5 Must-See Webinars On Electronics Reliability, Failure Mechanisms And Failure Analysis

computer-motherboard.jpgAs leaders in electronics reliability, manufacturing and design, the DfR Solutions on-staff experts are sought after to provide insights to a diverse range of industries. Among the wealth of reference materials we have on our website, we think you will find these five webinars valuable in furthering the discussion about electronics reliability, failure mechanisms and analysis:

1. FAILURE ANALYSIS IN ELECTRONICS — A PHYSICS OF FAILURE APPROACH

Effective failure analysis is critical to achieving product reliability in electronic components and printed circuit boards. However, without identifying the type, source and root causes of failure, effective corrective actions cannot be implemented — and the risk of repeat occurrences increases.

This webinar explores:

  • Failure analysis basics and best practices for electronics, including developing a plan based on failure mode, history, site and mechanism
  • Failure analysis techniques within general failure categories
  • Systematic approaches to root cause analysis and electronic failure analysis

2. SURVIVING THE HEAT WAVE: THERMALLY INDUCED ELECTRONIC FAILURES AND RELIABILITY RISKS

Issues that have arisen at the integrated circuit (IC), package, circuit board and system level because of thermally induced failures and industry-driven design changes and advancements have significantly affected the thermal capabilities of the products. This webinar addresses and examines the impact on:

  • IC wearout
  • Ceramic capacitors
  • Electrical Overstress (EOS)
  • Bond wires
  • Stacked dies
  • Solder joints
  • Solder phase coarsening
  • PCB materials
  • Plated through-hole (PTH) fatigue
  • Heatsinks
  • Thermal transfer control

3. ELECTRONIC PART QUALITY: HOW TO TEST, WHEN TO TEST, AND WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Testing and part quality are inextricably linked, yet preferred testing methodologies aren’t always top of mind. This webinar asks the essential questions about how and when to test electronic components and assemblies, and delineates the benefits of establishing a viable testing plan, including:

  • Determining design weaknesses, margins and functional limitations
  • Identifying manufacturing defects
  • Understanding device life expectancies
  • Lowering warranty costs
  • Meeting industry and consumer expectations

4. 3 FUNDAMENTALS TO THE ULTIMATE RELIABILITY IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Can electronics be manufactured at low cost and high reliability across all industries, or will there always be a quality divide between cheap, disposable consumer electronics and their expensive, robust counterparts used in other areas?

In this webinar, Dr. Craig Hillman tackles this question as he:

  • Explores why some industries consistently outperform others in electronics quality and reliability
  • Identifies keys to reliability excellence in printed circuit assemblies
  • Demonstrates how you can implement these methodologies in your organization

5. AVOID CRITICAL CONNECTOR FAILURES IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

As wearable electronics are increasingly mainstream and consumer performance and durability expectations grow, communication between devices and providing power through the use of connectors is essential. Ironically, the connectors that make it happen are often the first components to fail and the problem is only expected to get worse as electronics are used in increasingly challenging environments.

Through various failure examples and general discussion, this webinar explores the general tradeoffs that frequently occur when designing or selecting a connector for an application, and delves into:

  • Contact physics
  • Contact plating options
  • Normal force requirements
  • Physics of Failure (PoF)

Supplement your webinar learning with the valuable information you’ll find in Best Practices in Implementing Physics of Failure into the Design Process. Click the button below to access the webinar.

 

by Vidyu Challa

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