News from Oneida Research Services

ORS Acquires Silicon Cert Laboratories

April 16, 2018
WHITESBORO, New York: ORS Labs, Inc., the parent company of Oneida Research Services, Inc. (ORS), announces the acquisition of Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, Pennsylvania. Silicon Cert Laboratories is an internationally recognized leader in environmental and mechanical testing and qualification of products and components for the telecommunications, defense, automotive, aerospace and medical-device industries. Silicon Cert Laboratories testing services include mechanical shock, vibration, drop testing and environmental exposure such as temperature and humidity cycling to evaluate the impact of changing environmental conditions on products.

“The acquisition of Silicon Cert Laboratories substantially increases the level of expertise and technology that ORS can offer when evaluating and qualifying products and components for mission-critical applications in the industries we serve,” said Daniel Rossiter, Senior Vice President of Oneida Research Services, Inc. “We are thrilled to be working together and look forward to many years of growth.”

John Schmoyer, Client Services Manager at Silicon Cert stated “Oneida and Silicon Cert have had a friendly cooperative relationship for over twelve (12) years. This is a win-win relationship for both Silicon Cert Laboratories and Oneida Research.”

About Silicon Cert Laboratories: Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Silicon Cert Laboratories was founded in 1998 by a group of former Bell Labs, AT&T Microelectronics and Lucent Technologies engineers with an extensive background in integrated circuit and optoelectronic component design, manufacturing and testing. The company achieved ISO certification in 2000 and is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 through DNV-GL. In 2007, the Defense Logistics Agency in Columbus, Ohio approved Silicon Cert for multiple MIL-STD- 883 test methods. In 2009, the company was accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to perform a wide variety of reliability tests.

About ORS: Oneida Research Services, Inc. has testing facilities in Whitesboro, New York and Denver, Colorado. Both locations are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D and approved by the Defense Logistics Agency in Columbus, Ohio for several test methods per Mil Std. 883 and Mil Std. 750. Throughout its 40 years, ORS has established strong working relationships with experts in the field of applied analytical chemistry, gas analysis, destructive physical analysis, hermeticity testing and organic mass spectrometry. ORS also has an affiliate in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Contact: Krista Vivenzo, Customer Service Representative, Oneida Research Services, Inc. | 315.736.5480, ext. 2231

ORS manufactures the HSHLD™ Model 310 High Sensitivity Helium Leak Detection System…

Using A Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer system for High Sensitivity Helium Leak Rate measurement to qualify your product to the latest, tighter leak rate requirements, our  HSHLD™ Model 310 exceeds the capabilities of conventional mass spectrometer helium leak test technology. This new system gives you enhanced spectrometer sensitivity at a modest cost. The system is modular, automated, flexible, fast, easy to calibrate, easy to use, and is affordable. Both the FINE and GROSS leak test is performed in a single test sequence.

2011: High Resolution Internal Vapor Analysis Services…

ORS Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new HR-IVA Analyzer for testing very small volume packages. This new technology provides tremendous sensitivity to package volumes <0.01cc compared to standard Quadrupole techniques. In addition, ORS has developed innovative calibration techniques that use all metal seals for volumes ranging from 0.01cc to 1nl (1X10-6cc). A presentation at Aerospace Corporation’s Space Parts Working Group on April 4th, 2006 provides a summary of the technique, sensitivity and its unmatched acquisition speed of 20µs per Full Mass Range Scan (2 - >150 AMU).

Did you know…..?

ORS offers Reflow Soldering and Moisture Sensitivity (JEDEC J-STD-020C) analytical capabilities on devices intended for Surface Mount Technology applications.

Solder Reflow and Moisture Sensitivity Testing Services (JEDEC J-STD-020C) provide ORS clients the ability to subject components to a controlled introduction to moisture followed by board-level temperature cycling to evaluate the effects of Pb free processes. The calibrated seven-zone convection/conduction oven provides precise control over reflow processes and simulations ensuring that devices are not unduly exposed to thermal stress and that all packages can be successfully and reliably surface mounted. Sample preconditioning by on-site temperature and humidity chambers enables ORS to introduce moisture to non-hermetic packages. Following pre-conditioning, moisture sensitivity of the device can be evaluated by post-reflow reliability testing (ie. X-ray, C-SAM). Profiles used at ORS are based on JEDEC standards to ensure quality solder connections for all types of SMT packages.

The acquisition of this technique in addition to other analytical methods such as real-time x-ray, scanning acoustic microscopy and electrical testing establishes ORS as an equipped leader in the component analysis industry.

ORS has 3D Capability

X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT), commonly referred to as 3-D imaging, is a computer model generated from multiple 2-D X ray images. ORS currently has two CT systems with different design and capabilities to accommodate a broad range of samples sizes and configurations.