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Spring 2012

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Theme for this newsletter:
2012 Symposium


COURSES/SEMINARS - CQE, Free Webinars, Symposium
SPECIAL OFFERS - One Hour of Free Consulting, Self Assessment
NEWS - HALT Calculator on the Cloud,"50 Ways" book in Mandarin
FEATURED SERVICE - 2012 Reliability Symposium
RELIABILITY BLOG - Highlights of Last Quarter's Blogs
PROBLEM SOLVER - Reliability Symposium
PARTNER'S CORNER - BE Analytic, Chart Chambers


Welcome to our 29th quarterly newsletter. Our newsletter comes out the first week of March, June, September, and December. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

We are excited to announce that our HALT Calculator is now available via the web - as a internet/Cloud-Based tool. You can use it directly at iHALT Calculator. And it is now being sold on Chart HALT Chambers.

Also, my book "How Reliable Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability" is now available in Mandarin. You can view the 1st 3 Chapters at 50 Ways to Improve Reliability - in Mandarin, or 提高产品可靠性的50种方法.

Last quarter I visited India twice and taught our Design for Reliability (DFR) Seminar in 5 different cities: Chennai, Banglare, Pune, Delhi, & Mumbai. We did this with the help of our partners BE Analytic of India.

This quarter I will visit LA, Toronto, Philadelphia, & New Orleans. Whenever OPS visits a city, we offer 1 hour of free consultation to help with any aspect of your reliability program. Special Offers section has details..

Our Free Webinars are getting an increasing number of attendees. Last quarter, we held free webinars on topics of Medical Reliability and Design of Experiments. Next quarter we will be holding free webinars on Tribology and Design for Robustness.

The past two quarters, we have experienced a large increase in our project base, and to accommodate for this, we have brought on five new resources. Several of these resources are available for part time and full time consulting projects. If you have such projects, please contact us. Please see the News section for the announcement on our new resources.

As a Professional Reliability Engineering firm we have prepared an "Ounce of Prevention" Program designed as a comprehensive, qualitative and quantitative solution to 1) risk management, 2) failure mode and warranty analysis, 3) cost of quality plans and 4) training toward a sustainable culture of preventive action. To lead this program, we have hired Jim Johnson as new Director of Client Performance, Reliability and Quality Assurance.

We hope you find value in the following newsletter. Our next newsletter will come out the first week of June. Thank you for your continued support and interest.

- Mike Silverman, Managing Partner/Founder


2012 Free monthly Webinar Series

About Event: Each month, we will bring you a free webinar topic. Below is our current line-up for this quarter. You can click on the registration page for each event.

FREE Tribology and Reliability, March 7, 2012, 11:30am-12:30pm
Click here to REGISTER

Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion.  In this seminar, we will introduce the basics of Tribology, their impact on reliability and do so from the perspective of machine applications. Lubrication, film thickness, loads and Hertzian contact types effect the reliability of a design.  Weibull is frequently used to model wear characteristics, but is this always the best distribution for characterizing the reliability of machine elements?  All of these areas will be explored.

Contact Us Info For more info or to register, please Contact Us Info

FREE WEBINAR on Design for Robustness, Wed, April 4, 2012, 8:30am-9:30am PST
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Robust Design (RD) Methodology is discussed for hardware development. We will compare with reliability engineering (RE) tools and practices, and highlight differences and similarities. We will present proximity to ideal function for robust design and compare to physics of failure and other reliability modeling and prediction approaches. We will show measurement selection to strongly differentiates RD and reliability engineering methods. We will show how to get the most from each methodology and show pitfalls for each set of practices. This webinar will be a lead in to Lou's symposium classes DOE and DFSS.

