How to determine the service life of electronics in smart products

Do you, manufacturer, sometimes have trouble with the premature failure of your products caused by the built-in electronics? Do you want to know what the cause of this failure is? Sirris can help you out.

We make sure that you will find out which analyses, tests and design techniques can help you to tackle problems with electronics that fail too early on in the service cycle. The approach we use is developed with cEDM (an imec company) and KU Leuven.

In 2015 Sirris joined the project InProVol (INtelligente PROducten met VOorspelbare Levensduur, or Intelligent Products with Predictable Lifetime). The project aims to set up a structured and well-considered development process of the electronics contained in ‘intelligent’ products. It provides a methodology allowing manufacturers to verify the service cycle of electronic components. Products with integrated electronics hereby become more reliable and last much longer, which gives them a competitive advantage. To this end project partner cEDM developed some techniques based on failure mechanisms.

Be informed through webinars & webcasts

In order to inform companies the project organises a number of webinars, two of which have already taken place, and a third - on 'Virtual testing of thermal-mechanical reliability of electronic systems' - is scheduled to take place on 6 April.

Did you miss one of the previous webinars? No worries, these will also be available online in the future. The webcast of the first one, which took place on 12 January on the topic of ‘How FMEA can improve the reliability of your product’ can be watched here (after having registered). During this webinar Riet Labie from imec explains how to apply the FMEA method (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) on a PBA (Printed Board Assembly).

The webinar on CE marking which took place on 2 February will also be available online in the near future.

Do you want to know more about this project and how we can help you? Feel free to contact us!

This project was set up with the support of VLAIO.