Indium Corporation Experts to Present at Conference on Electronics in Harsh Environments
March 15, 2018
Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will deliver two presentations. Vijay’s first presentation, A Novel Solder Alloy for Service Temperatures of 150–175°C in Automotive Applications, details the performance of a novel SnAgCuSb solder alloy as compared against the Innolot® and SAC305 alloys when reflowed with a standard reflow profile.
Vijay will also present Solder with Engineered Metal Mesh for Improved Bondline Control & Increased Reliability between Substrate and Baseplate in IGBT Modules. This presentation outlines the results of an innovative, drop-in alternative soldering material designed to achieve bondline control on AlSiC baseplates.
Brook Sandy-Smith, PCB Assembly Materials Specialist, will participate in a panel discussion on the Durability for Autonomous Vehicle Electronics – Meeting the Needs as part of the SMTA-iNEMI Interactive Forum.
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. Vijay 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.
Brook Sandy-Smith is a leader in the industry for technical knowledge and support. As a Technical Support Engineer based at Indium Corporation’s Headquarters in Clinton, NY, she specializes in PCB Assembly Materials and works closely with customers to develop custom solutions and optimize their processes. Sandy-Smith has a passion for developing and implementing standardization for test methods, and is an SMTA Certified Process Engineer. She is active in several IPC committees, SMTA programs, and iNEMI projects, currently serving as chair of the J-004 committee and as Vice President of technical programs for the SMTA Empire chapter. Brook graduated from the International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Chemical Engineering and German language.
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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