Work Plan

  • Customer satisfaction is seen as a key differentiator and increasingly has become a key element of business strategy.
  • To cope with customer satisfaction, there is a need to predict the remaining life of the system (or the remaining life of its most important life limiting components). This topic is named as prognostics and health monitoring (PHM).
  • PHM refers to the process of predicting the future reliability or determining the remaining useful lifetime of a product by assessing the extent of deviation or degradation of a product from its expected normal operating conditions.
  • Prognostics and monitoring are not about trouble-shooting reliability issues. It is the combination of data and deep physical (and technological) insight that will give a unique “right to win” in the semiconductor industry. The future possibilities for using big connected data in reliability applications are unbounded.
  • Lifetime models that are based on this data have the potential to explain much more variability in field data than has been possible before.