Indium Corporation’s Brook Sandy-Smith, Product Specialist for PCB Assembly Materials, was presented with a Distinguished Committee Service Award by the IPC at SMTA International in Fort Worth, Texas on October 15.

The award recognizes Sandy-Smith’s contributions toward the development of J-STD-006C, which provides requirements for electronics-grade solder alloys and fluxed and non-fluxed solid solders for electronics soldering applications. She has been an active member of this committee for over three years.

“Indium Corporation’s involvement with IPC standards committees allows us to contribute to making sure these standards reflect the needs of the industry,” Sandy-Smith said.

Sandy-Smith serves as a technical liaison between Indium Corporation’s customers and internal departments, such as research and development and production, to ensure that customers have the best quality and selection of products. She earned degrees in chemical engineering, with a focus on materials, and German language from the international engineering program at the University of Rhode Island.

IPC is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,400 member companies that represent all facets of the electronics interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing, and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research, and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.

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, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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