Researching PCB failure analysis labs?
Are you experiencing Printed Circuit Board (PCB) failures, yield problems, or unexpected performance? Are you suffering from production delays and costs due to PCBs failing or not performing as expected?
IAL’s failure analysis lab will quickly find your PCB defects and identify the root cause. We will report back to you with an accurate and detailed analysis that will allow you to take immediate corrective actions and get back on your schedule.
Phased Approach for Optimal Flexibility
We offer a three-tiered PCB assembly failure analysis service to provide you with the optimal combination of speed, quality, and price. This phased approach typically involves the following steps.
- Non-destructive testing (NDT) to provide more info for moving forward
- Destructive testing to allow isolation of the PCB failure
- Root cause failure analysis to identify the conditions and specific phenomena behind the PCB failure
Failure Analysis Methods, Equipment and Skills
The failure analysis of a PCB requires the right combination of methods, testing equipment and FA engineering skills. Since 1994 we have been a leader in electronic failure analysis across a broad spectrum of industries.
Here is a quick snapshot of the electronic FA methods and equipment we can bring to bear for solving your PCB failure or performance problems:
- Curve Trace
- Liquid Crystal Analysis
- Emission Microscopy
- Thermal Emissions
- Cross Section
- Parallel Lapping
- Chemical Deprocessing
- Multipurpose Bond Tester
- Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
- SEM/EDX analysis
- Dye Penetrant (Dye-Pry) Test
Why choose IAL for PCB failure analysis?
You get your quote fast! We can usually respond within one business day with a detailed quote showing every step we plan to take. Upon agreement to work together, our expert FA team goes to work swiftly to identify your PCB defects and root cause. The majority of our PCB failure analysis projects are completed in 7-10 business days. Need it sooner? Ask about our expedited 3-day service.
Superior FA Techniques
Is your PCB failure something new or unique? IAL’s engineers will work with you to identify the problem and then adapt our extensive tools to isolate the failure to the root cause. Today’s powerful FA tools are only as good as the person using them, and IAL’s FA engineers are widely known for their creativity in using the standard PCB FA equipment in unique ways to reveal and resolve issues other labs may miss.
Excellent Communication and Service
One of our core values is excellent customer communication. We emphasize “engineer to engineer interaction” which means our FA engineers communicate directly with your engineers. This allows for a better understanding of the problem, leading to quicker resolutions. An additional benefit we offer is in-process status updates if desired.
Uniquely Qualified Team
Our team’s rare blend of industry experience often saves our customers time, energy and money. We have extensive experience in all major electronic components including semiconductors, capacitors, MEMs, power supplies, gallium arsenide, etc.