On the use of simulation in support of capital utilization

Adar Kalir, Dean Grosbard

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This paper provides a modeling approach for dealing with the challenging question of trade-off between capital utilization and production efficiency in semiconductor manufacturing where the ultimate goal is of maximum output at maximum velocity and minimum cost. Full fab simulation is used iteratively between models of 'horizontal' and 'vertical' simulations in order to rapidly generate results for different possible states of the fab with varying capital costs, matched cycle time (CT), and fixed throughput rate, so as to determine the most efficient operating condition for the fab with respect to cost, CT, and output.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
EditorsAndreas Tolk, Levent Yilmaz, Saikou Y. Diallo, Ilya O. Ryzhov
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974863
StatePublished - 23 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Publication series

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


Conference2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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