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Indium Corporation’s Dr. HongWen Zhang to Present InSIDER Series Webinar

April 5, 2022

Indium Corporation’s Alloy Group R&D Manager Dr. HongWen Zhang will deliver a presentation on the company’s award-winning Durafuse™ mixed-alloy technology as part of its popular InSIDER Series of webinars. The presentation, titled Solder Challenges and Product Development with Durafuse™ Technology, will be given on Wednesday, April 27 at 8 a.m. San Francisco/11 a.m. New York/4 p.m. London/5 p.m. Germany.

Dr. Zhang’s presentation will focus on the shortcomings of traditional solder materials and examine the ability of Indium Corporation’s Durafuse™ technology to provide a solution to these challenges. He will highlight the benefits of Durafuse™ LT, a patented, innovative, low-temperature, mixed-alloy technology that offers enhanced reliability with drop shock performance two orders of magnitude better than Bi-containing solders. He will also discuss Durafuse™ HT, a new patent-pending product designed as a drop-in solution to replace and outperform the traditional high-lead solders in die-attach and clip-bond applications. Click here to register.

Dr. Zhang is manager of the alloy group in Indium Corporation’s R&D department. His focus is on the development of Pb-free solder materials and the associated technologies for high-temperature and high-reliability applications. He was instrumental in inventing the mixed-alloy solder technique to combine the merits of constituents to improve wetting, reduce processing temperatures, modify the bonding surface, and control the joint’s morphology, thus improving reliability.

Dr. Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical physical chemistry from Central South University of China, a master’s degree in materials and engineering from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in material science and engineering from the Michigan Technological University. He has a Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and is a certified IPC Specialist for IPC-A-600 and IPC-A-610 as well as a certified SMT Process Engineer. He has extensive experience in various aluminum (Al) alloys and fiber/particle reinforced Al-based composite materials, and Al-rich and ZrHf-based amorphous alloys. He has co-authored two book chapters on high-temperature lead-free bonding materials, has had a number of patents filed, and has been published in approximately 20 journals in the fields of metallurgy, materials science and engineering, physics, electronics materials, and mechanics.

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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About InSIDER Series

Indium Corporation’s free webinar program designed for professional development, launched in April 2020, has included more than 30 topics presented to thousands of industry professionals via its live sessions and recordings archive. Click here to learn more. 

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