How to Implement Physics of Failure Techniques

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.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Improving Speed to Market by Integrating Design for Reliability (DfR) with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

In this dynamically changing world of electronics, speed to market is what separates world class organizations from the rest of the pack. Just a few years back it was acceptable to have a product development cycle time be 18-24 months. Today, it is not uncommon to see that time reduced to 3-6 months. As the demand for reduction of development cycle time intensifies, so too has the demand for higher reliability. How are world class organizations meeting this demand? By using tools of the trade such as Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and Design for Reliability.

Topic: Design for Reliability, Design for Six Sigma

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How to Achieve High Reliability in Automotive Applications

Using trial and error to determine and verify product reliability is a dated methodology. The Design-Build-Test-Fix (DBTF) approach is time-consuming, costly and makes engineers reactive instead of proactive in pursuit of reliability – a detriment to automotive electronics and other applications that must meet the functionality and lifespan expectations of an increasingly demanding consumer base.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Featured Webinar: Learn the 3 Fundamentals to Ultimate Consumer Electronics Reliability

Can electronics be manufactured at low cost and high reliability across all industries, or will there always be a quality divide between cheap, disposable consumer electronics and their expensive, robust counterparts used in other areas? On Thursday, November 3, 2016, DfR Solutions’ Dr. Craig Hillman answered that question.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Meet Dr. Vidyu Challa, DfR Technical Director

As part of the DfR Solutions commitment to providing clients with industry-leading electronics reliability services and software, we’ve strategically expanded our team of experts to include reliability engineer and failure analyst, Dr. Vidyu Challa as Technical Director.

Topic: Design for Reliability, Internet of Things

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Reliability Modeling of MEMS in Automotive Systems

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are increasingly used in safety-critical vehicle systems. This introduces new and evolving silicon and semiconductor packaging technology, and greater failure risk. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools are needed to evaluate, eliminate or mitigate susceptibilities to failure modes during MEMS device design.

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability

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Evaluating CAE Tools For Predicting MEMS Reliability

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools are comprehensive, making them exceptional options for determining design properties and performance through an array of engineering analysis tasks, including:

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability

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Optimizing BGAs and QFNs Using Physics of Failure

In our recent BGA and QFN Failure Mitigation blog, we explored the popularity of BGA and QFN packages in today’s technologies, and the challenges they present – specifically a greater risk of solder joint failure.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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BGA and QFN Failure Mitigation: Underfilling, Edge Bonds and Corner Staking

Despite presenting a greater risk of solder joint failure due to thermal cycling, vibration, mechanical shock and a less robust board connection than their leaded counterparts, Ball Grid Array (BGA) and quad flat-pack no lead (QFN) are among the most prevalent packages for integrated circuits. 

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Featured Webinar: Best Practices in Implementing Physics of Failure into the Design Process

DfR Solutions has presented “Best Practices in Implementing Physics of Failure into the Design Process” – an informative webinar examining the best methods and tools you need to develop better, more reliable products faster and more efficiently – regardless of industry.

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability

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