This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Austriamicrosystems Selects Combined FDC And YMS Offering From PDF Solutions(R)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDF Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDFS), the leading provider of yield improvement technologies and services for the integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing process life cycle, today announced that Austrian high performance analog IC maker austriamicrosystems AG has selected its mæstria® Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) as austriamicrosystems' enterprise-wide FDC solution. austriamicrosystems had previously selected and has been using PDF Solutions' dataPOWER® Yield Management System (YMS) software products. PDF will support austriamicrosystems to integrate these market leading software tools and enable austriamicrosystems engineers to increase IC yields by providing a unified view of product yield and manufacturing data.

"After an extensive evaluation and actual usage, we found mæstria® and dataPOWER® to be the best stand-alone FDC and YMS products on the market today," said Walter Mente, Vice President Operations at austriamicrosystems. "Integrating the two should provide even greater leverage and value to austriamicrosystems."

"We are pleased to work with austriamicrosystems to deploy the industry's only combined FDC and YMS solution," stated Dr. John Kibarian, CEO at PDF Solutions. "The integrated offering is designed to tie tool parameter data with product yield information and provide fab engineers with a unified environment to correlate equipment parameters and final product yield. This offering aims to provide our customers with the most advanced and comprehensive set of tools and services to optimize the prevention, detection, and resolution of yield loss mechanisms."

FDC and YMS tools have traditionally been regarded as different solutions addressing separate yield-loss mechanisms. While FDC tools focus on real-time (on-line) detection of manufacturing equipment parameter excursion, YMS tools have traditionally been used as an off-line tool to identify root causes of yield loss based on correlations of final die (IC) yield. This approach resulted in the creation of data "islands" within the fab. Integrating equipment trace data with product and process data using advanced FDC and YMS software is intended to provide comprehensive and fast analysis capabilities to resolve equipment-based product yield loss. The integrated YMS-FDC solution is designed to improve the prevention of yield excursions by "feeding-backward" YMS data to the FDC software to optimize fab equipment control strategies, as well as shorten the time to identify the root-cause of a yield loss mechanism by "feeding-forward" FDC data to the YMS software.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,812.19 +19.51 0.11%
S&P 500 2,089.14 +2.55 0.12%
NASDAQ 5,102.8080 +0.33 0.01%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs