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:: Corporate Member News ::

:: SHENMAO Introduces PF606-P26 Halogen Free No Clean Solder Paste (full story)

:: Advanced Chemical Welcomes Shanon Horridge as New Customer Care Manager (full story)

:: Master Bond's High Temperature Resistant, Optically Clear, Two Part Epoxy Meets NASA Low Outgassing Requirements (full story)

:: Indium Corporation Asia-Pacific Operations Celebrates 20 Years (full story)

:: Brighter, Sharper, More Rugged - NUSIL'S New Optically Clear Silicone Gels Enable Nest-Generation Digital Displays (full story)

:: Finetech Releases New Version of the MiniOven for BGA Reballing and QFN Prebumping (full story)

:: TechSearch International Analyzes CSP Market Growth: QFNs Remain "Work Horse" of the Industry (full story)

:: Amkor Technology Announces Expansion of China Operations (full story)

MPP

:: Job Openings ::

:: Sales Engineer - AdTech Ceramics, Chattanooga, TN (full story)

:: Technical Sales Engineer - YINCAE (full story)

Check back for future job openings from IMAPS corporate members. Be sure to go online to IMAPS JOBS Marketplace to search for additional openings. Interested in posting your job opening? Email Brian Schieman - bschieman@imaps.org.

:: Corporate Fast Links ::

Click below to learn more about this issue's featured corporate members.

AMKOR

Shenmao America, Inc.

INDIUM

Master Bond

 

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:: SHENMAO Introduces PF606-P26 Halogen Free No Clean Solder Paste

SHENMAO PF606-P26 No-Clean / Zero Halogen Solder Paste are made locally in the USA and with the same quality in 7 other world wide locations. It is said to prevent BGA Non-Wet Opens and Head on Pillow defects if there is oxidation on BGA Balls or PCB Pads. In case BGA components are warped, PF606-P26 thru excellent printability, wetting and solder ability can create highly reliable Solder Joints that greatly reduce their failure rate.

A Major Chipset Producer is recommending the use of SHENMAO PF606-P26 Solder Paste to achieve ultimately reliable connections to the PCB.

As the Worlds Major Solder Materials Provider, SHENMAO produces SMT Solder Paste, Wave Solder Bar, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Flux and PV Ribbon.

Shenmao

SHENMAO America, Inc.
www.shenmao.com
Tel: 408-943-1755

Media contacts:
Watson Tseng, General Manager | watson_tseng@shenmao.us
Hans Schiesser, Marketing Director | hschiesser@shenmao.us

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Advanced Chemical Welcomes Shanon Horridge as New Customer Care Manager

Advanced Chemical Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Shanon Horridge as its new customer care manager.

In this position, Horridge will work closely with ACC’s sales manager, vice president of operations, and other key management members to maintain a fully satisfied, loyal, and profitable customer base of plating companies, jewelry manufacturers, dental laboratories, electroplating manufacturing operations, and other industries. The customer care manager also monitors and maintains established customer relationships to identify areas of concern and present proactive solutions.

“As the new customer care manager, Shanon is responsible for maximizing both logistics initiatives and the efficiency and productivity of her department. Her overall knowledge and experience will help Advanced Chemical identify new processes and procedures to improve business,” says Chief Marketing Officer John Antonacci. “We are happy she joined our team.”

Prior to joining ACC, Horridge was a senior member of the International Customer Care Division at Honeywell for more than seven years where she instituted and ran a wellness program to reduce absenteeism and encourage healthier lifestyles. While at A.T. Cross Company for nearly six years, she first served as marketing communications coordinator before being promoted to production control coordinator of manufacturing.

“I possess hazardous materials shipping certifications and export experience, which apply directly to the processes here at ACC,” says Horridge. “I plan to streamline the customer care processes and eliminate waste where possible so we can focus on providing world-class customer care to all Advanced Chemical customers and potential customers. I expect great things to happen every day!”

Adv Chemical

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Master Bond’s High Temperature Resistant, Optically Clear, Two Part Epoxy Meets NASA Low Outgassing Requirements

Widely used for applications in the aerospace, electronic and OEM industries, Master Bond EP121CL-LO is a high performance epoxy that passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing specifications. This two component system has a low mixed viscosity of 1,000-3,000 cps with a mix ratio of 100:80 by weight. It features an exceptionally long open time of at least 2-3 days at room temperature in a 100 gram batch and requires oven curing.

EP121CL-LO adheres well to many substrates including metals, composites, glass, ceramics, rubbers and most plastics. It offers a high tensile strength, tensile modulus and compressive strength of over 12,000 psi, 450,000 psi and 15,000 psi, respectively. This epoxy resists a variety of chemicals such as water, oils, acids, bases, fuels and many solvents. It has impressive optical clarity with a refractive index of 1.56.

With a volume resistivity exceeding 3x1014 ohm-cm at ambient temperatures, this electrical insulator is used for potting, encapsulation, coating and sealing applications. When used as a coating, EP121CL-LO can be conveniently applied with a spatula, knife, trowel, brush, paint roller, etc. This product has a service temperature range of -80F to +500F. EP121CL-LO features a shelf life of a year in its original, unopened containers and is available in kits ranging from 1/2 pints to 5 gallons.

