During final wafer test and sort, each die is allocated to a specific bin to either be scrapped or used in a product. This process creates a direct trade-off between quality and profitability. A die that is incorrectly scrapped impacts profits while a die that is incorrectly shipped impacts quality and brand reputation. Every semiconductor operation must balance these two errors within their test and wafer sort process, which requires a quality decision process based on data:
Achieves up to two percent overall yield improvement by ensuring bad devices are discarded and that all good devices make it to market
Meets customers’ zero-defect goals with a strong Quality Shield built on escape prevention, outlier detection, RMA analytics, and more
Accelerates root-cause analysis of quality problems to continuously improve on quality metrics and manufacturing results
Provides a library of prebuilt rules that monitor test operations and pinpoint equipment- or test-related issues that could cause bad parts to ship
Connects returned units to production data to quickly determine the root cause of the failure and conduct historical analysis to find systemic issues in manufacturing
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