ASTRON & IBM Center for Exascale Technology

Seminar: Quality in Electronic Design and Manufacturing

On 16 and 17 June, 2015, DOME will organise a seminar on Quality in Electronic Design and Manufacturing.

User Platform Event

Quality in Electronic Design and manufacturing can be improved by learning from the experience of past projects. To do so, we are organizing a seminar on design quality. The seminar is based on the experience of the DOME project, the UniBoard project at ASTRON, but also two other referents.

For western electronic companies, quality is the main differentiator. In design, quality has several aspects, including the quality of the product and the reduction of the design time.

The seminar will take place at the Institute of Engineering, see contact detail below. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. For registration please contact Patricia Breman via or +31 (0)521595267.


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

  • 12.30-13.30  Lunch
  • 13.30 Introduction by Mr Andreas Doering. He will give a presentation on
    his experience from P4 boards, the result of internet discussion on Check Lists and best practice
    on reviews.
  • 14.30 Coffee/Tea break
  • 14.45 Mr Klaus Flesch will talk about his experience from 30+ years medium
    business in HW and SW design, layout and assembly in a medium sized
    business and later as part of
  • 17.45 End

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

  • 09.00 Mr Hubert Harrer will present some best practices in the IBM Server
  • 10.30 Coffee/Tea break
  • 10.45 Continuation of Mr. Hubert Harrer's presentation
  • 11.45 Mr Gijs Schoonderbeek will give you insight on the experiences he
    encountered while designing, testing and manufacturing UniBoard I and II,
    the high-density FPGA board used for LOFAR and the Westerbork Synthesis
    Radio Telescopes.
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 13.30 End

Background information of the referents:

  • While being a student, Mr Klaus Flesch founded his first company (which
    later was known as FS GmbH). This company grew to an international net
    until it was acquired by he was appointed as vice director for embedded products before he retired. He is now enjoying "Slow Food" as vice president of "Slow Food
  • Mr Hubert Harrer is Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Boeblingen and
    participated in the design of several generations of IBM servers, mainly
  • Mr Andreas Doering is working on the microserver workstream of the DOME
    project at IBM Research Laboratory in Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Mr Gijs Schoonderbeek works of ASTRON as Instrument Engineer and is
    experienced with High-Speed PCB design, design of digital systems and
    testing and designing of A/D converter systems.

Institute of Engineering, Industrieweg 34a
9403 AB in Assen, The Netherlands
Meeting room first floor, number 1.17 (name of the room: Galaxy).

List of participants

Company Participant Website
ASTRON Gijs Schoonderbeek, Albert-Jan Boonstra, Arnold van Ardenne
Batenburg Rob Lammerts van Bueren, Billo Diallo
EBV John Vos
Embedded Solutions AG Klaus Flesch
H-Tronics Henk van der Wal, Niels van der Wal
IBM Boeblingen Hubert Harrer
IBM ZRL Zurich Andreas Doering, Ralph Heller
Ninthway C.V. Martine Bal
Salland Engineering Peter Senff
Sintecs Pim de Sain, Hans Klos
Strukton Gerrit Heersink  
Transfer Henk de Jonge, Iris Pedonomou
TRILZ – Innovation Managment Ad Vermeulen
Variass Foppe Nijhuis