The history of reliability as we know it now goes back to the 1950s, when electronics played a major role for the first time. Now, 7 decades later, the electronic industry is facing a continuous increase of early and wear-out failures with accompanying consequences. Different high-tech industries struggle with their product reliability, ranging from harsh environment suitability to long lifetime and warranty coverage. Products with high failure rates are logged on the web leading to bad reputation for a company. In many ways, reliability is part of everyday life and part of consumer expectations. With the increasing amount of product complexity, it is imperative that the currently available reliability approaches will enter a next frontier. It will move from standardized test-to-pass towards prognostics-based performance measurements and in future to so-called digital twin. These subjects will be discussed during the presentation.
Willem van Driel, Signify