Advanced process expertise enables manufacturers to quickly bring concepts and prototypes to reality

September 25, 2014 – Universal Instruments will be exhibiting on Booth #641 at the SMTA International 2014 exhibition in Rosemont, IL, on September 30 – October 1. The company will have experts from its Advanced Process Lab (APL) on-hand to discuss attendees’ unique assembly challenges. The APL leverages its process and materials knowledge to realize rapid product introduction, maximize yield and optimize reliability.

In addition to its booth on the primary exhibitor floor, the APL will also be highlighting specific capabilities on Table #6 at the Power and High Temperature Electronics Manufacturing Experience. This feature area and focused symposium is dedicated to next-generation materials, processes, reliability, and equipment involved in producing products for the high-temperature and harsh-environment markets.

Universal Instruments is the industry’s most comprehensive electronics assembly solutions provider, combining the broadest range of technologies with the exclusive leading-edge knowledge of the APL. The APL team offers a wide range of capabilities, from prototyping to process development, root cause failure analysis, and reliability test and prediction.

“From the exhibition to the technical conference featuring more than 120 presentations, SMTAi provides the perfect setting for us to both contribute and learn about the latest topics from the best in the industry,” said David Vicari, APL Director. “It also gives us the opportunity to network with other experts from a broad range of competencies and highlight the value of the APL and its ability to optimize all phases of the product lifecycle, from prototyping to volume production,” he added.

The APL’s AREA Consortium will present four papers at the SMTAi technical conference, including Component Warpage: Issues with Measurement and Standardization (Session SMT6) on Wednesday, October 1, and a full session (LF1) in the Lead-Free Symposium on Thursday, October 2, with three individual papers on the topic of Material Evaluation for High Reliability Applications.

To schedule an appointment at SMTAi, or to find out how Universal’s Advanced Process Laboratory can help your organization, contact APL Director David Vicari at 607-779-5151 or To learn more about the APL’s AREA Consortium, including how to become a member, please contact AREA Consortium Director, Jim Wilcox, Ph.D. at 607-779-5077 or