Contact Us Info. For more info or to register, please Contact Us Info

2012 Reliability Symposium

May 7-11, 2012 in Santa Clara, California and via webinar

Design for Reliability (DfR): May 7-8
Design for 6 Sigma (DfSS): May 9
Design for Mechanical Reliability (DfMR): May 10
Design for Warranty (DfW): May 11 morning
Design for Software Reliability (DfS): May 11 afternoon

Design of Experiments (DOE): May 7-8
Best Accelerated Reliability Tests (BART): May 9-10
Root Cause Analysis (RCA): May 11

Each attendee will receive a copy of Mike's book "How Reliabile Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability"

Location: 990 Richard Ave, Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95050 and via webinar
Price: $1195 for each 2 day course, $695 for each 1 day course, $395 for each 1/2 day course.25% discount for seminars taken via web-conference
Group Rates: Every 5th registrant (or the 5th day for one registrant) is free

To register for the symposium, go to Registration. For more info, go to our FEATURED SERVICE


Course: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Preparation Course
Date(s): April 17 - May 29, 2012
Time: 6pm-10pm one night a week, 7 weeks
Instructor: Greg Swartz and Pat MacMahon, Ops A La Carte
Length: 7 weeks
Cost: $1295. We offer 25% discount for those taking via webinar or for unemployed or for students not getting reimbursed.
Location: San Jose, CA and via webinar

Special new options:
Offered via webinar for out of town students.
Tutoring over the internet is now available.
Offered on-site for companies with 8 or more students (we did a class for NASA in Sept '11).

Description: Becoming certified as a Quality Engineer (CQE) can be valuable to your employer and your career. We are offering this Exam Preparation Course. Students have found it very valuable in preparing for the exam. Even if you are not planning on taking the exam but need a good, in-depth course in Quality Engineering, this can benefit you substantially.

Course Webpage: CQE Course by Ops A La Carte. For more info or to register, please Contact Us Info

For information on other course offerings go to: Ops A La Carte Schedule. All our courses are offered as tailored seminars at our customer's location. To view a list of all all seminars, go to Ops Course List


International Reliability Innovations Symposium (IRIS) - March 16, 2012, San Jose, CA and webinar

Ops A La Carte helped organize the conference and we were on the paper review committee.

For more info, please Contact Us Info

SMTA Solar Conference - March 21-23, 2012, San Jose, CA

Ops A La Carte's Fred Schenkelberg will be giving a presentation at this conference on "Industry Reliability Programs."

For more info, pleaseContact Us Info

IPC Conference on Test & Inspection - May 15-17, 2012, Costa Mesa, CA

Ops A La Carte will be giving a presentation at this conference on "New Techniques for More Effective ESS".

For more info, pleaseContact Us Info

SMTA Conference on Soldering and Reliability - May 15-18, 2012, Toronto

Ops A La Carte's Peter Arrowsmith will be giving a presentation at this conference on "Improving Product Reliability Using Accelerated Stress Testing".

For more info, pleaseContact Us Info

MD&M East - May 22-24, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

Ops A La Carte's Mike Silverman will be giving a 3 hour class on "Medical Reliability Testing - Identifying Testing Requirements Early."

For more info, pleaseContact Us Info

Applied Reliability Symposium - June 13-15, 2012, New Orleans, LA

Ops A La Carte's Mike Silverman will be giving a presentation on "DFROI – Calculating ROI When Implementing a Design for Reliability Program".

For more info, pleaseContact Us Info

SPECIAL OFFERS We will be visiting a number of cities this next quarter, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. Whenever OPS visits a city, we offer 1 hour of free consultation to help you with any aspect of your reliability program. Please refer to the News section for the exact dates.

We will provide you 1 hour of Free Consultation with no strings attached. We will give you our expert advice on any issues you are having or trying to avoid.

In addition, we will offer you a free copy of Mike's book "How Reliable Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability" just for giving us the opportunity to speak with you.

Also, we have developed a new Self-Assessment tool. If you take it, we will also give you a free book.

If interested, Contact Us Info



All presentations that we gave can be found on the technical download section of our website at Technical Papers.

March 1, 2012 - HALT Calculator on the Cloud. We are pleased to announce that our HALT Calculator is now available as a cloud-based application so you can access it direclty whenever you need. We have a payment system in place on-line for quicker access. With the cloud application, we will also offering either pay by use (you can order as many use credits as you'd like) or yearly subscriptions. The yearly subscriptions work great when you have your own chamber or when you perform many HALTs a year and you would like to run the calculator during HALT planning to set must meet criteria, or when you are in the middle of the test and trying to determine which failures to fix and continue testing. For first time users ask us for a free coupon to try out the calculator and see for yourself how useful of a tool it is. Also, if you have HALT and Field Data, please contact us. If we can use your data in our model, we will give you FREE access to the calculator.

