ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

ASQ Silicon Valley Section connects quality professionals in the Bay Area!

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum October 16, 2019,

Data-Analytics-Propelled Reliability Assurance”

Data Analytics and Machine Learning are promising tools to significantly improve reliability assurance and decision making. This talk will provide an overview of application opportunities throughout the product life cycle.  Two application examples will be discussed, one each in manufacturing and in the field. Some key principles will be summarized.

Bernhard Hiller leads the Advanced Reliability Engineering team at Western Digital Corporation. The team’s main objective is to continuously advance reliability assurance methods and models in an ever-changing usage environments for hard drives and flash products. Bernhard Hiller’s previous career stops were IBM, Siemens Medical, and Maxtor. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. He holds seventeen U.S. patents and published twenty journal papers. A Senior Member of IEEE, he currently chairs the local IEEE Reliability Chapter.




Praveen Gupta | ASQ Fellow        

From the Section Chair    

Happy New Year 2019!

Welcome to ASQ Silicon Valley! With over 1000 members, who are working across industries in Silicon Valley and making an impact, we welcome new members from emerging industries including Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. We host monthly meetings, mini-conferences, industry focus groups, and special activities. Members from this section have contributed to the quality improvement in semiconductors, manufacturing, medical device, software development, and automotive industries.  This sometimes has taken the form of providing with expertise in ISO 901/13485/14001 like quality or environmental standards for automotive, medical devices, telecommunication, aerospace or other industries, or contributing in daily work at over 200 other companies like Abbott, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Genentech, Genomic, Google, Intel, Tesla or Xilinx.

We are planning an annual quality conference in Silicon Valley and many other quality related activities. I encourage you to get involved & make the quality impact together.

Praveen Gupta
ASQ Fellow


ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program 

Recertification and Education Program Chair – Michele Harms!

Education Program Description

The ASQ Silicon Valley (ASQ SV) Education Program, was initiated in 1997 to support the education and training needs of those interested in quality.  The curriculum provides training in areas covering ASQ certification preparation, ISO Standards, Regulatory requirements, statistical topics and many related areas of quality. The Program is managed and administrated by the Education Committee under the direction of the Education Chair. It includes several methods of classes: classical face to face, web-based/online, and courses customized for specific organizations.

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