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Electronics Failure Analysis

Reliability Engineering Services

Identify the root cause of failures and prevent them from recurring

What is Electronics Failure Analysis?

When your product fails, you need to know why and how to fix it. However, with so many parts produced by so many manufacturers, it’s not easy to narrow down the point of failure and its root cause. If your company doesn’t identify and address those failures, you could face increased testing costs, a delay in time to market, and increased warranty costs.

A thorough electronics failure analysis is a critical step to recover from test and field failures; it also teaches you how to prevent similar failures in future designs. At Ansys, our primary goals in failure analysis are to identify the root cause of failure and, unlike other failure analysis organizations, develop mitigation strategies to prevent the failures from recurring. 

Ansys approaches each failure analysis from a reliability physics perspective, seeking to understand the physical, electrical, mechanical, materials, physics, and chemistry issues contributing to failure. After thousands of failure analyses for customers in nearly all major industries, the Ansys team has the unique ability to quickly identify the potential root causes of failure and understand how to eliminate them.

For your company, that means less retesting, faster time to market, and swift resolution of reliability issues in the field before they drive significant warranty costs or customer dissatisfaction. 

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Case Study

Ansys Reliability Engineering Services Perform Failure Analysis of Control Boards

A manufacturer of control boards was experiencing elevated leakage currents and failures of a thermistor component and sought to identify the root cause of the failures. If it was determined that the failures of the thermistor could not be mitigated, the client was also considering a second thermistor supplier. Ansys Reliability Engineering Services (RES) was contracted to determine the failure mode, the root cause of the failure and any potential ways to mitigate the failure going forward.


Ansys has been a valuable resource

"Ansys has been a valuable resource not only for failure analysis, but also for mechanical analysis and part qualification testing. When I share the Ansys reports with my managers and peers they also appreciate the expertise, timeliness and professionalism of the reports. I have had multiple co-workers from different groups within the company approach me about contacting Ansys for help. I look forward to continuing to partner with Ansys as I support projects at AEI, leveraging their strengths in FA, mechanical analysis, part qualification, BOM scrub, etc."

Matt Lacy, Reliability Engineer
Advanced Energy Industries

Further insight and education is also provided

"I am truly satisfied with the Failure Analysis Investigation of Ansys RES. In addition to identification of root cause for failure and failure mode of electronic devices/components, further insight and education is also provided regarding the type of failure! The staff is always available, well-versed and extremely professional."

Candi Hudson, PhD
Schlumberger Failure Analysis Laboratory

They truly bring in the professional excellence

"We are very glad to have invited Ansys in working on root cause failure analysis, process assessment and auditing, device testing methodologies, etc. Their work not only greatly improved our product integrity, but also raised our skills ranging from materials control and failure analysis to reliability process and methodologies. They truly bring in professional excellence!"

Geoffrey Leu, Opto Division GM
Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd.