Special Issues in Semiconductor Manufacturing

EECS 290H, 9:30 - 11:00 T&T in 247 Cory, Fall, 2003

Office Hours: 11 - noon T&Th in 568 Cory 

This course addresses the issue of transferring novel IC technologies to production. Three main topics will be covered:

  1. Experimental design techniques are used to optimize an IC fabrication process. We will discuss techniques ranging from simple comparison of treatments to complex multivariate response surface analysis. 

  2. The widespread application of statistical process control (SPC) in IC production was a major strategic goal for the 1990s. The goal for this decade is Advanced Process Control (APC). We will cover traditional SPC methods and we will detail their continuing evolution towards APC.

  3. Integrated circuits and fabrication processes must be designed for optimum manufacturability. We will address this issue by discussing several Design for Manufacturability techniques and tools.

The course is self-contained for the student whose background includes IC processing (EE143) and design (EE140 or EE141).   

Teaching Staff

Professor Costas J. Spanos                           Professor Kameshwar Poolla
spanos@eecs.berkeley.edu                           poolla@me.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510 643 6776                                   Phone: 510 642 4642
Fax 642 2739                                              Fax 643 5599              

Resources (Generally available on the weekend prior to lectures)

Lecture Notes                                              Homework Assignments                  Study Guide
Some papers about Yield                             Statistical Tables                              Project Instructions
Roadmap for Semiconductors                      Class newsgroup                              Project Presentation Template
Semiconductor Manufacturing Textbook
      Practice Midterm Solutions               Project Report Format

Last Updated November 24 2003
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