Indium Corporation was awarded the first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate by the IPC Association at the fall IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings.
The meetings were held at the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.
The award was presented to Tim Jensen, Product Manager – PCB Assembly Materials, by Randy Cherry, IPC Director of Validation Services.
“Indium Corporation recognizes the technical importance of reducing material qualification cycle times,” Jensen said. “IPC Validation Services are an integral part of our global ‘From One Engineer To Another®’ program.”
Indium Corporation was the first electronic materials manufacturer to participate in IPC’s new Validation Services QPL/QML Program, which launched earlier this year. Indium Corporation’s facility in Clinton, N.Y. was the first site to undergo an audit based on the IPC J-STD-004 standards. In addition to completing the program, Indium Corporation technology experts provided feedback to IPC, which enabled the program to focus on technical processes.
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies that represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research, and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, China.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin 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.