Indium Corporation Senior Technical Support Engineer Mario Scalzo will share his expertise at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition on August 23, 2012.

Mario's presentation, The Effect of Powder Surface Area and Oxidation on the Voiding Performance of PoP Solder Pastes, uses data to discuss how the voiding performance of PoP solder pastes could be affected by powder surface area and oxidation. The presentation is based on a paper by the same name, authored by Indium Corporation Technical Support Engineer Brandon Judd. A copy of the paper can be downloaded at

Mario joined Indium Corporation in 2000. He holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from Saint Anselm College and a certificate from the American Chemical Society for Professional Education. He is an SMTA-Certified Process Engineer and earned his Six Sigma Black Belt from Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering. Mario is the author of the Electronics Assembly Materials blog,

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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, germanium and tin compounds, and high purity metals; 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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