Friday, November 30, 2012

DfR Solutions gets a facelift!

We are proud to announce the launch of a brand new DfR Solutions website!
DfR new website
We hope you like the fresh look, better organization, and easier to find information.  Check us out and let us know what you think.

And as if that wasn't enough change...we've also moved!  Our new address is: 9000 Virginia Manor Rd, Suite 290, Beltsville MD 20705.  Please make a note of it for your records.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DfR Solutions receives Global Technology Award for Sherlock

Sherlock Automated Design AnalysisTM  recognized as very best new innovation
DfR Solutions, a leader in quality, reliability, and durability solutions for the electronics industry, has revealed that Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software received a Global Technology Award at the SMTA International Conference in Orlando, Florida in October 2012.  This prestigious award, sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging magazine, recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries.  The Global Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005.
Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. The intuitive commands and ease of use enable use among a broad range of engineers and managers, where rapid results provide almost immediate feedback on product designs and their performance in the hands of the customer.
Sherlock incorporates Physics of Failure which uses knowledge of the causes of product failure to predict reliability and improve product performance and produce more reliable products. This unique reliability tool is essential across electronics manufacturing and is especially valuable to companies where component reliability is critical such as alternative energy, automotive, avionics, defense, enterprise, telecom, and medical markets.
“We are excited to receive a Global Technology award for Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software,” notes Craig Hillman, PhD, CEO and founder of DfR Solutions. “Sherlock is a unique and innovative tool that uses Physics-of-Failure to enable design and reliability engineers in electronics manufacturing to develop better, more reliable products quicker and more efficiently. For the first time, electronics manufacturers can design-in reliability earlier in the product development process contributing to quicker time to market, reduced development costs, improved customer satisfaction, and higher profits.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

DfR Solutions' Walt Tomczykowski attends Defense Manufacturing and DMSMS Conference in Orlando, FL Nov 26-29

Walt Tomczykowski will be attending the Defense Manufacturing and DMSMS Conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Walt or have him visit your nearby facility, please contact June Caswell.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DfR Solutions' Greg Caswell in The Netherlands for ECPE November 20-23

Greg Caswell will be making a presentation entitled "Automating Lifetime Simulation of Power PCBs" at the  European Center for Power Electronics Workshop (ECPE), in The Netherlands: November 21-22. For more information or to meet with Greg at the workshop, please contact Greg Caswell.

He will also be making customer visits while in the Netherlands. If you would like for Greg to visit your facility, and maybe you can feed him some turkey, please contact June Caswell.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DfR's Craig Hillman chairs nano coatings at the IPC SMTA Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference in Chicago, IL: Nov 13-15

Don't miss a technical session for the ages! DfR Solutions has put together all the heavyweights of nanocoating technology into one room, including Ross Technology, Semblant, P2I, GVD, and HzO. Watch in awe as they throw down the gauntlet to see whose technology deserves to be called 'Best of the Best.' Who will come out the winner? You decide, but only if you are there! For more information, contact Craig Hillman.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DfR's Greg Caswell presents at the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis Phoenix, AZ on Nov 11-15

Greg Caswell will be making a presentation entitled "Counterfeit Detection: When to do it? How to do It?" at the ISTFA conference. For more information or to meet with Greg at the conference, please contact GregCaswell.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Accelerate your DFMEA with Sherlock! Free webinar on November 20th!

Join us for a Webinar on November 20!

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) is a critical process in electronics design. It allows design engineers to identify and correct potential failure modes early in the design process, improving overall product reliability, decreasing cost and enhancing customer satisfaction. But with increasingly complex electronic components, the time required to complete a DFMEA can take weeks, adding to costs and product delays.

Attend this informative webinar presented by DfR Solutions  and learn how to speed up your DFMEA process.

Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software is a first-of-its-kind software for analyzing the expected reliability and automating functional safety activities of products from the circuit card assembly level.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

    Automatically pre-populate DFMEA spreadsheets
    Perform a comprehensive review of pin location and net
    Analyze complex boards simply

Accelerate your DFMEA with Sherlock
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet