Climatic reliability of electronics – challenges and perspectives
The 9th International Seminar
Today environmental conditions affect functionality of electronic systems, as they are part of all technological applications. Extensive use of power electronics as integral part in many applications such as renewable energy, transportation, and automotive electrification resulting in exposure to harsh climatic conditions and electrochemical/corrosion failure modes.
This is an yearly seminar focusing on the climate related issues of electronics bringing together electronics/electrical and material/corrosion experts. Broadly, seminar will address topics related to low/high voltage and effect of environmental conditions on failure mechanisms, technology sector wise issues, material, design, and PCBA processing aspects in connection with humidity issues, and intrinsic and extrinsic preventive strategies.
Seminar topics include, but not limited to:
- Electronics use in renewable energy sectors and climate related issues.
- Climatic issues related to electronic use in vehicle electrification.
- Mechanisms and issues connected to high voltage/power and modification of failure mechanisms.
- Test methods for simulating climatic effects and standardization.
- Materials use in electronics and issues connected to corrosion.
- Component level corrosion issues and failure mechanisms – High and Low power.
- Effect of PCBA design and processing on climate robustness.
- Intrinsic and extrinsic preventive measures including conformal coating, climate condition-based packaging etc.
Professor Rajan Ambat, CELCORR, Technical University of Denmark