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Failure Modes and Failure Analysis of LEDs in ICMs and Process and Design Optimization of LEDs within ICMs

Authors: Ron Yin, Ai Kiar Ang, Curtis Grosskopf
Company: IBM Ireland Product Distribution Limited
Date Published: 4/8/2014   Conference: Symposium

Abstract: LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are one of the most common components within an ICM (Integrated Connector Module) to fail and thus to affect the overall quality of an ICM. This paper will present the main failure modes and mechanisms of LEDs within ICMs. The knowledge gained from analyzing past LED failures have led to some LED design solutions that have improved the overall quality of ICMs.

Key Words: 

LED; failure modes; failure analysis; ICM; design optimization

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