Advanced Characterization Techniques for the Manufacturing Industries

Date: 26 Jul 2006 - 30 Aug 2006

Venue: SIMTech, Seminar Room, Valley Block, Level 1

Course Introduction

To maintain and expand their competitive edge in today’s dynamic marketplace modern manufacturers face a wide range of challenges. The ability to accurately characterise materials, test devices and appropriately analyse the results can help companies: reduce design cycles, short cut R & D, solve process problems, conduct failure analysis investigations and enhancing quality. This course aims to provide a practical grounding in a range of advanced analytical techniques. Participants will learn how to select the most appropriate tools for their needs, understand the basic theoretical principles and gain a practical appreciation of the sophisticated instrumentation used and their capabilities. Approximately half the time will be classroom based where students will learn the basic theory the remaining time will involve practical demonstrations using real components. Participants are encouraged to bring samples relevant to their work for testing.

Course Team

Dr Andrew Christopher Spowage (Team Leader), Dr Tung Siew Kong, Dr Sim Lay May, Dr Tan Thiam Teck, Mr Wilson Sim and Ms Xie Hong

Course Outline

- Analysis using Temperature Changes : Thermal Analysis
- Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy for Industrial Applications
- Mechanical Testing : Destructive Solutions
- X-ray Diffraction for the Characterisation of Materials
- Spectroscopic Characterisation Techniques
- Manufacturing Detectives in Failure Analysis
- principles and applications

For Whom

Industry professionals, engineers, technologists, failure analysis professionals, those involved in materials and materials characterisation, process development and makers/sellers of analytical equipment from the semiconductor, electronics, precision engineering and materials industries.


Pre-registration for the course is necessary. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Or fax the completed registration form to: 6791 2927.

Registration fees: S$525.000 (inclusive of 5% GST).

Closing date: 24 July 2006 SIMTech member enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members and 4 participants for Category II members) Companies which join SMS now enjoy a complimentary TIP seat.

For enquiry on SMS Membership: Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.