Managing Pattern-Specific Fixed Costs in Integrated Device Manufacturing
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing
This paper presents an empirically grounded model, which links organizational learning to pattern-specific fixed costs in integrated device manufacturing. The approach described in this paper helps fab managers make fundamental strategic decisions concerning product design and product mix by engaging in scenario planning. Four critical aspects of managing pattern-specific fixed cost are analyzed in detail-sensitivity to time, design cost, and production volume; platform designs; process postponement solutions; and design penalties. The model suggests that designers and fabrication facilities must collaborate extensively on the design and realizations of product platforms for state-of-the-art integrated circuit products to remain economically viable.
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Weber, C. M., & Yang, J. (2016). Managing Pattern-Specific Fixed Costs in Integrated Device Manufacturing. IEEE Transactions On Semiconductor Manufacturing, 29(4), 275-282.