Failure Analysis

A robotic arm holding a computer chip. Exponent provides Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences expertise for all industries.

Understand how electrical products and systems fail

For more than 50 years, Exponent has led the engineering and scientific consulting industry in failure analysis services, helping clients discover the "how" behind product and system failures.

Why does Exponent apply fail-fast methodologies and testing?

Since 1967, Exponent has led many industries in failure analysis testing and root cause and risk analysis, conducting research for electrical accident investigations. Our multidisciplinary approach helps our clients identify, mitigate, and remediate vulnerabilities and risks throughout each stage of the product lifecycle to improve product safety and performance across applications.

With a determinedly scientific approach to failure analysis, we have helped clients enhance product robustness, reliability, and safety in electronic components and systems before launch. When failure does occur, our team of engineers, statisticians, and subject matter experts conducts predictive risk assessments, empowering our clients to make timely decisions about recalls and replacements.

As a result of Exponent's work, our clients have made their products safer and more reliable, refined their manufacturing processes, and met or exceeded safety and regulatory standards.

Our work spans manufacturing in every industry, including power and energy, software and computer engineering, battery manufacturing and testing, medical device manufacturing, electronic devices, consumer products, and electrical systems and controls.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.