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Improve Fab Cycle Time by Tracking the Right Equipment Reliability Metrics (Issue 25.04)

Welcome to Volume 25, Number 4 of the FabTime Cycle Time Management Newsletter. It was great seeing some of you at SEMICON West last week! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the INFICON booth. In this issue, we have announcements about a new SEMI Women in FOA forum, a webinar that I presented via the FOA about cycle time, and, most importantly, our upcoming in-person User Group Meeting. If you are a FabTime®, FPS, and/or FabGuard® customer, I urge you to pre-register now! We also have a heads-up that the archive of past newsletter issues on the old FabTime website will only be available for a short time. If you would like access to those issues, download them soon!

Our software tip of the month is about generating scrap charts in FabTime. We also have a subscriber discussion about using OEE in factories (front and back end) and another about metric trees for fabs. Our main article is about the impact of downtime on the fundamental drivers of cycle time and what that implies for metrics selection. Tracking the right equipment reliability metrics and using them as a basis for communication between fabs and equipment suppliers is a way to drive cycle time improvement.