Advanced Content Master's Series
Division: Reliability & Risk Division
Many current quality methodologies employed in manufacturing can ensure high yield and products meeting the customers’ specifications upon shipment. However, how quickly the performances of the products degrade in the field affect customers’ satisfaction, and most current quality methodologies cannot ensure this. A good example is the Note 7 lithium ion battery issued in early 2017, where a very small percentage of the battery degraded much faster than expected, resulting in a big loss to the company. Generally, such degradation can be known only after the products are put in use, and quality methodologies can only ensure zero-time conformity. In this session, a quality method that can also ensure product reliability will be presented with real case examples: power semiconductor devices for automotive applications; encapsulant degradation for moisture resistance in electronic devices; and lithium ion batteries. This is a method where we bring the product future to the current for quality assurance.