Ensuring mission-critical component success with DPA testing

Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) is essential used primarily for testing for the viability of mission-critical aerospace and military equipment. It’s a series of methods that involves thoroughly examining electronic components such as microcircuits and semiconductors to uncover construction deviations and workmanship anomalies. When lives are on the line or failure is not an option, DPA testing is an essential step that serves as final audit.

ORS Acquires New Analytical Testing Equipment

As part of its ongoing commitment to offering state-of-the-art analytical testing services, ORS has acquired two new pieces of advanced laboratory testing equipment including:

– X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Bench Top System a P series Bowman Model # BA-100
– OKOS VUE 250-P Scanning Acoustic Microscope
Custom system, bench top unit designed to handle full JEDEC tray submissions.

Preventing Moisture Failures in Sealed Electronic Devices

Moisture is a pervasive and existential threat to the performance of all microelectronic products.  It can undermine the efficiency and dependability of mission-critical devices in your customers’ systems. In hermetically sealed microelectronic devices, the presence of any moisture, whether evolved from package materials or due to leakage – no matter how small – can cause component failure or malfunction.

ORS Acquires Silicon Cert Laboratories

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.

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.

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).