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“A Multi-Objective Simulation-Based Scheduling Approach for Wafer Fab Operations” – D-SIMLAB’s novel scheduling approach for semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities will be presented at the 21th European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing Process (apc|m) Conference, to be held during 28-30 March 2023 in Bruges / Belgium, The benefits that have been achieved through deployment of the corresponding D-SIMCON Scheduler solution in a 200mm wafer fab in Japan will also be highlighted.

The key advantage of the D-SIMCON Scheduler comprises a number of exciting differentiating features that will be explained in more detail in the presentation:

  • The multi-objective configurable scheduling approach does not require separate maintenance of any dispatch rules.
  • Optimal schedules are taking into account the latest status and constraints across several Equipment Groups.
  • Objective function and constraints can be auto-adjusted based on the latest WIP situation.
  • Experimental enhancement of scheduling objectives is enabled.

The overall paradigm pf this approach is reflected by the scheduling engine’s ability to guide the search for an optimal schedule using a rigorously tested Genetic Algorithm with domain-specific heuristics, supported by a customised Greedy Search; The focus is on creating maximum possible value with smart heuristics, requiring as few iterations as possible, and leveraging parallel computing infrastructure to achieve this within minimum time.

For further details and registration information please click here.


For further enquiries please contact:

Dr Peter Lendermann, Chief Business Development Officer, peter@d-simlab.com