March 1, 2012, Mandarin Translation of "50 Ways" Reliability Book, Managing Partner Mike Silverman's book "How Reliable Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability" is now available in Mandarin in ebook for only $9.95 on Amazon and through our publisher Superstar Press. Follow links for copies. You can view the 1st 3 Chapters at 50 Ways to Improve Reliability - in Mandarin, or 提高产品可靠性的50种方法.

February 28, 2012 - OPS Hires Director of Client Performance. We are proud to annouce that we have brought on a new Director of Client Performance. Jim's role will be to develop and deliver complete solutions for clients.

Jim Johnson
Director, Client Performance, Reliability and Quality Assurance

James (Jim) R. Johnson has joined the team as Director of Client Performance, Reliability and Quality Assurance in order to provide clients with a more comprehisive budled program that works concurrently with your new product release functions. Jim has developed some of the most successful risk identification, assessment and mitigation programs in the Valley helping clients focus on prevention and reliability as they focus on constancy of purpose. Jim has been directing corporate plans in performance, quality, reliability and prevention since 1978 with exemplary service record to clients before the term service became a clichés. He has held Director level positions in component engineering, quality assurance and product launch and is an acknowledged expert and innovator in continuous improvement techniques for corrective and preventive action leading product launch for wireless and telecommunications products, removable hard disk drives, lap top disk drive spindles, electric car components, biometric readers (optoelectronics/photonics), photo voltaic and radio interferometry (micro array antennas for cell phones) where he was awarded “innovator status” by UK Government introducing micro array technology to Scotland.

As a Professional Forensic Management & Reliability Expert Jim has developed for Ops A La Carte an "Ounce of Prevention" Program designed as a comprehensive, qualitative and quantitative solution to 1) risk management, 2) failure mode and warranty analysis, 3) cost of quality plan dash boards and 4) training toward a sustainable culture of preventive action while preventing catastrophic failures.

February 20, 2012 - Four New Consultants. We are growing rapidly in our project base, and to accommodate for this, we have brought on four new consultants in the last quarter.

Mark Caruso
Senior Reliability Consultant

Mark brings 28 years experience with technology leaders Cisco Systems, Teradyne, Radius, and SunPower. He managed the Accelerated Life Test lab at SunPower systems R&D, evaluating new products using a Physics-of-Failure model. Mark earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and started his career with Megatest and Teradyne, designing high-speed test equipment for ASICs and ICs. He possesses thorough and practical knowledge of the ISO-9000 STD for quality systems, including part 3 (Software) for which he taught a course at UCSC extension. Within Cisco, Mark designed customized stations for physical-layer testing of electrical and optical telecom products up to10Gb/s. In developing test plans for design validation and manufacturing production – he has worked extensively with offshore CMs in Asia and Europe, employing a wide variety of quality systems (DMAIC, TQM, 8D, etc) and utilizing statistical methods to monitor and improve quality and reliability. His skills include validation testing, failure analysis, DFMEA, certification testing and test automation. Willing to lead or facilitate change, Mark is an experienced presenter and facilitator who enjoys working with start-ups and growing companies on new products.

James Romero
Senior Reliability Consultant

James has  over 25 years of product development experience in Silicon Valley,  His background was developed in top tier companies in Silicon Valley that include; Apple, GE Medical, Logitech, Palm and HP.  His technical skills has given him extensive experiences in Design, Test, Reliability, Sustaining, Quality and manufacturing engineering functions. On several occasions, his career has taken roles  in mid and small company settings. Small company environments expanded his traditional roles building infrustructure for Documentation, EMC, Product Safety and manufacturing bring-ups.  In the forefront of technology James has developed innovative products in smart phone, tablet, medical imaging, digital camera, printer, PC, network and LAN technologies.   James has broad depth of electrical, mechanical and reliability skills coupled with an analytical foundation gives him a solid framework in producing highly reliable products.  James leadership, influence and genuine people skills gives him a tremendous edge in working to bring out the best in any corporate environment.

