## Abstract

For a collection of devices, it is critically important to be able to understand the expected *failure rate* for the devices. For the supplier of such devices, the expected failure rate will be an important indicator of future warranty liability. For the customer, the expected failure rate will be an important indicator of future satisfaction. For *mission*-*critical* applications, it is of paramount importance for one to know that the expected failure rate will be extremely low.

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