Indium Corporation’s Dr. HongWen Zhang, Research Metallurgist, will present at the 2013 Electronics Packaging Symposium October 15-16 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.

Dr. Zhang’s presentation, Processing, Reliability, and Corrosion Resistance of BiAgX for Die-Attach Applications, compares the corrosion resistance of BiAgX®, a drop-in lead-free solder paste solution for high-temperature die-attach applications, to Pb/5Sn/2.5Ag and SAC305.

Dr. Zhang is a Research Metallurgist for Indium Corporation’s research and development department. His focus is on the development of lead-free solder materials for high temperature and/or high fatigue resistance applications, and the investigation of associated technologies. He and Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee invented the mixed powder solder technique in which minor additives are used to improve the wetting and modify the bonding interface, thus increasing the bonding strength. On the basis of this technique, the BiAgX® solder system was invented as an alternative high-temperature lead-free solder.

Dr. HongWen Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Physical Chemistry from Central South University of China, a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film and thermal management markets. Products include solders, preforms, and fluxes; brazes; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, and germanium metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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