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Semicon West 2018

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USE – a defect classification and signature detection toolset

Semiconductor manufacturing is complex with hundreds of single steps and potentially long per wafer process times. Although the semiconductor manufacturing process has evolved to become a very sophisticated process, mis-processing risks are still high and multiple failure scenarios can occur. Managing and reducing those risks is a major driver for innovations.

To further reduce the cost of scrap and yield loss, manufacturing engineers continue moving away from physical human inspection and toward the introduction of tools which automate defect classification and signature detection within the production environment.

At SEMICON WEST, our experts will present Universal Signature Engine (USE) – a defect classification and signature detection toolset and demonstrate the advantages of reliable and automated classification, supported by a user interface for fast set-up of new classifications and optimization of existing scripts.

SYSTEMA’s Universal Signature Engine (USE) supports risk management in production with a powerful toolset that automatically classifies defects. USE is shipped with a set of algorithms for scratch, ring, spot and cloud detection. Additional customization is possible for prototyping and/or adding new algorithms, further enabling manufacturing engineers to identify tool failures and take immediate action. Manufacturers benefit by avoiding expensive maintenance cycles, achieving improved yield, increasing customer satisfaction, and preventing cost-intensive processing which is scrapped at later stages.

USE advantages at a glance

  • Signature Detection
  • Cost efficiency
  • State of the Art User Interface
  • Modul Based System
  • Visual Scripting
  • Easy to use Process
  • Increased Quality
  • Reduced Yield Loss

Meet us and our partner

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For nearly a decade, Cimetrix and SYSTEMA have built a mutually valuable and trustful partnership. We have successfully partnered on several projects together. Cimetrix is a software products company serving the Global Smart Manufacturing community including PCB, PCBA, Semiconductor, Photovoltaic, LED and related industries. By making factory equipment smarter and better connected, they increase productivity, reduce costs and improve quality for their and our customers.

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July 03, 2018 | André Schaaf Ledermüller

The Evolution of USE Part 1

Where everything starts When I recall my first day at SYSTEMA in Dresden, I remember how exciting it was, SYSTEMA had this new project …

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