3. Failure Analysis – When?
Published Online: 26 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Failure Analysis: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers of Electronic Components and Systems
How to Cite
Bâzu, M. and Băjenescu, T. (2011) Failure Analysis – When?, in Failure Analysis: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers of Electronic Components and Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119990093.ch3
- Published Online: 26 APR 2011
- Published Print: 15 APR 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470748244
Online ISBN: 9781119990093
- failure analysis (FA)
When should failure analysis (FA) be used? The answer is simple: in all phases of the product development cycle and during product manufacture and exploitation. Why? Because FA aims to identify the causes of failures, and failures may arise at any stage of development, fabrication and operation. For electronic components, the situation is the same: FA should be used at every phase of the development cycle. This chapter provides examples of how FA is used at various stages of the life cycle of both electronic components and systems. By combining the knowledge developed for various products, by various companies, the chapter hopes to convince, that, in the future, product manufacturing and exploitation will not be possible without FA. The chapter also discusses the involvement of FA in identifying the causes of the FMs initiated during fabrication.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
failure analysis; manufacturing processes; microfabrication; product life cycle management