Due to widespread improvements in the manufacturing and testing of tantalum capacitors, AVX’s new Q-Process hopes to replace the Weibull Reliability Assessment as the industry standard. The process has already received a provisional patent and is available for small case size medical grade capacitors, slated to be offered for military and aerospace products later this year.

The full report can be read at http://avx.com/docs/techinfo/Qprocess.pdf.