Master Bond Electrically Insulative Adhesives
Master Bond EP121CL-LO is a NASA low outgassing approved, high temperature resistant epoxy with superior strength properties. This optically clear, low viscosity system has excellent electrical properties. Read more about Master Bond’s electrically insulating adhesives at
http://www.masterbond.com/properties/electrically-insulative-adhesive-systems

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Indium Corporation Asia-Pacific Operations Celebrates 20 Years

Indium Corporation is celebrating 20 years of service and supply from its Asia-Pacific operations to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Based in Singapore, the facility serves customers worldwide, particularly throughout Southeast Asia.

Commissioned on July 12, 1995, the company established its Asia-Pacific location due to its growing sales success in the Asian region.

According to Greg Evans, President and COO of Indium Corporation, "These 20 years have been successful for two main reasons: our excellent employees and our much respected, much appreciated customers."

Weng Fai Pang, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific Operations, interprets the successes of the past two decades as a sign of what is to come.

"This is a celebration of the 20 successful years that this facility has been operating, as well as for the successes that we are anticipating," said Pang.

Indium Corporation’s Asia-Pacific Operations has implemented several expansions over the years to accommodate their growth.

Headquartered in Utica, N.Y., U.S., 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, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email abrown@indium.com. You can also follow our experts, From One Engineer To Another® (#FOETA), at www.facebook.com/indium or @IndiumCorp.

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Brighter, Sharper, More Rugged - NUSIL'S New Optically Clear Silicone Gels Enable Nest-Generation Digital Displays

In response to market demands for ever-smaller, ever-higher-definition LCD displays that can withstand an increasingly broad range of environments and conditions, NuSil Technology LLC (http://www.nusil.com) has added two new Optically Clear Silicone Gels, LS1-3443 and Gel 8136, to their full line of silicones for solid state lighting. The newest gels offer greater light output and optical clarity while also improving both impact- and heat-resistance. This enables LCD screen manufacturers to create next-generation displays for smart phones and stadium screens and everything in between that are sharper, brighter and more rugged.

Manufacturers face a number of challenges when creating LCD displays that can be viewed in a wide range of light conditions, or when developing smaller, thinner screens to meet the need for wearable or more portable personal electronics. For example, bright sunlight makes screen viewing particularly difficult as it can create display washout, but increasing display brightness to address this problem drains battery power and generates unwanted heat. And as displays get thinner, there is a higher risk of breakage and lower device durability.

NuSil helps manufacturers address these challenges by offering Optically Clear Silicone Gels with a range of reflective index (RI) values from 1.38 to 1.54. With a choice of RI values, engineers can match the optical index of their screen's cover glass with the silicone gel that backs it to eliminate display washout in bright light without the need to increase LED output. The gels also provide soft and low modulus to absorb stress, reduce impact and improve ruggedness in newer, thinner displays. NuSil's newest gels, LS1-3443 and Gel-8136, have been specifically optimized for harsh environments, allowing manufacturers to increase light output while minimizing power consumption and lowering the risk of product yellowing over time.
"LS1-3443 and Gel-8136 were developed because clients came to us looking for gel solutions that didn't currently exist," said Bob Umland, NuSil's Director of Marketing & Sales for Electronics and Engineering. "When manufacturers are looking to develop truly breakthrough products, we have the track record, the highly specialized resources, and the willingness to help them do just that."

For more information about NuSil's total solutions for LCD screens, please contact us at +1 805-684-8780 or visit http://www.nusil.com.

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Finetech Releases New Version of the MiniOven for BGA Reballing and QFN Prebumping

Enhanced capabilities for performance, control and operation

Finetech is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the popular Martin MiniOven BGA/CSP reballing and QFN prebumping system. The MiniOven 05 provides enhanced process capability with updated firmware and increased control and temperature stability.

The highly efficient hybrid heating technology heats electronic components similar to a standard reflow oven: gently and simultaneously from all sides, ensuring process repeatability with high yields. A large 4-button front display enables fast set-up and management of multiple user-defined reballing and prebumping profiles residing within the system.

Profiles are easily generated using the system's auto profile software and external thermocouple for real-time product temperature feedback. EASYBEAM Windows-based software enables profile management and back-up, preserving valuable process development. The MiniOven 05 supports inert atmospheres such as nitrogen and utilizes an advanced gas distribution system, providing an inert blanket to displace oxygen.

All of these technical innovations result in increased performance and operating simplicity. This compact, robust system is easy to use and is perfect for production and R&D environments.

Finetech

Finetech (and subsidiary Martin) offer a wide range of rework, micro-dispensing and bonding equipment solutions. The companies serve customers within the medical, communications, computer, semiconductor, photonics, military, aerospace, and automotive industries, as well as leading universities and research centers. All equipment is designed and manufactured in Germany with US Sales and Customer Support centers located in Manchester, New Hampshire and Gilbert, Arizona.

