Indium Corporation’s Brandon Judd, Technical Support Engineer, will present at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Rocky Mountain chapter meeting on Jan. 26 at the Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colo.

Judd will present The Benefits of Flux-Coated Solder Preforms in a QFN Assembly Process. This discussion will include a description of how solder preforms with modern flux coatings are used in conjunction with the appropriate solder paste to help reduce voiding under QFNs. He will also share the design and process parameters to ensure optimal results.

Judd provides technical support for Indium Corporation’s advanced SMT assembly materials, including solder pastes, thermal interface materials, fluxes, and engineered solders. He specializes in optimizing SMT lines, and has expertise in stencil printing parameters and reflow profiling. In addition to providing technical support, he performs testing on new products in Indium Corporation’s Advanced Materials and Process Development Lab.

Judd has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. He is an SMTA-certified process engineer and earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

The SMTA is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronics assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.  

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, thermal management, and solar 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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