About Sin Min Yap

Sin Min Yap is vice president, industry strategy and marketing at ANSYS, Inc. Since joining the company in 2012, he has helped set the strategic direction for all core vertical markets and formulated new industry marketing programs and business plan. Prior to his work at ANSYS, Sin Min was the vice president of market strategy at PTC, where he managed the industry vertical market team and had oversight for execution of market strategy. Sin Min also held positions at McKinsey & Company as a consultant and at Ford Motor Co. as a global product lifecycle management strategist. At Ford, he led the launch of the 2004 Ford F-150 as chassis system integrator. His areas of expertise include product development, CAE, CAD and product lifecycle management. Sin Min once taught at Valparaiso University in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in operations management and engineering from Michigan Technological University. His passions are spending quality time with family, fine dining, and hitting balls in the squash court or on the golf course.

Boeing’s Revolutionary Dreamliner Woes Will Be a Blip in Its History

The headlines have been filled with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a revolutionary vehicle hailed as the airliner of the future. The Dreamliner uses a phenomenal amount of electricity to power many of the systems on board — and that power is supplied by huge and complex lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries. This week, aviation authorities around the world ordered airlines to stop flying their Boeing 787 Dreamliners due to the fire risk associated with battery failure.

While experts everywhere are weighing in on the possible causes, solutions and consequences, we at ANSYS have confidence that Boeing’s engineering, research and technology teams will rapidly and thoroughly resolve the issues, and history will show that this was merely a blip in the overarching aircraft development process. Continue reading