Wei Wei

Wei Wei
Principal & Office Director, Exponent Science and Technology Consulting Co., Ltd. (Shanghai)
Telephone (Local): 011-86-21-3115-7850
Telephone (US): 650-353-1329

Mr. Wei has extensive experience in the area of electronics product design, manufacturing, reliability, and failure analysis.

At Exponent, Mr. Wei specializes in investigations at both the electronics system and component level, particularly of issues related to materials, packaging, and their interaction with electronics systems. Mr. Wei led multi-disciplinary teams in solving problems such as printed circuit board plated through hole (PTH) defects, contamination issues, component mechanical and thermal failures, solder joint creep and fatigue, circuit board propagating fault and thermal events, electrostatic discharge (ESD), connector/cable failures, counterfeit electronics detection and screening, electrochemical migration and CAF, etc. The types of components he investigated include passive components, connectors and cables, discrete semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, circuit protection devices, smart cards, displays, rigid and flexible circuit boards, and MEMS devices and sensors. The systems he investigated include consumer electronics such as personal computers, smart phones, and tablets; industrial equipment such as credit card payment systems, network and communication equipment, automotive electronics, and appliances; and biomedical equipment such as angioplasty systems. Mr. Wei also conducted a number of product safety reviews on electronics products, performing tasks such as component stress level analysis, circuit board failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA), highly accelerated life testing (HALT), risk analysis, customized laboratory testing, and product recall support. In addition to his work in failure investigations, he had also been involved in several intellectual property litigation cases related to semiconductor IC design and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Wei was a project leader at Atmel corporation, a major semiconductor company, where he had led the research and development work of several flash memory based IC devices such as Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) and configuration memories for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). He had successfully produced several commercial IC products and also worked extensively on related customer or yield issues, such as ESD failures, noise problems, flash memory data retentions, etc.

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