Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
DfR Solutions' Google Calendar
Look for DfR at upcoming events, conferences, webinars, and sales visits that may be in your area on our new link to Google Calendar. Hunt for us on the web. For more information on a specific activity, please contact June Caswell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
ASQ -Spokane Section Spring Meeting
Join us April 28th at the Sacred Heart Campus for an evening of FMEA education, networking, good food, and an insight into latest in medical performance measures!
§ 4:00-5:20 Webinar with Cheryl Tulkoff of DFR Solutions on "FMEA: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
§ 5:30 Catered Light dinner from Ferys
§ 6:00-6:45 Presentation by Russ Shear on Hospital Quality Incentive - Value Based Purchasing. How hospital payment structures will be tied to quality care and performance under reform.
§ 7:00 -7:45 Short Tour of Russ’s Choosing
· Location: Avista Classrooms A&B, Main Floor, Sacred Heart Women's Health Center/Surgery Center in the West Addition. Parking garage attached via skybridge will lead right to the Main Floor where the classrooms are located.
· Cost - $10:00 for all
· RSVP to email@example.com by April 22nd. If attending the Webinar remotely, please indicate so and we’ll email you the details to attend.
· FMEA Trainer Background – Cheryl Tulkoff - DfR Solutions, Senior Member of the Technical Staff
o 20 years in Electronics -IBM, Cypress Semiconductor, National Instruments
o Triathlete – Sprint, Olympic, Half and Ironman finisher in CDA, Idaho in June ‘10
o A published author, experienced trainer and a Senior member of both ASQ and IEEE. She holds leadership positions in the IEEE Central Texas Chapter, IEEE WIE (Women In Engineering), and IEEE ASTR (Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability) sections, and is also an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.
· Evening Speaker Background
o Russ Shear -Director of Quality - Performance Improvement at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital
o Quality supervisor for the Cardiovascular Department and Electrophysiology Department.
o Cardiovascular Technologist by training, former educator. Has been with Providence for 23 years.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
DfR chairs the iMAPS High Reliability Microelectronics for Military Workshop in Baltimore, MD May 17-19
The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) is sponsoring an Advanced Technology Workshop on military high reliability packaging issues and applications which is chaired by Greg Caswell. The technical program will focus on the latest military electronic devices, systems, and applications with particular emphasis on system level issues that have an impact on mission assurance as well as the connected issues at the design and applications level. Abstracts are currently being solicited for the technical program. To register for this conference, please contact Greg Caswell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the website.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Cheryl Tulkoff, a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at DfR Solutions will be in Toronto, Canada at the International Conference on Soldering and Reliability, May 3-5. On May 3rd, she will be teaching two programs: “2nd Generation Lead Free Alloys: is SAC the Best We Can Do?” and “High Reliability: Solving Problems with Reliability in the Lead-Free Era”. Check website for details: http://www.smta.org/education/symposia/symposia.cfm
While Cheryl is in the area, she will be available an onsite complimentary presentation, please contact June Caswell at email@example.com. If you would like more information regarding DfR’s services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Central Texas Electronics Association
Electronics Design & Manufacturing
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
3M Innovation Center, 6801 River Place Blvd & RR-2222
3:00 - Registration Begins
3:30 - Welcome and Introductions
3:35 - "3M's High Speed Cable Products"
Bill Ballard, 3M
4:05 - "MTBF: Your Mileage May Vary…"
Ed Tinsley, Dell
4:35 - Break & Networking
4:45 - "LDI Imaging, LDI Solder Mask, Silkscreen, and Vision Drilling”
Bryan Fish, Streamline Circuits
5:15 - "Touch Screens: Staying on Point in 2011 and Beyond"
Michael Woolstrum, Touch International
5:45 - Closing Remarks
6:00 - Food & Refreshments Served and More Networking
RSVP to Bob Baker at: email@example.com
There is no charge for SMTA and IMAPS members; $10 for all non-members
3M Innovation Center, Hill Country Room, 6801 River Place Blvd in NW Austin
Right turn off RR-2222 going west and follow signs to Innovation Center parking area
In Central Texas, SMTA and IMAPS work together as the Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The copper revolution has reached component packaging (just in time for 3D integration!). Copper wirebonds and copper pillars are proliferating like wildfire throughout multiple platforms. Copper is cheaper than gold, but has lower resistance. What's not to like? However, with every material change come potentially unknown risks. Copper wirebonds require special atmospheres, higher bonding forces, and changes in bond pad dimensions. The need for palladium plating can also drive galvanic corrosion. Copper pillars can increase the risk of white bump, drive complete consumption of solder to intermetallic at elevated temperatures, and increase stress states during thermal cycling. For more information, contact Craig Hillman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Nathan Blattau will be making a presentation entitled "Automated Design Analysis: Accurately Capturing Warranty and End-of-Life Risks Early in Product Development," at the iMAPS New England Symposium & Expo. For more information on this topic, contact Nathan Blattau, email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Craig Hillman will be making a presentation on "The Synergy between Reliability & Safety in Automotive Electronics" at the Reliability & Safety Workshop jointly organized by IEEE, Reliability Society UK&RI and the University of Greenwich. For more information on this please contact Craig Hillman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
DfR can't take the credit for these laptop tests, but our engineers are equally creative when it comes to developing viable test plans for assessing the reliability of our customer's products. Looking for assistance in developing design verification, product qualification, accelerated life tests, or environmental stress screens? Please contact Cheryl Tulkoff, email@example.com