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Accurate Quantitative Physics-of-Failure Approach to Integrated Circuit Reliability

Accurate Quantitative Physics-of-Failure Approach to Integrated Circuit Reliability

Modern electronics typically consist of microprocessors and other complex integrated circuits (ICs) such as FPGAs, ADCs, and memory. They are susceptible to electrical, mechanical and thermal modes of failure like other components on a printed circuit board, but due to their materials, complexity and roles within a circuit, accurately predicting a failure rate has become difficult, if not impossible.

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Edward Wyrwas, Lloyd Condra, Avshalom Hava


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Bigger particle size solder paste helps reduce via hole problem? - I have one pcb which has via holes on both solder pads of 0402 chips. Right now im using type 3 solder paste with 45 degree squeegee. and a lot of these chips are tombstoning...

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Cracking solder found in cross sections - I have found many cracks in the PCB after we have cross sections analysis. The cracking has same kind of pattern...

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Green Manufacturing Expo 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | New York, NY | Tue, June 07 | Sponsored by: UBM Canon

Part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Western United States, showcasing hundreds of sustainable manufacturing resources...

Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum

Conference/Trade Show | Bloomington, MN, USA | Thu, June 02 | Sponsored by: SMTA

The event features exhibiting companies, networking opportunities, technical presentations, key-note presentation and more...

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This presentation will give each delegate a step by step blue print to introduce rework successfully into manufacture...

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Space Coast Chapter Expo, Technical Forum and Barbeque - June 9


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: EMS Training II - June 9-10

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