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CALCE Welcomes Visitors from Mitsubishi Electric, Tokai University, and Information Services International-Dentsu

Professor Pecht with Makota Imamura, PhD, Tokai University, Hiroshi Tomioka, and Moritoyo Onishi, Information Services International-Dentsu, and Norishige Emoto, Hiroyuki Yamada, and Koji Wakimoto, Mitsubishi Electric, at Longhorn Steakhouse.

This week, representatives from Mitsubishi Electric, Tokai University, and Information Services International-Dentsu visited the Center from Japan.

Professor Pecht, Dr. Azarian, and Dr. Osterman met with the individuals during their two-day visit. Along with discussing an overview of CALCE, Dr. Osterman advised on solder interconnect tests, measurements, and CALCE's models and prediction methods for solder joint failure.

Additionally, Dr. Azarian discussed CALCE's prognostics and health management (PHM) overview and time domain reflectometry for semiconductor failure analysis.

At the forefront of these meetings, CALCE demonstrated how PHM software and methods play a role in mitigating electronic parts failures and how it can improve standards for printed circuit boards (PCB) in railway vehicle inspections and help better predict the remaining useful life of these electronics.

Due to their complexity and rate of production, PCB failures are increasingly common, and newer methods for reliability and life-cycle estimation are needed across the industry.

The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the largest electronic products and systems research center focused on electronics reliability, is dedicated to providing a knowledge and resource base to support the development of competitive electronic components, products, and systems.

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