ASTM International Electronics Subcommittee Undergoes Name Change to Reflect Nuclear Activities

ASTM International Subcommittee F01.11 has recently changed its name from Quality and Hardness Assurance to Nuclear and Space Radiation Effect. The subcommittee is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F01 on Electronics.

According to William Alfonte, chair of F01.11, the title of the subcommittee has been changed to more accurately reflect the scope of its current and future activities. "We’re finding more activities developing electronic components and systems for application in radiation environments and wish to be certain that potential users are aware of the availability of these tools," Alfonte says. He notes that one potential target audience is developers of satellite systems. "Hopefully, we will see more utilization and participation from commercial satellite activities, the nuclear power industry and other applications in and around ionizing radiation," says Alfonte.

Subcommittee F01.11 has recently completed a major revision on F 1892, Guide for Ionizing Radiation (Total Dose) Effects Testing of Semiconductor Devices, and has some revisions of other standards in progress. The subcommittee invites interested parties to attend its next meeting at the June Committee Week in Reno, Nev.

For further technical information, contact William Alfonte, Solomons, Md. (phone: 410/326-6044; Committee F01 meets June 13-16, during June Committee Week in Reno, Nev. For membership or meeting details, contact Scott Orthey, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9730;


Release #7114

March 1, 2005