DR YIELD is constantly working on enhancements of their smart solution YieldWatchDog to supply the semiconductor industry with a leading-edge data analytics solution.
YieldWatchDog is not just a piece of software, but a solution to store, analyze and manage all numerical data gathered during chip manufacturing and test. The smart software allows you to transform raw data into actionable insights for appropriate decision-making resulting in improvements of equipment availability, throughout, operating costs and yield.
How can you benefit from YieldWatchDog 3.8?
The ocean of data generated during semiconductor manufacturing and test makes it increasingly difficult for managers and engineers to instantly find necessary information for in-time, appropriate decision-making.
With the advanced capabilities and new features – presented in an interactive, customizable user interface – you can analyze your semiconductor data rapidly enough to impact yield and time-to-market:
YieldWatchDog 3.8 enables full traceability and supply chain visibility by adding the new optional Material Tracing Module. Another major optional feature to be added is the Tool Combination Module that allows you to identify both optimal and problematic tool combinations.
The Yield Watchdog engine, includes ten optional modules. One such example is the Yield Classification Engine or YCE. This classifies detected yield issues, provides comprehensive summary reports and memorizes corrective actions.
Generates a customized, comprehensive report for each lot.
Users can define the contents of the Yield Classification Report separately for each product.
Advanced pattern classification for detected spatial signature.
About DR YIELD:
DR YIELD software & solutions is a leading provider of yield management software in the silicon and compound semiconductor industry. With the smart solution YieldWatchDog DR YIELD offers a fast, flexible and innovative analytics software that can be perfectly integrated within the company’s manufacturing structures.
Value of Speed
Product and test engineers value one attribute of YieldWatchDog above all else – speed. The unmatched raw speed for which wafer plots can be displayed is a game changer for the bottom line too.
At one semiconductor fab, a known process excursion occurred, but it was difficult to assess which wafers were affected by the issue. As an alternative to scrapping several thousands of wafers, the YieldWatchdog advanced pattern recognition feature was successfully used to isolate the problematic wafers, resulting in a cost and material savings in excess of $1M.
At another, an excursion occurred that was not detected by the legacy yield software package, meaning the engineering team was not even aware of the problem at the time. Fortunately, this fab was evaluating the DR YIELD software packages which by design work in conjunction with existing yield management tools. Once installed, YieldWatchDog sat back and looked 24/7 for anomalies in all of the data that did not trigger existing rules and automatically alerted the engineers of the event. The device manufacturer’s statistician revealed costs in the amount of $250,000 per week had been saved.
A third concluded that 2 hours per day of every single Product/Test engineers time would be saved just in day to day work, and significantly faster/better executions on deep dives when they are into problem solving. Simply, this 25% productivity gain pays for itself over and over, whether there are 10 or 100+ engineers actively looking to identify problems, and root causes.
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