Process consultancy aids fabless chip firms with changes to design template

Manners, David
May 2006
Electronics Weekly;5/31/2006, Issue 2243, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that RJF Consulting, based in Halifax, England, has set up a service to offer FabKnowledge, allowing fabless semiconductor companies to modify a process from a foundry to suit their design requirements. Rob Farr, who set up FabKnowledge, informed that companies need the knowledge of a process engineer when they want to introduce a new step or introduce a MEMS process. Rob Farr's experience as a semiconductor process engineer comes from stints with Fujitsu Semiconductor in Newton Aycliffe, with Siemens Semiconductors in their Munich and Tyneside fabs, and with Philips Semiconductors in their power semiconductor fab in Hazelgrove.


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