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The use of accelerated step-stress and constant stress-in-time test techniques is demonstrated for generating models for predicting reliability at use conditions. Reliability prediction models were obtained for a signal diode, signal and power transistors, silicon trolled rectifier, and metal oxide varistor. Each of these device types follows the Arrhenius model for reliability prediction. Techniques are demonstrated for determining 1) the acceleration factor between extremely high acceleration testing conditions and field operating conditions on the signal diode; and 2) the acceleration or multiplying factor between high level stresses and use conditions which can be used to predict the performance of the signal diode over time. The effect of relative humidity on reliability is discussed. Devices under power operation have a lower relative humidity (RH) than the environment. This low RH suppresses humidity activated mechanisms. A transistor high-reliability screen which removes devices with early manufacturing type defects is described. This screen was effective, efficient and economical for improving the reliability of systems. A technique of combining acceleration factors for a number of items which affect reliability was demonstrated for the diode. This same technique should be useful for most device reliability predictions. The acceleration factors, however, can not be extrapolated into stress levels much above maximum ratings where new failure modes may appear that override the established failure rate relation with stress. The straight line plots of failure rates in this paper are terminated before these threshold limits.