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Indium Corporation Adds to Rapidly-Growing SMTA-Certified Engineering Team

Jan 22, 2015

Indium Corporation announces that several company technologists have earned their designation as SMTA-Certified Process Engineers, further expanding the largest SMTA-certified engineering team in the industry.

Joining the more than 30 Indium Corporation engineers who have earned SMTA Certification are: Jun Cardozo, area technical manager, Philippines; Kenny Chiong, senior technical support engineer, Singapore; Jason Chou, area technical manager, Taiwan; Jeffrey Len, technical support engineer, Malaysia; and Nguyen Viet Truong assistant technical manager, Vietnam.

SMTA Certification is a unique program, sponsored by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), which recognizes and certifies competence across the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level. This certification is one of the electronics assembly industry’s most respected validations of process excellence.

Cardozo assists in the development and execution of strategies to maintain current customer relationships and grow new business in the Philippines. He is also responsible for providing technical recommendations and support to optimize processes at customer sites. Cardozo earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Saint Louis University in the Philippines.

Chiong assists customers in the optimization of manufacturing processes, including technical support for Indium Corporation’s full product suite. He is experienced in providing technical support and reviewing design for printed circuit board assembly to maintain quality, delivery, and optimal output. Chiong earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and has earned his Six Sigma Green Belt.

Chou provides technical support to Indium Corporation’s customers in Taiwan, with a focus on the semiconductor industry. Chou earned a master’s degree in chemistry from National Tsing Hua University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from National Cheng Kung University. He served as the group leader for the National Nano Device Laboratory, Tainan, Taiwan, where he collaborated with university professors and industry professionals on special projects for semiconductor manufacturing.

Len provides comprehensive technical advice in the selection, use, and application of all of Indium Corporation’s products. Len has experience improving processes to increase quality and customer relationship management. Len holds a bachelor’s degree in pure chemistry from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia.

Truong is responsible for providing technical support for Indium Corporation’s electronics assembly materials, semiconductor and advanced assembly materials, engineered solders, and thermal management materials in Vietnam. He earned his degree in automation from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

In addition to its large team of SMTA-certified engineers, Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ron Lasky, senior technologist, and Iván Castellanos, technical services manager – Latin America, are SMTA-certified instructors. These instructors have extensive experience conducting and supporting the SMTA’s training programs in the U.S., Central and South America, and Asia.


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. For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email abrown@indium.com. You can also follow our experts From One Engineer To Another® (#FOETA) at www.facebook.com/indium or @IndiumCorp.

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