Indium Corporation’s Joe Bahou, Technical Sales Support Engineer – West Coast, will present at the SMTA’s Silicon Valley chapter meeting on April 11.

Bahou’s presentation, Material and Process Optimization for Head in Pillow Optimization, discusses material- and process-related issues surrounding head-in-pillow defects in electronics assembly. Bahou will also recommend how to eliminate the defect.

Bahou provides comprehensive technical advice in the selection, use, and application of solder paste, fluxes, and alloy fabrications to Indium Corporation’s advanced SMT materials, fluxes, and engineered and thermal materials customers on the west coast of the USA. He has more than 16 years of experience in electronics assembly manufacturing, including hands-on experience in SMT production. Bahou is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Mass.

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Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film and thermal management markets. Products include solders, preforms, and fluxes; brazes; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, and germanium 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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