Liyakathali’s presentation, SMT Reflow Profile Optimization in the Challenging Lead-Free World, discusses new soldering challenges as a result of lead-free electronics, the complexities presented by these challenges, and how to optimize reflow profiles for different processes.
Liyakathali provides technical support for Indium Corporation’s electronics assembly materials, semiconductor and advanced assembly materials, solar photovoltaic, and thermal management customers in India. He has more than 13 years of experience in electronics assembly manufacturing. Liyakathali has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala and is an SMTA-certified SMT Process Engineer. He earned his six-sigma green belt from Motorola University (TQMI Chennai).
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, IL, dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and testing. 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 $2.17 trillion global electronics industry.
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.