Indium Corporation Expert Named to iNEMI Board of Directors
April 13, 2022
Dr. Mackie was voted in as the newest member of the board of directors for a three-year period, which began April 1. The board provides overall oversight and governance of iNEMI operations. This includes decisions regarding policy, strategy, and direction of the consortium. The board comprises eight to 13 voting directors who are executives from a cross-section of participating organizations.
"This is a wonderful and timely opportunity to influence the strategic direction of iNEMI, and builds off my past participation in the iNEMI automotive electronics reliability initiative and the PCB/PCBA Material Characterization for Harsh Environments," said Dr. Mackie. "At Indium Corporation, we believe in collaborating with our fellow industry experts and thought leaders to develop materials solutions that enable future technologies—I am eager to help accelerate the industry through my new role with iNEMI."
Dr. Mackie is an electronics industry expert with a technical background in physical chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology, semiconductor fabrication, and assembly materials and processes. His professional experience covers all aspects of electronics manufacturing from wafer fabrication to semiconductor packaging and SMT/electronics assembly. Dr. Mackie was also responsible for the development of Indium Corporation's first Applied Technology Roadmap. In his current role, he is focused on identifying thermal material needs and trends for various high-performance applications, as well as the development and testing of innovative solutions to meet the emerging thermal interface material requirements. Dr. Mackie has been an invited international keynote speaker and has lectured internationally on subjects ranging from sub-ppb metals analysis in supercritical carbon dioxide to solder paste rheology. He holds patents in novel polymers, heterogeneous catalysis, and solder paste formulation. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Nottingham, U.K; a master's degree in colloid and interface science from the University of Bristol, U.K; and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Leicester, U.K.
About Indium Corporation
Indium Corporation is a premier materials refiner, smelter, 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, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
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The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is a not-for-profit R&D consortium of leading electronics manufacturers and suppliers, along with associations, government agencies, and universities. iNEMI roadmaps the future technology requirements of the global electronics manufacturing industry, identifies and prioritizes technology and infrastructure gaps, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact collaborations among its members. These collaborations support members' businesses and help drive the industry by accelerating the deployment of new technologies, developing industry infrastructure, stimulating standards development, and disseminating efficient business practices.