With the rapid expansion of IOT, many circuit assemblies are now functioning in unfamiliar environments, many of these environments are harsh. Additionally, many new electronic applications control critical systems such as automotive electronics. This webinar focuses on the influence contamination plays on reliability of circuit assemblies, particularly when operated in harsh environments.
Several contamination-related failure mechanisms are presented including electrochemical migration (dendritic growth, parasitic leakage) and conductive anodic filament (CAF). Methods to determine how clean is clean enough are discussed.
Sue Micha has worked in a variety of roles for SCI, Avex, Flextronics, Xetel, Sparton and Elamax, mostly in sales and marketing at a director or executive level. She helped coin the phrase Electronics Manufacturing Services at an IPC meeting more than 25 years ago. Since 2001, she has helped EMS firms of all sizes with strategic planning through her private firm, Powell-Mucha Consulting. She speaks with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow about the recent changes to the IPC EMS Program Management Certification Program.
What happens when failure happens? This episode of Reliability Matters with host Mike Konrad features failure analysis investigators Eric Camden and Paco Solis. Together, they discuss stories from the field and some "interesting investigations."