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Indium Corp. announces that Andy C. Mackie, Ph.D., MSc, has been named president of the Empire Chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS).
IMAPS is the world’s largest society dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies through professional education. Dr. Mackie’s responsibilities as president include coordinating all activities for Empire Chapter members and organizing local technical meetings, tours, and networking activities with the members, corporate members, and universities and labs in the region. The Empire Chapter hosts meetings throughout upstate N.Y., including Binghamton, Corning, Syracuse, and Rochester. Dr. Mackie will also play a key role in helping organize the Nanotechnology International Workshop.
“We’re honored to have Dr. Mackie, who is a forward-thinking individual dedicated to the advancement of microelectronics, join us as an organizational leader within the IMAPS community,” said Michael O’Donoghue, executive director of IMAPS. “Dr. Mackie’s endless commitment to learning will, no doubt, be of great value as president of our Empire Chapter.”
Dr. Mackie is an electronics industry expert in physical chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology, and semiconductor assembly materials and processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in new product and process development and materials marketing in all areas of electronics manufacturing, from wafer fabrication to semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly. Andy has a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Science (MSc) in colloid and interface science from the University of Bristol, UK. Additionally, he is formally trained in Six Sigma – Design of Experiments.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, 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, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.