Mar 04, 2009
The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation. The Schwarzkopf Prize is awarded to NSF industry/university cooperative research centers that have had a significant impact on the world. CALCE won the award for its research on physics-of-failure reliability analysis methods and advanced supply chain management concepts for electronic products and systems. CALCE started as an NSF center in 1985 and today conducts funded research for over 200 organizations worldwide. �The reliance of modern technologies on complex electronics poses significant and growing challenges to managing life cycle risks. CALCE is actively conducting research to address the risks,� says Professor Michael Pecht, founder and director of CALCE.