History

The IIRW originated from the Wafer Level Reliability Workshop, which was initiated in 1982 through the efforts of O. D. "Bud" Trapp, of Technology Associates, and the financial support of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to foster the approach of introducing reliability characterizations at the wafer level. Also involved were The Stanford University Integrated Circuits Laboratory and the University of California, Berkley, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Financial support by DARPA continued for the first eight years of the workshop. Bud Trapp was able to continue the operation of the workshop only until early 1992 when he asked Harry Schafft (then the new Chair of the IRPS Board of Directors) to assume responsibility for the workshop. With fellow IRPS Board member Pat Kennedy to lead the arrangements and operation of the workshop, a Technical Advisory Committee to represent the interests of the reliability community, and the oversight of IRPS, the workshop was transformed, within two years, into a self-sustaining technical meeting with IEEE sponsorship. In 1993, the name of the workshop was changed to the Integrated Reliability Workshop to reflect the importance of integrating the approach of building-in reliability in the design, processing, and manufacture of semiconductor products.

General Chair & Technical Program Chair

2019

Zakariae Chbili & Stanislav Tyaginov

2018

Luca Larcher & Zakariae Chbili

2017

Tom Kopley & Luca Larcher

2016

Richard G Southwick III & Tom Kopley

2015

Jason Ryan & Richard G. Southwick III

2014

Tibor Grasser & Jason Ryan

2013

Jason Campbell & Tibor Grasser

2012

Andrew Turner & Jason Campbell

2011

Rolf Geilenkeuser & Andrew Turner

2010

Chadwin Young & Rolf Geilenkeuser

2009

Guoqiao Tao & Chadwin Young

2008

Patrick M. Lenahan & Guoqiao Tao

2007

Yuan Chen & Patrick M. Lenahan

2006

John F. Conley, Jr. & Yuan Chen

2005

Rolf-Peter Vollertsen & John F. Conley, Jr.

2004

Alvin Strong & Rolf-Peter Vollertsen

2003

Gennadi Bersuker & Alvin Strong

2002

Linda M. Head & Gennadi Bersuker

2001

Andreas Martin & Linda M. Head

2000

William R. Tonti & Andreas Martin

1999

Eric S. Synder & William R. Tonti

1998

Raif S. Hijab & Eric S. Snyder

1997

James W. Miller & Raif S. Hijah

1996

Cleston R. Messick & James W. Miller