Join us for a webinar on May 06, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT.

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In this Webinar, we’ll learn how to set up an effective HASS, make decisions based on the results, and show how important the Proof of Screen can be. Several examples of HASS data for a system and an electronic module will be discussed. Learn how to begin HASS and improve your results.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

“What Is Your Technology Risk Defensive Strategy?”

March 25, 2015 in Houston

Presenter: Daniel Lee, Founder and CEO of SYMCOSYS
What: Live Seminar
Seminar Title: “What Is Your Technology Risk Defensive Strategy?”
Location, Dates, and Times:
• Lunch and Learn at Dynaqual in North Houston, March 25, 2015 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Houston – Click here to register

“It’s said that defense wins championships. But offense often drives television ratings and merchandise sales.” (JeneBramel, NY Times NFL Blog)

In product development, meeting or exceeding requirements drives the excitement of readiness. But is that enough to face the threats of: supply quality, use conditions and environmental variations; and a multitude of factors and its interactions?
This seminar presents a systemic risk-based approach to facilitate test planning and overall control (or defense) strategy against high-risk escapes. Hear about case studies that wove together FMEA, requirements, and design controls to achieve this.

Don’t miss this opportunity for learning and a LIVE demonstration! FREE!!!!

REAL Chambers Corporation, in partnership with Ops a la Carte and W5 Engineering, invite you to their one day, free, seminar held at HALT & HASS Labs.

The Seminar will not only deliver a great learning opportunity from a HALT industry expert, but also give you the chance to observe a LIVE demonstration of REAL’s SQL™ – 16 Benchtop HALT/HASS Vibration System, as well as have an opportunity to win a Tablet PC and possibly other giveaways! Lunch will be provided for you, so all you have to do is attend … and invite your colleagues!

Who: REAL Chambers, Element Labs, and W5 Engineering
What: Seminar: HALT, HASS, and Field Failure Analysis & LIVE chamber demonstration
When: Friday, March 20th , 2015 – 9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: HALT & HASS Labs
            990 Richard Ave., Suite 101
            Santa Clara, CA 95050

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9:30 Check-in
10:00 Opening, remarks from RCC, W5, and Ops a la Carte
10:30 Key note seminar speaker: Mr. John Cooper, CRE, MSEE, ASME / Ops a la Carte LLC – HALT, HASS, and Field Failure Analysis
12:00 Lunch, catered
12:30-2:00 Lab tour and chamber demonstration

REGISTER TODAY by emailing your name, company name, email address and any additional attendees to:
** Deadline to register is Friday, March 13th!

THAT’s IT!…. Great opportunity to learn, network, and get your questions answered live at zero cost! We look forward to seeing you!

**MUST be present to win prizes**

Cami A. Marsh
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IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter Meeting
March 5, 2015

Reliability of Glass and Coatings

Invited Speaker: Stuart Douglas, Google [X], Mountain View, CA
Time: Check in and food at 6:00PM – 6:30 PM
Presentation from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Agilent Technologies, Aristotle Room in Main Lobby, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Admission: Open to all IEEE members and non-members for FREE!

Abstract: For consumer electronics companies building tablets, phones, and laptops, glass fracture is often a cause for customer returns, replacements, or dissatisfaction. This presentation will review basic fracture mechanics, types of glass used in consumer electronics, and ways to quantify the material reliability. A methodology to use material data to quantify reliability at the system level will be provided. In addition, a brief overview of typical glass coatings and ways to test their reliability will be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32571


We would like to say Thank You
To those who have made our progress possible
Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season
And a Prosperous New Year

From the Partners, Consultants & Staff of

Aug 12/13 to Sept 23/24, 2014

Dates for East Coast: Wednesday nights for 7 weeks from 6pm-10pm EDT
East Coast Instructor:
Les Warrington, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant for Ops A La Carte

Dates for West Coast: Tuesday nights for 7 weeks from 6pm-10pm PDT
West Coast Instructor:
John Cooper, Senior Reliability Consultant for Ops A La Carte

Webinar Cost: $900 total

Register Here!!

This interactive webinar will help to prepare you to become a Certified Reliability Engineer when you take the exam that is administered through ASQ. Ops A La Carte instructors have one of the highest student exam pass rates and have been preparing students to pass the ASQ exam for their CRE certificate for more than 15 years. If you don’t pass the exam, you can retake our next offered course for free!

About the Instructors:
Les Warrington is a reliability engineering and management consultant with Ops A La Carte, with focus on effective integration of reliability capability into company culture, to maximize business opportunity and success. Previously, he was Director of Reliability Engineering at Research in Motion, where he delivered assurance of product reliability goals in greater than 20 major product developments. He highlighted the direct links between field failures and lost corporate profits and, having gained executive oversight of reliability as a core requirement, integrated all departments in the effective and timely delivery of product reliability. Earlier, Les pioneered a widely emulated post-graduate degree program in quality and reliability at the University of Warwick, UK, emphasizing management, practical application for industry and an ethos of continuous improvement, and delivered Warwick reliability-centric teaching world-wide. He led major research projects, provided consulting services widely in the automotive, aerospace and other technology sectors, and was a leader in the UK National Reliability Strategy. Les earned a Bachelor of Science (Honors) at the University of Southampton in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and completed post-graduate technology and management training at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK). He is an active member of IEC TC56, developing standards in dependability. He is also a member of the IEEE Reliability Society, and has retained professional membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK).

John Cooper has 20 years of experience in high tech reliability, testing and management, in startup companies and companies such as Agilent, Plantronics, Terawave, and Leapfrog. He has worked in telecommunication products, networks, consumer electronics (including the toy industry), power equipment, and contract manufacturing. His experience includes overall product quality and reliability strategy, Design and Process FMEA, reliability testing, HALT and HASS, reliability modeling, manufacturing test, quality control, and compliance engineering. Areas of expertise include RF and wireless circuitry, microwave, power, batteries, motor controllers, user interface, audio and acoustic products, toys, and control circuitry. He has managed various reliability and test groups, as well as manufacturing groups.