Alpha Presenting LED Technical Papers at Upcoming SMTA Conferences in Malaysia and China

April 16, 2015
Somerset, NJ – April 16, 2015 – Alpha, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will present a technical paper on low-temperature assembly of LED Packages on PET & Polyimide Flexible Substrates at the upcoming SMTA technical conferences in Penang, Malaysia and Shanghai, China.

The paper, co-authored with Multek, a global supplier of rigid and flexible printed circuits, explores how enabling the use of PET flexible circuits can provide significant system cost benefits compared to either FR4 rigid boards or Polyimide flexible circuits. In this study, Alpha utilizes its new generation low-temperature solder paste, Lumet™ P53 with SBX02 alloy to provide low-temperature LED package on PET substrate reflow capability, which enables the use of PET flex substrates.

P.H. Tan, Senior Application Engineer for Alpha – Penang, will be presenting the paper titled “Enabling the Use of PET Flexible Substrates for LED Lighting Applications” at the Penang conference in Malaysia.

In Shanghai, the paper will be presented by William Yu, Technical Service Manager for Alpha – China. In addition, Yu will be presenting a technical paper titled “Process Considerations in Reducing Voiding in High Reliability Lead Free Solder Joints”.

“Alpha’s strong understanding of emerging trends in LED markets and applications has resulted in several innovative products for the LED market,” said Ravi Bhatkal, VP of Energy Technologies for Alpha. “We look forward to presenting our work on mid-power LED package assembly on PET flex circuits at SMTA’s technical conferences.”

To learn more about Alpha and our LED Technologies, please visit our site.

SMTA Southeast Asia Technical Conference on Electronic Assembly
Date: April 14-16, 2015
Venue: Eastin Hotel Penang, Penang, Malaysia

Presentation: Thursday, April 16th/4:00pm
Topic: Enabling the Use of PET Flexible Substrates for LED Lighting Applications
Speaker: P.H. Tan – Alpha

SMTA China East Technology Conference
Date: April 20-23, 2015
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China

Presentation: Wednesday, April 22nd/10:30am in Room No. 5-B1
Topic: Enabling the Use of PET Flexible Substrates for LED Lighting Applications
Speaker: William Yu - Alpha

Presentation: Wednesday, April 22nd/3:50pm in Room No. 5-B1
Topic: Process Considerations in Reducing Voiding in High Reliability Lead Free Solder Joints
Speaker: William Yu - Alpha

Speaker Biographies
P.H. Tan
P.H. Tan is a Senior Application Engineer for Alpha who based in Penang. He is responsible for Northern Malaysia & Vietnam territories and has over 20 years of experience in the PCB assembly industry. P.H. Tan has been with Alpha for over 18 years. He has held the position of Technical Lead for SEA and has vast experience in the SMT, Wave Soldering and Lead-free processing. He holds a certificate of Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

William Yu
William Yu is the Technical Service Manager for Alpha and his key responsibilities includes provision of technical and applications support, and providing advice & recommendations to a vast array of customers in mainland China. He is a member of IPC SPVC China. William joined Alpha N-China in June 2004 as a Customer Technical Service (CTS) engineer and became CTS manager in 2005. William has been at the forefront of Alpha' representation in key technical seminars and training sessions in N-China area and has more than 10 years of experience in the SMT Industry.

About Alpha
Alpha, a business unit of Alent plc, 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 Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific 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™, Maxrel™, 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, liquid fluxes, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in used 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, visit

ALPHA, Exactalloy and Argomax are registered trademarks of Alpha Metals, Inc.
Atrox, Maxrel, Fortibond and Lumet are trademarks of Alpha Metals, Inc.



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