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Commercial Challenges and Quality Robustness Issue in Semiconductor Manufacture Test and Measurement

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Vock, S, Escalona, OJ and Owens, FJ (2010) Commercial Challenges and Quality Robustness Issue in Semiconductor Manufacture Test and Measurement. In: 27th International Manufacturing Conference, Galway Institute of Technology. IMC. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Today’s economical cycles also challenge the test program development process for semiconductors with regard to economics, productivity, time to market and increasing quality requirements while at the same time the complexity of the system-on-chip Integrated Circuits to be tested is increasingly significant. Furthermore to increase competitive advantage, especially in mass production, the developed and applied test and measurement methods have to be state of the art ensuring shortest possible test times while at the same time best test coverage and robustness has to be achieved. This paper presents a novel way of addressing these challenges, by applying software engineering methods and software test techniques to the test program development process. Employing open source based software creates an integrated solution and workspace while additionally providing the necessary tool support. This leads to commercial advantages, and additionally offers a potential roadmap away from proprietary tools sets.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Design-for-manufacture Integrated Circuits Fabrication Productivity Improvement Quality Semiconductor Manufacture Production Software Test Test Automatisation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:17365
Deposited By:Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:09 May 2012 13:21
Last Modified:09 May 2012 13:21

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