Company Contact:
Adrienne Gerard, Finetech USA
Tel: +1 480-893-1630
Email: adg@finetechusa.com

 

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TechSearch International Analyzes CSP Market Growth: QFNs Remain "Work Horse" of the Industry

Driven by use in mobile products such as smartphones, CSPs continue to show growth. TechSearch International’s latest CSP market forecast shows an 11% CAGR from 2014 to 2019. One of the categories with the strongest growth is the quad flat no-lead (QFN) package. QFNs remain the “work horse” of the industry with growth driven by conversion from other leaded packages as well as adoption in new applications. QFNs are found in a wide range of products from automotive and industrial applications to wearable electronics. Increased use of QFNs for power devices continues to drive growth. New versions of the package are being introduced with routable QFNs gaining in popularity as a higher density solution that can support multiple die.

The analysis is provided in the latest Advanced Packaging Update, a 63-page report with full references and an accompanying set of 50 PowerPoint slides. The report also examines trends in stacked die CSPs and package-on-package (PoP) with a market forecast for each. A five-year market forecast for BGAs is provided. Drivers for each application space provide a clear picture of demand for each package type. A special section features thin wafer singulation, including the latest developments in plasma dicing.

TechSearch International, Inc., founded in 1987, is a market research leader specializing in technology trends in microelectronics packaging and assembly. Multi- and single-client services encompass technology licensing, strategic planning, and market and technology analysis. TechSearch International professionals have an extensive network of more than 17,000 contacts in North America, Asia, and Europe. For more information, contact TechSearch at tel: 512-372-8887 or see http//www.techsearchinc.com.

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Amkor Technology Announces Expansion of China Operations

Amkor Technology, Inc. has announced plans to expand its state-of-the-art assembly and test factory located in China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. With this project, Amkor expects to increase its manufacturing facilities in China by 45% to nearly 60,000 square meters of cleanroom space.

"Demand for assembly and test services is booming in China, particularly for advanced products employing wafer-level, die stacking and package stacking technology," said Steve Kelley, Amkor’s president and chief executive officer. "Our Shanghai operation is Amkor’s second-largest factory by revenue, and offers the most advanced OSAT technologies in China for both local and international customers. This investment reflects the long term strength of our mobile communications business, and the increasingly important role of the Chinese market in the global semiconductor supply chain."

Amkor plans to invest around $60 million for construction of the new facilities, which is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2016.

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:: Job Openings ::

Sales Engineer - AdTech Ceramics, Chattanooga, TN

Job Description
AdTech Ceramics is a leading manufacturer of custom ceramic products and is currently recruiting for a Sales Application Engineer to complement the existing sales infrastructure in Chattanooga, TN.

This position requires a BS in engineering, preferably in the materials or mechanical discipline with a preference of two years of Technical Sales and Marketing experience, although entry level may be considered.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative team oriented individual skilled in working with customers and product managers on the development, planning and manufacturing of custom products.

Fundamental knowledge of quality systems, mechanical drawings and general manufacturing as well as exceptional oral, written and time management skills is required. Key fundamentals include excellent communication and presentation skills, interpersonal presence, organization, attention to detail, critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Domestic and international travel as required to support accounts.

Job Requirements
* BS in Materials or Mechanical Engineering preferred with a minimum of two years experience in Technical Sales, although entry level may be considered
* Well developed sales skills including presentation, negotiation, follow-up and closure activities
* Marketing & market planning knowledge
* Critical thinking and inductive reasoning skills
* Very high oral and written expression skills
* High math skills
* Knowledge of the principals and methods of promoting and selling products in niche markets
* Knowledgeable of mechanical drawings and manufacturing processes
* Time management skills
* Ability to travel

EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Snapshot
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Sales Engineer
Education 4 Year Degree
Relocation Yes
Industry Manufacturing, Electronics
Required Travel +/- 25%

CONTACT: Doug Brown - Douglas.Brown@adtechceramics.com

Technical Sales Engineer - YINCAE

YINCAE Advanced Materials is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance coatings, adhesives and electronic materials used in the microchip & optoelectronic devices.

As our customer base and marketing efforts expand, we require an enthusiastic and talented Technical Sales Engineer to support our sales efforts and contribute towards sales and development strategies

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- Search for new clients who could benefit from our products in your designated region
- Establish new, and maintain existing, long-term relationships with customers
- Persuade clients that a product or service best satisfies their needs in terms of quality, price and delivery
- Negotiate and close sales by agreeing to terms and conditions
- Offer after-sales support services
- Analyze costs and sales
- Meet regular sales targets and coordinate sales projects
- Coordinate sales projects
- Support marketing by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
- Make technical presentations and demonstrate how a product will meet client needs
- Provide pre-sales technical assistance and product education
- Liaise with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
- Provide training and produce support materials for other members of the sales team
- Develop long-term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
- Prepare weekly and monthly reports for head office

Qualifications:
- Must possess a four year degree in electronic engineering or technical related field.
- Minimum 2 year experience in SMT industry

This full time position includes base salary, high commission and benefits

More Information?
Mary Liu
YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC
http://www.yincae.com
Tel: (518) 452-2880 Fax: (518) 452-2779
maryl@yincae.com

 

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