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Articles and Presentations

“Principles of Effective Equipment Modeling: Foundation for Semiconductor Equipment Engineering Systems (EES)”, Alan Weber, November 2006, presented at 6th AEC/APC Sympsium Asia, Taipei, Taiwan

“Unearthing Buried Treasure in Your Fab: Building Value with Interface A”, Alan Weber and Paul McGuire, October 2006, presented at the 3rd ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness, Austin, Texas

“SEMI Standards Equipment Data Acquisition -- STG Technical Seminar", Alan Weber and Paul McGuire, September 2006, presented in conjunction with the 18th AEC/APC Symposium, Westminster, Colorado

“Functional Roadmap for Semiconductor Equipment Engineering Systems (EES)", Alan Weber and Paul McGuire, July 2006, presented at SEMICON West, and September 2006, presented at the 18th AEC/APC Symposium, Westminster, Colorado

“SEMI Standards Time Synchronization Working Group: Application Timing Requirements,” Alan Weber, April 2006, presented at the e-Manufacturing Workshop, SEMICON Europa, Munich, Germany

“From EDA to EES/FDC: A Knowledge Discovery and Analysis Methodology,” Alan Weber and Derick Moolman (CSense Systems), March 2006, presented at the 7th AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Aix-en-Provence, France

"Implementing EDA to improve equipment performance and fab productivity," Alan Weber, March 2006, MICRO Magazine, Canon Communications LLC

“Approaches for Using EDA to Improve Equipment Performance and Fab Productivity,” Alan Weber and Paul McGuire, December 2005, presented at the 3rd AEC/APC Symposium-Asia, Hsinchu, Taiwan
"Production Management Priorities for APC/EES Technology and Implications for Solution Providers," Alan Weber, April 2005, presented at the 6th AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

"ISMI RaP Prototype," Jim Hollister and Lance Rist, April 2005, presented at the SEMI Technical Education Program on Recipe and Parameter Management, SEMICON Europa 2005, Munich, Germany

"Lessons Learned Building an Interface A Host System Using a Commercial Application Platform," Alan Weber and Tim Sowell, April 2005, presented at the e-Diagnostics and e-Manufacturing Workshop, SEMICON Europa 2005, Munich, Germany

"Production Management Priorities for APC/EES Technology and Implications for Solution Providers," Alan Weber, April 2005, presented at the 6th AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

"Titanic Issues In APC: Do Icebergs Loom On The Horizon?" Alan Weber, January, 2005, Future Fab International, Volume 18, Montgomery Research, Inc.

Semiconductor APC Seminar, sponsored by Invensys Wonderware, December 2004, Shanghai, China

"Opportunities and Approaches for Using Real-time Data to Improve Fab Productivity and Product Performance," Alan Weber, Alan Weber & Associates; and Tim Sowell, Invensys Wonderware, December 2004, presented at the 2nd AEC/APC Symposium Asia, Hsinchu, Taiwan

"Lessons Learned as an APC Product Supplier: A Framework Retrospective," Alan Weber, September 2004, presented at the AEC/APC XVI Symposium, Denver, Colorado

"Technical Viewpoint: Facing the Challenges of APC's Second Decade," Alan Weber, August 2004, MICRO Magazine, Canon Communications LLC

Supplier Executive Breakout Session Summary, Alan Weber, 13 July 2004, presented at the Fab Managers Forum, SEMICON 2004

"APC: 2004 Technology and Market Update," Alan Weber, July 2004, Semiconductor International, Reed Electronics Group

"Challenges of Information Management in Production Run-to-Run APC," Paul McGuire and Jim Hollister, April 2004, presented at the 5th AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Dresden, Germany

"After More Than a Decade of APC, What Have We Really Accomplished, Where Are We Stuck, and What Do We Do About It?", Alan Weber, April 2004, presented at the 5th AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Dresden, Germany

"Wafer-based APC – Getting There One Step at a Time," Jim Hollister, Paul McGuire and Alan Weber, September 2003, presented at the AEC/APC XV Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado

"I’ve Deployed APC in My Fab – Now What?", Paul McGuire and Jim Hollister, April 2003, presented at the AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Grenoble, France

"Process Control Application Analysis and Design," Paul McGuire, October 2001, presented at the AEC/APC XIII Symposium, Banff, Canada

"'Rosetta Stone' for the Semiconductor APC Market," Alan Weber, October 2001, presented at the AEC/APC XIII Symposium, Banff, Canada

"Ease of Integration Can Make or Break Your APC Project," Paul McGuire, September 2000, presented at the AEC/APC XII Symposium, Vail, Colorado

"Practical Application of Lithography APC," Alan Weber, April 2000, presented at the 1st AEC/APC Europe Symposium, Dresden, Germany

"Taking Control with the APC (Advanced Process Control) Framework", Alan Weber, January 2000, Future Fab International, Volume 9, Montgomery Research, Inc.

"Semiconductor APC Market - It's NOT a Zero-sum Game," Alan Weber, September, 1999, presented at the AEC/APC XI Symposium, Vail, Colorado

"Scaling Up is Hard to Do: Taking an APC Application from Pilot to Production," Michael Miller and Paul McGuire, September, 1999, presented at the AEC/APC XI Symposium, Vail, Colorado

"APC Framework: Raising the Standard in Fab Automation and Integration," Alan Weber, Equipment Automation and Integration Conference, SEMICON Europa, 1999

"Key Aspects of Advanced Process Control," Paul McGuire and Tony Mullins, 1998, Future Fab International, Volume 4, Montgomery Research, Inc.

"Production and Process Control: Market Requirements and Technology Enablers," Alan Weber, 1997, Future Fab International, Montgomery Research, Inc.

"Numerical optimization method for semiconductor diffusion programming," Paul McGuire, October 1997, presented at the SPIE Technical Conference on Process, Equipment, and Materials Control in Integrated Circuit Manufacturing III, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 3213.

Editorial Panel - 1996-date, Alan Weber, Future Fab International, Montgomery Research, Inc.

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