Indium Corporation’s Brook Sandy-Smith, Technical Support Engineer for PCB Assembly Materials, will present at the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR) 2016 on May 9-11 in Toronto, Canada.

Sandy-Smith will present How Stencil Design and Reflow Profiles Affect Variation in QFN Voiding Data: A Case Study. This presentation will include data from several studies that demonstrate how stencil design and reflow profile optimization impacts voiding levels and variation in material comparison testing.

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.

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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