To enhance yield analysis and visualisation capabilities
PDF Solutions has introduced a yield management product called dataPOWER VSF. The result of a strategic alliance with TIBCO Software, the new offering is designed to provide yield analysis and visualisation capabilities to the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries.
According to PDF, the new offering provides visual interactivity for the analysis of semiconductor data. Questions of the data can be asked and answered in visual strokes, using intuitive filtering, live aggregation, on-the-fly hierarchies, custom KPIs and visual drill-down.
PDF said that its new product is a query interface to its dataPOWER database, custom-developed, semiconductor-specific visualisations and native Spotfire visualisations that allow semiconductor customers to perform analysis of their manufacturing data.
Also, the new offering is expected to offer users visual analysis of sort, test, bin, parametric, defect, metrology, wafer, lot and equipment history, plus process fault classification and other custom data classes in the dataPOWER database.
David Joseph, chief strategy officer of PDF Solutions, said: With the release of dataPOWER VSF, we now make it possible to extend a high degree of analytical power to a much broader audience of technical and managerial users. This concept of deploying highly application-specific capabilities on an easy-to-use, enterprise analytics platform is a first for the industry.”
He further said: “We believe our customers will benefit greatly because, while select experts can be significantly more efficient, newly empowered casual users can exponentially increase the decision making power of the organisation as a whole.