College Park, MD – March 28, 2011 – DfR Solutions is very proud to announce that Edward Wyrwas, Member of Technical Staff, will present “Accurate Quantitative Physics-of-Failure Approach to Integrated Circuit Reliability” at IPC APEX Expo on April 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This presentation will discuss ground-breaking developments on the challenges of predicting the reliability of next-generation integrated circuits.
Mr. Wyrwas will describe how newer silicon-based technology can have lifetimes far below 10 years and how the current approach of the microelectronics industry, excessive reliance on JEDEC qualification tests, is inadequate and can conceal these risks from the OEM end-user. Mr. Wyrwas will especially focus on the four known on-die failure mechanisms and explain how the use of acceleration factors and standard design architecture can provide the circuit designer and component engineer the ability to independently assess the reliability of critical components. Mr. Wyrwas will then demonstrate how a recent field trial has validated this process. .
“I really think this approach is ground-breaking and will potentially revolutionize the way MTBF and end-of-life is calculated,” said Craig Hillman, CEO of DfR Solutions. “By making physics of failure intuitive and easy to use, designers can incorporate new technologies without waiting for the blessing of random reliability handbooks. This will become increasingly important for avionics designers as Boeing and FAA have shown interest in making this approach mandatory for future designs.”
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.