Material Testing and Qualification

Material Testing and Qualification


Materials are the backbone of electronics. Selecting and using the correct materials for a particular application is vital to the success of electronics technologies. But these same materials often cause many product performance issues. The entire electronics industry has been afflicted by numerous field issues — such as red phosphorus flame retardants, low ESR electrolytes for aluminum capacitors, and low Tg underfill — all traceable to poor or insufficient material testing and qualification.


DfR Solutions has the unique ability to combine extensive material testing capabilities with deep subject matter experts in the fundamental properties of semiconductors, metals, ceramics, and polymers. This allows us to provide material testing and qualification solutions for a broad range of electronic materials, including:

  • Wirebonds
  • Leadframes
  • Underfill

  • Die Attach
  • Encapsulants

  • Solders
  • Fluxes

  • Conductive Adhesives
  • Electrolyte

  • Capacitive, Inductive, and Resistive Materials
  • Laminates and Prepregs

  • Printed Circuit Boards
  • Platings

  • Conformal Coatings
  • Pottings

  • Thermal Adhesives, Interface Materials, and Heatsinks
  • Housings


Using our industry knowledge and experience, DfR Solutions can plan and tailor material test and qualification plans to meet your specific needs. We identify and perform the right combination of material and chemical analysis, mechanical testing, electrical characterization, and reliability testing to find weaknesses and quantify design margins. These tests can be designed by our technical team or be based on industry standards, such as the IPC TM-650 specifications.


Backed by deep industry now-how and experience, DfR Solutions’ assessments gives you the assurance that your component’s materials will be the best match for the application.