ASTR 2006

Workshop on Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability

Sponsored by the IEEE/CPMT ASTR Committee and Co-Sponsored by UC Santa Cruz


THE 2006 ASTR WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD

 

October 4 - 6, 2006

IN

San Francisco, California

Fisherman's Wharf

 



Over the last few years, Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) has been embraced by an ever widening array of worldwide companies seeking to reconcile the need for the highest quality product with the necessary push for early time-to-market. The purpose of the AST Workshop is to share ideas on better ways of accelerating and detecting hidden defects, flaws, and weaknesses in electronic and electro-mechanical hardware that would result in failures during usage. These techniques are focused on testing electronic hardware to destruction limits and root cause investigation to determine the physics-of-failure. The goal of AST is to produce mature products at market introduction and, in making it robust, the product can be screened for manufacturing defects with high combined stresses (beyond end-use specifications) for shorter lengths of time.

Location

Accepted abstractss

Exhibitors Past Presentations
Tutorials Technical Sessions Speakers Info Past Workshops

 

Welcome to the ASTR Chairman’s Corner.  This part of the website will serve to report on past activities and to inform on upcoming events. 

I would like to personally invite you and your associates to participate in the 2006 ASTR workshop in San Francisco, CA.  This committee is dedicated to communicating best practices of accelerated stress testing and reliability.  We do this by hosting an annual three day interactive workshop located in a different area of the US each year.   The committee members understand first hand the value ASTR brings to product development.  (click here for more information about the ASTR workshop committee)

 


 

LOCATION

 

 

This year's workshop will be held at Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. 

 

2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Ph: 415-627-6513  Fx: 415-989-9757

 

 

INDIVIDUAL HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  Each individual guest must make their own reservations by Thursday, August 31, 2006.

HOTEL ONLINE REGISTRATION to book your hotel room at Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf and receive the discounted room rate of $135/night.

Or call 1-888-627-7024.  You must identify yourself as a member of "Accelerated Stress Testing Reliability Conference" to receive the discounted room rate of $135/night.


 

TUTORIALS

 

The all day tutorial program will be held on the first day of the Workshop and features well respected experts sharing their experiences and hard learned lessons. Two parallel sessions, Basic AST and Advanced AST Subjects, will ensure that experienced practitioners as well as those who are just entering the field will find useful and interesting presentations.

 

TUTORIAL TOPICS:


 

Day 2 - TECHNICAL SESSIONS

The two day workshop program will present new and innovative Accelerated Stress Testing techniques in use today. Past workshops featured speakers discussing their accomplishments in providing accelerated reliability testing for a wide range of products as well as failure analysis techniques and data analysis.

 


 

Day 2 - TECHNICAL SESSIONS

 

TEMPLATES:

 

Powerpoint Templates to be used for Speaker's Bio

Template for presentations

Guidelines for Session Moderators

 


 

Day 2 - TECHNICAL SESSIONS

 

Exhibitors may also register online

 

 

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The IEEE /CPMT / TC-7 Workshop Committee
Workshop General Chair - John Proulx - General Motors - Phone:310-257-3714 - john.proulxgm.com
Co-General Chair - Cheryl Tulkoff - National Instruments - Phone:512-683-8586 - cheryl.tulkoffni.com
Technical Chair - Joseph Varghese - University of Maryland - Phone:301-405-5231 - josephvumd.edu
Co-Technical Chair - Kirk Gray - Dell - Phone:512-723-1374 - Kirk_Gray@Dell.com
Local Co-Host - Dennis Pachucki - Cisco Systems Inc. - Ph:408-853-7341 - dpachuckcisco.com
Local Co-Host - Mike Silverman - OPS A La Carte - Ph:408-472-3889 - mikesopsalacarte.com
Local Co-Host - Nahum Meadowsong - Cisco Systems - Ph:405-853-9461 - nameadowcisco.com
Local Co-Host - Ephraim Suhir - CPMT - Ph:650-969-1530 - suhireaol.com
Finance Chair - Gil Bastien - Screening Systems, Inc. - Phone: 949-855-1751 - gbastienscrsys.com
Co-Finance Chair - Don Hayward - Intel - Phone:253-371-5873 - don.r.haywardintel.com
Exhibitor Chair - Francois Lafleur - CRIQ - Phone:514-383-1550 - francois.lafleurcriq.qc.ca
Co-Exhibitor Chair - Ed Tinsley - Dell - Phone:512-728-7774 - ed_tinsleydell.com
Registration Chair  - Gil Bastien - Screening Systems, Inc. - Phone: 949-330-7466 - gbastienscrsys.com
Webmaster - Cathy Postmus - Vibration Research - Phone:616-669-3028 - cathyvibtest.com

Past IEEE/CPMT ASTR Workshops

 

ASTR 2005 - Austin, Texas

ASTR 2004 - Chicago, Illinois       

ASTR 2003 - Seattle, Washington                                        Make Your Plans Now!

ASTR 2002 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada                           ASTR 2007 will be held in Washington, DC

ASTR 2000 - Denver, Colorado                                                

ASTR 1999 - Boston, Massachussetts

ASTR 1998 - Pasadena, California

ASTR 1997 - Dallas, Texas

ASTR 1996 - Ottawa, Canada

ASTR 1995 - Cupertino, California                                    Return to TC-7 Home Page