Indium Corporation’s Andy C. Mackie, PhD, MSc, senior product manager for semiconductor and advanced assembly materials, will share his expertise at the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) San Diego chapter meeting on Oct. 28 in San Diego, Calif.

From standard chip-attach to power devices using flip-chip on leadframe, copper-pillar/solder micro bump is emerging as a standard flip-chip solder bump replacement. Dr. Mackie’s presentation, Ultra-Low Residue Semiconductor Fluxes Enabling Embedded and Low Form Factor Flip-Chip Assembly, addresses this trend. It includes data that shows design and critical-to-functionality criteria that are driving the adoption of ultra-low residue flux in large-scale customer production using dipping applications.

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 (MSc) in colloid and interface science from the University of Bristol, U.K. Additionally, he is formally trained in Six Sigma – Design of Experiments.

IMAPS is the largest society dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies through professional education. The Society’s portfolio of technologies is disseminated through symposia, conferences, workshops, professional development courses, and other efforts. IMAPS currently has more than 3,000 members in the United States and more than 3,000 international members around the world.

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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