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Cost and yield estimation in a virtual IC factory
Author(s): Valery Axelrad; Yuri Granik; Victor V. Boksha; J. G. Rollins
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Paper Abstract

A methodology to include cost and yield estimation in a comprehensive TCAD model of semiconductor processing is presented. The underlying idea is that a process recipe used to drive TCAD simulators contains a complete set of information about the process. If it is combined with empirical equipment data, a set of models can be constructed to describe cost as a function of the process recipe and equipment data. This paper presents a user-configurable cost modeling tool tightly integrated with TCAD simulators, enabling the user to study related and important questions of cost and yield not covered by traditional TCAD tools.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2334, Microelectronics Manufacturability, Yield, and Reliability, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186767
Show Author Affiliations
Valery Axelrad, Technology Modeling Associates Inc. (United States)
Yuri Granik, Technology Modeling Associates Inc. (United States)
Victor V. Boksha, Technology Modeling Associates Inc. (United States)
J. G. Rollins, Technology Modeling Associates Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2334:
Microelectronics Manufacturability, Yield, and Reliability
Barbara Vasquez; Hisao Kawasaki, Editor(s)

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