Anything can fail. The major objective of a failure analysis is to determine how and why a component has failed. The major fallout of a failure analysis is the prevention of similar failures and an increase in the reliability of the part or the system that failed. And the culmination of a failure analysis investigation is the root cause explanation of a component problem.
ITL has extensive experience in applying various tools and expertise residing with its scientists for root cause failure analysis in a number of areas. ITL has a wide range of industry experts and the leading-edge equipment to handle specialized analyses, including Auger, real-time X-Ray imaging, plastic decapsulation, FTIR, SEM/EDS, XPS, tensile testing, and more. Areas where ITL can be helpful include: