Manufacturing Excellence in a Compound Semiconductor Fabrication Facility
Eugene Huang, Charles Dell, James Ploeger
Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector
Compound Semiconductor One: CS-1
Phone: 480-413-6370, FAX: 480-413-5748, Email: Eugene.Huang@motorola.com
Motorola’s 150mm Compound Semiconductor One (CS-1) fabrication facility serves as both a production and a development factory. It currently can provide a plethora of technologies; whether it is MESFET, pHEMT, HBT or HIGFET devices. The principles that CS-1’s Manufacturing team is guided by are 1) Speed of Execution and 2) High Quality. By adhering to these two principles, manufacturing can impact both the financial “top line” (sales / revenue) as well as the “bottom line” (sales minus operating expenses). This paper will focus on CS-1’s speed of execution and the various ways that it was enhanced.