Beltsville, MD – November 19, 2012 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, announced that Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software received a Global Technology Award at the SMTA International Conference in Orlando, Florida in October 2012. This prestigious award, sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The Global Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005.
Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. The intuitive commands and ease of use enable use among a broad range of engineers and managers, where rapid results provide almost immediate feedback on product designs and their performance in the hands of the customer.
Sherlock incorporates Physics of Failure which uses knowledge of the causes of product failure to predict reliability and improve product performance and produce more reliable products. This unique reliability tool is essential across electronics manufacturing and is especially valuable to companies where component reliability is critical such as alternative energy, automotive, avionics, defense, enterprise, telecom, and medical markets.
“We are excited to receive a Global Technology award for Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software,” notes Craig Hillman, PhD, CEO and founder of DfR Solutions. “Sherlock is a unique and innovative tool that uses Physics-of-Failure to enable design and reliability engineers in electronics manufacturing to develop better, more reliable products quicker and more efficiently. For the first time, electronics manufacturers can design-in reliability earlier in the product development process contributing to quicker time to market, reduced development costs, improved customer satisfaction, and higher profits.”
About DfR Solutions, LLC:
DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.