SMT consultants

PSI Consulting Team


PSI maintains a reservoir of talented and experienced consultants. PSI staff consultants specialize in training initiatives, cleaning and soldering processes, specification of new processes and equipment, and solving process problems. Contact PSI to and take advantage of our wide variety of industry expertise.

R. Glenn Robertson

Aleta Wilder, Ph.D.

Julian Partridge, Ph.D., P.E.

Stephen Schoppe

 


R. Glenn Robertson

  • Senior Process Development Engineer for major telecommunications company, Hybrid Microelectronics Process Engineer, and Product Development Engineer
  • Strong knowledge of soldering and all aspects of metallurgy
  • Familiarity with PC bare board technology and electronic component packaging
  • Knowledgeable in optoelectronics and optical components used in telecommunications systems
  • Familiar with Lead-free alloys used in SMT PCB Assembly technology
  • Expertise in ESD, new process development, and materials selection
  • Failure analysis in SMT processes
  • Strong knowledge of design guidelines and manufacturability
  • Knowledge of Multi-chip Module products
  • M.S. Materials Science, B.S. Physics

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Aleta Wilder, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D in Materials Science
  • Specialty in product enhancements, ceramics, material manipulation, material behavior, and process optimization
  • Worked for numerous medical companies, ensuring longevity of product materials and biocompatibility
  • Worked as a Research Scientist at Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory testing materials at the far reaches of performance envelopes
  • Ph.D. in Ceramics, M.S. in Ceramics Science, and B.S. in Materials Engineering

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Julian Partridge, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Design for Manufacturability analyses for Flip Chip, BGAs and Chip Scale Packages
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis for microelectronic assemblies (materials issues)
  • SMT manufacturing yield improvement and process optimization
  • Expertise in Package-on-Package assembly, and Chip Scale Package assembly guidelines and PCB footprint design review
  • Lead-free assembly process and materials selection
  • New Product Introduction consulting from R&D through Prototype to Production
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

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Stephen Schoppe

Stephen Schoppe is the co-founder of Process Sciences, Inc. (PSI) which provides rework/repair and laboratory services to the electronic assembly industry. During his 20 years of service to PSI, he has served as process engineer, sales manager and is currently the President.

Stephen has written papers and given presentations at SMI, Nepcon and SMTA International on the topics of BGA rework and X-ray inspection. He has also presented talks on laboratory analysis techniques at local organizational meetings and for captive customer audiences.

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