Jay Pisharodi, MSEE, MBA
Senior Reliability Consultant

Jay has over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, and has extensive experience with various stages in the product life cycle. He has developed mechanical test fixtures, procedures and programs as part of NPI test development for a several different products. His experience includes project management, product design, testing, quality improvement and reliability of communication products, power modules, memory and other products. He has managed environmental testing, mechanical reliability and compliance testing of electronic products. His areas of expertise include NPI, DFM, FMEA, MTBF prediction, failure analysis and the development of effective debug strategies.

Shawn Glanton
Senior Reliability Technician

Shawn is a Senior Reliability Technician with over 15 years ofexperience that specializes in planning, scheduling, setting up, and executing all types of reliability tests including traditional environmental tests, Design Verification Tests (DVTs), and all forms of accelerated tests such as HALT, HASS, and Demonstration Tests (RDTs). He has also performed Software Integration Testing, Inventory management, and Field Service support.

 February 16, 2012,  MD&M West - Anaheim

We gave a seminar called "Medical Device Reliability Testing".  We will be doing this seminar again at MD&M East in May, 2012.

February 7, 2012, Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Santa Clara, CA

About Event: We had 4 presenters for this event. The presenters and their topics are shown below. You can download each presentation in the links below.

Ops A La Carte: "Using Design for Reliability (DfR) to reduce Product Life Cycle Costs", by Mike Silverman, Ops A La Carte
Agilent: "The economics of diagnostics and repair in development, production, and support", by Duane Lowenstein, Agilent
Camstar: "Holistic view of quality", by Nader Fathi, Camstar
Harmonic: "The Necessity of Real-Time Product Quality Visibility in an outsourced High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing Operation", by Jason Ruppert, VP Operations

February 1st, Design of Experiments (DOE) and its Many Uses within Reliability, FREE WEBINAR, by Lou LaVallee of Ops A La Carte Experimental design activities were discussed including orthogonal matrix selection (with modification), factor selection, factor assignment, measurement system selection, objective(s) definition, and the process of planning and implementing experiments. Special attention was given to experiments with reliability/robustness improvement objectives. Webinar aimed at practitioners, engineers, and engineering managers who have testing and experimentation responsibilities.

 January 30 - February 4, 2012,  Design for Reliability Seminar - India

We teamed up with our partners in India BE Analytic and gave a DFR seminar in both Bangalore and Pune. In December, 2011 we gave the same seminar in Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai with our partners IBC.

January 23-26, 2012, Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability Symposium (RAMS), Reno, Nevada
About Event: We exhibited at the event and gave the following 6 papers and tutorials at this event. Follow the links for copies.

"The Useful Synergies between Prognostics and HALT and HASS", by Ops A La Carte and RidgeTop Group
"What Is DfR and What it Is Not", by Andre Kleyner and Mike Silverman
"Effective Reliability Program Traits" Tutorial, by Fred Schenkelberg
"Establishing Effective ORT Requirements", by Fred Schenkelberg
"Investment In Reliability Program Versus Return - How To Decide", by Fred Schenkelberg
"How To Select The Right Accelerated Life Test Approach", by Fred Schenkelberg and Mike Silverman

The winner for the raffle for Mike's book "50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability" was John Woodworth at Army Test and Eval Command

The winner for the "Closest to the Pin" (2 inches) in our putting contest was Bryan O'Halloran, Professor at Oregon State University.

 MD&M Webinar - December 15, 2011, FREE WEBINAR

We gave a seminar "When the Standard Doesn't Fit: How to test using a guidance vs. a standard". 

 BIOMEDevice Show - December 6-7, 2011, San Jose, CA, 10am-4pm

We gave a seminar called "Managing Design Risk". See our The seminar was part of the Innovation Briefs series. The seminar was co-presented by other members of the Product Realization Group (PRG).

