Simulating for a consortium can be very challenging and politically motivated when results of simulations drive decisions involving cycle time and the investment of capital cost. Over a lengthy period, simulations were developed with input from ISMI member companies to determine if cycle time could be improved by substantial amounts in today's 300mm factories. The conflicting caveat during the time of this modeling work was to limit capital spending in order to achieve the cycle time reduction. One of the greatest difficulties in working with a consortia of semiconductor manufacturers is determining whether direct and accurate input is received from all interested integrated circuit manufacturers. This presentation will describe member company direction and the simulation results that created turmoil in the semiconductor industry and the consequence of the future in the semiconductor industry.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Free and open to the public