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Cary, NC - Sept. 8, 2009 - LORD Corporation - a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants to the electronics industry - has announced that Larry Wang, Ph.D., will speak at the Automotive, Industrial, Military and Space (AIMS) Harsh Environment Electronics Symposium.

Organized by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), the event will take place at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. On Monday, Oct. 5, Wang will speak at 4 p.m. regarding an epoxy encapsulant that remains flexible for low stress electronic component packaging. The topic will cover a new encapsulation material developed by LORD Corporation, ES-100, which is based on a proprietary flexible epoxy formulation and is capable of displaying superior chemical resistance typically associated with epoxy encapsulants, while retaining flexibility after long-term exposure to harsh environments. Results of physical and mechanical property testing, chemical and humidity exposure and high temperature exposure experiments will be discussed.

Wang is a Staff Scientist in the Electronic Materials R&D group at LORD and is involved in the research, development and commercialization of new materials for the electronics market. His expertise spans a number of technology areas including potting and encapsulants, underfills, and die attach adhesives, as well as technical support. He is an active member of SMTA and International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS).

The symposium will address the concerns related to harsh environment electronics and the challenges within the electronics community, with an added emphasis on military and space. It is intended to bring together the needs of end users with the capabilities of the research community and the industrial supply base. Specifically, the symposium addresses the challenges of meeting expanding temperature ranges (-55C to +150C/+200C) with increased vibration, higher package density and longer reliability. Next generation requirements for automotive electronics are explored from the system level and potential supply-based solutions are presented. In addition, requirements and solutions for non-automotive vehicles and industrial electronics applications will be addressed.

The cost to register for this event is $395 for members and $495 for non-members. Please visit to register.

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