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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 1 • Date Mar 2004

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  • Fabulous MESs and C/Cs: an overview of semiconductor fab automation systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):8 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    This article presents an overview of the automation systems for a semiconductor fab. In particular, two key systems are presented: 1) a manufacturing execution systems (MES) that formulates manufacturing methods and procedures and 2) a cell controller (C/C) that serves as the automation link between the upper MES and the lower equipment within a production tunnel. At the end of the article, lot op... View full abstract»

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  • Industry/research news

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • The coming of CSP: automated assembly processes for high-volume chip scale packaging

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):59 - 69
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    Chip scale packaging (CSP) is emerging as a major player within the semiconductor packaging market. Processing in the back-end requires optimizing the use of intermediate carrier configurations such as tape-in-carrier and strip-based substrates. This optimization of carrier configurations must occur in all processes related to CSP assembly, including die attach, wire bond, encapsulation, ball atta... View full abstract»

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  • Essential SMSs: developing a service management scheme for semiconductor factory management systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):26 - 40
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    A semiconductor factory contains hundreds of pieces of equipment. More reliable service by equipment managers is required to increase the utilization of equipment and improve product quality and yield. Therefore, developing a reliable service management scheme (SMS) for semiconductor factory management systems is essential. This study presents an SMS that applies Jini Technology and uses the desig... View full abstract»

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  • Mighty MESs; state-of-the-art and future manufacturing execution systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):19 - 25, 40
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (1)
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    This article intends to answer what manufacturing execution systems (MES) are and describe their relationship with other information systems. It summarizes the features of those significant MESs being used today and discusses their limitations and where they should evolve in order to accommodate customer needs for faster real-time response, the expanded functionality, and increased complexity, as ... View full abstract»

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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • SECAM: a supervisory equipment control application model for integrated semiconductor manufacturing equipment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):41 - 58
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    This paper describes SECAM (Supervisory Equipment Control Application Model), an object-oriented application prototype for SECs (supervisory equipment controller) for integrated semiconductor manufacturing equipment based on a high-level fieldbus PROFIBUS-FMS. It also features a layered architecture based on some key objects including service objects (SOs), command objects, and virtual control dev... View full abstract»

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  • Goal! Robot soccer for undergraduate students

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):70 - 75
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    In this paper, a new approach to the undergraduate capstone design experience that has been used successfully for the past five years in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at BYU. The project is built around a robot soccer competition in which students design small autonomous robots to play with two robots per team. Experience shows that robotic provides a set of engineering challe... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • Special issue on semiconductor factory automation. 1. System-level automation (From the guest editors)

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • President's message

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 4
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  • Call for participation - Robotics and Automation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 78
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 80
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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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