For more information on news, please visit our News Page or call (408) 654-0499.


2012 Reliability Symposium

Date: May 7-11, 2012

Location: Santa Clara and via webinar

We offer over 30 different seminars and courses on reliability. Most we offer as in-house customized courses but once a year, we put on a symposium and offer our most popular seminars. This is our 6th year holding this symposium. This year, we have the following line-up. Below the list of seminars is a biography of the different instructors to give you an idea of the caliber of people teaching the seminars.

2012 Reliability Symposium

Design for Reliability (DfR): May 7-8, instructor Mike Silverman, CRE
Design for 6 Sigma (DfSS): May 9, instructor Lou LaVallee, CRE
Design for Mechanical Reliability (DfMR): May 10, instructor Dr. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE
Design for Warranty (DfW): May 11 morning, instructor Bob Mueller
Design for Software Reliability (DfS): May 11 afternoon, instructor, Bob Mueller

Design of Experiments (DOE): May 7-8, instructor Lou LaVallee
Best Accelerated Reliability Tests (BART): May 9-10, instructor Mike Silverman
Root Cause Analysis (RCA): May 11, instructor Greg Swartz

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Meet our Instructors

Mike Silverman, CRE
Managing Partner, Senior Reliability Consultant, Course Instructor

Mike is founder and managing partner at Ops A La Carte. Mike has over 25 years experience in reliability engineering, reliability management and reliability training. He is an experienced leader in reliability improvement through analysis and testing. Through Ops A La Carte, Mike has had extensive experience as a consultant to high-tech companies, and has consulted for over 500 companies in over 100 different industries in most of the United States and 15 countries around the world. Mike is an expert in accelerated reliability techniques and owns HALT and HASS Labs, one of the oldest and most experienced reliability labs in the world. Mike has recently completed his first book on reliability entitled “How Reliable Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability”. The book was published December, 2010. Mike has authored and published 25 papers on reliability techniques and has presented these around the world including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA. He has also developed and currently teaches over 30 courses on reliability techniques. Mike has a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) through American Society for Quality (ASQ). Mike is a member of ASQ, IEEE, Stanford PRN, PRG, SME, ASME, PATCA, and IEEE Consulting Society. Mike is currently the IEEE Reliability Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter Chair.

Mike will be teaching the seminars Design for Reliability (DFR) and Best Accelerated Reliability Tests (BART).

Lou LaVallee, CRE
Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant, Course Instructor

Lou has over 20 years of experience as a quality and reliability engineer at Xerox as well as maintainability and cost engineering. Lou has strong validation experience of design quality and reliability through product reviews and customer interaction. Lou is a master black belt and has trained several thousand engineers in quality engineering, critical parameter management, robust design, lean six sigma methods, QFD, systems engineering, and reliability engineering. Lou works in the New York area.

Lou will be teaching the seminars DFSS and DOE. He will also be conducting the April FREE webinar Design for Robustness which will be a great lead in to the symposium seminars.

Kim Parnell, Ph.D., PE
Senior Mechanical Reliability Consultant/Course Instructor

Kim is an expert in Mechanical Reliability, especially in the areas of Material Failure, Dynamic Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, and Root Cause Analysis. He focuses on providing support for early stage medical device and technology companies. He specializes in the mechanical engineering design and behavior of biomedical devices, shape memory metals, bio-absorbable polymers, MEMs, electronic and miniature components, and wireless sensors. Kim is on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Santa Clara University, and previously served as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. He is Chair of the IEEE-SCV (Santa Clara Valley) Section (over 12,000 members), a coach and mentor for the innovative Stanford Biodesign program and a member of the CSIX Connect executive team. He has MSME and PhD degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering, BES from Georgia Tech, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the State of California.

Kim will be teaching the seminar Mechanical Design for Reliability (MDFR).

