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Ter Chuen Loy
Kyzen Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

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Email Address:
tc_loy@kyzen.com

Vice President:
Peng Wah Yeoh
Chiptronics (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Phone: 604-659-8888

Email Address:
pwyeoh@chiptronics.com.my

Secretary:
Yee May Koh
Keysight Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Treasurer:
Chee Wei Ooi
Plexus Manufacturing Solutions

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Dear SMTA Penang Chapter fellow members,

Good day!

The results of the SMTA Chapter Officer Elections through online polling are out. I am honored to be elected the new term’s President.

I am also delighted to announce the new committee members for the coming 2 years. Please join me in welcoming the following individuals as the new SMTA Penang Chapter committee.

President Ter Chuen Loy Kyzen Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
Vice President Peng Wah Yeoh Chiptronics (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Secretary Yee May Koh Keysight Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Treasurer Chee Wei Ooi Plexus Manufacturing Solutions
VP of Technical Programs Kong Hui Lee Cisco Systems (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
VP of Membership AK Tan Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd.
Advisor Mei-Ming Khaw Keysight Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Committee Yaw Sing Chuah Koki Material Sdn. Bhd.
Committee Kok Liang Lim Plexus Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
Committee David Vetharudge LISTECH TECHNOLOGY SDN BHD
Auditor Soon Tit Lai MAGS Sdn. Bhd.
Auditor Ronnie Choon Kiang Teoh Kyzen Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

I look forward in working together with the committee to organize events to strengthen our knowledge and networking among members.

Best regards,

TC Loy

President, SMTA Penang Chapter


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2019 Events

Description Date Venue Remarks
Key Design Variables that Impact Electrochemical Reliability of Electronic Devices March 29, 2019 @ 11:00AM Penang Time GMT +8
(March 28, 2019 @ 11:00PM US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)
Webinar Contact KH Lee at konlee@cisco.com with questions or comments.
Hiking and Picnic - Members Only! June 15, 2019 @ 8:00AM Penang Time GMT +8 Sri Subramaniar Temple, Sungai Ara Contact Ms Teo, admin@smtapenang.com.my to register.
SMT Technical Talk by SMTA - "Advanced Manufacturing Processes" July 17, 2019 @ 1:00PM - 4:00PM Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia  
FREE Webinar: Advances in X-Ray for Demanding Applications October 30, 2019 @ 2:00PM Penang Time UTC+8(2:00AM US Eastern Time UTC-4) Online More Details: https://www.smta.org/webinars/#penang

SMTA Penang FREE Webinar

SMTA Penang

Key Design Variables that Impact Electrochemical Reliability of Electronic Devices

Venue: Webinar
Date: March 29, 2019 @ 11:00AM Penang Time GMT +8
(March 28, 2019 @ 11:00PM US Eastern Daylight Time GMT -4)

Presenters: Dr. Mike Bixenman and Debbie Carboni, KYZEN Corporation

Overview:
Highly dense Printed Circuit Assemblies build in more functionality using leadless and bottom terminated components. As these components reduce in size, the distance between conductors narrows. Reliability of these devices requires a high level of cleanliness, especially residues that are ionic in nature. The cleanliness question has been a topic area of concern over the past five years. To address this growing concern IPC – J-STD-001G, Amendment requires objective evidence to establish acceptable and unacceptable levels of residues on production hardware.This webinar will teach important design variables that impact electrochemical reliability of Electronic Devices. The significant elements of influencing residues levels include:

  • Flux or flux-bearing materials
  • Cleaning agents
  • Changes in manufacturing suppliers
  • Changes in solder mask
  • Changes in printed board fabrication processes or surface metallization
  • Geographic change in manufacturing location

The webinar will identify and teach methods for screening materials and processes. From these methods, the attendees will gain a better understanding toward identifying and analyzing risks associated with contamination. They will learn about advanced control measures to eliminate these risks and their effects. The webinar will teach new methods for monitoring the effectiveness of these controls.

