Electronic parts suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and government agencies have reported divergent perceptions of military integrated circuit quality. In 1986 the Environmental Stress Screening of Electronic Hardware (ESSEH) Parts Committee was formed. This committee accepted the task of identifying the underlying problems related to these perceptions. This report presents the strategy and a pilot implementation, as well as development of a standard for exchange of quality data. It includes specific rescreening data and analysis of correlation issues.
The report shows that most components are defect free, and that supplier/OEM teams can systematically resolve correlation and quality issues.