Title: Semiconductor Process Qualification - From Concept to Full Scale Manufacturing.

Dr. Charles Dark
National Semiconductors

The development of a new semiconductor process is examined from the initial concept phase to full scale manufacturing. The development process includes examination of a multitude area, ranging from desired performance, available materials, process toolsets, cost, delivery schedules and reliability performance. There will a discussion of a typical process development cycle and how input and deliverables from various groups all are combined to produce a manufacturable process capable of shipping product to a customer. There will also be discussion  how the development of semiconductor technologies extends beyond the actual integrated circuit manufactures to supporting infrastructure such as Circuit Simulation / layout,  Process equipment Vendors, Metrology Vendors and Failure Analysis.

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