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September 28, 2014


Cheryl Tulkoff will be presenting 2 courses at SMTAI

Effective Strategies for Selecting and Qualifying Assembly Process Materials

Sunday, September 28, 8:30am – 12:00pm

Reliability 360: How to Verify Design Robustness Early in the Process

Thursday, October 2, 8:30am – 12:00pm

In addition Cheryl will be presenting 3 papers:

  • Temperature Cycling in Electronics,
  • Bottom Termination Component or Biggest Technical Challenge,
  • To Kill a Circuit Board: Perils in Manual Soldering & Cleaning Processes

Dock Brown of DfR Solutions will be chairing a session on Harsh Environment Challenges with Lead Free Solder and Randy Schueller will be chairing a session on BGA Solder Joint Reliability.

To meet with any of the DfR folks at the conference please contact Cheryl Tulkoff.

Register here for the tutorials

Start: September 28, 2014
End: October 2, 2014
Venue: Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL, United States

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October 13, 2014


Greg Caswell will be presenting a ½ day course entitled “Understanding the Common Failure Modes from a Physics of Failure Perspective.

He will also be presenting 2 papers:

  • Impact of Reprocessing Technique on First Level Interconnects of Pb-Free to SnPb Reballed Area Array Flip Chip Devices and
  • A New Method for Testing Electrolytic Capacitors to Compare Life Expectancy.

If you would like to meet with Greg at the conference, or have him visit your facility while in the area, please contact Greg Caswell.

View course details here.

Start: October 13, 2014
End: October 16, 2014

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October 14, 2014

Central Texas Electronics Association (CETA)

Cheryl Tulkoff will be presenting a paper entitled the Reliability of Wearable Electronics at this local meeting. If you are in the Austin area, be sure to attend. For more information, please contact Cheryl.


Date: October 14, 2014
Venue: Norris Conference Center
Austin, TX, United States

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October 15, 2014

Sherlock Technical and Professional Training

Advance your Sherlock Software Technical Skills

Increase your Sherlock user skills, learn more about critical features, and earn a Sherlock  User Certificate. We offer two additional levels of training to our Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software users.  Sign up for the next session today.

Sherlock Technical Level:  Intermediate Training

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:30am – 4:30pm

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Sherlock Professional Level: Advanced Training

Thursday, October 16, 2014  8:30am – 4:30pm

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Location:  DfR Solutions Corporate Headquarters, Beltsville, MD

Start: October 15, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 16, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: DfR Solutions Corporate Headquarters
Phone: 301-474-0607
9000 Virginia Manor Drive, Suite 290, Beltsville, MD, 20705, United States

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October 16, 2014

Interfacing Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ with Abaqus FEA to Predict Electronics Reliability

Webinar Presented Jointly with Simulia
Dr. Nathan Blattau, DfR Solutions Presenter

Thursday, October 16, 2014
3 pm EDT
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Learn about the advantages of using Sherlock, by DfR Solutions a Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia Partner, to interface with Abaqus to design reliability directly in to electronics products. Sherlock includes an extensive component library and materials database, in addition to supporting all the major ECAD file formats, to allow designers and analysts to efficiently develop complex analysis models with ease. Once the analysis model is setup, Sherlock may be used to produce a variety of failure and reliability results. When digging deeper in to the results becomes necessary, Sherlock includes tools to integrate with Abaqus using a seamless technique to generate a complete Abaqus/CAE model or submit directly to the Abaqus solvers. Additionally Abaqus results can be leveraged directly in Sherlock using its custom electronics post processing capabilities.

• Predict product failure before manufacturing a product
• Design in quality, durability, and reliability early in the product development process
• Evaluate complex models, materials, and multiphysics using an efficient and innovate workflow

Start: October 16, 2014 3:00 pm
End: October 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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October 20, 2014

SAE Convergence Conference

Jim McLeish will be attending this conference.  If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim at the conference, please contact Jim or June Caswell.

Start: October 20, 2014
End: October 22, 2014

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October 28, 2014

Automotive Testing Expo

Jim McLeish will be attending this conference.  If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim at the conference, please contact Jim or June Caswell.

Start: October 28, 2014
End: October 30, 2014
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