ITRI's Kay Nimmo wins Best International paper at IPCWorks

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "ITRI's Kay Nimmo wins Best International paper at IPCWorks", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1.



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ITRI's Kay Nimmo wins Best International paper at IPCWorks

ITRI's Kay Nimmo wins Best International paper at IPCWorks

Keywords: ITRI, Lead-free soldering

Kay Nimmo, director, Research & Development at SOLDERTEC, the new LeadFree Soldering Centre initiative of the International Tin Research Institute, has been presented with two awards at a major event in the USA (Plate 2).

IPCWorks '99 was organised by IPC as an International Summit on Lead-Free Electronics Assemblies recently held in Minneapolis.

Plate 2New replacement pick and place vacuum nozzle from Intertronics

In addition to the Best International Paper entitled "Worldwide environmental issues in electronics and transition to lead-free", she was also honoured with a Special Recognition Award for Research & Training on Lead-Free Alternatives.

Kay graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in metallurgy and materials science, then joined the metallurgy department of the Cookson Technology Centre. During her time there she gained invaluable experience with several lead-free projects, including investigations on solder for electronics. She was also involved in the development of other electronic materials such as multilayer capacitors. Kay joined ITRI in 1995 as manager of the Solder and Metallurgy Group with responsibility for the lead free electronic solder research as well as the development of other non-toxic products such as bottle capsules, ammunition and wheel weights.

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