PCBA Reliability Qualification Project
Project Leader: Thomas Homorodi (Dell)
Co-Project Leader: Aamir Kazi (Dell)
Approved Specification Document
Statement of Work Review
Statement of Work and Project Statement
Reliability is a key customer and market concern in computing products, especially in the enterprise space. In some cases, new technologies, materials and assembly processes may be introduced and/or qualified in a matter that is inconsistent with typical OEM requirements. There exist a variety of industry standards and procedures today to assess and test the quality and reliability of electronic soldered-assemblies (PCBAs) and due to this variety, any given CM/EM/OEM manufacturer's product reliability qualification methodology and results are not easily correlated with their peers' results and with OEM expectations. To address this industry problem, the project formation team proposes a project to develop a standardized reliability qualification procedure for PCBAs intended for use in enterprise products utilizing existing industry specs for acceptability and testing. The project serves to establish a common hardware reliability qualification process for suppliers manufacturing computing hardware (servers, storage and switches) to be deployed in offices, datacenters, as well as environmentally controlled telecom datacenters.
Intended Benefits of This Project