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SwRI's Silvus Awarded EDFAS' Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Recognition.

SAN ANTONIO -- The Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS EDFAS Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (affiliate society of ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio) ) awarded its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Recognition to Stan Silvus, manager of the Electronic-Component Failure-Analysis Laboratory in the Applied Physics Division at Southwest Research Institute Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development (R&D) organizations in the United States. Founded in 1947 by Thomas Slick, Jr. . He received a plaque to commemorate the honor. EDFAS, an affiliate of ASM (1) (Association for Systems Management) An international membership organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1996, it sponsored conferences in all phases of administrative systems and management.  International, is dedicated to fostering education, communication, and collaboration in the failure analysis community for technology advancement, improved performance, and reliability of electronic devices and systems.

The lifetime achievement distinction recognizes "exceptional volunteer service in providing opportunities for professional development within the microelectronics failure analysis community." Silvus has served EDFAS since it was organized, and he is on the editorial committee for Electronic Device Failure Analysis, the quarterly magazine published by EDFAS. For many years, he has been involved in the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA ISTFA International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis ) conference series, which is now sponsored by EDFAS.

At SwRI, Silvus has designed and evaluated electronic and electromechanical systems. His expertise in design, development, and evaluation of electronic circuits and electromechanical devices for control and instrumentation applications has resulted in seven patents.

Since 1978, he has been responsible for planning construction-analysis and failure-analysis protocols, analyzing and interpreting technical data, and supervising lab personnel and equipment.

Silvus holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University. He is a charter member of EDFAS and a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Not to be confused with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (pronounced as eye-triple-e
 (IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. ). He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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