FabTime Newsletter Commences 6th Year of Publication
San Jose, CA | January 18, 2005
FabTime Inc. today announced the 6th year of publication of its FabTime Cycle Time Management Newsletter. The newsletter is a forum for introducing and discussing best practices in semiconductor wafer fab cycle time management. It is a free monthly email publication, currently distributed to more than 1700 people across the semiconductor industry. It contains technical articles related to cycle time management, as well as subscriber discussion and industry announcements. 50 issues have been published to date.
RRecent newsletter articles have included:
- Product Mix and Cycle Time
- Management Behavior and Fab Cycle Time
- Analyzing Capacity Using MES Data
- Real-Time Alerting based on Fab Conditions
- Quantifying the Effect of Tool Downtime
- Cycle Time Constrained Capacity
Recent subscriber discussion topics have included:
- Paperless cleanrooms (Do people have them? Is the benefit clear-cut?)
- 300 mm cycle times (Are they longer than 200 mm cycle times? If so, why?)
- Benchmark cycle times for single-path toolsets (What is a reasonable goal?)
- Setting WIP targets (How should these be set? How often should they be changed?)
- Managing time constraints between process steps (How should these be managed? How do you plan their capacity?)
More than 400 companies and universities are represented in the newsletter subscriber list. The companies with the most subscribers are Intel, Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor, Philips, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments, Advanced Micro Devices / Spansion, and Seagate Technology. The universities with the most subscribers are Virginia Tech and Arizona State.
A newsletter subscription form is available on our site.
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.
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