ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

ASQ Silicon Valley Section connects quality professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, since 1965!

Volunteer member leaders create value for our membership by arranging monthly meetings with feature presentations, cutting-edge discussion panels, local conferences, educational resources, member feedback, volunteer opportunities, and more!  Please contact our Acting Section Chair Sunil Roy at if you are interested in volunteering.

ASQ Silicon Valley Section

This marks a resumption of monthly speaker presentations on the third Wednesday of each month.

Presentation Title: Reliability Decision Making Challenges in Semiconductor Equipment Engineering and A Playbook for Risk Mitigation

Semiconductor equipment uptime continues to be a major driver for system reliability engineering, more so amid the current ‘chip shortage’ phenomenon. Market demands for increasingly shorter product development timelines coupled with possibility of limited validation samples, requires a comprehensive system Verification and Validation Playbook to identify and mitigate risks in the most efficient way possible. The discussion will focus on combination of V&V tools and methods that are deployed by reliability engineering team to drive efficiency in this process.
Abhishek Bharadwaj, Dy. Director Reliability Engineering, has over 19 years of experience in the field of product reliability verification and validation across multiple industries like Semiconductor Equipment, Automotive and Industrial. At Applied Materials, Abhishek led the Design for Reliability enterprise change initiative and more recently focuses on reliability verification of strategic needle mover product programs for the company. Abhishek is a Certified Reliability Engineer through ASQ with graduation in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering from MIT.

October 20 (630pm – 830pm), Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 9462 0419
Passcode: 860649

Other activities will start soon!!!

Message From the Acting Section Chair


Dear ASQ Silicon Valley Quality Professionals,

Welcome back to ASQ Silicon Valley Chapter. Wishing everyone a great recovery from the pandemic. The Chapter activities were disrupted last year for protecting members’ health. We have rebooted the chapter and have planned exciting activities starting this month. Please join the monthly ‘ZOOM’ meeting starting this month.
ASQ Silicon Valley (SV) Chapter provides a powerful platform to network with about 1000 ASQ members 1500+ quality professionals in Bay Area. The SV Section operates in the emerging technologies space, where new companies are formed, and new skills for quality professionals are desired.  Our chapter strives for professional development through shared knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices in the field of Quality.
We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.


Sunil Roy, Ph.D.
ASQ-SV Acting Chair
Applied Materials