Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems

Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems

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This book provides an introduction to the cost modeling for electronic systems that is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering, and professionals involved with electronics technology development and management. This book 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.This effectively cuts the $3 profit per product to $0.50, and this simple calculation does not account for the costs of ... This very simple example points out that the cost of servicing the warranty needs to be figured into the cost of the product when the selling price is established. ... After the initial release of the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console in May 2005, Microsoft claimed that the failure rate anbsp;...

Title:Cost Analysis of Electronic Systems
Author:Peter Sandborn
Publisher:World Scientific - 2012-03-26


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