Indium Corporation Expert to Host Electronic Assembly Reliability Webinar

Indium Corporation’s Andreas Karch, Regional Technical Manager, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, will host an InSIDER Series webinar focused on solder paste attributes and their impact on increased product service life reliability requirements. The webinar will be presented on Webex, Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. British Time/9 p.m. Malaysia Time).

Reliability specifications for the lifetime of an electronics assembly are increasing due to higher duration (cycles) and service temperature requirements. This is especially true in high-reliability verticals such as automotive, RF, and industrial applications. The enhanced specifications make the choice of solder materials more critical, as solder paste attributes have a direct impact on the increased product service life reliability requirements. In Solder Attributes & Impact on Increased Product Reliability Requirements of Electronic Assemblies, Karch will discuss the parameters that should be taken into consideration to calculate the service life using the Coffin-Manson model. He will also discuss innovative solder solutions to address the higher thermo-mechanical loads on solder joints due to the increased mission profiles and enhanced product lifetime validation requirements.

Indium Corporation’s InSIDER Series is a free program designed to deliver expert technical content, share industry knowledge, and promote professional growth using a virtual platform. Current and future webinars can be found at

Karch provides technical support, including sharing process knowledge and making technical recommendations for the use of Indium Corporation’s materials, for customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Products include solder paste, solder preforms, fluxes, and thermal management materials. He has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience in PCB assembly and power electronics, including the advanced development of customized electronics. He has been recognized for developing one of the top 10 innovative patents for automotive LED assembly. Karch is an ECQA-certified integrated design engineer and earned his Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

To register for Karch’s webinar, visit The webinar link will be shared with registrants the day of the event. Registrants must use a company email account to avoid Indium Corporation’s spam filters. This is a first-come, first-served event.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials refiner, smelter, manufacturer, and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, 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, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.


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