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DfR Solutions is the leader in quality, reliability and durability solutions for the electronics industry. We support clients throughout the electronic component and material supply chain, and across a wide range of electronic technology markets including: avionics & aerospace, automotive, consumer, industrial, medical, military, solar and telecommunications.

Our innovative automated design analysis software and industry expertise maximize and accelerate product design for reliability and development, helping clients save time, manage resources and improve customer satisfaction.



DfR Solutions provides quality and reliability design expertise for clients around the world in a wide range of markets.



DfR Solutions offers unprecedented reliability engineering and expertise in the electronics industry. Meet the experts on our team.


IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter Meeting

Date: 02/09/17


On Thursday, February 9, DfR Solutions' CEO and Managing Parter Craig Hillman will be the featured speaker at the February IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter Meeting. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM at Qualcomm in Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Hillman will be presenting on, "Copper Pillar, ELK, and Solder: The Challenges of Assembly and Long-Term Reliability at 28nm and 16nm."  

Manufacturing and performance take the forefront in regards to semiconductor packaging. The introduction of copper pillar has helped increase the number of I/O’s and current density. The increasing use of extra low-k (ELK) and ultra low-k (ULK) material, especially at higher metal layers, has allowed for lower RC constants and better performance. However, both of these changes can come at a cost. A number of companies are reporting challenges with these new structures, especially at 28nm and 16nm process nodes. Dr. Hillman’s presentation will review the current status of copper pillar and ELK, the potential risks both introduce into assembly and long-term reliability, and avenues to evaluate and mitigate any life-limiting mechanisms.

Dr. Hillman is an expert in the development and implementation of strategic reliability processes and operations. He is the CEO and Managing Partner of DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry. He has led the company through tremendous growth, making it one of the most highly regarded reliability organizations in the international electronics marketplace.

About IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter:
The IEEE Reliability Society is concerned with strategies and best practices for attaining, assessing, assuring, and sustaining system reliability throughout its life cycle. It provides a professional home for engineering communities or disciplines in these focus areas. This chapter serves members in Santa Clara Valley, CA.

This meeting is open to all members of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter for free. 

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2017 Silicon Valley Reliability Symposium

Date: 02/09/17

Location: Santa Clara, CA

DfR Solutions and Ops A La Carte are hosting a free symposium on electronics design reliability. Join us on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites located at 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA from 8 am to noon for insightful presentations on reliability topics that will empower you to design better, more reliable products, faster and more cost effectively than ever before. Whether you are developing products for the IoT, Wearables, Consumer, or other innovative markets, this conference is for you.

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