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Hiking & Picnic

SMTA Penang Hiking and Picnic

Hiking and Picnic - Members Only!

Meeting Point: Sri Subramaniar Temple, Sungai Ara
Date: June 15, 2019 @ 8:00AM Penang Time GMT +8

Heading to: Carpet Hill, Sungai Ara (estimate 1 hour hiking up)

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 4km up and 4km down

Elevation: 300m

Fee: RM 15.00

Breakfast provided at Carpet! Free SMTA Penang Chapter baseball cap!

Contact Ms Teo, admin@smtapenang.com.my to register.

SMT Technical Talk by SMTA

"Advanced Manufacturing Processes"

Date: July 17, 2019 @ 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia


Rakesh Kumar

Speaker: Rakesh Kumar, Specialty Coatings
Title: "Ultrathin, Lightweight Conformal Coating for Protection and Reliability of Critical Electronics"
Time: 1:00PM - 1:30PM

Steve Dowds

Speaker: Steve Dowds, MacDermid Alpha
Title: "Reliability Data on the Interactions Between Leading Surface Finishes and Solder Alloys"
Time: 2:00PM - 2:30PM

TC Loy

Speaker: TC Loy, KYZEN Corporation
Title: "Developing Cleaning Process Parameters"
Time: 3:00PM - 3:30PM

Keith Bryant

Speaker: Keith Bryant, Independent Consultant
Title: "Cost saving NPI Process Improvement"
Time: 1:30PM - 2:00PM


Yvonne Yeo Chii

Speaker: Yvonne Yeo Chii, IBM Corporation
Title: "Industry 4.0 Adoption: A Journey in Cognitive Supply Chain Transformation"
Time: 2:30PM - 3:00PM


Jeffrey Len

Speaker: Jeffrey Len, Indium Corporation
Title: "Impact of Stencil Quality on Small Aperture Printing"
Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM

SMTA Penang FREE Webinar

SMTA Penang

Advances in X-Ray for Demanding Applications

Venue: Webinar
Date: October 30, 2019 @ 2:00PM Penang Time UTC+8(2:00AM US Eastern Time UTC-4)
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/240375632897900555

Presenter: Keith Bryant, Chairman SMTA Europe

Overview:
Headshot of Keith Bryant The taking of x-ray images goes back over 100 years, since then there have been numerous advances in x-ray tube and detector technology and these have been increasingly applied into helping with the manufacturing of electronic components and assemblies, as well as in their failure analysis. Most recently, this has been driven partly by the continued reduction in circuit board, device and feature size and the movement to using lower density materials within the structures, such as copper wire replacing gold wire as the interconnection material of choice within components.

However, due to the solar and battery advances, where heat transfer is critical and voiding is a huge problem, we are also seeing an increasing amount of high-density and thick materials which need to be imaged and worse still, low-density materials in combination with high-density ones. In order to meet these most recent challenges and those in the future, there have been a number of key improvements to the vital components within x-ray systems, which will be covered in the presentation.

The choice of available technologies, however, means selecting the tube/detector combination, which is optimum for electronics inspection is no longer so clear-cut. For example, one configuration may provide certain benefits that are applicable for one area of electronics inspection, whilst being less valid for others. This presentation will look at both ends of the spectrum of demanding applications, low-power applications using LED's as a subject and high-power applications showcasing IGBTs.

About the Presenter:
A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years' experience in Electronics Manufacturing. He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.

He started his career in this industry with bare printed circuit boards in the early days of multi-layer technology, moving through to contract manufacturing. He had ten years' experience with advanced materials and soldering systems before working with high technology x-ray and AOI Systems, again for 10 years.

Then for almost 3 years Keith worked as a technology and business consultant, assisting many of the major industry names and being Technology Editor for an Industry magazine for part of that time.from 2017 to 2019 he was Global Sales Director of the leading X-ray manufacturer. Recently reverting to a Consultancy role allowing him more freedom to pursue other projects, including i4.0.

He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe, last year he was presented with the SMTA International Leadership award.

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