For almost every sensationalized media report of product failure, a closer look often determines these failures occurred due to inadequate reliability theory and methodology. Current theories and practices cannot solve these problems, mainly because test specifications, especially lifetime tests, express their results as either pass or fail; these
INTRODUCTION TO RELIABILITY. Design Technology and Approval Specification of New Products. The Distracting Jungle of Reliability Concepts. RELIABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATION. Novel Concepts of Reliability Technology. Current Issues in Reliability Technology. The Fundamental Solution for Reliability Assurance: Parametric ALT. RELIABILITY INTEGRITY. Failure Analysis for Accurate Corrections. Problems in The Manufacturing Inspection System and their Solutions. PRODUCT INTEGRITY. Customer Satisfaction and Comparative Advantage for New Product Success. Market Share Increase and Market Situation Analysis. Conclusion. Appendix: E-Mail to CEO Regarding Reliability Management. A.1 The Operation of a Reliability Organization is a Must in Corporate Hardware Development. A.2 Design Technology is Only Completed with the Establishment of Approval Test Specifications. A.3 The Core Concept of the Approval Test is the Quantitative Estimation of the Product. Index.