Monday, May 2, 2016

[DMANET] PhD Thesis in Advanced Process Control of Semiconductor Manufacturing

Dear all,

Please see below for the details regarding one PhD thesis available
in Centre Microélectronique de Provence at École des Mines de
Saint-Étienne, Campus Gardanne.

Thesis Brief
Development of Global Control Plans in Semiconductor Fabrication
With the rapid advancement of IT, high-tech production industries (in
particular semiconductor companies) have urged to implement the Advanced
Process Control (APC) framework, for not only better product quality but
also efficient production control. The main activities within APC, such as
the feedback/feed-forward control, process fault detection, and virtual
metrology, have been studied for decades. However, the Run-to-Run (R2R)
models, though well established, are always built based on physics and
chemistry knowledge given the product quality input without considering the
equipment status or production scheduling plan. Since the R2R models can be
put in effect only when quality information is measured, they become less
timely compared to the real time equipment and production plan. It has
motivated the main concept of this thesis where real time and predictive
equipment condition shall be adaptively taken into account in the R2R
models such that the process runs are to be fine-tuned for better quality
control, more effective production flow, and more efficient equipment

Rights & Interests
The net salary is around €1,600 per month
The candidate is assured under the national health insurance as normal

Applicants must have a Master Degree (or equivalent) in Industrial
Engineering, Applied Statistics or Mathematics, Computer Sciences or any
related disciplines.
Applicants should demonstrate good programming skills and knowledge in
implementing statistical and mathematical algorithms. Experience on the
development of data mining techniques and solutions would be appreciated.
Some knowledge in microelectronics will be a plus.

Apply & Contact
Please send your application electronically (preferably as a single pdf
file) including a detailed curriculum vitae and examination results, plus,
if available, a list of reference letters and copies of diploma, to: Jakey
Blue, (associate professor) and Agnès Roussy,
(associate professor with HDR).
For further questions regarding the position or details on the research,
please contact Jakey Blue.

Important Dates
Please send your application before May 31st, 2016.
Decision will be announced before June 30th, 2016.
The position is for three years starting September 1st, 2016 (exact date to
be based on administrative process).

Please kindly pass this information to your colleagues or friends who might
be interested. Thank you very much.

With best wishes,
Jakey BLUE (Chun-Hung LAN)
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne
Centre Microélectronique de Provence
- Département Sciences de la Fabrication et Logistique
880 route de Mimet, 13541 Gardanne, France

Phone: +33 (0)4 42 61 66 62

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