New One-Day Version of FabTime Cycle Time Management Course

Menlo Park, CA | September 30, 2003

FabTime is pleased to announce the release of a one-day version of our wafer fab cycle time management course. The one-day course is a streamlined version of our previous two-day course, with more of a focus on operations, and less information about planning. It was developed at the request of customers, to be more convenient and relevant for operations personnel. It contains all of the most critical information from the two-day course. The two-day version is also still available upon request, for customers wishing to have more planning content, and extra time for questions and supplemental exercises.

The purpose of the course is to provide wafer fab production personnel with a more in-depth understanding of the issues that cause cycle time problems in a fab, and to suggest several possible approaches for improving cycle times. The material in the course is drawn from, and expands upon, ideas described in our cycle time management newsletter and on FabTime's website. The course includes copies of all of FabTime's spreadsheet tools, including our new cycle time goal calculator and our enhanced operating curve generator.

The cost to have the one-day course at your site for up to 15 people is $4,950 US, plus travel expenses for one or two instructors to travel from California. The two-day version costs $6,000. Discounts are available for multiple sessions of the course scheduled on the same visit. We currently have dates available to give the course starting in late October. A half-day executive version of the course (aimed at senior managers) is also available as an add-on to the course, for an additional $2950. Other add-on modules include a Site-Specific Metrics Review and a Capacity Planning Review and Benchmark. For more information see

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