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OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN 300MM SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

Devadas Pillai
Intel Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group
Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ

Abstract

This talk will cover the progress made and challenges facing a 300mm operation to meet the ever changing goals of technology acceleration, manufacturing agility, time-to-market requirements, and equipment productivity targets.
A set of Internet-based decision support capabilities, composed of connected data-systems, models and tools, has been developed. A key element of this capability is the integration of methodologies and solutions across the manufacturing supply chain, which had not existed before. Risk has been reduced a great deal by developing systems based on standard interfaces. These efforts are providing the company an explicit understanding of key parameters of the 300mm operation and a better insight into important factors affecting their results, while giving Intel's suppliers the benefits of connectivity in several high-value areas. Internal to the factory, breakthrough discrete-event simulation and optimization capability was utilized to design bay layouts, material flow optimization, work-in-process levels, and 100% intrabay automation.
The talk will also detail where future efforts must be applied, as the work is far from complete. There are several solution gaps in many critical areas remaining. Focused research must be proactively carried out in a timely manner, so that solutions are available on time to successfully overcome these difficult challenges of the 300mm manufacturing roadmap.


Bio

Dev Pillai is Intel Fellow and Director of Operational Decision Support Technology at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the development of operational modeling and optimization capability, and Internet-enabled software tools for use in Intel's worldwide manufacturing operations. He has also led Intel's 300mm Factory Integration efforts since 1995.
Dev has co-authored over 60 technical papers in IEEE, ISSM, SME, JES, IIE and SEMI symposiums on topics relating to fab automation, Internet-enabled e-Manufacturing, 300mm factory design and operational integration, and simulation and modeling. He was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering and invited to the 2000 Frontiers of Engineering.
Dev received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from India in 1980, and a MSE in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University in 1983.
Intel Fellow is the highest technical position in the company.