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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Xavier
Date posted: Mon Nov 18 17:31:16 US/Eastern 2002
Subject: Silicon Reliability Certifications?
Does anyone know of any silicon reliability certifications? Specifically, I have successfully achieved the Certified Reliability Engr from ASQ but would like to gain some more technical knowledge in the Si reliability arena. Thank you for your help.


Subject: Silicon Reliability
Reply Posted by: David Dylis ( )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center (RAC)
Date Posted: Tue Feb 18 15:27:42 US/Eastern 2003
It is unclear what is specifically meant by Silicon reliability. If you mean the reliability of silicon based semiconductor types of devices, then there are a number of conferences, workshops and publications that address their reliability. Two good conferences include the International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) and the International Society for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA). These conferences offer workshops that specifically address the reliability of semiconductor devices. The RAC has a publication that addresses the reliability of plastic encapsulated microcircuits (PEM2), data that assesses semiconductor reliability (Electronic Part Reliability Data - EPRD), data that assesses typical device failure modes (FMD), data that identifies their susceptibility to Electrostatic Discharge (VZAP) and a tool that contains prediction models to assess their reliability (PRISM). We are not aware of a certification where an individual can take a test to be certified for silicon device reliability. I further recommend that you perform searches of various library holdings as there are numerous publications that specifically address the reliability of silicon based semiconductor devices.

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