How to Implement Physics of Failure Techniques

Posted by Craig Hillman on Jan 18, 2017 2:42:18 PM

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As the demand for smaller, faster, and more functional electronics continues to rise, so does the challenge of reliability. Whether designing electronic mechanisms for aerospace, automotive, battery, data storage, defense, semiconductor, or other industries, effective Physics of Failure (PoF) techniques can help predict and prevent problems that lead to critical operation failures.

Product reliability is the cornerstone of any operation, and applying PoF techniques can result in improved performance, productivity, and profit, not to mention greater customer satisfaction.

2017 Design for Reliability Conference: Implementing Physics of Failure (PoF) in Electronic Products and Systems

Understanding the challenges facing various electronics designs is imperative for excelling in ever-evolving industries and technologies. DfR Solutions provided in-depth insights at the 2017 Annual Design for Reliability Conference in historic Baltimore, Maryland. Held Monday, March 20, 2017, leading reliability experts discussed implementing PoF techniques in electronic products and systems. They highlighted the challenges facing electronics design across different markets and gave a broader understanding of how you can address them.

Several captivating speakers were featured throughout the day. Product reliability expert Vincent Doan of HGST, a Western Digital brand, spoke on Implementing Physics of Failure (PoF) at Box-Level; Meg Novacek of Novacek Services, Inc. presented on the Top 3 Reliability Challenges Facing Autonomous Vehicles; and Lloyd Condra, who has more than 30 years of aerospace experience, covered Reliable Implementation of COTS Parts and Assemblies into Aerospace Systems.

DfR Solutions’ reliability experts, including CEO Dr. Craig Hillman, talked about the future of electronics reliability. Additionally, Dr. Vidyu Challa dove into why batteries fail, Dr. Nathan Blattau and Maxim Serebreni discussed solder joint reliability, and Ed Dodd and Mike Howard provided insight into using Physics of Failure in complex systems. And our own industry reliability pioneer Greg Caswell shared all that he has learned in his extensive 45 years in the electronics industry.

Exciting New Venue

To enhance the experience for conference attendees, DfR Solutions is hosted this year’s event at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, just steps away from the magnificent Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. 

Catch up on What you Missed

If you would like to catch up on what you missed at the 2017 conference, click the links below to watch our recorded webinars based on the presentations at the event. 

Reliability Challenges Facing Autonomous Vehicles

Reliable Implementation of COTS Parts and Assemblies Into Aerospace Systems

System Level Effects on Solder Joint Reliability

Integrating Physics of Failure into Complex Systems

Stay tuned for our 2018 Event!

Topics: Design for Reliability

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