Averatek is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Berlin of TEC Associates to its marketing efforts. As a manufacturer’s’ representative, Berlin will be responsible for business development with Mina™, a surface treatment that enables soldering to aluminum. Replacing silver-based ACP (Anisotropic Conducting Paste) with solder, Mina™ offers more cost-effective and environmentally friendly manufacturing, with shorter processing times and reduced wet-chemistry steps.
“Mina™ lifts the constraints of traditional processes and opens a range of new applications – notably in the RFID, LED and automotive industries,” says Tara Dunn, Averatek Vice President of Marketing and Business Development “Helping business partners to realize the full benefits of this technology is a great fit for Jeff, with his years of industry experience.”
Soldering to aluminum traditionally requires an additional surface finish, such as Zincate and ENIG – or the use of conductive epoxy. These are cost-prohibitive and carry reliability challenges. Additionally, existing solders, fluxes and cleaners are formulated for copper-based PCBs and do not work well on aluminum.
“The culture of innovation at Averatek is energizing, and it is exciting to bring a breakthrough technology like Mina™ to the market,” says Jeff Berlin, TEC Associates Sales Representative. “Mina™ is a great addition to our line-up of quality products and a unique option for our customers.”
Averatek is a Silicon Valley technology innovation company that develops and manufactures key chemistries and advanced processes for next-generation electronics: very high-density printed circuit boards, semiconductor packaging, RF and millimeter-wave passive components, simplified assembly to aluminum.
TEC Associates is a Manufacturer’s Representative and Distributor firm specializing in capital equipment and related products in the high-tech arena.