Evolution and Reliability


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Evolution and Reliability


Kirk and Fred discussing the evolution of technology and reliability in consumer products.

Key Points

Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss reasons people are motivated to replace old technologies with new technologies.
Topics include:

  • Many people prefer sticking with older technology that has been proved reliable over learning to use newer technologies even though there are many new useful features.
  • Sometimes the motivation of buying an upgrade to a technology is for status, not the benefit of significant improvement in features
  • Some new HDTV technologies have replaced older technologies that did have a wear out problem as Kirk’s old DLP (Digital Light Processing) HDTV.
  • Batteries still have a limited life compared to semiconductors and are the reason many devices are replaced instead of repaired.

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Show Notes

Here is the link to the NYT Opinion article referenced in this podcast “Your Smartphone Should be Built to Last” by Damon Beres

Please click on this link to access a relatively new analysis of traditional reliability prediction methods article from the US ARMY and CALCE titled “Reliability Prediction – A Continued Reliance on a Misleading Approach”

For more information on the newest discovery testing methodology here is a link to the book “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust design of Electronics and Systems” written by Kirk Gray and John Paschkewitz.

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