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May 30 – June 2, 2017
The Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) is the premier international event that brings together the best in packaging, components and microelectronic systems science, technology and education in an environment of cooperation and technical exchange. ECTC is sponsored by the Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society of the IEEE. The 2017 ECTC will be held at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, during May 30 – June 2, 2017, featuring about 40 technical sessions (oral presentations, interactive presentations, and student posters), 16 professional development courses, a panel discussion, a plenary session, a CPMT Seminar, and a technology corner for exhibitors.
One of the most valuable benefits of belonging to ERA is the opportunity to network with your peers and industry partners about your business and operations.
To offer an informal networking environment to all rep firm and distributor personnel, Carolinas ERA is hosting bimonthly Rep-Distributor Networking Breakfast. (ERA considers networking so critical that Carolinas ERA was named a Chapter of the Year for these events!)
These get-togethers offer an opportunity to make new contacts, ask questions of your peers, seek advice, swap “war stories” and exchange best practices.
A table or private room reserved for these events, and each breakfast is moderated by a CERA officer. All you need to do is invite others in your firm to join you … make a reservation … and BE THERE!
There is no cost to attend except to cover your own breakfast tab. To save your place, please register below (or if you have questions), please e-mail Stephanie Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond no later than WEDNESDAY, May 31, to help ensure adequate seating.
What’s New and Happening in 2017?
• The first-ever IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
• A 5G Summit showcasing next-generation wireless technologies
• An Executive Forum to discuss the latest in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)
• RF Boot Camp – a three-quarter day course on RF/microwave basics
• The first-ever IMS Exhibitor Workshops for exhibitors to present the technology behind their products
• Networking Events including Young Professionals and Women in Microwaves events
• Student Design, Student Paper, Industry Paper, and Advanced Practice Paper Competitions
• Project Connect for under-represented minority engineering students, and the PhD Student Initiative for new PhD students
• Teaching that inspires…students that aspire – an exciting STEM program exposing middle school and select high school students, as well as their teachers, to RF/microwave technology
• The first-ever IMS Hackathon: 30-Minute Circuits will allow competitors to race to the finish to see who is the ultimate RF circuit hacker!
ERA CEO Walter Tobin will open the program with an ERA update.
Cesare Giammarco, special consultant for ERA, will follow with a presentation called, “Reps/Distributors and the Manufacturers Channel Directives-Singular Goal, Shared Challenges.” Finally, Barry Farber, president of HHP Associates, will present the 2017 DTAM Survey report.
There is no cost to attend this event.
June 5, 2017
5:00 p.m. Networking, Cash Bar and Complimentary Buffet
6:00 p.m. Program: DTAM Report Presentation by Barry Farber
Dubsdread Tap Room, 549 West Par Street Orlando, FL 32804
June 6-15, 2017
Much has changed over the last 15 years in the electronics industry, one of the most significant being the incredible growth of MEMS enabled sensors. The use of sensors in mobility applications has increased by more than 1000-fold over the last decade alone. MEPTEC’s 15th Annual MEMS and Sensors Technology Symposium is evolving as well, explicitly acknowledging sensors and how their integration in mobility, wearables, health care, automotive and health care devices continue to change the way we live, move, and communicate. As these rapid transitions continue, what do the industry leaders see as new applications that will continue to drive these trends? What use cases require us to develop innovative solutions to enable highly reliable and cost effective products? At what point do we need alternative and out of the box solutions to keep up with the projected demand in tens of billions of units? Will serial manufacturing and test solutions of today scale to meet these requirements or do we need new additive manufacturing solutions to keep pace?
See The Best Manufacturers Face-to-Face at the Region’s Largest Contract Manufacturing Trade Show
DO YOU NEED TO…
- Improve Quality
- See New Technology
- Reduce Costs
- Accelerate Delivery
- Get Tighter Tolerances
- Find Second Sources
- Discover New Materials
In conjunction with the International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR)
Plan now to join us for free technical presentations, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
ICSR Conference attendees do NOT need to register for the Expo, your conference registration includes the Expo entrance.
Wednesday, June 7th
Join us at the world famous HOUSE OF BLUES in Anaheim for a time of education and connection!
Bryan Shirley will moderate a lively discussion amongst a panel that will include both reps and distributors. This discussion panel will focus on the importance of minimizing conflicts between reps and distributors and how manufacturers play a significant role in that process.
MEET OUR PANEL:
Bruce Kellar – Senior Vice President Sales, Sager Electronics
Robert Platter – Regional Vice President, Future Electronics
John Crawford – Area Director, Business Development (West), Digi-Key Electronics
George Gibbons – President, O’Donnell South
DanParks – CEO/Owner, West Electronics
REMEMBER TO INVITE YOUR ASSOCIATES!! THIS IS A NIGHT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!!
Schedule Of Events:
4:00PM – NETWORKING – (Cocktails & Appetizers)
4:30PM – PROGRAM – (Discussion Panel)
5:30PM – NETWORKING – (Cocktails & Appetizers)
7:00PM – EVENT CONCLUDES – (but you are welcome to stay, network, & enjoy the BRAND NEW House Of Blues, Anaheim!)
June 12-14, 2017
Join the Largest Annual Medtech Event on the East Coast
Medtech moves fast. For 34 years, MD&M East has helped take medical devices from concept to market by uniting cutting-edge technology with the industry’s foremost minds. Source from the East Coast’s largest collection of suppliers while connecting with over 9,000 engineers and executives ready to forge business partnerships. It’s three days of industry immersion that medtech professionals simply can’t afford to miss.
2017 Keynote Speaker
Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak has been at the forefront of technology innovation for more than 30 years. Join us for an inspiring, candid discussion with “Woz” that will touch on topics ranging from his pioneering days at Apple to some of the most exciting technology trends influencing the advanced manufacturing industry today.