ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a global community of experts and the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations, and industries. ASQ Silicon Valley Section is knowledge-based local community of quality professionals dedicated to the promotion and advancement of quality tools, principles, and practices in their workplaces and in their communities. We offer monthly dinner meetings, educational courses, seminars, conferences and certification exam preparatory programs.

ASQ Silicon Valley Section is celebrating 50 years of partnering in quality!   

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly dinner forum September 16

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Advanced Analytics for Zero Defect and Risk Mitigation

Speaker: Dr. Anil Gandhi

Anil-Sept 2015 
Dr. Gandhi, Founder and President of Qualicent Analytics is also its Chief Data Scientist. With over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronic manufacturing industry, he has developed and implemented data science based techniques for breakthrough outlier detection, reduction of defects and reduction of field failures.

He has worked with top semiconductor memory and logic fabs and has used data mining tools to successfully improve technical and productivity metrics as well as financial metrics. His previous responsibilities include Data Mining Consultant at Applied Materials, Vice President of Product Management at Santel Networks, and Section Head of Yield and Failure Analysis at Integrated Device Technology. In 2014 and 2015,

Dr. Gandhi presented Qualicent’s advanced analytics techniques for Zero Defects in various industry forums including the Automotive Electronics Council, Semicon West, Medical Electronics Symposium, Global Semiconductor Alliance WG Meetings and Medical Device Summit West.  

He has a BS EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Ph.D EE from Oregon Health and Sciences University.

Sept 3rd @ 6pm – IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter Mtg – Co-organized by ASQ

Title: Rethinking Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – A better method takes into account economic loss

Invited Speaker: John J. Flaig, Ph.D., Managing Director Applied Technology

Date: Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 
Time: Check in and food at 6:00PM – 6:30 PM. […]

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Statistics and Reliability Group Meeting: Sept 9 th @6pm

The Statistics and Reliability Discussion Group cordially invites you to attend an outstanding FREE presentation:
TOPIC: Reliability Panel Discussion (Bring your questions)
SPEAKER: Guest speakers


To offer you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss reliability problems with leading experts in the field. […]

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Job fair September 9th and 10th & New job listings

The  US FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs is having a job fair September 9th and 10th!!!

Other job listings include Staff New Product Quality Engineer for a medical device firm and various quality management and quality […]

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ASQ 6 June Certification Exam Pass List

ASQ Silicon Valley section congratulates following members who passed June 6th Certification examination.


Arden Chu
Huy Nguyen

Mahmoud Elbalawy
Kimthoa T. Nguyen

Bruce E. Leavitt
Quangminh Nguyen

Thomas A. McCleary
Meeijiun (Valerie) Phung

Daniel Martos Melendez
Vaishali J. Shah

Michelle S. Ng



Julia Choi
Trang T. Nguyen

David Crum
Nirusha Nikfal

Ashutosh […]

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Product and Process Risk Management – Dinner Forum – August 19

Product and Process Risk Management are pivotal to product and process development. This evening, the presenter will discuss four aspects of Risk Engineering and Analysis:

A brief summary of some typical aspects of Product and Process […]

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The 50th Anniversary Celebration

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