Electronic Product Development


Due to the measures taken by imec against the spreading of the Coronavirus this course is cancelled. 

Because of the interest in the course, a second session will be organized on October 29, 2020.


About the course:
The course discusses the New Product Exploration (NPE), Planning (NPP) and Introduction (NPI) development stages that bring an electronic product from idea to the end user. The relationship with the product life cycle stages and life cycle processes defined per ISO/IEC/IEEE System and Software Engineering standards is explained.  The specific characteristics of the electronic supply chain and the associated smart product development challenges are presented. A development methodology capable to cope with these challenges is explained as well as the important role of Design-for-eXcellence.
A short introduction to Printed Circuit Board technology, manufacturing and assembly closes the session.

Course objectives:
- Insight in product development stages and processes of electronics.
- Get to know the challenges of electronics development and the electronics supply chain.
- Introduction to ISO/IEC/IEEE System and Software Engineering standards.
- Elements of a Smart Product Development methodology.
- What is Design-for-eXcellence and why is it important.

Of interest to:
All stakeholders in electronic product development.



Lecturer: Geert Willems, Ph.D., imec

Lunch and coffee included.


Available for attendants.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

9h30    The Electronics Supply Chain
            Quality and Non-Quality Cost
            Electronic System Structure
11h00 Break
11h15   Product Life Cycle
             New Product Exploration
             New Product Planning

12h45  Sandwich Lunch

13h30  New Product Introduction
15h00 Break
15h15  Design-for-eXcellence of Electronics
            Printed Board Assembly (PBA) basics
            Printed Circuit Board (PCB) basics
16h45  Q&A – wrap-up
17h00   End


Link for course registration at imec academy.

For imec employees: use this link.

imec Tower, Training room 1A
Participation fee: 

The registration fee for this course is 600,00 EUR, exclusive of VAT.
EDM Forum members receive a discount of 150,00 EUR

imec employees can attend the course for free.