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Using Predictive Data Analytics In Manufacturing

Data is said to be the gold of the 21st century, but is that true? Even with trillions of lines of data in your database, you won’t be mining any gold – unless you understand what the data means. Here’s what’s happening all around the semiconductor industry: we have far too much data. The problem is that the value you need is hidden in the data, and to mine the gold from it, you need to... » read more

Installing Yield Software Early In A Ramp Up

In 1999, the White Oak Semiconductor Fab in Richmond, VA, was awarded the prestigious “Top Fab of the Year” (yes, that actually existed – proof attached!) by the leading semiconductor magazine of the time. Back then, I was a young engineer on the ramp up team and I recall that the reason we were chosen for the award was the incredibly short time in which we were able to ramp up production... » read more