Alpha to Present Technical Paper on Low Voiding High Reliability Solder Paste at IPC Technical Conference in India

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Alpha Assembly Solutions will be presenting a technical paper titled “Low Voiding High Reliability Solder Paste for Automotive, LED and other Demanding Applications” at the IPC India Technical Conference to be held on September 22, 2016.

Electronic assemblies used in automotive, telecommunications, high power LEDs, and other demanding applications require soldering materials that can withstand high temperature, vibration, thermal shock and other harsh conditions. For example, electronics in automotive applications typically require enhanced vibration and thermal cycling performance. Assemblies in telecommunications require enhanced thermal cycling, while assemblies in lighting (high power LEDs) require creep-resistant material at high operating temperatures.

In order to meet these various demanding applications, a new high reliability, RoHS-compliant alloy was developed. This paper will cover the reliability properties of the new alloy. Further, a new halogen-free flux vehicle system was optimized for this alloy. Following this, case studies for two applications, Automotive and LED Lighting, are covered in this paper.

IPC India Technical Conference

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 10:50am – 11:15am

Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Centre

10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Dasanapura Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562123, India

Topic: Low Voiding High Reliability Solder Paste for Automotive, LED and other Demanding Applications 

Presented by:  Richard Puthota, Business Development Director of Alpha Assembly Solutions

To learn more about Alpha Assembly Solutions’ vast product offering and capabilities, please visit our website at

Speaker Biography

Richard Puthota is a Director of Business Development & Technical Support at Alpha Assembly Solutions, part of the MacDermid Performance Solutions group of businesses, where he is responsible for Alpha’s Business & Technical Support in India, Africa, Sri Lanka & Middle-East. Being a process specialist (both in bare board manufacturing &board assembly) he undertakes process audits for OEMs, EMS and train & Certify Management staff.  He adds sustainable & tangible value to Alpha’s customers across the Indian subcontinent. Recently, he received the “President Award for the year of 2014” for creating an entire business model for sales, distribution channels & branding which led to share gain and continued growth in South Africa, a new market for the business.

Richard has over 31 years experience in PCB assembly industry. He holds BS Chemical Technology and PGD in Applied Chemistry from Loyola College and Executive Education from IIM-Bangalore.  Richard currently serves as Member of Corporate Advisory Board of SRM University, Industrial Advisory Committee of Loyola College and also Advisory Panel of India’s Electronics Magazines

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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