Conditions are changing rapidly in today's semiconductor manufacturing market. A convergence of emerging technologies — primarily 5G, IoT, AI, and AV — has forever changed the electronics industry. While this boom is good news for the semiconductor industry, the wide variety of applications put pressure on companies to meet multiple benchmark qualifications. Manufacturers must validate reliability performance to standards of each industry. Add the fact that the semiconductor market has an established history of strict reliability standards, and companies face a seemingly impossible uphill climb. How can the technical team arm sales and marketing with hard data to convince customers that new, un-fielded products will work in the intended environment?
Mr. Shaw is President and CEO of Accel-RF Corporation and has over 40 years’ experience in RF/microwave test system development. Mr. Shaw is an acknowledged industry leader in developing compound-semiconductor accelerated life test methodologies. Mr. Shaw co-authored the “Gallium- Arsenide (GaAs) MMIC Reliability Assurance Guideline for Space Applications”, released by NASA-JPL in 1996 as the “guidebook” for space qualification of Gallium-Arsenide MMICs.Mr. Shaw previously held management and technical positions at Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, and was Program Manager on several key projects for NASA-JSC. He has an MSEE from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and BSEE from Texas A&M University