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January 8, 2015

Thermal Events: Root Cause Analysis & Prevention for Electronics Webinar

Thermal Events: Root Cause Analysis & Prevention for Electronics Webinar

Presented by Cheryl Tulkoff and SMTA

Thursday, January 8 and 15, 2015

1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern

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  • You Will Learn:
    Thermal events in electronics can be described as events where electronics, and potentially the environment surrounding them, are damaged in a manner that results in unplanned heat, smoke, flames, or damage while in operation. Why do thermal events like this occur? They result from a number of factors related to improper choices and variation in:
  • Design
  • PCB materials & construction
  • Input protection
  • Environment
  • Components
  • Quality
  • Electrical Overstress & ESD
  • Customer error / Mistake prevention
  • Sabotage
  • Unknown reasons

This webtorial is design to walk you through the process of performing analysis on thermal event failures in the field. Analysis techniques and case studies will be covered along with some prevention and protections strategies.

The course is designed for technicians and engineers working in design, manufacturing, quality, and field failure analysis.

Webtorial Outline:

  • Background & Introduction
    o Need for Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Analysis Intro
    o Thermal Events
    o Case Studies
  • Failure Analysis
    o Techniques & Tools for Thermal Events
  • Conclusions


Start: January 8, 2015 1:00 pm
End: January 8, 2015 2:30 pm
Venue: Virtual
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January 26, 2015

RAMS 2015

RAMS 2015

The 61st Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium

Palm Harbor, Florida, January 26-29, 2015

Jim McLeish will be presenting a professional development tutorial entitled Intro to Physics of Failure and Reliability Physics Methods at the conference. For more information or to meet with Jim at the conference please contact Jim McLeish.

Start: January 26, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 29, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor, FL, United States

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February 22, 2015

IPC APEX Expo 2015

IPC APEX Expo 2015

Jim McLeish and Cheryl Tulkoff will be presenting a paper entitled Specification & Qualification of Automotive Grade Rigid Printed Boards at the conference. Cheryl Tulkoff will also be teaching a course on Design for Excellence (DfX).  Contact Jim or Cheryl for more information.

Start: February 22, 2015 8:00 am
End: February 26, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA, United States

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March 16, 2015

2015 Annual Open House

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Start: March 16, 2015 8:15 am
End: March 16, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: DfR Solutions Annual Open House
Phone: (301) 474-0607
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