Key Aspects Of Yield Management Systems For Fabless Startups


Do you work for a fabless start-up? Are you ramping up? If so, you need data-analysis tools for your production data. You will struggle without them. You have two options for yield management analysis. You may decide to hire an engineer (or team of engineers) whose job is to transfer the data from datalogs to a spreadsheet, then generate reports. Or, you could invest in a system that takes c... » read more

17 Things Fabless Start-Ups Should Look For In A Yield Management System


Do you work for a fabless start-up? Are you ramping up? If so, you need data-analysis tools for your production data. You will struggle without them. You have two options for yield management analysis. You may decide to hire an engineer (or team of engineers) whose job it is to transfer the data from datalogs to a spreadsheet. Then generate reports. Or, you could invest in a system that takes c... » read more

Customer Input Guides Tool Development


We’re always looking for high-value items which add to our yield management software without over-complicating or detracting from the core functions. It is an interesting and highly responsible position to be able to take ideas and input from many people, look for common elements in problems and find solutions that can solve many problems. High-value functionality A great example of this ... » read more

Adopting Yield Analysis Tools


DisplayLink is a fast growing medium-sized semiconductor fabless company from Cambridge UK. We began working with them a few years ago. We caught up with Shane Zhang, Head of Product Engineering to find out why he works with yieldHUB, the problems we solve and the features he likes most. Tell us about DisplayLink. Our operations team is based in Cambridge, UK. We work with teams, suppli... » read more

A Holistic Approach To Yield Management


At yieldHUB we work with consultants and semiconductor experts, like André van de Geijn, semiconductor expert and author of Collaboratism. He supports our customers on the west coast of the US. We asked him about the benefits of various yield management solutions (YMS). In this article we will explain the benefits with insights from André. Today, people look at their current problem an... » read more

Process Window Discovery And Control


With the continued need for shrinking pattern dimensions, semiconductor manufacturers continue to implement more complex patterning techniques, such as advanced multi-patterning, for the 10nm design node and beyond. They also are investing significant development effort in readying EUV lithography for production at the 7/5nm design nodes. Additionally, semiconductor manufacturers’ use of desi... » read more

The Most Expensive Defect


Defect inspection tools can be expensive. But regardless of the cost of the inspection tool needed to find a defect, the fab is almost always better off financially if it can find and fix that defect inline versus at the end of line (e.g., electrical test and failure analysis). Here, we are referring to the term defect in a general sense—the same concepts also apply to metrology measurement... » read more