What qualifies as high-reliability?

01/23/2012 | EE Times

What qualifies as a high-reliability component is becoming increasingly broad, even as the consequences of equipment failure become more dire in a variety of industries, Kristin Lewotsky writes. For instance, suppliers are broadening their traditional military and aerospace units to target the medical, communications, industrial and other sectors where "shrinking critical dimensions have made even terrestrial components vulnerable to single-event upsets," Lewotsky writes.

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