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This is a three parts lecture series. The parts will cover the basics and fundamentals of reliability engineering. Part 1 begins with introduction of reliability definition and other reliability characteristics and measurements. It will be followed by reliability calculation, estimation of failure rates and understanding of the implications of failure rates on system maintenance and replacements in Part 2. Then Part 3 will cover the most important and practical failure time distributions and how to obtain the parameters of the distributions and interpretations of these parameters…
This is a four part series. The course is designed for Reliability engineers working in electronics, opto-electronics and photonics industries. It explains the roles of Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) in the design and manufaturing efforts, with the emphasis on the design one ( the HALT in manufacturing is the well knownlate Greg Hoobs approach),and teaches what could and should be done to design, when high probability is a must, a product with predicted, specified ("prescribed") and, if necessary, even controlled, low probability of the field failure.
This is a two parts lecture series. Many companies have begun their lean journey and have implemented lean manufacturing methods. The next step is applying lean to other processes including product development. While Lean New Product Development (Lean NPD) does focus on customer value and eliminating waste, it is also a front loaded, knowledge based approach…
This is a three part series. Today, plastic packaged integrated circuits are ubiquitous even for high-reliability applications. Reliability testing and standards play a key role in reliability engineering to achieve the necessary reliability performance. Traditional stress-based standards are easy to use but often over- or under-stress units and don’t focus on key vulnerabilities, particularly moisture-related ones. Knowledge-based standards have evolved to fix this, but rely on knowledge of mechanisms, control of board manufacturing conditions, and understanding and specifying end use conditions. This motivates a survey of plastic package mechanisms and testing with particular focus on moisture-related mechanisms and testing. The moisture-related examples will cover HAST testing, and the “popcorn” mechanism.