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University of Maryland
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Tel: 301-405-5323
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Failure Analysis of Electronics
Short Course

Tuesday September 16 – Friday September 19, 2014
Venue: University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Program Information | Registration and Contact Info

Program Information


CALCE and Buehler are jointly offering a four-day course on failure analysis of electronics at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Over 200 engineers from leading companies and government organizations from around the world have taken this course.

With a combination of classroom instruction, case studies, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory training, this course covers topics ranging from failure mechanisms in electronics to specimen preparation, physics of failure, reliability, root cause analysis methodology, and materials analysis techniques.


Each attendee, once registered, is invited to submit one sample to CALCE at least three weeks before the course starts. Several of the submitted samples will be prepared and analyzed in advance for use during course demonstrations. Some of the other samples will also be used for hands-on training sessions during the course to illustrate specimen preparation procedures and analysis techniques. All unused samples will be returned. However, no guarantee can be offered that any specific sample will be used during the course.

The next course is being offered on September 16-19, 2014, so register today. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be awarded 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Maryland. CEUs are an important credential for many in today’s competitive workplace.

Registration and Contact Info
A registration form can be downloaded at the following address:
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Please contact Bhanu Sood at 301-405-3498, or by email at, for additional details.

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