Indium Corporation Assistant Technical Manager Eric Bastow will share his expertise at the SMTA Silicon Valley (San Jose) Chapter Meeting on March 29, 2012.

Eric's presentation, Flux Residue Reliability, examines no-clean solder products and processes, including the ingredients used, responses to processes and scenarios, and the impact on electrical reliability. He will also participate in a panel discussion.

As assistant technical manager, Eric provides oversight to the Technical Support Team through leadership, advice, technical knowledge, and support to product management. Eric also provides technical support for the Pacific Northwest (USA) and Western Canada.

Eric is an SMTA-certified process engineer (CSMTPE) and is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt from Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering. He is also a certified IPC-A-600 and 610D specialist. Eric has an associate's degree in Engineering Science from Herkimer County Community College and has authored several technical papers and articles.

Eric has experience in developing new solder paste flux chemistries, performing residual gas analysis of hermetic electronic packages, and developing electroless nickel-plating bath chemistries. Eric is based at Indium Corporation's global headquarters in Clinton, NY. He also authors a technology blog, which can be found at

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Indium Corporation is a premier materials supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film and thermal management markets. Products include solders, preforms, and fluxes; brazes; sputter targets; indium, gallium, and germanium chemicals and sourcing; and Reactive NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium Corporation has global technical support and factories located in China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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