Seminar on Climatic Reliability of Electronics: Global Challenges and Perspectives

20-21 March 2019

DTU Lyngby
Meeting room 1
Anker Engelundsvej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

This year’s programme includes workshop and seminar. Registration is open for 1 or 2-day registration.

Workshop Teachers:

• Dr. Rajan Ambat, Professor, Centre for Electronic Corrosion (CELCORR), DTU
Rajan Ambat has more than 10 years’ experience in the area of climatic reliability issues of electronics and is presently manager for Center for Electronic Corrosion (CELCORR), DTU and CreCon Industrial consortium.

• Dr. Morten Jellesen, Senior Scientist, Centre for Electronic Corrosion (CELCORR), DTU
Morten Jellesen has more than 10 years’ expertise in the area of climatic reliability of electronics and is presently project coordinator for the Center for Corrosion of Electronics (Celcorr).

Seminar Speakers:

• Maxime Makarov, Renault Group, France

• Stefan Shoemaker, OSRAM, Germany

• Lothar Henneken, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

• Markus R. Meier, ZESTRON Europe

• Theresia Richter, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

• Nando Kaminski, University of Bremen, Germany

• Gary Moffat, Retronix, UK

• Morten Jellesen, CELCORR, DTU

• Lutz Muller, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

• Kirsten Weide-Zaage, Uni. Hannover, Germanry

• Hélène Fremont, Universite Bordeaux, France

• Rajan Ambat, CELCORR, DTU

Day 1, Wednesday 20 March 2019

09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
Lecture on fundamentals of corrosion and relevance to electronic corrosion
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Lecture on humidity and intrinsic aspects of PCBAs causing climatic reliability issues in electronics
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Lecture on methods to improve humidity related reliability of PCBAs – Intrinsic and extrinsic methods
14:00 - 14:30
Theory to practice – some examples of how to improve reliability
14:30 - 15:00
Some basic tips for corrosion related failure analysis on PCBA
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Lab demonstration of some failure analysis methods
17:30 - 19:30
Reception at DTU

Reception is for all participants. Please register on the registration form.

Day 2, Thursday 21 March 2019

08:45 - 09:00
Session 1
09:00 - 09:15
Introduction to the seminar and relevance of climatic reliability of electronics today

Rajan Ambat, CELCORR, DTU, Denmark

09:15 - 09:45
Automotive electronics and ambient humidity

Maxime Makarov, Renault Group, France

09:45 - 10:15
Environmental reliability testing demands of LEDs for automotive and outdoor applications

Stefan Shoemaker, OSRAM, Germany

10:15 - 10:45
Session 2
10:45 - 11:15
PCBA cleanliness as a solution for humidity robustness

Rajan Ambat, CELCORR, DTU

11:15 - 11:45
How wet is wet? Robust automotive electronics in humid environment

Lothar Henneken, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

11:45 - 12:15
New quality test for susceptibility of encapsulated electronics to harmful gas corrosion

Markus R. Meier, ZESTRON Europe

12:15 - 13:15
Session 3
13:15 - 13:45
Outgassing behaviour of SMT flux residue during reflow soldering

Theresia Richter, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

13:45 - 14:15
Humidity driven degradation in power semiconductor devices

Nando Kaminski, University of Bremen,  Germany

14:15 - 14:45
Methodology for corrosion studies in microelectronic assemblies

Kirsten Weide-Zaage, Uni. Hannovar, Germany & Hélène Fremont, University of Bordeaux, France

14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 15:45
Unique solutions to prevent solder joint fatigue

Gary Moffat, Retronix, UK

15:45 - 16:15
Corrosion of NiCr-conductors due to humidity

Lutz Muller, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Germany

16:15 - 16:45
Effect of PCBA cleanliness on the performance of conformal coating

Morten Jellesen, CELCORR, DTU, Denmark

16:45 - 17:00
Closing remarks

Rajan Ambat, CELCORR, DTU, Denmark

This seminar on “Climatic reliability of electronics: Global challenges and perspectives” is organized by Centre for Electronic Corrosion (CELCORR), DTU and the European Federation of Corrosion, Working Party 23 on “Corrosion Reliability of Electronics”, EFC event No. 449.

Registration fee
One day attendance (day 1 or 2): DKK 1,950
Two day attendance (both day 1 and 2): DKK: 3,400
Members of ATV-SEMAPP receive a discount of DKK 500 when registering for both days.

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch, reception and coffee breaks.

Exhibition booth
Exhibition booths are avaiable. Please contact ATV-SEMAPP for further information +45 4525 4899.

Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.


Please do not hesitate to contact ATV-SEMAPP by e-mailing or phoning Jytte Laursen +45 4525 4898 or Charlotte Leser +45 4525 4899.