Indium Corporation's Liyakathali (Liya) Koorithodi, assistant technical manager, presented at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) India Chapter's quarterly meeting on March 7 in Bangalore, India.

Liya's presentation, SMT Reflow Profile Optimization in the Challenging Lead-Free World, discussed new soldering challenges as a result of lead-free electronics, the complexities presented by these challenges, and how to optimize reflow profiles of different processes.

Liya provides technical support for Indium Corporation's electronics assembly materials, semiconductor and advanced assembly materials, solar photovoltaic, and thermal management customers in India. He has more than 13 years of experience in electronics assembly manufacturing. Liya has a diploma in mechanical engineering from the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala, and is an SMTA-certified process engineer. He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University.

The SMTA is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronics assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. 

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, 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, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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