New Edition of "Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Managers" just published

WWK is pleased to announce the long awaited update to "Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Managers" by WWK consulting affiliate Dr. Vallabh Dhudshia. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher and through links at Click on the link "Recommended Books on Cost and Productivity" and you will find Dr. Dhudshia's work at the top of the page.

Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability is based on Dr. Dhudshia's experience at Texas Instruments, Inc., International SEMATECH, and Xerox Corp. Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability is an excellent guide for improving equipment and product reliability by equipment manufacturers and end users.

In Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability, Dr. Dhudshia describes, in a factual and thorough manner, reliability basics and measurement techniques, as well as reliability improvement processes and testing methods. In addition, he clearly defines the phases of the equipment life cycle and associated reliability improvement activities and the three primary growth mechanisms for each stage of the equipment's maturation. Dr. Dhudshia makes a compelling case for pursuing a corporate-wide program of reliability improvement, education, and implementation. He not only proposes the basic structure of such reliability programs but also delivers recommendations for structuring reliability teams as part of an overall quality program as well as discusses ways to assess and improve reliability improvement programs.

In addition to engineers and engineering managers, Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability provides a foundation of understanding for any non-reliability professionals including part and equipment buyers concerned with equipment or product reliability. He shows how to buy reliable parts and equipment.

Vallabh H. Dhudshia holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from New York University and MS ME from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality. He spent his entire career in the quality and reliability fields at Xerox, SEMATECH, and Texas Instruments. He is a contributing author for The Handbook of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, authoring the equipment reliability section. He pioneered quality and reliability improvement activities in the equipment and parts buying process. He served, in various capacities, for development and refinement of SEMI E10 and SEMI E79 Specifications and SSQA process. He is a worldwide recognized equipment reliability expert, author, and trainer in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry He conducted many equipment reliability training sessions and improvement process assessment all over the world. He served in the Board of Examiners for 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and photovoltaics (PV).

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