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Indium Corporation Experts to Present at SMT Hybrid Packaging

May 30, 2018

Two Indium Corporation experts will present at SMT Hybrid Packaging on Tuesday, June 5, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, will present Automotive-Grade Solder Paste for Enhanced Electrical Reliability & Low Voiding. The paper examines flux technology breakthroughs and test methods to eliminate dendritic growth for low-standoff components, as well as how to achieve a robust SMT process without compromising the electrical reliability of the no-clean flux.

Andreas Karch, Regional Technical Manager, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, will present

Modern Solder Pastes to Solve Miniaturization Challenges (Processing of 01005 and Smaller) in German. The presentation examines the development of optimized flux chemistry in solder paste to overcome manufacturing challenges brought by miniaturization and maximize the process window to achieve high yields.

Vijay is based in the UK and manages Indium Corporation’s technology programs and technical support throughout Europe. His expertise is focused on solder paste, engineered solders, thermal interface materials, and semiconductor-grade electronics assembly materials. Karthik is active in several industry organizations, including IMAPS and the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), and has presented at industry forums and conferences internationally. He earned his master’s degree in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Karch provides support, including sharing process knowledge and making technical recommendations for the use of Indium Corporation’s materials, which are comprised of solder paste, solder preforms, fluxes, and thermal management materials. Karch has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience, including the advanced development of customized electronics. He is an ECQA-certified integrated design engineer and has a Six Sigma Yellow Belt. The Austrian Patent Office also selected him as one of the 2014 recipients of the Top 10 Inventum Awards for an automotive LED assembly. Karch maintains a thorough understanding of process technologies and project management skills.

For more information about our experts’ recent work, visit or visit us at the event at booth #4-301.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, 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, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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