FabTime Donates Cycle Time Management Software to University of Arkansas

Menlo Park, CA | September 26, 2001

FabTime Inc. today announced that it had donated a license for its FabTime cycle time management software to the University of Arkansas. The software will be used by the Razorback Electronics Manufacturing (REM) Lab within the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Professor Scott Mason, director of the REM Lab said, “We intend to use FabTime to support our research in wafer fab scheduling. The software will give us a flexible window into fab performance under different scheduling policies, and help us to measure the impact of these scheduling policies on cycle time and equipment utilization.”

“We are excited to be working with the University of Arkansas. Although FabTime was designed for real-time analysis of existing wafer fabs, the REM Lab will be able to use it as a graphical tool for in-depth analysis of simulated fab operations. I think that Professor Mason and his students will provide feedback that will help us to make the software even more useful for this type of analysis in the future.” - Dr. Jennifer Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of FabTime.

A form for requesting more information about the software, including university licensing options, is available at www.FabTime.com.

About FabTime Inc.

FabTime Inc. is the first company to focus solely on the challenging problem of cycle time management for semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities. We believe that the cycle time problems faced by wafer fabs are uniquely difficult and that our customers will be well-served by a company that declares its focus and sticks to it. To that end, we offer cycle time management software and training, as well as a free email newsletter dedicated to discussing best practices for fab cycle time improvement. FabTime’s website is located at www.FabTime.com.

About the Razorback Electronics Manufacturing Lab

The Razorback Electronics Manufacturing Laboratory (REM Lab) is a research facility located in the Engineering Research Center of the University of Arkansas. The lab is dedicated to advancing the current state of the art in semiconductor manufacturing scheduling research and to preparing trained engineers to enter this challenging field. The primary focus of research is on improving manufacturing schedules to increase utilization of equipment.

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