Accession Number : ADA181507

Title :   FABLE: Knowledge for Semiconductor Manufacturing,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Davies,Byron ; Leeke,Steven D ; Saraswat,Krishna

PDF Url : ADA181507

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The key goal of the FABLE project is the programmable factory, an integrated system of manufacturing equipment, sensors, and computer hardware and software. Just as a programmer can rapidly modify and debug a complex computer program, so a process engineer should be able to modify and debug the complex processes is being developed. The second key goal fo the FABLE project is the virtual factory, a factory that can be run in simulation. Just as VLSI circuits are simulated before they are cast in silicon, so VLSI manufacturing processes should be simulated before they are run in the factory. A powerful computer-based simulation system that will permit us to simulate semiconductor manufacturing processes in their entirety, using knowledge about equipment, processes, materials, devices, and circuits to predict critical measurements of manufacturing performance such as yield, electrical performance, throughput, and equipment utilization.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *SEMICONDUCTORS, *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, THROUGHPUT, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTERS, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, SILICON, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE