eSMART Factory Conference 2020

Welcome to the 3rd Annual eSMART Factory Conference

March 4th and 5th 2020 in
San Jose, California, United States.



The eSMART Factory conference will be held on March 4th and 5th at the Comet Group Lab One, 3055 Orchard Drive, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95134, USA. This unmissable annual event brings together the key people and disruptive technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry.

“Disruptive” technologies are those that change the paradigm of manufacturing in a significant way, well beyond incremental “Kaizen” activities. Whether these are Smart Factory, IIoT, software or hardware, materials, process or core business requirement changes, there is associated opportunity and risk, that needs to be quantified, qualified and understood in order to be a part of any manufacturing-based business plan.

Embracing disruptive technologies promises to deliver differentiating capabilities in terms of operational enhancement and cost reduction. As with all new things however, there are inherent risks associated with early adoption, not only at a technical level, but in terms of how best the operation can be optimized based on the new capabilities.

In order to assess the right entry point, the eSMART Factory conference focusses on, and addresses, the full range of disruptive technologies in modern manufacturing, including supply chain systems, factory logistics, IIoT machine communication and associated Smart software, robotics and materials science. This is the ideal opportunity to experience and understand new disruptive technologies, hearing directly from the creators and leaders, so that your own business plans can be made with full insight of industry technology roadmap as a whole.

This unique event enables your business, management and technical experts to interact with the presenters, to ask your difficult questions that help you fine-tune strategies going forward, essential for those wanting to establish and maintain a comfortable step ahead of competitors in the industry.


eSMART Factory is organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine. Global SMT & Packaging is an imprint of Trafalgar Publications Ltd. and is the leading international electronics manufacturing publication with magazines, websites, newsletters and video channels across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

eSmart Factory 2020 Technical Committee


Trevor Galbraith

Global SMT & Packaging


Michael Ford

Aegis Corporation


Greg J. Vance

Rockwell Automation


Watson Tseng

Shenmao Corporation

  • Who Should Attend?

Production Managers, Quality Managers, Test Managers and all C-Level Executives involved in the specification and implementation of Industry 4.0/Smart Factory systems. This is a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone who is interested in Smart Factory implementation and optimization.

  • What you will learn?

Learn about the latest technologies to assist manufacturers improve their process traceability and reliability, reduce factory/machine downtime and improve throughput, logistics and first pass yield. eSmart Factory 2020 will bring together the leading technologists and engineers to present, discuss and debate the future of these technologies and how they will apply to electronics manufacturing.

  • The venue

Lab One — Comet Group’s technology and application center Located at the heart of Silicon Valley, the center’s purpose is to facilitate innovations, stimulate new applications and make the collaboration with customers more agile. Lab One gives customers direct and rapid access to numerous testing and inspection services based on radio frequency power technology and X-ray technology under one roof. The application center also streamlines customers’ collaboration with the Comet Group’s industry experts, with the unique opportunity for on-site direct consultation and brainstorming. Lab One represents an attractive resource for many leading Silicon Valley firms for the development of new solutions in: Radio frequency (RF) power technology, provided by the Plasma Control Technologies division, enables the control of plasma processes – and thus the manufacturing of the touch screens and memory chips that today are used in everything from sensors, personal computers, smartphones and tablets to large server farms. Leading chip manufacturers in the smartphone industry and top companies in the electronics sector rely on the advanced technology from Comet. X-ray technology: Whether in the electronics sector, in the automotive or aerospace industries: The industrial X-ray and computed tomography systems from Yxlon and the compact Comet x- ray sources empower customers from a wide array of industries to improve their products and processes through non-destructive testing, metrology and decision support. Think of Lab One as an extension of your business. It’s a place where, together, we turn jointly develop ideas into new solutions, and solutions into business success.

Please send all inquiries to the Conference Chair, Trevor Galbraith at