MINNEAPOLIS -- SMTA announced Pete Lomas, cofounder and hardware designer of Raspberry Pi, will keynote the Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference next month in Europe.

Lomas will present “From Cardboard to Space - The Raspberry Pi Story,” in which he will share his unusual early career in engineering through to how the Raspberry Pi was conceived and designed. He will also discuss the challenges involved in deploying two special Raspberry Pi computers to the International Space Station providing educational outreach that is literally “out of this world.”

Lomas will speak Nov. 19 in Budapest and Nov. 21 in Oradea, Romania.

Lomas holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the University of Manchester. He has worked in electronics for over 30 years. In 2008 he joined a group of like-minded individuals based in Cambridge to establish the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The foundation puts creativity, experimentation and fun into the teaching of digital making, primarily through the use of the low-cost Raspberry Pi Linux computer. He was responsible for the design and manufacturing support for the first three million devices including the transfer of operations to the UK at Sony Pencoed. Within Raspberry Pi, he has now taken up a role as a foundation trustee.

In 2017 he was a corecipient the prestigious MacRobert Award and became a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. Today, in addition to his other roles, Lomas is president of the Institute of Engineering Designers promoting excellence in design across the spectrum of engineering disciplines.

SMTA’s inaugural Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference will address the latest technology advancements related to electronics assembly processes including boundary scan, cleaning, conformal coating, jetting, laser depaneling, low temperature soldering, rework, selective soldering, and x-ray inspection.

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