Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems

Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems

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Understanding the cost ramifications of design, manufacturing and life-cycle management decisions is of central importance to businesses associated with all types of electronic systems. Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems contains carefully developed models and theory that practicing engineers can directly apply to the modeling of costs for real products and systems. In addition, this book brings to light and models many contributions to life-cycle costs that practitioners are aware of but never had the tools or techniques to address quantitatively in the past. Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems melds elements of traditional engineering economics with manufacturing process and life-cycle cost management concepts to form a practical foundation for predicting the cost of electronic products and systems. Various manufacturing cost analysis methods are addressed including: process-flow, parametric, cost of ownership, and activity-based costing. The effects of learning curves, data uncertainty, test and rework processes, and defects are considered. Aspects of system sustainment and life-cycle cost modeling including reliability (warranty, burn-in), maintenance (sparing and availability), and obsolescence are treated. Finally, total cost of ownership of systems and return on investment are addressed. Real life design scenarios from integrated circuit fabrication, electronic systems assembly, substrate fabrication, and electronic systems managementare used as examples of the application of the cost estimation methods developed within the book. Contents:IntroductionManufacturing Cost Modeling:Process-Flow AnalysisYieldEquipment/Facilities Cost of Ownership (COO)Activity-Based Costing (ABC)Parametric Cost ModelingTest EconomicsDiagnosis and ReworkUncertainty Modeling a€” Monte Carlo AnalysisLearning CurvesLife-Cycle Cost Modeling:ReliabilitySparingWarranty Cost AnalysisBurn-In Cost ModelingAvailabilityThe Cost Ramifications of ObsolescenceReturn on Investment (ROI)The Cost of ServiceSoftware Development and Support CostsTotal Cost of Ownership Examples Readership: Graduate students and professionals in electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. Keywords:Cost;Sustainment;Electronics;Manufacturing;AvailabilityKey Features:Engineering economics treats the analysis of the economic effects of engineering decisions and is often identified with capital allocation problems. Engineering economics provides a rigorous methodology for comparing investment or disinvestment alternatives that includes: time value of money, equivalence, present and future value, rate of return, depreciation, break-even analysis, cash flow, inflation, taxes, etc. While it would be wrong to state that this book is not an engineering economics book (it is), this book focuses on the detailed cost modeling necessary to support engineering economic analyses with the inputs it requires for making investment decisions. However, while traditional engineering economics is focused on the financial aspects of cost, cost modeling concerns itself with modeling the processes and activities associated with the manufacturing and support of products and systemsThe majority of engineering education (and specifically electronic systems focused education) is almost exclusively focused on designing and manufacturing systems, ignoring the support and sustainment of systems. Part II of this book focuses specifically on post-manufacturing life cycle costs associated with sustaining systems over long periods of timeThis book is electronics focused. While many aspects of the book could be applied to any type of system, the specific example used and topics covered are particularly relevant to electronicsa€œIta#39;s certainly not going to help the Xbox compete against Nintendo, and it may be the stumblea€ that PlayStation 3 maker ... Explicit warranties contain a contractual description of the warranty in the a€œsmall printa€ in a usera#39;s manual or on the backanbsp;...

Title:Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems
Author: Peter Sandborn
Publisher:World Scientific - 2012-11-07

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