A Flexible and Low-Cost ASIC Line Management Technology Taking Operator's Skill-Level as a Scheduling-Factor into Consideration

Tetsuma SAKURAI  Satoshi TAZAWA  Eisuke ARAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E78-C   No.3   pp.236-240
Publication Date: 1995/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Sub-1/4 Micron Device and Process Technologies)
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ASIC,  manufacturing,  fabrication,  line management,  TAT,  operator,  shift,  low cost,  

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Summary: 
A flexible and low-cost menagement technology is desired for fabrication line of both ASICs and cutting edge LSIs. To meet such desire, a management technology named "super operator shifts" has been proposed. After taking operator's skill level into consideration, an ASIC line manager can stretch line working time by use of the super operator shifts. It results that he can successfully get 3-shifts turn around time for severe-delivery-date lots with a payment equal to about 2-shifts line-cost.