Complex System Modeling and Simulation

Article Title

Evaluation System and Correlation Analysis for Determining the Performance of a Semiconductor Manufacturing System


semiconductor manufacturing system, system modeling, evaluation system, correlation analysis


Numerous performance indicators exist for semiconductor manufacturing systems. Several studies have been conducted regarding the performance optimization of semiconductor manufacturing systems. However, because of the complex manufacturing processes, potential complementary or inhibitory correlations may exist among performance indicators, which are difficult to demonstrate specifically. To analyze the correlation between the performance indicators, this study proposes a performance evaluation system based on the mathematical significance of each performance indicator to design statistical schemes. Several samples can be obtained by conducting simulation experiments through the performance evaluation system. The Pearson correlation coefficient method and canonical correlation analysis are used on the received samples to analyze linear correlations between the performance indicators. Through the investigation, we found that linear and other complex correlations exist between the performance indicators. This finding can contribute to our future studies regarding performance optimization for the scheduling problems of semiconductor manufacturing.