Sunday, January 31, 2010

DfR in Huntsville, AL and Atlanta, GA (February 16)

DfR in Huntsville, AL and Atlanta, GA (February 16)

DfR Solutions will be visiting companies in Huntsville, AL and Atlanta, GA in mid-Febuary. If you and your associates are interested in an onsite visit and/or presentation, please contact Carrie Sharik-Ernest at or Vaughn Carlson at

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DfR at RAMS and Chesapeake, MD iMAPS This Week

RAMS (San Jose, CA: January 25-27)

Jim McLeish, CRE, will be in San Jose, CA, at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) in late January. Jim will be presenting a paper entitled, " Enhancing MIL-HDBK-217 Reliability Predictions with Physics of Failure (PoF) Methods," in which he will discuss potential enhancements to the handbook using Physics of Failure methods.

IMAPS Chesapeake Conference Meeting (Columbia, MD: January 27)

Dr. Craig Hillman will be presenting " Manufacturing and Reliability Challenges with QFN Packages in Pb and Pb-Free Environments,” at the upcoming IMAPS conference. For more information on this topic, please contact Craig Hillman at

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DfR Solutions Welcomes Dr. Randy Kong

DfR Solutions is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Randy Kong, an industry renowned expert in the fields of process reliability qualification, component engineering, and meeting OEM reliability requirements. Prior to joining DfR Solutions, Dr. Kong was responsible for establishing a failure analysis lab through his work at Hewlett-Packard. Most recently at Microsoft, Randy co-founded the reliability engineering group for the hardware division, led the development of a component engineering database which captured application-specific requirements, and established quality/reliability processes which emphasized DfX principals. Randy holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University and has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Graduate Center of City University of New York.

For more information or to schedule an onsite visit at your facility, please contact Dr. Kong at

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cheryl Tulkoff appears in Advancing Microelectronics 2009, Issue 6 November/December

On page 35, a photo of me giving a presentation to the Central Texas Chapter on "Manufacturability and Reliability Challenges with QFN" made it into the new iMAPS Advancing Microelectronics magazine.

The November/December 2009 issue features 4 technical articles on: NanoBond Assembly - A Rapid, Room Temperature Soldering Process; Can Current EDA Packaging Tools Meet the Demands of Ever-Changing 3D Packaging Technologies?; Thermal Management for LED Pico Projectors; and Conformal 3D Electronics: the Future of Consumer and Medical Products.

A link to the magazine can be found by clicking here.

For more information of future Central Texas events, please click HERE.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

DfR QFN articles ranked as "Most Popular Articles of 2009" in SMT Week!

Our two QFN articles ranked as the "Most Popular Articles of 2009" in SMT Week. To read them or to read any of the other popular articles you may have missed, check out the following link:

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