Sandy-Smith, an internationally recognized speaker on PCB assembly, will present Investigating Test Methods for Electrochemical Consistency in PCB Assembly Processes. Her presentation will review traditional and emerging methods to characterize flux residues and cleanliness of finished assemblies, including surface insulation resistance (SIR), electrochemical migration, ROSE extraction, and other emerging test methods. She will also share data showing how different methods can detect process variations in multiple ways.
Sandy-Smith is a Technical Support Engineer, specializing in printed circuit board assembly materials, particularly solder paste. She conducts application testing and qualifications for new product introductions. Sandy-Smith earned degrees in chemical engineering (with a focus on materials) and German language from the University of Rhode Island. She previously worked in R&D, developing conductive adhesives for die- and strap-attach, as well as conductive inks for RFID applications. Her areas of expertise include analytical testing of conductive materials, applications such as screen-printing and jet dispensing (jetting), as well as scale-up and pre-production of developmental materials.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, 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, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
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