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Indium Corporation’s Principal Engineer and Manager for Thermal Interface Materials Applications Dr. Andy Mackie, Ph.D., will deliver a webinar presentation as part of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s (iNEMI) Packaging Tech Topic Series on Tuesday, March 28.
Dr. Mackie’s presentation will address the evolution of power electronics packaging, focusing in particular on advancements in assembly and thermal interface materials. The webinar will cover the challenges and solutions associated with power electronics packaging, and the impact of emerging technologies such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) and the new challenges they pose. Dr. Mackie will also provide an in-depth analysis of the different types of materials used in power electronics packaging, their advantages, and limitations, as well as share insight into the future direction of power electronics packaging and the potential for further advancements in assembly and thermal interface materials to enable more efficient and reliable power electronic systems.
“As power electronics become increasingly important in modern electronic systems, it is essential for the industry to understand the packaging challenges we face, as well as the critical role that assembly and thermal interface materials have to play in addressing those challenges,” said Mackie. “I want to thank iNEMI for giving me the platform to share my experiences and help our industry move forward.”
The webinar is open to all industry professionals (iNEMI membership is not necessary); advance registration is required.
Dr. Mackie is an electronics industry expert with a technical background in physical chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology, and semiconductor fabrication and assembly materials and processes. His professional experience covers all aspects of electronics manufacturing from wafer fabrication to semiconductor packaging and SMT/electronics assembly. In his current role, he is focused on identifying thermal material needs and trends for various high-performance applications, as well as the development and testing of innovative solutions to meet the emerging thermal interface material requirements. Dr. Mackie has been an invited international keynote speaker and has lectured internationally on subjects ranging from sub-ppb metals analysis in supercritical carbon dioxide to solder paste rheology. He holds patents in novel polymers, heterogeneous catalysis, and solder paste formulation. Dr. Mackie holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master’s of Science (MSc) in colloid and interface science from the University of Bristol, UK.