Indium’s experts at SMTAI
11 August 2008
Five of Indium Corporation’s technology experts will be presenting at SMTA International later this month.
Vice President of Technology Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee will chair a technical session titled, Assessment of Lead-Free Reliability on Tuesday 19 August between 10:00am – 11:30am. He will also present at the technical session for Impact and Fatigue Reliability of Lead-Free Solders on the Superior Drop Test Performance of SACT Solders and Its Mechanism on Wednesday 20 August from 3:00pm – 5:30pm. In addition, Lee will be a panelist for the session on Lead-Free Alternatives, held between 8:00am – 9:30am on Thursday 21 August. Dr. Lee is a soldering expert with experience in the development of solder pastes, fluxes, high-temperature polymers, encapsulants for microelectronics, underfills, and adhesives. His current research interests cover advanced materials for interconnects, and packaging for electronics and optoelectronics applications, with emphasis on high-performance and low-cost of ownership.
Senior Technologist Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Ph.D. PE, and Tim Jensen (Solder Paste Product Manager) will present the tutorial, Implementing a Halogen-Free Circuit Board Assembly Process on Monday 18 August between 8:00am – 11:30am. Dr. Lasky will also be a panelist for the session on Evolving Technologies and Current Issues for Lead-Free Materials on Monday 18 August from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. He will also chair a technical session focused on Alternate Lead-Free Alloys, held at 3:30pm on Tuesday 19 August. Dr. Lasky, holder of the SMTA Founder’s Award, is a process expert and Instructional Professor at Dartmouth College. He has over 25 years of experience in electronics and optoelectronic packaging and assembly. He has authored or edited numerous books and technical papers and holds several patent disclosures.
Tim Jensen and Amanda (Whittemore) Hartnett (Applications Engineer) will present at the technical session for Advanced Environmental Product Compliance Issues on Halogen-Free Solder Pastes and Fluxes: Implementation Challenges on Wednesday 20 August from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Tim Jensen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, and has authored technical publications and many process and technical guidelines. Jensen is a member of the SMTA and participates in several IPC standards development committees. Amanda Hartnett has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Utica College and previously worked as a research lab technician at Cornell University focusing on the physical properties of silicon. She has authored technical papers on thermal management and microelectronics packaging materials. Hartnett is active in several industry organisations including SPIE, IMAPS, and the IPC. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Director of Sales for Metals, Chemicals and Energy, David Preische, will present as part of SMTAI’s first Alternative Energy Symposium. His paper, Alternative Energy: Fuel Cells and Solar Cells Enter High Volume Manufacturing will be presented on Monday 18 August from 8:00am – 9:30am. Preische has over 20 years of experience in electronics assembly, semiconductor assembly, thermal management, solar, and metals and chemicals. He is an active member and speaker on several national and international societies, including Sales and Marketing Executives International and the National Association of Sales Professionals.
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