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The term “high reliability” has been around this industry for decades, but there isn’t much consensus about exactly what the term means. If you ask 10 PCB designers, process engineers, or buyers what high-reliability means, you’ll likely get ten different answers. What is the difference, technologically, between a “typical” PCB and a high-rel PCB?
So, we decided to find out by asking our readers directly: What does high reliability mean to you? Take a minute and fill out this survey. We promise you—it’s short and sweet. You’ll be finished before you’re done with your coffee.
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Happy Holden, I-Connect007
I-Connec007’s Happy Holden had the pleasure of attending IPC’s High Reliability Forum (HRF) in Baltimore in May. As the IPC scripted it, it was a “Technical Conference with a Focus on Electronics Subjected to Harsh-Use Environments.”
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Consumers wanted a reliable car that wouldn’t break down on the road; a computer that wouldn’t crash; a phone network that wouldn’t drop our calls; the plane we were hurtling across the sky in to stay in the air and land safely, with the wheels down. In retrospect, those seem rather simple wants, and the industry certainly wants to deliver.
Sam Sangani, PNC Inc.
A popular definition of reliability is “The quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well.” Upfront engineering is of utmost importance in developing a design that will endure its intended life cycle. On the other hand, the manufacturing of that design is just as critical.