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An intensive 4-day course on Failure Analysis of Electronics is being offered jointly by CALCE and Buehler. The four day course will cover specimen preparation and materials analysis techniques applicable to electronic assemblies, components, and devices. The course consists of a combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory training. Lecture topics includes physics-of-failure root cause analysis, guidelines for selection of analytical tools and, practical instruction on laboratory techniques. The laboratory portion of the course includes demonstrations and step-by-step hands-on sample preparation using metallographic techniques on the latest failure analysis equipment from Buehler. In addition, a number of important non-destructive and destructive analysis techniques will be demonstrated.
Each course attendee 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.