A semiconductor device is only as good as its reliability: the probability that it will perform its function under specified conditions for a set time. Today's ICs possess shorter lifetimes and reduced reliability margins, and rapid developments have led to the use of materials that are not well characterized. While reliability levels are at an all-time high level in the industry, rapid changes may lead to unintentional failures and the inability to predict when devices might fail.
Your company needs competent engineers and scientists to solve reliability problems. Semitracks' 3-day Semiconductor Reliability training course offers detailed instruction on how to determine what failure mechanisms might occur, test for them, develop models for them, and eliminate them from the product.
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This course is designed for every manager, engineer, and technician concerned with reliability in the semiconductor field, using semiconductor components, or supplying tools to the industry.
Our courses are dynamic. We use a combination of instruction by lecture, problem solving, and question/answer sessions to give you the tools you need to excel in the failure analysis process. From the very first moments of the seminar until the last sentence of the training, the driving instructional factor is application. The course notes offer hundreds of pages of reference material that the participants can apply during their daily activities.
Our instructors are internationally recognized experts. Our instructors have years of current and relevant experience in their fields. They're focused on answering your questions and teaching you what you need to know.
Our analysis instructional videos help you visualize the process. Semiconductor reliability analysis is a visual discipline. The ability to identify nuances and subtleties in images is critical to locating and understanding defects. Many tools output video images that must be interpreted by analysts. Our videos allow you to directly compare material you'll learn with your actual analysis work.
Christopher Henderson received his B.S. in Physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and his M.S.E.E. from the University of New Mexico. Chris is the President and one of the founders of Semitracks Inc., a United States-based company that provides education and semiconductor training to the electronics industry.
From 1988 to 2004, Chris worked at Sandia National Laboratories, where he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Failure Analysis Department and Microsystems Partnerships Department. His job responsibilities have included failure and yield analysis of components fabricated at Sandia’s Microelectronics Development Laboratory, research into the electrical behavior of defects, and consulting on microelectronics issues for the DoD. He has published over 20 papers at various conferences in semiconductor processing, reliability, failure analysis, and test. He has received two R&D 100 awards and two best paper awards. Prior to working at Sandia, Chris worked for Honeywell, BF Goodrich Aerospace, and Intel. Chris is a member of IEEE and EDFAS (the Electron Device Failure Analysis Society).
At Semitracks, Chris teaches courses on failure and yield analysis, semiconductor reliability, and other aspects of semiconductor technology.