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Eric Bastow

Indium Corporation's Bastow Among First to Earn SMT Processes Re-Certification

May 3, 2016

Indium Corporation’s Eric Bastow, Assistant Technical Manager, has become one of only a handful of technologists to earn a re-certification of the Surface Mount Technology Association’s (SMTA) SMT Processes designation.

Recertification is required every five years in order to ensure that the individual’s knowledge is kept on the cutting-edge of electronics assembly technology. It entails an online course with several modules and a corresponding exam for each module. Engineers are required to pass every module’s exam in order to earn their recertification.

SMTA Certification is a unique program that recognizes and certifies competence across the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. This certification is one of the global electronics assembly industry’s most respected validations of process excellence.

Indium Corporation has one of the largest SMTA-certified engineering teams in the industry, with more than 30 certified employees.

Bastow first earned his SMT Certification in 2005. He provides technical support for Indium Corporation’s full range of solder products for the electronics assembly, semiconductor packaging, and thermal management markets. He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Bastow is also a certified IPC-A-600 and 610D specialist.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, thermal management, and solar 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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