Preventing Fab Failures Before They Start

Published by Schneeberger USA


A new white paper for Semiconductor Manufacturing Machinery OEMs and Fab Engineers.

To meet colossal competitive pressures and exponential market growth, semiconductor makers must constantly pursue improvements in technology, processes, workflows, and yield. But improvements can’t only be about expanding success. They must also prevent failures.

Neglecting improvements and safeguards in one seemingly minor class of equipment — in-process linear motion systems — can have consequences throughout the fabrication plant. These can range from fairly inconvenient to truly catastrophic. So fab managers, as well as the capital equipment manufacturers that supply them, must remain vigilant.

This report highlights how next-generation linear motion systems can be specified, designed, installed, and maintained to prevent problems before they start.