Ashok Alagappan has 15 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry, specializing in design and manufacturing of semiconductor products. He has managed products through their life cycle, from introduction in the Fab to qualification. At Ansys, he is working with customers across the spectrum, from aerospace, automotive to commercial, providing expert analysis and recommendations for defining and improving reliability of electronic products and IC components. He has developed an IC wear out tool to predict the lifetime characteristics of Integrated Circuit components in high reliability applications like aerospace, defense, automotive, among others. He has built models to characterize the intrinsic wear out failure mechanisms of ICs and has implemented the tool in the Ansys Sherlock ADA™ software product.