January 6, 2012 -- Materials inputs to a model are critical factors in ensuring that outputs make physical sense and are reliable to guide designs. But to guarantee the proper construction of models, incorporation of the appropriate physics that describe the phenomenon, and elimination of erroneous simplifications, it's also important to validate the models through correlations to physical measurements.
By Darvin Edwards. (Edwards is a TI Fellow and manages the SC Packaging modeling team at Texas Instruments, Inc.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.