XperiDesk Suite is a design execution system for fabrication processes at university-based micro-nanotechnology (MNT) facilities across Canada. This design environment for fabrication processes streamlines micro-nanotechnology research and development. Process Engineering in XperiDesk follows best practices used in Industry. Proven product development methodologies are used to guide the engineer from idea to product.
This training course will motivate a methodological approach for Process Engineering. Providing an overview of the methods and highlighting the key tenants of the best practices, the course teaches systematically the practical usage of XperiDesk to fulfill process engineering tasks. Adjacent techniques from areas such as DoE, 8D and lean six sigma are woven into the steps and anchor points for applying these to solve problems will be highlighted and showcased.
- How to use XperiDesk to implement best practices for process engineering used in industry.
- Identify key considerations of selecting specialized process steps to specify an abstract process flow (e.g., pre-existing topography).
- Predict the effect of a given process step (and its variability) on overall yield and manufacturability.
- Use XperiDesk consistency checks to increase the fab-readiness of a process flow.
- Understand the utility of simulators to visually communicate design intent (e.g., softMEMS) and to predict process success.
- Evaluate how a new mask design might affect the outcome of a previously developed process.
- Synthesize aspects of device design and process engineering with tools like Design of Experiments, 8D and lean six sigma.