Many electronic manufacturing services (EMS) organizations leverage industry associations to access forward-thinking insight, exclusive industry research and an expanded network of business relationships. One of the foremost associations for U.S. EMS providers is the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). SMTA is a non-profit association for companies involved in all aspects of the electronics industry. Their organization provides extensive member education opportunities as well as access to a wealth of resources, which are mostly available exclusively to members.Their website, however, contains a handful of digital resources that are available for all. We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting research, presentations and industry reports pertaining to PCB design and assembly trends provided via SMTA’s Knowledge Base.
PCB Surface finishes
PCB Assembly & Design Guidelines
PCBA Challenges, Best Practices & Trends
PCB Quality Control