Our many products are applied to numerous applications. For example, our:
- solders are used for mechanical joining, electronics manufacturing, semiconductor device assembly, and more.
- alloying expertise finds use in applications ranging from thermal management to thin-film technology to fusible devices.
- inorganic compounds are critical ingredients in dry cell batteries, are precursors in the LED MOCVD process, and are used to optimize fiber optic devices, to name a few.
Explore these common applications of our many products, then contact us to tell us how we can work for you.
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Indium Corporation Blog Posts
Phil Zarrow interviewed Derrick Herron, a technical support at The Indium Corporation.
PZ: With the advent of bottom-terminating components, one of the nemeses of the electronics assembler is voiding in the thermal ground pad of the BTC component.
DH: Voiding can lead to hot spots in the component, which will eventually lead to a shortened life span, because the component will basically burn out. Not having those voids in there will allow better heat transfer from the component down into the board and away from the component.
PZ: What are some of the approaches that Indium has taken toward mitigating this problem?
DH: In the past, we’ve tried using a thin, flat, custom-shaped solder preform for the pad itself. The only problem with that is that you need a custom preform. You need the special tooling to make that part in that shape. Now, what we’ve tried is using Solder Fortification® Preforms, which can come packaged on tape & reel, ready to use. I’ve actually got some right here. They’re ready to go and can be fully automated in the process.
Phil Zarrow: When we think of solder alloys, out there in the world, we immediately think, of course, Sn63, Sn62, and obviously the SAC alloys. What can you tell us about low-temp alloys?
Carol Gowans: Well, at Indium Corporation, we have over 200 solder alloys in our solder alloy directory. And we’ve categorized that into six solder families. The first one is gallium, which is a metal that’s liquid at room temperature, so we don’t use that a lot in the solder. And we have, in increasing temperature, the bismuth family; the indium family; of course the tin family, like you mentioned; the lead family; and the gold family. And what I’d like to focus on today are the bismuth and the indium.
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