Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software Wins PCD&F New Product Introduction Award

Posted by DfR Solutions on Oct 17, 2011 9:00:00 AM

College Park, MD – October 17, 2011 – DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced that it had been awarded a 2011 New Product Introduction Award for printed circuit board design by Printed Circuit Design & Fab Magazine. The award was given to Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ in the category of Design Verification Tools.

The NPI Award, in its fifth year, recognizes leading new products during the past 12 months. The awards were presented during a ceremony during PCB West.

“We are thrilled at the quality and number of entrants for the 2011 PCD&F NPI Award,” said Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief. “The entries were very strong and competitive, and the judges had a difficult time with their selections.”

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 software’s intuitive commands and ease of use enable usage among a broad range of engineers and managers, where rapid results provide almost immediate feedback on product performance in the hands of the customer.

“To be recognized by such a prestigious organization in Sherlock’s first year is truly an honor,” 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 the electronics manufacturing industry to develop better, more reliable products quicker and more efficiently. The response to this tool has been fantastic, with especially strong interest from companies servicing the telecom, enterprise, automotive, and alternative energy markets.”

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

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