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Jean Yang-Scharlotta Presented the Colloquium Presentation at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering SUNY Polytechnic Institute

May 13th, 2015

Jean Yang-Scharlotta (Parts Engineering) presented the colloquium presentation titled “Non-Volatile Memory in Space,” co-authored with Karl Strauss (Parts Engineering), at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering SUNY Polytechnic Institute on May 1, 2015.   A tour was made of the institute’s fabrication facilities for its 450mm wafer fabrication development consortium and the word’s first extreme […]

Jerry Martinez Completed Certification for Counterfeit Electronic Component Inspection

May 13th, 2015

Jerry Martinez (Electronic Parts Engineering) completed certification for counterfeit electronic component inspection by the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association as an IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector, based on IDEA-STD-1010-B.  This is the standard upon which JPL’s Counterfeit Electronic Parts Control Program, in JPL Rules!, is based.  Jerry is the subject matter expert for counterfeit parts in the […]

Mark White served as an Interviewer and Reviewer in the IEEE Buenaventura Section Senior Member Interview and Review Clinic

April 20th, 2015

Mark White, an active IEEE Reliability Society participant and volunteer, served as an interviewer and reviewer in the IEEE Buenaventura Section Senior Member Interview and Review Clinic on April 4, 2015.  Each year, Senior IEEE Members volunteer to interview, write reviews, and select IEEE professional candidates in leadership positions to senior elevation status.  The event […]

Shri Agarwal was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Solid State Devices Executive Committee of the Systems, Standards and Technology Council

April 6th, 2015

Shri Agarwal was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Solid State Devices Executive Committee of the Systems, Standards and Technology Council (SSTC). This Committee meets quarterly to develop solutions to technical problems in the application, standardization, and reliability of solid state devices. This is implemented by evaluation and preparation of recommendations for specifications, standards, […]

Dr. Leif Scheick was a judge in the LA County Science Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center

April 6th, 2015

Dr. Leif Scheick was a judge in the LA County Science Fair on Friday, March 27th at the Pasadena Convention Center.  He judged the Materials Research where a presentation on manufacturing graphene from graphite was awarded the First Prize.  The first, second, and about half of the third place winners go on to the California […]

Lori Risse attended ‘Mission Success First: Lessons Learned’

March 9th, 2015

Lori Risse attended ‘Mission Success First: Lessons Learned’, a two day incident-based training class reviewing 41 case studies. The class was sponsored by NASA Headquarters, Office of Safety & Mission Assurance.  Additionally, a tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building and the Columbia room at Kennedy Space Center was given.  The Columbia room contains the recovered […]

Steve Guertin attended the Boeing Defense Threat Radiation Agency Rad hard by design (DTRA RHBD3) quarterly review in Seattle, WA

March 2nd, 2015

On Feb. 11, Steve Guertin attended the Boeing Defense Threat Radiation Agency Rad hard by design (DTRA RHBD3) quarterly review in Seattle, WA.  This review provided updates on the 32nm ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) library efforts at 32nm, focusing on the last remaining elements of the program, as it heads towards completion in early […]

Steve Guertin participated in a site visit of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego

March 2nd, 2015

On Feb. 10, Steve Guertin participated in a site visit of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego.  As part of a team including representatives from Goddard Space Flight Center, Boeing, Aerospace, and other organizations, the team discussed the potential use of the center for performing proton exposures of electronic components.  This meeting also […]

Penelope Spence, Jason Heidecker, Leif Scheick, John Puckett and Shri Agarwal attended the JEDEC JC-13/G-11/G-12 meetings in San Antonio, Texas

March 2nd, 2015

Penelope Spence, Jason Heidecker, Leif Scheick, John Puckett and Shri Agarwal attended the JEDEC JC-13/G-11/G-12 meetings in San Antonio, Texas during the week of January 12th.  Penelope represented JPL at the JC-13/G-12/G-11 BME Meeting, and the G11 Committee Meeting for passive and magnetic devices. Jason participated in sub-committee meetings on integrated circuits, PEMs, and new […]

Several members of OSMS staff were presenters and session chairman at the 2015 Microelectronics Reliability and Qualification Workshop

March 2nd, 2015

Several members of OSMS staff were presenters and session chairman at the 2015 Microelectronics Reliability and Qualification Workshop (MRQW) held at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo on January 27-29, 2015.  Karl Strauss presented “Development of Guidelines for Use of Electron (EEEE) Devices Subjected to Long Term Storage” , Reza Ghaffarian presented “Reliability of Capacitors/CGA-V5 onto Substrate/PCB”, Jean Yang-Scharlotta […]