Henkel and Tec de Monterrey form important technology partnership
Jun 03, 2005
Leading global materials supplier and top Mexican academic institution bring latest technology to burgeoning electronics region, support today's advanced electronics manufacturers and educate tomorrow's technology leaders
The electronics group of Henkel and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores Monterrey (Monterrey Technology Institute) have announced a historic partnership agreement in which the two will conduct ground-breaking research on lead-free solders, provide superior local customer support and afford unmatched educational opportunities.
The partnership agreement will provide Henkel customers with access to the latest materials research to help them prepare for the demands imposed by the ever-present changes in technology. One of the primary elements of the partnership is a research project in which the Henkel and Tec de Monterrey technical teams will study and characterize the compatibility behavior of tin-lead and lead-free solder pastes with several component and PCB surface finishes. The results of the study will be made available to Henkel customers. This relationship also enables Henkel to provide its Mexican customer base with sophisticated local failure analysis and evaluation capabilities and the support of the Henkel technical team, including an application engineer who will reside on-site at Monterrey Tech.
"We are very proud to be associated with Tec de Monterrey," says Gabriel Ortiz, Mexico and Central America team leader for the electronics group of Henkel. "Mexico has been and continues to be a very important region for Henkel and we are certain that this partnership will prove invaluable to our customers, the students of Tec de Monterrey and the Mexican electronics community."