MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Chrys Shea and coauthor Ray Lawrence have won the SMTA International 2017 Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Award, SMTA announced today.

Shea, of Shea Engineering Services, and Lawrence, of 4Front Solutions, won for "Solder Paste Qualification Testing for EMS Production."

The award is based on the conference attendees' rating of each speaker at the technical session. Shea also won the top award in 2011 and 2014.

Celestica’s Andre Delhaise won the Best of Proceedings category for the paper "Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Microstructure, Properties, and Reliability of Lead-Free Bismuth Containing Solder Alloys."

Jeff Jennings, Harris Corp., came in second for the paper “Moisture Effects in Common Solderable RF Connector Dielectrics Part II: Characterization of Damage Threshold Moisture Level for Moisture Sensitive Polymers.”

Christian Schwarzer from Fraunhofer ISC took third place for “Investigation of the Influence of Voids on the Reliability of Solder Joints by the Finite Element Method.”

Best Student Presentation was awarded to Bo Yuan, University of Delaware, for her paper “Effects of CI2, NO2, RH and Temperature on Accelerated Silver and Copper Corrosion in a Mixed Flowing Gas Test.”


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