Sematech forms manufacturing group

November 28, 2003 – International Sematech, Austin, TX, plans to form a new consortium of fabs and chipmakers to focus on manufacturing infrastructure, methods, standards, and productivity.

Based in Austin, the new subsidiary, International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative Inc., will aim to help semiconductor manufacturers in council-guided areas including fab and equipment productivity, metrology, and environment/safety/health, with the ultimate goal of reducing cost/wafer and cost/die.

Efforts now underway include e-manufacturing, manufacturing operations analysis, benchmarking and best practices, predictive maintenance-system design, and life-cycle assessment.


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