Forecast Complex Reliability in Electronics and ICL (Innovation and Creation Learning) Program in Japan

Date: 28 February 2014 (Friday)

Time: 11:00am~12:00noon

Venue: CF 405 Meeting Room, PolyU Microsoft Enterprise Systems Center.


It has become very difficult to forecast every new reliability problem of the advanced products, because there are so many complex relations between the design parameters and between the factors of the new materials, processes and using conditions. Furthermore, every basic element of the problems is too difficult for the engineers to master the details for handling the problems in very short terms. As a result, the first thing the engineers should do is often to have to fix what happens by investigating the real failure cases. So now, the priority of the technologies that the engineers have to master is changing from the detailed science knowledge to the statistical methods, which can help them to learn and quickly fix what is the failure physics for their problem. This talk will address a brief introduction for a new education challenge, ICL (Innovation and Creation Learning) program, and the simple examples about the complex reliability problem in the electronics components.


About the Speaker 

Prof. Yu received the Bachelor of mechanical engineering from Beijing Science and Technology University in 1985, the Master degree of mechanical engineering from Yokohama National University in 1989, and the PhD degree of mechanical engineering from Yokohama National University, in 1992. He is currently a Professor of Graduate School, Yokohama National University, Japan.

Prof. Yu’s research focus is in reliability assessment and design system for the advanced car power devices. He is working with the Japanese car companies and Japanese government. He has been working as the chair and co-chair of the consortium about the electronics packaging technologies in JSME for about 15 years, and this consortium is supported by about 50 industry members and 30 academic members. He has proposed a new total simulation system to evaluate the reliability problems including almost all behavior from materials forming, manufacturing processes, and real usage conditions. This system has been used by the major Japanese car companies to improve their product quality and simulate the risk of their consumer products. He has developed a new statistic design support system CAP (Computational aided principle) to help the design engineers to study the principle mechanism for problems in a complicated product, and this system has been used by the JSME consortium members. Based upon the experience from over 250 different collaborating projects with the companies, he has established a breaking through unique training program (ICL, innovation and creation learning) to help the engineers to learn how to achieve innovation. And the program has been introduced by many Japanese companies.