The Microelectronics Reliability & Qualification Workshop (MRQW) provided a forum for open discussion of issues for microelectronics targeted for use in space systems. The 2020 meeting consisted of 3 days with 60 speakers in multiple technical sessions.
Invited speakers covered the latest technology and work in progress in different areas of microelectronics device reliability and qualification methodologies, including:
• advanced technologies reliability issues
• advanced space FPGAs and memories
• RF, analog, and mixed-signal device and design issues
• space radiation effects
• reliability for extreme environments
• advanced packaging issues
• failure analysis
• GaN reliability and radiation effects
• emerging technologies
• alternate grade parts
• trust and verification science
Highlights from 2020 MRQW included a session on the ongoing work of the High Reliability Electronics Virtual program.
Current and past MRQW proceedings are available on the event website:
For more information, contact
Adam Bushmaker, 310.336.7513,
Keynote speaker, Dr. John Cressler (L), Schlumberger Chair Professor from Georgia Tech, presented the first practical bandgap-engineered device to be successfully implemented in silicon. Keynote speaker, Dr. David Miller (R), Chief Technology Officer for The Aerospace Corporation, described three micro-gravity technology research facilities to mature dynamics and control technology.