Engineering-chain requirements for semiconductor industry

Jonathan Chang Yung Cheng, Fan-Tien Cheng

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Abstract

The successful rate of microelectronic device's first design declines year by year. The first design failure results in increasing the design cost because of adding the possible expenses of the subsequent design revisions. Also, the shorter life cycle due to late start of mass-production may incur lower revenue of device selling. Therefore, the requirement for an efficient and effective microelectronic device's design cycle is needed. Different from IDM (integrated design and manufacturing), current semiconductor industry has a new business model. Device designer, which does not have any of the following resources: IP/library, mask operation, foundry FAB, IC assembly house and IC test house, but they still can design and manufacture a device by communicating with the globalcommunity resources. Actually, more than 30% of semiconductor revenue is from fabless design houses, foundry service providers and professional assembly/test houses. The microelectronic device's design cycle needs tremendous amount of engineering data exchange in this collaboration. The microelectronic device design cycle with engineering collaboration is defined as "Engineering Chain". A well-defined requirement of this engineering-chain operation for improving the successful rate of microelectronic device's design, reducing design cost and increasing revenue is therefore essential. Also, this requirement becomes the foundations for an Engineering Chain Management System to provide a common platform to integrate heterogeneous processes as a unified operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE-CASE 2005
Pages381-386
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE-CASE 2005 - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 2005 Aug 12005 Aug 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE-CASE 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE-CASE 2005
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton
Period05-08-0105-08-02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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