3. Failure Analysis – When?

  1. Marius Bâzu1 and
  2. Titu Băjenescu2

Published Online: 26 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119990093.ch3

Failure Analysis: A Practical Guide for Manufacturers of Electronic Components and Systems

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute for Microtechnologies, IMT-Bucharest, Romania

  2. 2

    C. F. C., Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470748244

Online ISBN: 9781119990093

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • fabrication;
  • failure analysis (FA)

Summary

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