June 11 - 14, 2019 | Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI
Keith Hodgson, Senior Reliability/Test Engineer - Subject Matter Expert for E/E Reliability-Durability at Ford Motor Co. USA
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Keith Hodgson

Senior Reliability/Test Engineer - Subject Matter Expert for E/E Reliability-Durability
Ford Motor Co. USA

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Agenda Day 2

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

11:40 AM Applying Reliability Physics Analysis to Achieve Reliability and Safety in Automotive Electronics

This presentation will identify new failure risks in the advanced semiconductors that are needed
in ADAS and autonomous systems.
• The immense processing power needed for autonomous vehicles requires advanced, next
generation ICs. New/next generations E/E technologies and materials have new or different
failure behaviors that cannot be predicted using the historical, failure rates from previous
generation of generic E/E tech that are assumed to be life-long constants
• A more effective, alternate approach that has proven to be highly effective, especially for
new technologies
• The lack a field history, is to perform Reliability Physics Analysis (RPA) to identify design and
application specific failure mechanism susceptibilities and how failure risks increase as
electronics age. RPA involves performing dynamic multi-physic load/stress analysis combined
with durability simulations using failure mechanism models derived from Physics of Failure
(PoF) research performed in a Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Environment
• RPA/PoF methods are defined and recognized as a way to identify failure risks in the 2018
update of ISO-26262-2018. A joint SAE Automotive and Aerospace standard SAE J3168
“Reliability Physics Analysis of Electronic Equipment, Modules and Components” is now in
development to standardize the approach and define best practices
James McLeish, Automotive Technical Expert & Senior Member of Technical Staff Senior
Reliability/Test Engineer, DfR Solutions - Southeast Michigan Automotive Office
Keith Hodgson, Subject Matter Expert for E/E Reliability-Durability, Ford Motor Co