Dr. Mackie leads the product development and marketing of Indium Corporation's advanced materials for their semiconductor customers' most demanding applications. Through his partnerships with sales, and research and development teams, he has opened up new business opportunities in Asia and the Americas.
Dr. Mackie earned a PhD in physical chemistry from The University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Science (MSc) in surface and colloid chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. He has over 20 years of experience in new product and process development and materials marketing in all areas of electronics manufacturing, including wafer fabrication, electronics assembly, and semiconductor packaging. He is an electronics industry expert in physical chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology, solder materials properties and processes (including solder paste printing), and reflow processes.
Dr. Mackie has written papers and lectured internationally on subjects ranging from sub-ppb metals analysis in supercritical carbon dioxide to pin-probe testing of flux residues. Additionally, he holds patents in novel polymers, gas analysis, and solder paste formulation, and is trained in Six Sigma – Design of Experiments. He is an active blogger and the author of the Semiconductor Assembly blog.
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.