Decreasing time-to-market and the cost of development are essential for all companies. This is especially true for the semiconductor industry. The main challenge for engineers is that new technologies are increasingly complex and at the same time need to be developed within a much tighter time scale at an increasingly competitive price. Over the past twenty years, there has been a focus on shortening cycle times and subsequently, a widespread usage of various statistical tools such as â€˜Statistical Experiment Designâ€™. These have helped to keep up the pace, however, there are physical limits and the semiconductor industry is fast approaching them. If the semiconductor industry wants to keep up this rapid development of ever more intelligent yet low cost silicon, new technologies and materials need to be employed to help jump the next hurdle.
The process development stage of these technologies has obvious scope for improvements. For example, by utilising existing knowledge to its fullest, the number of experiments that need to be performed can be limited. Those that remain can be simulated first rather than performing them physical immediately. In this sense thorough planning and the usage of the virtual manufacturing capabilities within your company helps you to reduce the time spent iterating processes.
With XperiDesk you can address several of these challenges. The major challenges XperiDesk provides you with solutions for are:
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