cEDM WORKSHOP # 32

Towards an Improved Lifetime Prediction of Electronics

Invitation: 

For all interested in how to address the reliability challenges of nowadays and future electronics, we welcome you at our upcoming cEDM workshop.

Info: 

In a growing market of complex intelligent products requiring a lifetime longer than consumer electronics (> 2 years), realising products “with predictable life time”under known loading conditions gives a competitive advantage to companies.

Evaluating potential reliability risks and predicting the lifetime at the “design stage”gives a benefit in time-to-market and both engineering and product cost by mitigating quality and reliability risks in the design phase before prototype testing, production and especially product deployment.

This workshop is the final event for the INPROVOL project, a Vlaio funded collective research project with focus on developing tools, guidelines and methodologies to support the industry in designing and manufacturing products with a better knowledge of its life time. Bart Vandevelde (imec) will present as project leader a summary of the main results of this project.

Rainer Dudek (Fraunhofer ENAS) will present unique results of a real-life thermal cycling test lasting already for more than eight years. His results allow to benchmark the different acceleration models (such as Norris-Landzberg) to the real test failure data.

Piet Watté(Signify) will present how Signify, previously known as Philips Lighting, deals with engineering models to predict the lifetime for products such as LED drivers.

Where reliability is related to the lifetime under normal operating conditions, the robustness of a product expresses the product’s capability of withstanding product life cycle conditions that go beyond normal, as-designed conditions. Geert Willems (imec), will discuss how to augment the robustness of electronics and will introduce InProVoL’s Design-for-Robustness and Robustness Testing and Qualification guidelines.

Presentations: 
  • Presentation 1: Reliability by design approach for life time prediction of electronic systems
  • Presentation 2: Challenging the acceleration factor models by a Long-Term life Testing on a soldered board assembly
  • Presentation 3: Engineering model for the life prediction of LED drivers
  • Presentation 4: Design-for-Robustness for electronics
Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Agenda: 

13h30  Registration

14h00  Welcome by cEDM

14h10  Reliability by design approach for life time prediction of electronic systems
           (INPROVOL project summary) - Bart Vandevelde, imec

14h40  Challenging the acceleration factor models by a Long-Term life Testing on a
           soldered board assembly - Rainer Dudek, Fraunhofer ENAS

15h10  Engineering model for the life prediction of LED drivers
           Piet Watté, Signify

15h40  Design-for-Robustness for electronics
           Geert Willems, imec-cEDM

16h10  Q&A and closing
16h20  Networking & booth

Subscription: 

For participation to the workshop please register at the imec Academy.

Location: 

imec Auditorium, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee

Participation fee: 

Free entrance for cEDM members & cEDM partners

Non-members: €150 excl. TVA

Imec is a licensed service provider for training according to “kmo-portefeuille”: license number DV.O108298.

Parking info:
imec provides extra parking space on its overrun parking behind the Flanders Make/Sirris building in the Gaston Geenslaan (Wetenschapspark), a 5 min walk from the imec Tower.