organized by iNEMI, will feature a presentation, panel discussion, and breakout groups.

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