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Meet the Doc in Dallas!

This Thursday you’ll have a chance to meet our own Dr. Glen Thomas in Dallas, TX during the SMTA Expo and Forum. Dr. Thomas will present the Apple Watch teardown and discuss how teardowns can help us figure out where the industry is going.

Here are the details:

Location: Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074

8:30AM – 9:15AM
Teardown: Why is it Important to See What’s Inside Our Gadgets?
Dr. Glenn Thomas, Creative Electron
The impulse to break a new gadget to “see what’s inside” is often the first sign someone will become an engineer. However, modern teardowns go far beyond pure curiosity: they provide us critical insights into the nature and construction of these devices. In this talk we will cover the teardown of several gadgets, from the early Blackberries to the Apple Watch, to understand how the SMT industry has changed. These findings will also help us forecast where we are going as a community by discussing miniaturization and packaging, automation and labor force location, device features, and other important topics. These are key issues we need to address to keep U.S. SMT manufacturing relevant.

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