2012
Europe

Track 1 Session 4

2:20 to 3:20 p.m. Wednesday March 28, 2012

Reliability Tests in Consumer Electronics to Achieve Robust Products

Reliability has become more important for LCD TV manufacturers as sales prices have dropped quite dramatically. The ordinary reliability approval process used in many consumer electronics companies is highly reactive. However, companies that produce millions of products per year should apply more strict reliability policies. The main references of reliability tests are international standards. However, company experience is also very important. Therefore, companies try to develop some additional tests to produce more reliable products by inspecting their field returns and customer complaints. This presentation will discuss reliability tests performed by Vestel Electronics, which are based on international standards, company experience and also customer requests.

Key Words: Reliability Approval Procedures, Additional Reliability tests, Combined Tests, Reliability Tests Based on Company Experience and Customer Requests

Mustafa Nevzat Yatır and A.Tarkan Tekcan

VESTEL Electronics AS

Turkey

Mustafa Gündüzalp

Yaşar University

Turkey