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Pb-Free Solder Paste targets small, low-voltage QFN packages.

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February 10, 2014 - Designed as drop-in replacement for standard high Pb-containing solder pastes, BiAgX™ excels in high temperature environments in excess of 150°C. High-melting, lead- and antimony-free product reflows, solders, wets, and solidifies like any other solder paste, and is available in both dispense and printing forms. Fluxes are cleanable with standard cleaning chemistries and processes.

Indium Corporation

34 Robinson Rd., Clinton, NY, 13323, USA

Original Press Release

Indium Corporation Announces New Solder Paste Technology

Press release date: January 30, 2014

Indium Corporation announces a new solder paste technology. BiAgX™ is a high-melting lead-free (Pb-free) solder paste technology designed for high reliability electronics assembly applications. Designed as a drop-in replacement for standard high Pb-containing solder pastes, it has passed MSL1 and thermal cycle testing at several power semiconductor customers.

BiAgX™ is excellent for small, low-voltage QFN packages that are used in portable electronics (smartphone/tablet), automotive electronics, and industrial applications. It excels in high temperature environments in excess of 150°C. It requires minimal process adjustments and no capital expenditures for customers converting from a standard high Pb-containing solder paste-based process.

BiAgX™ addresses both customer demands and potential legislative changes that eliminate lead from high-melting die-attach applications. It is both Pb-free and Sb-free (lead and antimony) and does not contain costly specialty materials, such as nanosilver or sintering aids.

BiAgX™ reflows, solders, wets, and solidifies just like any other solder paste, and is available in both dispense and printing forms. Fluxes are cleanable with standard cleaning chemistries and processes.

For more information about BiAgX™, including technical papers and other technical information, visit www.indium.com/BiAgX.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film and thermal management markets. Products include solders, preforms, and fluxes; brazes; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, and germanium metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email abrown@indium.com.

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