The 20th annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference (CMSE 2016), the industry’s premier forum designed to present the best practices for component and project engineers, quality assurance and supply chain personnel engaged in military and space electronic systems, will be held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from March 6 – 9, 2016.
The CMSE 2016 conference provides an opportunity for design engineers, government project managers and Department of Defense procurement professionals to exchange technical information on a comprehensive range of topics relating to military and COTS components, including:
- Assessment of polymer tantalum capacitors
- Hermetic QML packages
- Moisture effects on capacitors
- Mitigation of tin whiskers
- Class N vs. COTS ICs
- Decapping copper wire PEMs
- DN Traceability
Featured Tutorial Session
This year’s CMSE conference features a two-day tutorial on “Components Impact on Systems Reliability and ‘The Black Swans’ of Component Reliability,” presented by John Devaney of Hi-Rel Labs & Howard Dicken of DM Data. Scheduled for March 6 – 7, the tutorial session covers a range of topics related to component reliability, testing and failure analysis.
Counterfeit Components Avoidance Training – March 10
Held in conjunction with the CMSE conference is a full-day comprehensive training session on best practices for detecting and avoiding counterfeit components in the supply chain.
“Since the Department of Defense began emphasizing the use of commercial components for military and space systems, both government and industry professionals have recognized the need specialized technical training dedicated to address best practices for the use of COTS components in military and aerospace systems,” said CMSE 2016 Program Chairman Leon Hamiter, Components Technology Institute, Inc. “Now in its twentieth year, the conference has expanded its scope to include OEM design guidelines, application rules, quality practices and testing procedures for detecting quality issues.”
The conference program and schedule of events are online at http://www.cti-us.com/pdf/cmseannou16.pdf.
There will be a reception on the opening night of the conference (Tuesday, March 8) from 5:30pm – 7pm.
A supplier exhibition provides an opportunity for participating companies to discuss the latest products, interact with customers and develop new sales contacts.
For registration and other information about CMSE 2016, please visit http://www.cti-us.com/pdf/cmseannou16.pdf or contact:
About the Components Technology Institute
CTI is a multi-discipline company providing engineering and consulting services, training courses, and component conferences. CTI staff and associates have more than 100 years experience in components engineering, reliability assessment, failure investigations and organizing electronic component conferences, seminars, workshops, and training seminars.
CTI has developed the Counterfeit Components Avoidance Program (CCAP) training program to assist electronic components supply chain organizations in the detection of counterfeit electronic components. Learn more at http://www.cti-us.com/