Quantification of Quality and Production efficiency


Public, Members and Partners

This workshop is of interest to all involved or responsible for the design, production, quality, test, supply and system integration of electronics, mechanics and optics in technological products. 


Better quality parts lead to faster and more cost efficient assembly and less test failures and repair. Together with quality manufacturing and assembly processes they lead to a quality product with low field failure, low maintenance, a happy customer and a healthy bottom line if the cost of “quality” is limited. Quantifying part and production cost is rather straight-forward but how can the quality of components, parts and the end product be quantified to be compared with it? An how can we predict quality to prevent quality issues?

Geert Willems, cEDM, will present the basics of quality quantification methods applicable to Printed Board Assemblies (PBA), mechatronic assemblies and processed products such as mechanical parts and Printed Circuit Boards.

cEDM Partner ASML has introduced the quality quantification (ZHDR) methodology in their product development and supply chain management. Dick Van Hees, MoVIP project leader, presents their overall approach. The multitude of improvement opportunities the methodology initiates when applied to PBA and complete, highly complex mechatronic systems development, assembly and supply will be revealed.

Next to quality efficient, low cost production is essential for a competitive product. The Bill-of-Material (BOM) composition and layout of a PBA has a determining impact on the PCB manufacturing and assembly cost. Boris Leekens, cEDM, will present the new BOM-based assembly flow model and its use as a Design-for-Assembly tool.


Members and partners can download the presentations of workshop 20 here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
  • 13:30 Doors open
  • 14:00 Welcome
  • 14:10 Quantifying quality of PBA and mechatronics (Geert Willems, imec cEDM)
  • 14:30 Quality analysis of PBA using the Pred-X tool (Bram van Ekeren, ASML)
  • 15:00 Pause
  • 15:20 The MoVIP project: quantifying Zero Hour Defect Rate (ZHDR) (Dick van Hees, ASML)
  • 15:40 ZHDR: Process embedding at ASML (Dick van Hees, ASML)
  • 16:10 Assembly flow modeling: a new DfA tool (Boris Leekens, cEDM)
  • 16:30 Q&A – discussion
  • 16:45 Networking
  • 18:30 Closure

Send an e-mail to academy@imec.be


Barco, Noordlaan 5, Kuurne

Participation fee: 
  • cEDM Member: free
  • cEDM Partner: free
  • Others: € 80