Qualification of new technologies, new vendors, or new manufacturing locations is one of the most challenging issues for OEMs and component manufacturers. It is particularly problematic for opto-electronic devices, given their lower manufacturing maturity with respect to micro-electronics and typically more stringent reliability requirements. Furthermore, many OEMs and component manufacturers are reducing reliability staffing & capabilities to decrease costs, such that fewer engineers are forced to evaluate an ever wider array of technologies and suppliers. DfR Solutions can provide assistance to our customers in three key ways: Destructive physical analysis, On-site vendor reliability audits, Review of qualification, failure analysis, and corrective action reports
This white paper provides an overview of our services in each of the three areas.