Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
statistical reliability monitor family (SRMF)
A product or group of products whose process similarities make them a homogeneous population for the purpose of statistical reliability monitoring.
NOTE 1 A homogeneous population of product from one SRMF will have similar propensity towards the physical failure mechanisms being monitored when that product is stressed by accelerated tests or operated in its intended system application.
NOTE 2 Each product in an SRMF will have the same failure rate for each mechanism only if the factors affecting a failure mechanism are identical for each product type.