PBA Reliability Seminar


Internet-of-Things, Electronics Everywhere, self-driving cars, body-area-networks monitoring your health, etc. : ever increasing electronics complexity means more opportunities to fail and, therefore, intrinsically a reduced reliability.
During this seminar, Geert Willems of imec-cEDM will explain the “bathtub curve”, take you through failure mechanisms in electronics and show you why and how Physics-of-Failure is becoming the cornerstone of modern reliability engineering.

Training Content:

  1. Failure Probability/Reliability functions: “the bathtub curve”

- Early failure – constant failure rate – wear-out – meaning of MTTF – Weibull
- Constant failure rate modeling and why it is not suited for modern electronics.
- EDM-D-100: Failure opportunities and the reliability function R(T) of a PBA

  1. Basics of Physics-of-Failure

- The failure mechanism – the stress level – from stress to lifetime
- Accelerated testing: Norris-Landzberg et al. and why this is not Physics-of-Failure.
- Physics-of-Failure based testing

  1. Dominant interconnection failure mechanisms in electronics

- Solder joint failure
- PCB via failure
- Insulation failure: SIR – creep corrosion – (CAF - Sn-whiskers)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 12:45 Registration
  • 13:15 Welcome by Barco (Dora Deboeure)
  • 13:30 Basics in Electronics Reliability (Geert Willems, imec & cEDM)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Tour in Reliability lab of Barco, Kortrijk
  • 16:00 Experience tour Barco
  • 17:00 Networking drink at the Revo Bar
  • 18:00 End of the event

Send an e-mail with your coordinates to academy@imec.be

Barco NV Beneluxpark 21, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Participation fee: 

EDM Partners: 100 € (excl. VAT)
EDM Members: 150 € (excl. VAT)
Others: 200 € (excl. VAT)