Welcome to Volume 19, Number 3 of the FabTime cycle time management newsletter. We have in our community news section an abstract from a recent conference regarding the development of a new set of semiconductor testbed datasets. Our software tip of the month is about tracking the percentage of hot lots in your fab using FabTime’s Excel export functionality.
We have no subscriber discussion at this time. However, our main article was inspired by a subscriber asking if we had ever written about hot lots. We had done so, but not for more than a dozen years, and we felt that the topic was due for an update. We have extended our previous discussion about the impact of hot lots on cycle time, adding some recent research as well as new discussion regarding metrics and the impact of hot lots on fab capacity.
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