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Deploying Cross Training Of Technicians And Engineers For Semiconductor Manufacturing

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.326.1 - 6.326.15



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Thomas Edgar

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John Wood

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John Fowler

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Hong Xiao

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Fabian Lopez

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Dave Hata

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Bassam Matar

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Session 3486

Deploying Computer-aided Cross-training of Technicians and Engineers for Semiconductor Manufacturing

John E. Wood University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Fabian Lopez Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque NM

Bassam Matar Glendale Community College, Glendale AZ

Hong Xiao Austin Community College, Austin TX

Thomas Edgar University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

John Fowler Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Dave Hata Portland Community College, Portland OR

1. Abstract A consortium consisting of three universities and three community college systems, in three contiguous states, each with semiconductor manufacturing as an economic backdrop, is implementing “cross-training” of technicians and engineers for semiconductor manufacturing. The expectation is that “cross-training” technicians and engineers, such that they better understand the roles and skill sets of the other, will enhance their effectiveness as team members in real factory settings. The modules cover basic semiconductor unit processes (e.g., lithography, metalization, etch) and their facility demands, design of experiments, and factory- level dynamics, from both technician and engineering perspectives. The modules include interactive, schematic-based simulator panels for selected manufacturing machines, to support a need-based, top-down learning paradigm. In addition, the modules have structured exercises that require interactive roles between technicians and engineers. The “side-by-side” presentation of text, graphics, animations, videos, simulations and exercises will give technicians enhanced exposure to math and science, and it will give engineers enhanced exposure to machine (tool)

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001. American Society for Engineering Education

Edgar, T., & Wood, J., & Fowler, J., & Xiao, H., & Lopez, F., & Hata, D., & Matar, B. (2001, June), Deploying Cross Training Of Technicians And Engineers For Semiconductor Manufacturing Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9076

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