Alpha's Robert Wallace to Speak at Aqueous' Texas Reliability in Electronics Workshop


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Alpha Assembly Solutions will be one of the five companies presenting at Aqueous Technology’s Texas Reliability in Electronics Workshop being held today, October 17 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas and October 19 at the Richardson Holiday Inn in Richardson, Texas.

Robert Wallace, regional marketing manager for the Americas, will be one of the five speakers presenting at the day long workshops. His presentation, "Soldering Material Set Selection and the Potential Effect on High Reliability Electronics" highlights the importance of strategic decision making when choosing materials for today’s increasingly complex assemblies and reliability requirements. 

"As industries continue to transition to lead-free soldering and with the increasing demands for performance and reliability, it is critical that the right combination of solder paste, fluxes, and rework materials are selected in conjunction with the processes to be used in assembly," said Wallace.

The four other speakers include Michael Konrad, president and CTO of Aqueous Technologies; Naveen Ravidran of Zestron; Mike Burgess of ASM Assembly Solutions-DEK; and Russell Claybrook of Microcare. The free workshop is designed to help participants engage with the increasing demands to meet high levels of product reliability at the lowest cost possible. The speakers' presentations will cover cleaning processes and equipment, environmental mitigation, cleanliness assessment, cleaning chemicals, stencil printing, soldering materials, cleaning post rework, and best practices.

About Aqueous Technologies

Aqueous Technologies is a global company that specializes in the manufacturing of cleaning and cleanliness testing systems for the electronics assembly industry.  With over twenty-five years of experience, their goal is developing environmentally conscious equipment which assists manufacturers with increasing product reliability.  For more information, click here.

About Alpha Assembly Solutions

Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions Business, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others.

With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils.  It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax, Atrox and Fortibond brands.

For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process.  Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications. 

Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials.  For more information, click here.

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