It's late and its been a long day. But I'm thinking its the area under the curve from the point (spec limit?) to infinity. Which is the integral, isn't it?

Old brain cells are getting stirred up, but I once did the probability of getting a part out of a "leak spec." Leak distributions are typically exponential. Lots of 0's, and low values, a few creeping up to the spec. I was able to superimposed an "e to the x" distribution over real data. Then from the upper spec forward is the probability, convert to PPM. I excluded "major failures" because we were looking for those that were borderline and subject to measurement error.

I probably should have consulted books rather than shooting from the hip on this one, but you guys that did can correct me!

Laura