PARIS – Galaxy Software of Ireland has a program to help silicon chip manufacturers identify chips that are likely to fail after they are installed in a system. The company sees it as a method of achieving zero defective parts per million, although it means a 0.5% to 1% loss of productivity. "We can reach zero ppm," Roland Stierle, vice president-automotive sales at chip maker Infineon, says at the International Automotive Electronics Congress 2006 here. “But we can never reach products ...

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