DfR Solutions Reliability Designed and Delivered

Announcing Thermal-Mechanical Analysis in Sherlock Version 5.3

Posted by DfR Solutions on Sep 13, 2017 7:16:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – September 13, 2017 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the next release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software - Version 5.3. Advanced features include Thermal-Mechanical Analysis. This advanced new capability provides the ability to capture system-level effects on solder joint reliability during temperature cycling.

Topics: temperature cycling, reliability, DfR Solutions, Sherlock Automated Design Analysis, Thermal Mechanical Analysis, solder joint, Sherlock 5.3, system level effects

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Announcing Sherlock 5.2 with Semiconductor Wearout Predictions

Posted by DfR Solutions on May 9, 2017 5:20:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – May 9, 2017 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the next release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software - Version 5.2. Advanced features include Semiconductor Wearout Analysis, of particular interest to industries that require long service lifetimes and operate in rugged environmental conditions, such as aerospace, automotive, defense, and other high performance industries.

Topics: Sherlock, Avionics, Semiconductor Wearout, Aerospace, Semiconductor reliability, Automated Design Analysis, Wearout Predictions, Electronics Design

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Strategic Additions in 2016 Bring New Expertise to DFR Solutions

Posted by DfR Solutions on Feb 24, 2017 3:51:07 PM

Beltsville, MD – February 2, 2017 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, made major strides in further developing its team of experts with several new additions in 2016. Their vast experience and knowledge will allow DfR Solutions to provide enhanced capabilities and deeper insight into the advancement of technology reliability.

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Announcing Premier Electronics Reliability Conference

Posted by Craig Hillman on Feb 16, 2017 10:14:46 AM

Implementing Physics of Failure in Electronic Products and Systems

Beltsville, MD – February 16, 2017 – DfR Solutions, the leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, has announced that its 2017 Design for Reliability Conference will be held on March 20, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in historic Baltimore, Maryland. Pioneers from Automotive, Aerospace, and Solid State Drive industries will join DfR Solutions’ design and reliability experts to explore the latest challenges facing electronics manufacturing and the implementation of Physics of Failure techniques into electronics products and systems.

Topics: Physics of Failure, Electronics Reliability, Conference

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DfR Solutions to Receive Honorable Mention at 2017 IPC APEX EXPO

Posted by Chris Montgomery on Feb 7, 2017 11:46:32 AM

Technical paper provides new insight into low cycle fatigue life of solder joints in electronic packages with encapsulations

Beltsville, MD – February 7, 2017 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced that its technical paper, "Effect of Encapsulation Materials on Tensile Stress during Thermo-Mechanical Cycling of Pb-Free Solder Joints," will receive an Honorable Mention at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO. Authored by DfR Solutions’ reliability experts Dr. Craig Hillman, Maxim Serebreni, Dr. Nathan Blattau, and Dr. Gilad Sharon, the paper explores the effect of polymer encapsulations on solder joints as it relates to reliability.

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Reliability Symposium Coming to Silicon Valley

Posted by DfR Solutions on Feb 6, 2017 4:06:59 PM


Beltsville, MD – February 1, 2017
 – As the demand for smaller, faster, and more functional electronics continues to grow, so does the challenge of reliability. DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, and Ops A La Carte, a professional reliability engineering firm, today announced that they have joined forces to host a free symposium on design reliability for the electronics industry. The Silicon Valley Reliability Symposium will be held on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, CA from 8:00 AM until noon. Attendees will hear from leading reliability experts on product design and testing topics that can improve performance, productivity, and profit, not to mention customer satisfaction.

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DfR Solutions Expands Expert Reliability Team

Posted by DfR Solutions on Oct 28, 2016 10:03:41 AM

Beltsville, MD – October 25, 2016 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a new addition to its Senior Technical team. Dr. Vidyu Challa will serve as the new DfR Solutions Technical Director. In this role Dr. Challa is responsible for helping customers solve their product reliability challenges, acting as a senior engineering resource on proposal development, and assisting the VP of Operations in maintaining the quality of all DfR Solutions’ services.

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Announcing Sherlock 5.0

Posted by DfR Solutions on Aug 3, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – August 3, 2016 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a major release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, Version 5.0.  Advanced features include Modeling Regions, Attached Heat Sinks, NX Nastran support, and an IMEC Plated Through-Hole Fatigue Model.

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DfR Solutions Adds Senior Project Management Position

Posted by DfR Solutions on Jun 7, 2016 9:40:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – June 7, 2016 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced a new addition to its management team. Billie Early will serve as Program Manager, responsible for the achievement of client objectives, deliverables, and to ensure the quality of final products and services.

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Announcing Sherlock Version 4.2

Posted by DfR Solutions on Mar 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Beltsville, MD – March 23, 2016 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the release of the newest version of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, Version 4.2. The newest version includes advanced features that provide faster, easier, and more precise thermal and mechanical modeling of semiconductor packaging and electronic hardware. Now Sherlock includes modeling of potting materials, wire bonds, housing elements (such as stiffeners), and BGA solder balls. Combined, these sophisticated modeling capabilities enable electronics designers perform rapid tradeoff analysis, predict failures earlier in the design process and make changes to mitigate the causes of potential product failures in test or in the field.

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