Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


By Neil Hand I’m not talking about how to make more environmentally friendly products, because let’s face it, the gadgets we love are monsters when it comes to environmental impact. I’m referring to the ideals of environmentalism and how those can be applied in a system-design context. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle This is the mantra you see everywhere and it maps very well into the system ... » read more

Strategies To Prevent IC Failures In Volume Production


When IC devices are produced and shipped to end customers, it is important that they will function as specified in the application environment. This paper outlines strategies and practices used to statistically sample, and predict how a device will operate over time. The practices outlined are believed to be best in class techniques for a successful product launch. These strategies most likely ... » read more