Electronic Product Development

Training goes online!


Due to the on-going Corona pandemic no live participation by non-imec employees to training sessions and seminars at imec is allowed. Online participation is possible through live streaming and MS Teams interaction session.

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
Presentation: video streaming
Interaction: MS Teams parallel session
imec employees can participate on-site (max. 20)


Available for attendants.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

9h30  Electronic System Structure
          Product Life Cycle
          New Product Exploration
11h00 Break
11h15 New Product Planning
           New Product Introduction
12h45  Sandwich Lunch

13h30  The Electronics Supply Chain
            Quality and Non-Quality Cost
            Design-for-eXcellence of Electronics
15h00 Break
15h15  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

Video link and MS Teams invitation after registration.

Participation fee: 

The registration fee for this course is 450,00 EUR, exclusive of VAT.
EDM Forum members receive a discount of 100,00 EUR that will be deducted from the invoice.

imec employees can attend the course for free and live.