Health care

The medical sector faces increasingly demanding quality, traceability and reliability requirements for its embedded technologies.

SERMA Technologies, which is recognised for its technological expertise in embedded electronic systems for ensuring the reliability of components and electronic systems, offers its skills in assisting with problem-solving for components, circuit boards and electronic systems, in supporting design and industrialisation and in managing and handling obsolescence.

We monitor the manufacturing processes for components, batteries and circuit boards as well as materials used, through stringent verification programmes.
SERMA addresses the specific needs of reliability, remaining lifespan, and dependability through methodological support and risk mitigation plans.

We provide customised support for each sector stakeholder:

  • Manufacturers of implantable medical devices
  • Manufacturers of measuring and testing equipment
  • Subcontractors & EMS
  • Component manufacturers and suppliers

Component quality assurance

  • Construction analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Obsolescence management
  • Second source qualification
  • Counterfeit detection
  • Batch repackaging for storage
  • Component repackaging
  • Storage

Electrical testing and component & electronic system qualification

  • Electrical test engineering
  • Electronic component qualification
  • Qualification of electronic equipment
  • Physical analysis (microsectioning, CSAM, whiskers, etc.)
  • Electronic components, printed circuit boards, electrical connectors, sensors, batteries, power electronics, circuit boards and electronic systems, etc.

Materials & manufacturing processes

  • PCB qualification and quality control
  • Verification programme in accordance with IPC-A-610
  • Analysis of soldering, microsectioning
  • Analysis of Whisker risks
  • EMS technical audits
  • Support with improving manufacturing and integration processes for circuit boards
  • ESD audits
  • Commented design: technological choices, RoHS, DFT, DFR, DFM, etc.
  • Analysis of materials, pollution, etc.

Improving reliability

  • Resolving quality issues, searching for root causes, failure analysis
  • Support with drawing up design and production specifications
  • Determining the mission profile
  • Reliability and robustness improvement plan (HALT/HASS, etc.)
  • Qualification plan

Qualification of electronic equipment

  • Conducting electrical tests
  • Environmental tests
  • Physical analysis (microsectioning, CSAM, whiskers, etc.)


  • Analysis of components list
  • Alert management (Obsolescence, RoHS, export licensing, etc.)
  • Processing obsolescences, replacement solutions
  • Qualification of alternative sources
  • Upscreening
  • Counterfeit detection
  • Storage
  • Cloning
  • Redesigning circuit boards


  • Electronic component technologies
  • Manufacturing processes: inspections, checks, audits, etc.
  • Component quality assurance
  • Controlling the component supply chain
  • Component and system reliability