"Technology Development in Today's Global Environment"

Polymer Ball Test Vehicle

Large Ceramic Polymer Balled grid array TV used for reliability assessment.


HDP User group holds its first meeting of 2015 at the Hitachi Research Center at the University of California – Irvine


“SAC Aging II project – Photo micro-graphs of array package devices on reliability test vehicle after aging.”


"2014 Progress Report" News Releases, technical articles, and documents can be accessed.

Tin Whiskers Webinar

In September of 2015, David Love (HDP User Group) had a conversation with Dr. Polina Snugovsky (Celestica) regarding her work on the “Manhattan Project” - an Air Force sponsored long term study of the use of lead-free electronics in Aerospace and Military avionics. This study uncovered new tin whisker failure modes related to SAC alloy solder joints. 

To make the industry aware of these issues a Webinar, sponsored by HDP User Group with the assistance of other industry organizations, was held on October 29, 2015. The top people in tin whiskers research were on the panel. Topics covered were whisker growth mechanisms, real-life failure histories, and whisker mitigation strategies.

HDP User Group is making this webinar freely available for you to download and watch. Please pass this along to your colleagues. It is important that the entire industry is aware of these findings.

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As a registered member you will have access to all projects that are in implementation phase as well as data and reports from past projects.

If your company is not a member and you would like to learn more about our project portfolio and the benefits of membership. Please contact our Marketing Director, Larry Marcanti.


HDP is a project oriented consortium dedicated to improving cooperation of all levels of the electronic packaging supply chain including system integrators, contract assembly manufacturers, and suppliers. Collaborative projects are run in a domain where members can gain much more by joint activities rather than duplicating work in each member company. Members share resources and are supplemented by a small project facilitation staff.

“The mission of HDP User Group International Inc. is to reduce the costs and risks for the electronics industries when employing the use of electronic packaging.”


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