Semiconductor manufacturing dashboard
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The semiconductor manufacturing process is a complex process that can consist of hundreds if not thousands of steps. During this process an enormous amount of data is generated and collected by several different systems. Analyzing this data can be complicated and time consuming. But, in order to optimize the manufacturing process, it is important to be able to process data quickly and provide data consumers an easy, meaningful way to view the data. Data consumers at a management level need to view data differently than someone who works in the semiconductor fabrication plant (FAB) operating the manufacturing equipment or a maintenance technician who fixes and maintains the equipment. So, it is important to provide these different data views to the users in a logical, organized way. This paper will discuss what a dashboard is, an overview of the semiconductor manufacturing process, and one implementation of a dashboard for the semiconductor industry, the Semiconductor Manufacturing Dashboard (SMD). An explanation of the systems involved in collecting and loading the data, the database structures, and the web servers used for development and production will also be discussed.