John Burke

John Burke founded the UK based Surface Mounted and Related Technologies (SMART) Group in 1984, and has worked in the area of advanced manufacturing for many years. Has taught at various universities on technology, including university of Dundee, University of Hull, and University of Cambridge. John has been involved with the generation of IPC 1752 as a part of the 2-18 committees. He's been dealing with reporting standards for hazardous materials. John has also for many years been involved in the drive towards environmentally sound electronics assemblies, and has been heavily involved in trying to aid engineers caught up in the drive towards RoHS and JIG compliance. John is currently employed as Operations Director for a fabless semiconductor startup in the valley. Contact John at

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