LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium

CALCE and SMTA are pleased to announce the program for the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium at the The Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, NC from November 28 to 30, 2017.

The LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium will provide attendees with information to bridge the gap between the semiconductor physics and the architectural design level issues in LED supply chain. The design, manufacturing, reliability assessment, testing and inspection of LEDs and LED lighting products are not at the same level of development and interest. The LED A.R.T. Symposium is the forum for the industry to explore the problems faced and offer solutions.

Keynote Speakers Announced!

IWLPC Keynote Ralph Tuttle

Keynote Day 1:
Ralph Tuttle, Engineering Manager, Cree
Topic: High Power LED Solder Joint Reliability
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 8:45 am

In the past, the temperatures and drive currents that LEDs were typically operated at were limited by the packaging materials used in their construction. Recent improvements in these materials now allow luminaire manufacturers the ability to push the limits at which LEDs can operate and successfully achieve desired long-term lumen maintenance and efficacy objectives. While traditional lead-free solders used in SMT processing are acceptable for LEDs operating under more benign conditions, they are not as reliable when LEDs are operated at high temperatures and high drive currents. This talk will discuss failure modes associated with LEDs operating under stressful conditions and test results that demonstrate vastly improved solder joint reliability when using newer solders and with modifications to package construction.
IWLPC Keynote Warren Weeks

Keynote Day 2:
Warren Weeks, Director of Quality & Technical Services, Hubbell Lighting
Topic: Assembly, Reliability, and Testing (A.R.T.) of LED Luminaires
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 8:30 am

Technical Program Finalized!

View the program featuring research on:
  • LED Applications
  • LED Solder Joint Reliability
  • LED Failures and Failure Mechanisms
  • Board Processing with LEDs
  • LED Packaging
  • Panel Discussions
  • View the program

    Workshops on November 30:

    8:30am - 12:00pmShining a Light on LED Technology: Construction, Reliability, Qualification, Failure ModeMartine Simard-Normandin, Ph.D.
    MuAnalysis Inc.
    1:30pm - 5:00pmFailure Mechanisms and Qualification Tests for LEDsDiganta Das, Ph.D.
    CALCE University of Maryland

    Facility Tour

    North Carolina State University
    Nanofabrication Facility & FREEDM Systems Center
    Wednesday, November 29

    The tour is free to attend, just select the option when you register or stop by the registration desk!

    3:30pm – NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF)
    2410 Campus Shore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

    4:15pm – FREEDM Tour
    Suite 100, Keystone Science Center (Centennial Campus)
    1791 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

    NCSU Nanofabrication Facility
    The NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) provides access to semiconductor processing tools to researchers from academia, government labs, and industry. A full range of micro and nano-fabrication capabilities including lithography, plasma etching, metallization, and metrology are available at the NNF.

    FREEDM Systems Center
    At the FREEDM Center, we're building the internet of energy: a network of distributed energy resources that intelligently manages power using secure communications and advanced power electronics. Our research priorities include power electronics packaging, controls theory, solid state transformers, fault isolation devices, and power systems simulation and demonstration.

    Stop by the registration desk to sign up. You are responsible for your own transportation. Visitor parking for NC State on North, Central and Centennial Campus is available for $2.00 per hour in the pay lots which accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

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