Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Design for Excellence Reliability Symposia - 3 Locations Announced

Design for Excellence
DfR Solutions, in association with Ops A La Carte, is holding a five-day professional development reliability symposia. Attendees will be able to select from a DfX track or an ALT/RCA track. This one-of-a-kind collaborative effort will provide designers, reliability personnel, and engineering management with tools on how to meet time-to-market deadlines and reduce warranty issues.

What You Will Learn
Attendees will develop an understanding of:

The drivers for incorporating DfX into the product development process
Best practices in regard to component selection, component placement, and layout
How these practices need to be adjusted for different manufacturing processes, suppliers, use environments, and reliability expectations
How to implement DfX as part of internal design reviews
How to meet time-to-market deadlines and reduce warranty issues
Who Should Attend
Directors of Engineering, Quality / Reliability Managers, Circuit and Layout Designers, Reliability personnel, Designers, etc.

Course Schedule
Track 1 - DfX
Day 1: Design for Reliability (DfR) by Dr. Craig Hillman and Mike Silverman
Day 2: Design for Environment (DfE) by Dr. Randy Schueller
Day 3: Design for Manufacturability (DfM) by Cheryl Tulkoff
Day 4: Design for Testability (DfT) by Vaughan Carlson
Day 5 (am): Software Design for Reliability by Bob Mueller
Day 5 (pm): Design for Warrranty by Bob Mueller
Track 2 - ALT/RCA
Day 1-2: Best Accelerated Life Tests by Mike Silverman
Day 3-4: Root Cause Analysis (RCA) by Dr. Craig Hillman and Greg Swartz
Day 5: Design for Mechanical Reliability by Dr. Kim Parnell
Registration Prices
Two day courses: $1195
One day courses: $695
Half-day courses: $395
Group Discount: Every 5th registrant from the same company registering together is FREE! Unemployed receive a 25% discount and full-time students receive a 50% discount.

When and Where
DfX West
April 19-23, 2010
Pruneyard Plaza Hotel, Campbell, California (tentative)
DfX South
May 17-21, 2010
University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama (tentative)
DfX East
October 11-15, 2010
Courtyard by Marriott, Greenbelt, Maryland (tentative)

For additional details and registration, please click here.

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