When stretched thin, design mistakes happen to the best of us. For example, according to Andy Patrizio, Apple has encountered the misfortune of field failures with one of their most reputable products – the MacBook Pro. Solder serves a number of purposes (in this case as an electrical and mechanical connection) and on the most basic level, the solder must serve these as well as maintain joint integrity for a given amount of time. This can almost always be achieved with a little thought and engineering. According to Patrizio however, the 9600M discrete NVidia graphics chip in the MacBook Pro was designed with chip-attach materials that are failing. The operational temperature of the chip is melting the solder completely.
In the least arrogant way possible, I'd like to make it clear that this chip attach issue would have been simple to prevent had the expertise of my engineering team been enlisted. Let us be your "call-a-friend" lifeline.