Understanding the applications of a particular reliability test or what may occur as a result of that test comes from having a solid engineering background in addition to having years of experience conducting the test. Silicon Cert Laboratories’ staff blends both factors having a variety of engineers whose backgrounds include R&D, product engineering, process engineering, manufacturing, and quality. Merely pouring through test standards and the reading of textbooks, while helpful, cannot replace the wealth of knowledge obtained from having conducted the testing and understanding the results. Nor can it compensate for the “art” of testing that also plays a role in tests such as mechanical shock and vibration. The opening and closing of a test chamber door can readily be done by most, but it is the ability to interpret the results of the test or project that sets apart those with knowledge and experience. If knowledge (and experience) is power, SCL’s staff can put that power to work for you.