A full factory transient simulation model for the analysis of expected performance in a transition period

Moti Klein, Adar Kalir

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Intel's Fab-18 is based in Israel, and has transitioned from producing 0.18-micron logic devices to producing 90nM flash products. During this transition period, the factory has de-ramped in volume of logic while ramping-up flash. AutoSched AP software was utilized for the development of a transient simulation model of the Fab's behavior during this period. It is the first attempt, at Intel, to utilize a full factory simulation in order to analyze and support decisions that pertain to a transient period of parallel de-ramp and ramp-up of technologies. Unlike typical simulation models for the analysis of factory performance and behavior in steady-state, the transient model poses several modeling challenges and requires major adjustments in dealing with these challenges. In this paper, we discuss those aspects. The benefits and contribution of such a model to decision making and the improvement of factory performance are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Dec 20066 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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