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.

 DfR Solutions is the creator of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, an innovative design reliability analysis tool that streamlines new product development by providing greater insights earlier, eliminating test failures due to design flaws, and accelerating product qualification. Ops A La Carte offers end-to-end reliability solutions that help companies around the world meet their product reliability goals. Together, their insightful presentations will empower the design of better, more reliable products in Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables, Consumer, and other innovative markets.

 “In today’s competitive marketplace, you can’t afford to deliver an unreliable product,” said DfR Solutions CEO Craig Hillman. “We’re excited to show electronics developers how to use Reliability Physics to decrease product development time and increase product integrity and profitability.”

 According to Jay Muns, Owner & Managing Director at Ops A La Carte, “Product reliability is a critical part of the product development process.  The ROI is confirmed again and again by assigning resources up front in the design of a reliable product.”  “Our goal with this symposium is to demonstrate how sound reliability design practices, from conception to product introduction, have a dramatic effect on decreasing the costs associated with warranty, customer service, and customer satisfaction/retention,” stated Muns.

 Scheduled symposium topics and speakers include:

 Physics of Failure Based Reliability Simulation

  • Gil Sharon, Senior Application Engineer
    DfR Solutions
  • Design for Reliability
    Fred Schenkelberg, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant
    Ops A La Carte
  • Test Plan Development
    Craig Hillman, CEO
    DfR Solutions
  • Reliability Test Methods and Applications

Fred Schenkelberg, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant

Ops A La Carte

The Biltmore Hotel and Suites is located at 2151 Laurelwood Rd. in Santa Clara, CA. Attendance is free. Breakfast will be served.

 To register for the Silicon Valley Reliability Symposium, visit:

About DfR Solutions

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


Ops A La Carte is a professional reliability engineering firm focused on providing confidence in reliability throughout a product's life cycle through reliability assessment, consultation, testing, and training. Ops A La Carte LLC offers a flexible method of engagement from end-to-end reliability solutions; to solving specific problems; to providing individual targeted reliability services. Ops A La Carte has its own reliability test lab facility located in Santa Clara, California, which is its division called HALT & HASS Labs. For more information regarding Ops A La Carte, visit