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72 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2022 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE chain, or anything else. is is not just a one- off issue. We're a global organization that acts regionally to help our members. We're doing the same thing in Europe, not to leave Europe out. Johnson: Correct. Neves: We're looking at government relations, environmental issues, all the things that are affecting our members worldwide and putting those efforts where we feel they need to be, to assess our members worldwide. Johnson: From that perspective then, are the needs and the trends in the different geo- graphic areas similar or vastly different? Can you compare and contrast? Neves: Supply chain issues are global right now. We have concentrations of manufacturers in high volume regions, low volume regions have lost that, and so that's an issue in all the areas of the world that don't have the mega volumes like some parts of Asia do. Regarding government relations, each region is different. North America tends to act consistently with North America. Europe tends to act reasonably consistent within the EU. Asia is a group of individual countries with very different cultures and companies. Rather than a regional approach, we're looking at taking more of a country-by-country approach. e needs of our members in each of these countries are dif- ferent because how they relate with the govern- ment regulations is different. e U.S., through Washington D.C., is a lot easier to focus there. We're attacking all these different things based on what the needs are of our membership in the country or the region that we service. We've addressed all of that. We have committees and working groups, work- ing on identifying these issues in all the differ- ent countries, all the different regions around the world where our members exist. Johnson: Great. ank you for sitting down and talking with me. Neves: No problem. S&T IPC APEX EXPO: Conference Speakers Speak Out Sn-Cu Intermetallic Growth Study with XRF-CS Method Presenter: Jose Servin, Ph.D., Automotive Technologist, Vitesco What is the most interesting question that your IPC APEX EXPO presenta- tion answers? Are there other methods to analyze intermetallic compounds and their growth further than only using cross- sections or using expensive equipment? What is your answer to that question, and why? Yes, there are other methods that can be easier to use and give more information about intermetallics growth under several thermal conditions. These methods include X-ray fluorescence and coulo- metric stripping being used together. This helps to understand how intermetallics grow for better modeling and simulations and to compare the results with other more sophisticated methods such as Auger profiling. Good information can be obtained with these methods. What is the most important piece of advice that you have for your audi- ence? That we have more information about how Sn-Cu intermetallics grow and their different stages, especially when the intermetallic is less than 1 µm in the article. This presentation will help attendees to understand intermetallics better.

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