IPC Day France | 5 December 2018, Bordeaux, France

Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability

On Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 12 European IPC members and PCB professionals convened at Institut de Soudure in Bordeaux, France to attend IPC Day France, and to hear a keynote presentation on “Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability” by Mr. Bhanu Sood of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  During this one-day gathering, IPC offered unique insight from outstanding industry experts and provided quality expertise and information as well as networking opportunities to participants.

Bhanu spoke to a diverse audience that included 10 companies representing various industries (including water metering, oil & gas drilling, etc). He presented major NASA missions and environments they are confronted with, leading a very interesting discussion on end-user environment as well as environmental and operational loads. Participants shared their own concerns regarding their own environment and how the Standards establish a baseline among participants to evaluate required action for their own product/market. Bhanu emphasized the importance of understanding the end-user environment in order to develop reliable PCB products, well-suited and adapted to the mission. He concluded with a discussion of the important role of Standards in focusing on quality with regards to the mission conditions and overall objectives.

All IPC Day participants experienced a rare networking opportunity and enjoyed gaining valuable technical knowledge from inspirational experts.

The Keynote Speaker
Bhanu Sood is a Commodity Risk Assessment Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Mr. Sood serves as the Goddard Center lead and NASA Specialist managing overall development efforts pertaining to risk and reliability of Microelectronics Packaging and Printed Circuit Boards used in NASA Goddard’s flight missions and ground support equipment. Prior to joining NASA, Mr. Sood was the Laboratory Director at University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE). He holds two patents, an invention disclosure and is the author of several hundred conference papers, presentations and technical reports, four book chapters and thirty-two peer reviewed scholarly and technical manuscripts.

Our Partner
Our partner Institut de Soudure (IPC MIT/Training Center) is a fully accredited IPC certification centre presenting CIT (trainer level) and CIS (Operator level) training courses, based in Bordeaux and Villepinte, France. Institut de Soudure provides in-house as well as on-site trainings (at customer location), which can be customised to meet specific customer needs.