IPC, SMTA to Collocate Fall Events

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, October 16, 2012 — The Surface Mount Technology Association of Edina, Minn., and IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®  announced today the co-location of the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) and the IPC fall standards development committee meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, October 12–18, 2013, and into the future. 

“SMTA is pleased to have the IPC committee meetings on-site at SMTA International 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas,” said Bill Barthel, SMTA president, “this expands the range of technical discussions available to all attendees conveniently under one roof.” 

While visiting SMTA International 2012 today, IPC President & CEO John Mitchell commented, ”Collocating the IPC committee meetings  with SMTA International brings the best minds in the industry together to share solutions to emerging technical challenges and to document those solutions with industry standards to ensure efficient, quality operations in our industry.”

The SMTA International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) and the IPC fall committee meetings will be held at the Fort Worth Texas Convention Center, October 12–18, 2013. 

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About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test.

About SMTA
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies and related business operations.

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