Automotive Electronics Expert in Semiconductor Components

Case Description:

An automotive electronics expert with semiconductor components knowledge was sought for a breach of contract matter to recover payment for goods sold. The plaintiff operated a business-to-business e-commerce trading company in the semiconductor industry. The defendant agreed to purchase a large quantity of 100-volt capacitors to be used in its electronic control modules (ECMs). The defendant took delivery of the first shipment of capacitors and paid accordingly. Against a second purchase order, the plaintiff shipped capacitors but had never been paid for the quantity shipped. Months later the defendant complained that the parts were not the correct voltage, and were counterfeit. The defendant claimed that it had to scrap its production of electronic control modules using those parts and demanded compensation for the defective product they produced.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an automotive electronics expert with an advanced electrical engineering degree, background knowledge in electronic parts such as capacitors , and 15 years of experience in the design, specification or manufacturing of semiconductor components used in the automotive industry. Additionally, the expert needed to be able to identify the different qualities of components that are appropriate for use in automotive electronics assemblies.

Experts Presented:

  • Electronic Components

    This electronic components expert has over 40 years of industry experience. He spent twenty-three years in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) components engineering group. This group was responsible for the electronic components engineering on projects for the NASA Standard Parts Program. He is highly experienced in all aspects of components engineering with concentrated experience in semiconductors, integrated circuits, capacitors, resistors, and filters for leaded through hole, surface mount, modules, and chip on board manufacturing. He is a registered professional engineer, a senior member of IEEE, and National Society of Professional Engineers. He has a BSEE from the University of Alabama. This expert has unique expertise in capacitors; as he was a pioneer in investigating and solving cracks and quality issues with ceramic capacitors. IMS Reference #5006625

  • Automotive Electronics

    This automotive electronics expert has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry as an electrical engineer, manager, director and consultant. Most of his experience has been in the design and manufacture of electronic control modules (ECMs) for automotive applications. He is very familiar with all aspects of the design, procurement and qualification of components for virtually all automotive electronic systems, from the most critical to the more optional. He has been a teacher of automotive electronics. He holds seven patents, six in industrial process control and one in automotive control, with two patents pending. He is a member of the Motor Vehicle Council and the IEEE. He has a BSEE and an MSEE, both from Drexel University. IMS Reference #5006737

  • Electronic Components

    This electronic components expert has over 30 years of experience with electronic components in the automotive industry. During his career he was the lead technical interface to the electronics industry on electronic component quality and reliability. He was also responsible for the development of the manufacturing processes associated with ceramic hybrids and chip components placed on printed circuit boards. He managed a diverse group of experts who had expertise in metallurgy, electronics manufacturing, circuit design, and electronic components. He has been a principle engineer, manager, and executive of electronic technology with emphasis on electronic component testing, reliability, and failure analysis. He has a BSEE, an MSEE, an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. He has led troubleshooters, designers, engineers and technical support in his automotive career. IMS Reference #5006781

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