ASQ - Electronics and Communications Division




Members are typically quality and reliability minded professionals concerned with all types and levels of electrical, electronic, and telecommunication products.



To be the best global quality community for electronics and communications industries.



To provide member benefits that will grow and retain a diverse global quality community from across the electronics and communications industries.


Member Benefit

Discounts to attend RAMS conference

Scholarship opportunity

Opportunity to submit papers for best paper awards

Input to standards

Networking opportunities

Access to publications and ECD Body of Knowledge

Relevant continuing education courses



(Distributed only to Electronics and Communications Division Members)


CONTINUITY, the E&CD Quarterly newsletter

IEEE Transactions on Reliability (on request)

Proceedings, Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

Past ECD submitted papers and articles


Special Interest Groups


ECD Electronics




Electronics and Communications Division History

The Electronics and Communications Division was founded in 1955. It was originally the Electronics Division. In the late 90s, it was renamed to the Electronics and Communication Division.

The history of our division is an ongoing effort and, as more information is obtained, it will be posted here. If you have any historical information you would like to share, please e-mail


Past Chairs:

17-18 Lucy Kahn

15-16 Marion Bize

13-14 Charlie Plotkin

11-12 Sanjiv Rai

09-10 Sanford Liebesman

07-08  David Fernald

05-06  Dawn Onalfo

03-04  Woody Rabon

01-02  Ray Klotz

99-00  Neil Pederson

97-98  Lowell Tomlinson

95-96  Woody Rabon

93-94  William Trappen

92-93  William Trappen

91-92  Robert Gusciora

90-91  Robert Gusciora

89-90  Myron Wilson

88-89  Lawrence Johmann

85-87 Joseph L. Hancox

83-85 Myron F. Wilson

81-83 Robert V. Caine

80-81 Harold P. Greenberg



ECD Fellows






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