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6 Feb, 2013

Bernard Sutton

Should we focus more on measuring the results, or the process that get us there? This is the constant balancing act that we all address. I personally prefer to work on the processes that ensure high quality. But without some measures on quality, how do we know these are working? Until someone invents a foolproof process, I would guess we still have to do both. We can, however, take steps to remove errors

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zero defects

7 Sep, 2012

Bernard Sutton

I hope to see some Mentor customers at the SMTA conference this fall in Florida. I have the privilege of presenting a paper on Failure Mode Effects Analysis and how we can apply this methodology in electronics manufacturing. Its a specialist topic, but has great resonance with what we are trying to achieve in manufacturing. Allowing us to produce higher quality products from the analysis of potential

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SMTA, zero defects

19 Jun, 2012

Bernard Sutton

Test is not ‘Quality’: Firstly I should declare an interest; I am a test guy. I like the technical challenge of solving difficult test problems. And have been lucky to have worked on some interesting test challenges. But I still get surprised when I hear comments like “we have an extensive test process to ensure product Quality”. My surprise comes from my view...

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zero defects, manufacturing software solutions

19 Nov, 2010

John Day I want things to work the way they are supposed to – especially if it’s something important, like a car. I can imagine automotive electronics engineers must feel the same way about the chips they specify. “I remember one day that a customer asked me, ‘What are you going to do to ship me zero defects,’” recalls James Williams, automotive development quality manager at Texas Instruments. “I nearly … Read More

Texas Instruments, zero defects, Infineon Technologies

27 Apr, 2010

John Day It may be a cliché to say that so-and-so “wrote the book on” whatever, but with Infineon and power electronics, it’s true. The firm wrote “Fundamentals of Power Semiconductors,” and one of the fundamentals, though not necessarily in the book, is the idea that power components are likely to tip the scale in automotive electronics. “Companies that are dominant in automotive electronics will start to … Read More

Shawn Slusser, powertrain systems, Strategy Analytics, IGBTs, Infineon, hybrid and electric vehicles, zero defects, MOSFETs, power electronics, logic devices, microcontrollers

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