Indium Corporation’s Mario Scalzo, Senior Technical Support Engineer, will present at the Surface Mount Technology Association’s Ohio Valley Expo and Tech Forum, July 11 in Independence, Ohio.

Scalzo’s presentation, Effects of Thermal Pad Patterning on QFN Voiding, discusses the major challenge of eliminating voids underneath low standoff components. This presentation explores what causes voiding and presents results to help optimize thermal performance and reliability.

Scalzo holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Saint Anselm College and a certificate from the American Chemical Society for Professional Education. He is an SMTA-Certified Process Engineer and earned his Six Sigma Black Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Scalzo is the author of the Electronics Assembly Materials blog, http://www.indium.com/blogs/Mario-Scalzo-Blog/.

The SMTA Ohio Valley chapter is one in a network of chapters across the United States, South America, the Middle East, and Asia. The volunteer officers and leaders of SMTA local chapters plan events serving regional networks of industry professionals. For more information on upcoming expos, visit www.smta.org/expos.

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.

For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email abrown@indium.com.