Indium Blog

How We Fell In Love

  • Indium
  • Indium Corporation
  • Rework
  • Semiconductor Packaging
  • Solder
  • Solderability

  • Okay, I’ll be honest – I think it’s pretty cheesy to write an entry on Valentines Day regarding my passion for the industry. I will, however, take some time to comment on how I came to this point…

    As a mechanical engineering student I had no desire to work with electronics. In my mind engineering was all about gears and pulleys – what would electronics have for me? Electronics is attaching a bunch of components together – right?

    Man was I wrong! When I came to Indium my first day I was completely amazed by our Advanced Materials and Process Development Lab. I had no idea how complex the world of soldering is – especially in the world of semiconductor packaging. I noticed so many interesting pieces of equipment that first day, I realized I’d be using my engineering background hands-on. Cross sectioning, x-ray, sonoscan, tensile testing – that’s all the stuff I learned in school, and I had no clue that they were used in electronics.

    A lot has changed since then. I’ve had a chance to see so many applications and work with you guys on some really cool projects. I’m glad to have happened upon this career.

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert