The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
is recognized as a founder and driving force behind the
development and implementation of physics-of-failure (PoF) approaches to
reliability, as well as a world leader in accelerated testing, electronic parts selection and management,
and supply-chain management. CALCE is at the forefront of international standards development for
critical electronic systems having chaired the development of several
reliability and part selection standards. CALCE is staffed by
over 100 faculty, staff and students, and in 1999 became the first
academic research facility in the world to be ISO 9001 certified.
Collectively, CALCE researchers have authored over 35 internationally
acclaimed textbooks and well over 1000 research publications relevant to
electronics reliability. Over the last 15 years, CALCE has
invested over $75 million in developing methodologies, models, and
tools that address the design, manufacture, analysis, and management
of electronic systems.