Method of preparing manufacturing specifications

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Method of preparing manufacturing specifications", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 3.



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Method of preparing manufacturing specifications

Method of preparing manufacturing specifications

Keywords: Manufacturing, Production control, Patents

Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, JapanPatent number: US6,516,237Publication date: 4 February 2003Title: System for and method of preparing manufacturing process specifications and production control system

This patent provides a system for preparing and controlling manufacturing-process specifications, capable of equally handling production control and simulation and effectively utilizing simulation results. It includes a method of preparing process data for the system, and a method of manufacturing semiconductor devices with the use of the system.

The system comprises: a database for storing process data that includes manufacturing-process specifications applied to apparatuses to carry out manufacturing processes and parameters used to simulate the manufacturing processes; a production control system for controlling the apparatuses according to the process data, and collecting data measured through the manufacturing processes; a simulation system for simulating the manufacturing processes according to the process data; and an editing unit for correcting the parameters according to the collected data and amending the manufacturing- process specifications according to a result of the simulation.

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