Indium Corporation's Andy C. Mackie, PhD, MSc, Senior Product Manager for Semiconductor and Advanced Assembly Materials, moderated a technical session at the 2015 Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Annual Reliability Workshop April 28-30 in Novi, Mich.

Dr. Mackie moderated the Passive Component Technology session, which included technical discussions on the reliability of passive components in automotive usage.

Dr. Mackie is an electronics industry expert in physical chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology, and semiconductor assembly materials and processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in new product and process development, and materials marketing in all areas of electronics manufacturing, from wafer fabrication to semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly. Dr. Mackie has a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Nottingham, U.K., and a Master of Science in Colloid and Interface Science from the University of Bristol, U.K. He is also formally trained in Six Sigma – Design of Experiments.

The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) was created for the purpose of establishing common part-qualification and quality-system standards. A subset of the organization, the AEC Component Technical Committee is the standardization body for establishing the benchmarks for reliable, high-quality electronic components.

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, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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