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76 SMT007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2023 BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal process- ing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, is pleased to announce that it received not one, but two esteemed 2023 Mexico Technology Awards. The company secured recognition in the catego- ries of Soldering Equipment–Reflow for its innovative Aurora system, and Software–Process Control for its cutting-edge Profile Tracer. In the electronics industry, we all agree about the expectation that items leaving Earth must work all the time, and we expect the same level of reliability from our communications systems and our cars. There may be differ- ences in the hardware, but vigilance during design and build are integral to ensur- ing mission success. As a physicist who has spent much time for my PhD utilizing various sur- face analysis techniques, plating conditions, and environmental expo- sures to investigate the underlying mechanisms behind metal whisker growth, many of my main projects for the automotive industry were focused on the development and testing of new surface finishes for whisker mitigation of compliant press-fit pins. BTU International Receives Double Honors with Two 2023 Mexico Technology Awards Silicon Frogs and Smashing Asteroids: A Review of the IPC High Reliability Forum An Introverted Physicist in a Press-Fit World TOP TEN EDITOR'S PICKS Koh Young has released their latest case study exploring their global partnership with IMI and specifically the success the collaboration has achieved at IMI's facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. This case study explores the changing climate for manufacturing in Mexico as volumes and demand increases in the region and manufacturers, including IMI, look to grow through greater automation and closer collaboration with key technology partners like Koh Young. Koh Young Case Study Underlines the Power of Supplier Partnerships with IMI Erika Crandall

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