2015 SEA Online Entry Form Print E-mail
Registration for the 2015 SEA program will open July 28, 2014. Check back here at that time for a link to the registration page.
Entry fees are:

$1500 for equipment, materials and software suppliers

$750 for EMS providers with revenues $20 million or more

$500 for EMS providers with revenues less than $20 million

(in US dollars. The awards are open to international companies. The caveat is that they must have 10-15 customers who speak fluent English to survey (7 - 10 customers for EMS companies with revenues less than $20 million).

All EMS companies must have a minimum of three years in EMS work prior to entering the SEAs.

The entry fee includes the SEA reception, and proceeds will be donated to a worthy industry charity: the SMTA Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

*Before you enter the SEA program, please be sure to read our 2015 terms and conditions.



Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.



Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.





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