Robert Mueller, M.S.
Senior Reliability Consultant/Course Instructor

Bob is a product development professional with 30+ years of technical and management experience in software intensive product development as well as in R/D process and quality systems development including extensive consulting experience with cross-functional product development teams and senior management. After receiving his M.S. in Physics in 1973, Bob joined Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino, CA in IC process development. In the next three decades before leaving HP, he held numerous positions in R/D, R/D management and technical consulting including management positions in the computer, analytical, healthcare business units and in HP’s internal engineering consulting organization. For the past decade Bob has focused on agile development methodologies and practices that drive software reliability, improved software support operations, warranty chain management and customer satisfaction. . Bob is a senior member of the ASQ and a Certified Quality Engineer (SQE). He is the chair of the training working groups for the Institute of Warranty Chain Management and has taught many courses at local colleges.

Bob will be teaching the seminars Design for Warranty (DFW) and Design for Software Reliability (DFS).

Greg Swartz
Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant, CQE Instructor

Greg has worked for over 20 years in the fields of statistics and process improvement, as a Consultant and Trainer. His consulting experience includes working with a number of Biotech, high tech companies, Aerospace, and Defense. His expertise includes analysis of technical data, a hands-on approach towards design of experiments, and Failure Analysis, e.g. with Ops A La Carte for Semiconductor Equipment. Greg was a Sr. Quality Program Manager at Sun Microsystems for 6 years. Mr. Swartz has worked in the fields of Applied Data Analysis (ADA) techniques, yield improvement, quality assessments, and reliability studies. Additionally, Greg has a background in software reliability, CMM, and Software Product Life Cycle (SPLC).

Greg will be teaching the seminar Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

To register for the symposium, go to Registration. For more info, please Contact Us Info

Below is a summary of the Best of our Blog for last quarter - highlights of the best blog topics we had.

If you would like to contribute to our blog, please eitherContact Us Info or go to

2012 Reliability Symposium

How many years has Ops A La Carte been holding its annual Reliability Symposium. The first 5 people to give the correct answer will get a free ebook version of Mike's book "How Reliabile Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability"

Last quarter's winners of our Problem Solver were Paul Paroff of Esterline and Ben Timms of Medtronic. The question was "How many clauses are there in IEC60601-1 3rd Edition standard ?" The answer is 17.

BE Analytic is a leading Engineering services provider focused on Reliability & Safety Engineering services for Aerospace, Automobile, Medical Science , Oil&Gas, Nuclear, HVAC, Industrial Products, Marine and Power Generation Industries. It is initiated by group of eminent scientists and experienced engineers in Bangalore, India. Our innovative and versatile approaches towards design & development help our clients reduce their overall development costs, cycle time and de-risking by optimized utilization of engineering resources. Ops A La Carte partners with BE Analytic to help execute projects for our clients in India. In January, BE Analytic and Ops A La Carte put on a joint Design for Reliability Seminar in Bangalore and Pune.

Chart is a global supplier of HALT/HASS System Solutions and is the technology leader in HALT and HASS chamber design, control systems, data acquisition, complete integrated system solutions, testing services and consulting. Ops A La Carte teaches seminars for Chart's customers in the areas of HALT/HASS and how they tie into the rest of the reliability program. Ops A La Carte also has a Real36 Chart HALT/HASS Chamber at their HALT and HASS Labs facility and use it to perform both HALT and HASS for clients. And now Chart is offering our HALT Calculator as on option when they sell a chamber. The Chart/OPS alliance has landed projects in Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Senior Reliability Consultant

Ops A La Carte is looking for Senior Reliability Consultants around the world to join our team of consultants and work on some of the most exciting and challenging projects in the industry.

In addition, Ops has two resources that have recently come off assignments that are available for both short term and long term consulting work. The first resource is a Senior Reliability consultant with over 25 years experience that specializes in Reliability Analysis and Testing, Compliance, New Product Introduction (NPI), and Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

The second resource is a Senior Reliability Technician with over 15 years experience that specializes in setting up and running all types of reliability tests including traditional environmental tests, Design Verification Tests (DVTs), and all forms of accelerated tests such as HALT, HASS, and Demonstration Tests (RDTs).

If you have the need for such resources, please Contact Us. Please see the News section for more information about our new resources.

If interested, email us via our Ops Job Search Contact Form or call (408) 654-0499.

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