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Winter 2009

Our Winter 2009 newsletter marked the 20th of these quarterly publications.

We have been busy with trade shows and customers having shows at ASTR in New Jersey, ASQ in Santa Clara, TCA in San Jose, MEPTEC Solar in San Jose, the Biomed Show and moving into 2010 we have RAMS, MD&M and CMSE as upcoming events.

We are happy to announce our largest deal ever in China and our first deal in Turkey and increased activity in Canada.

Mike Silverman has recently completed his first book on reliability titled "How Reliable Is Your Product? 50 Ways to Improve Your Product Reliability". We are looking forward to the release of this book early in 2010.

On the Horizon


Design for Reliability (DfR) Seminar in Taiwan and China Course
Dec 2 in Taiwan, Dec 7 in Shenzhen China
Mike Silverman, Ops A La Carte

Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Preparation Course
Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2010 in San Jose, CA
John Cooper and Doug Farel, Ops A La Carte
Also offered via webinar.

Product Realization Group (PRG) Lunch and Learn Series (all are FREE)
Feb. 11, 2010 Positioning Your Business to Ramp out of the Recession
Mar. 11, 2010 New Paradigms for Designing Green Products
Apr. 15, 2010 Medical Product Development and Validation
May 13, 2010 Driving Product Realization with Global Collaboration


Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability Symposium (RAMS)
January 25-28, Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA
We will be exhibiting and presenting the follow papers at this event.
  • "How to Design a Better Test Program", by Mike Silverman
  • "Using Electronic Design Automation (EDA) throughout Product Life Cycle", by Bryan Stallard and Mike Silverman
  • "Estimating Field Failure Rate from the Results of HALT", by Harry McLean and Mike Silverman

Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West
Feb 9-11, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
We will be presenting the follow papers at this event.
  • "HALT and ALT for Medical Products", by Mike Silverman

Components for Military and Space Electronics
Feb 8-11, LAX Radisson Hotel , Los Angeles, CA
We will be presenting the follow papers at this event.
  • "HALT and ALT for Medical Products", by Mike Silverman

We've been active, here is a brief listing of our activity over the past quarter.

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

  • November 19, 2009: MEPTEC "Semiconductor to Solar" Symposium, San Jose
  • November 15, 2009: Ops adds a new consultant to our team
  • November 13, 2009: Ops celebrates writing its 2000th proposal.
  • November 7, 2009: "HALT to AFR Calculator" Webinar
  • October 28, 2009: Advanced TCA Show, San Jose
  • October 24, 2009: ASQ Quality Conference "Road to Excellence: Best Practice Trails", San Jose
  • October 8, 2009: Ops Named One of Fastest Growing Companies in Silicon Valley
  • October 7-9, 2009: Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability Workshop, New Jersey
  • October 2, 2009: Hunter Technology OktoberTechFest
  • September 30, 2009: "Green Reliability" talk at the IEEE Reliability Society, Cupertino , CA

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