Indium Corporation

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Indium Corporation
Industry Electronics, Semiconductor, Solar, Thin-film, and Thermal management
Founded 1934 (1934)
Headquarters Clinton, New York, United States
Products indium, Compounds
Website http://www.indium.com

Indium Corporation is a refiner, producer, and supplier of Indium and indium Compounds. The company was founded in 1934, headquartered in Clinton, NY.[1]

History[edit]

Indium Corporation also known as "The Indium Corporation of America" back in 1934. The first company location was on 805 Waston Place in Utica, New York. For many years the Founders/ scientists Dr. William S. Murray and Daniel would research the metal called indium for years, hoping that the would find some new process with the substance called indium. After trials and errors they found ways to obtaining indium and ways to change it chemically.

The first break through was in 1934. When the company develops plating for the aircraft engine bearing, this transform the aviation industry at the time. Through WW2 and the 50's Indium received a couple of awards for its excellence. In 1942, it received the U.S Army/Navy "E" Award for Manufacturing Excellence during WW2 for superior production of Aviation equipment. Indium develops the process of production for precision solder preforms, were lots of ally junction transistor can be made for transistor radio's at the time.

In the 1960s Indium develops different compounds like: indium oxide, indium chloride, and indium hydroxide that is used in touch screens devices in today's world. Also they build special sealed containers that brought space rocks form the moon. One of the biggest innovations done by Indium would be the solder paste and spherical solder powder. These are used in modern advance computers, printers, and cell phones in present time. Indium also was involved in experiments with the space shuttle missions in 1989 to 1990.

In 2009, the company acquires Reactive NanoTechnologies, Inc.(RNT) which creates precised controlled to rapidly join two surfaces. It's used in aerospace, semiconductor, bio-medical, etc. In recent years, Indium has introduced the worlds 2.5D and 3D chip-on-chip, which improves the life of electronics. In 2012, Indium Corp. was awarded the Shining Star Company Award for its quality job-shadowing experiences from BOCES. And in 2013 it received the Global Technology Award, for its invention of the SACm solder alloy. [2]

Products[edit]

  • Indium compounds
  • Solder pastes
  • Solder spheres
  • Solder wires
  • Solder ribbons
  • Solder foils
  • Engineered solders

Use of Social Media[edit]

Indium Corporation is mentioned heavily in the media for their use of business-to-business (B2B) social media and content creation with a team of engineer bloggers[3]

Sources of Indium[edit]

In the mid to late 1970's, the Huari Huari zinc mine was the principal source of indium for Indium Corporation[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Indium Corporation". Business Week. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Brown, Anita. "Indium Corporation Experts Reflect on 80 Years of Technology Innovation and Growth Read more: http://www.indium.com/people/marketing-communications/news-releases/indium-corporation-80-years#ixzz3JQqFNdig". http://www.indium.com/. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Sonja Jefferson (March 27, 2013). "From one engineer to another: Valuable Content Award for Indium Corporation". Valuable Content. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ lrich Schwarz-Schampera; Peter M. Herzig (2002). Indium: Geology, Mineralogy, and Economics. Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin New York. ISBN 3-540-43135-7. Retrieved 26 July 2013.