PBA Reliability Seminar
05-06-2018 :: Hasselt

Organizer: EDM

Internet-of-Things, Electronics Everywhere, self-driving cars, body-area-networks monitoring your health, etc. : ever increasing electronics complexity means more opportunities to fail and, therefore, intrinsically a reduced reliability.

During this seminar, Geert Willems of imec-cEDM will explain the “bathtub curve”, take you through failure mechanisms in electronics and show you why and how Physics-of-Failure is becoming the cornerstone of modern reliability engineering.
Vital Driesen will walk you through the Reliability & Quality lab of Jabil in Hasselt.

Training Content:

1. Failure Probability/Reliability functions: “the bathtub curve”
  • Early failure – constant failure rate – wear-out – meaning of MTTF – Weibull
  • Constant failure rate modeling and why it is not suited for modern electronics.
  • EDM-D-100: Failure opportunities and the reliability function R(T) of a PBA
2. Basics of Physics-of-Failure
  • The failure mechanism – the stress level – from stress to lifetime
  • Accelerated testing: Norris-Landzberg et al. and why this is not Physics-of-Failure.
  • Physics-of-Failure based testing
3. Dominant interconnection failure mechanisms in electronics
  • Solder joint failure
  • PCB via failure
  • Insulation failure: SIR – creep corrosion – (CAF - Sn-whiskers)


Tuesday, June 5, 2018


13:00 Registration
13:30 Basics in Electronics Reliability
          Geert Willems, imec & cEDM
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Tour in Reliability & Quality lab of Jabil, Hasselt
          Vital Driesen, Jabil Hasselt
17:00 Networking drink at the Corda Bar
18:00 End of the event
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