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DfR Solutions grows senior technical team

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DfR_SolutionsDfR Solutions, quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, announced a new appointment to its world-renowned team of deep subject matter experts. Dr. Petri Savolainen will lead DfR Solutions European office as Senior Member of Technical Staff and will report directly to DfR Solutions CEO Craig Hillman. 

Dr. Savolainen has more than 20 years of experience in mobile electronics and packaging design including touch screen displays, chip scale packaging, high density printed board technology, and conductive adhesives. Most recently with Nokia Corporation, Dr. Savolainen led display strategy creation and technology development.  Dr. Savolainen holds Master of Science and Doctorate of Technology degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. He holds two patents in mobile electronics design, and speaks Finnish, English, Japanese, Swedish, and German.  Dr. Savolainen is the current President of IMAPS Nordic and a member of the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology (CMT) Society and The Society of Information Displays.

“We are very excited to have a world leader in electronic packaging run our European Headquarters,” said Craig Hillman, CEO of DfR Solutions.  “Dr. Savolainen’s expertise in technology qualification, integrated circuit package design, finite element modeling, and reliability prediction will be extremely valuable to our customers in the region and will help us keep up with the burgeoning demand for our services in one of the largest markets for electronics in the world. His experience with mobile electronics and its challenges, including touch-screen displays, is especially relevant as mobile technology becomes more pervasive across a variety of industries."


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