Reliability Training

August / September 2016
Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Preparation Course for Fall 2016 – Registration Is Open!!
Date(s): Tentatively starting in August 2016 and running through the end of September 2016; ASQ CRE Exam is scheduled for Oct 1, 2016
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm Pacific time
Instructor: Les Warrington
Length: 8 sessions
Cost: $900. We offer 25% discount for unemployed or for students not getting reimbursed.
Location: Via webinar

Exam Application Deadline: August 12, 2016

Becoming certified as a Reliabililty Engineer (CRE) can be valuable to your employer and your career. We have been offering this Exam Preparation Course for 15 years.

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 Reliability Engineering, this can benefit you substantially.

May 4, 2016
FREE RELIABILITY WEBINAR – “Advantages of IEEE P1633 for Practicing Software Reliability”
Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: Ann Marie Neufelder, Founder, SoftRel LLC
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8970286823844085251

Software reliability engineering has existed for almost 50 years. Software reliability metrics such as failure rate, MTBF, availability and reliability have been used successfully in industry to plan, manage and demonstrate the achievement of system reliability objectives. The newly revised IEEE 1633 Recommended Practice for Software Reliability provides actionable step by step procedures for employing software reliability models and analyses during any phase of software or firmware development with any software lifecycle model for any industry or application type.

It includes easy to use models for predicting software reliability early in development and during test and operation. It also provides for methods to analyze software failure modes and include software in a system fault tree analysis.

For persons who are acquiring software it provides the ability to assess the reliability of COTS, FOSS, and contractor or subcontractor delivered software.

This presentation will cover the key features of the IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for software reliability.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

April 6, 2016
FREE RELIABILITY WEBINAR – “Conducting an Effective DVT”
Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: Gerry Cohen, Senior Reliability Engineer
Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1255349082256235777

A Design Verification Testing (DVT) is usually an integral part of many technology provider’s qualification process.

But how effective is it in light of design, manufacturing, suppliers and customers?

This webinar will explore several methods and tools useful in conducting DVT.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

April 6, 2016

Date(s): Tentatively one session per week starting April 6, 2016, through Jun 1, 2016; ASQ CRE Exam is scheduled for Jun 4, 2016
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm Pacific time
Instructor: Greg Swartz and Pat McMahon
Length: 9 sessions
Cost: $900. We offer 25% discount for unemployed or for students not getting reimbursed.
Location: Via webinar

Becoming certified as a Quality Engineer (CQE) can be valuable to your employer and your career. We have been offering this Exam Preparation Course for 15 years. 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.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

August 6, 2015

Food sponsored by
ICE Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab

Title: Macroscopic & Stochastic Aspects of Negative Bias Temperature Instability
Invited Speaker: Souvik Mahapatra, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Time: Check in and food at 6:00PM – 6:30 PM
Presentation from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Qualcomm Inc., 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 (Meeting will be in the cafeteria) (View Map)
Admission: Open to all IEEE members and non-members for FREE!
Abstract: Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) is a crucial reliability concern for modern day state-of-the-art CMOS technologies. NBTI results in shift in MOSFET parameters, such as threshold voltage, drain current, etc., over time, and therefore causes long-time failure of CMOS integrated circuits. It is very important to understand the fundamental physical mechanism responsible for NBTI and develop suitable models to predict device and resultant circuit degradation at end product life.

In this talk, the underlying physical processes responsible for NBTI in High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) MOSFETs will be briefly reviewed. Defect generation in MOSFET gate oxide will be explained from both macroscopic and stochastic viewpoints, which will be respectively useful to explain NBTI degradation in large and small area devices. This novel simulation framework can explain DC and AC NBTI degradation under various operating conditions such as different operating voltage, temperature, frequency and duty cycle in large area devices, as well as NBTI variability in small area devices. Furthermore, a compact model will be developed to simulate NBTI induced circuit degradation using SPICE simulation, and specific example of variable NBTI impact on SRAM performance parameters, such as read and hold static noise margin and write access time will be discussed.

For more information and to register, visit: Eventbrite Registration

FREE WEBINAR – August 5, 2015

“Another look at Reliability Demonstration Testing (RDT) and Ongoing Reliability Testing (ORT)”

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: Gerry Cohen, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7714716006381367298

This webinar will provide a review of how to setup and conduct a Reliability Demonstration Test (RDT), and an Ongoing Reliability Test (ORT). Examples will be presented and discussed, and questions will be answered as time allows.

First Session – July 29, 2015

Date(s): July 29, Aug 12, 19, 20; Sept 1, 3, 16, and 23, 2015, ASQ CRE Exam is on Oct 3, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm Pacific time
Instructor: Les Warrington
Length: 8 sessions
Cost: $900. We offer 25% discount for unemployed or for students not getting reimbursed.
Location: Via webinar

Description: Becoming certified as a Reliability Engineer (CRE) can be valuable to your employer and your career. We have been offering this Exam Preparation Course for 15 years. 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 Reliability Engineering, this can benefit you substantially.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

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June 2-4, 2015 in Tucson, AZ

Reliability engineering has never been more important than in today’s economic environment. Whether you are just beginning your reliability journey or you are a weathered veteran, this conference has something for you. You will have the opportunity to network with others in your field while learning first-hand about real world applications by expert practitioners.

The ARS is one of the fastest-growing reliability forums and serves as a great way to further your education and shape the industry.

For more information, visit www.arsymposium.org

4th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference – March 19, 2015 in San Jose and via WebEx

Join the 4th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference. There are wonderful learning & networking opportunities in this event. Best paper will receive an iPAD. Submission of previously unpublished work and results are highly encouraged. Published work will also be accepted at the organization committee’s discretion.

For more information, visit www.reliabilityinnovations.org

Sept 10-12, 2014

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Information: http://www.ieee-astr.org/

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