System and method for estimating reliability of components for testing and quality optimization

  • US 7,409,306 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2007
  • Issued: 08/05/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of determining the reliability of a component, the method comprising:

  • classifying the component based on an initial determination of a number of fatal defects; and

    estimating a probability of latent defects present in the component based on the classification, by integrating yield information based on the initial determination of a number of fatal defects using a statistical defect-clustering model.

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