Benchmarking

MAX I.E.G. has extensive experience in semiconductor benchmarking, both fab and tool levels. Our exposure to multiple sites across the globe allows us to define best-in-class benchmarks while protecting the confidentiality of our customers' data.

At the site level, we measure multiple areas including: operational efficiency and performance KPIs, personnel requirements, facilities, yield and cost. On the other side, we benchmark speed, availability, resource consumption on different tool sets with a high degree of detail.

In addition, MAX I.E.G. owns and manages the Annual Benchmark Survey for the Fab Owners Association (FOA) since 2008. This survey covers more than 35 fabs around the world, from small IDMs to large foundries. This benchmark survey is the most comprehensive of its kind in our industry covering over 250 indices spanning across the major topics of Fab performance such as Cost, cycle time, yield and overall effectiveness.

FOA Benchmarking Sample Process

Our extensive and elaborated process enables comparing data on an "apples-to-apples" basis. Each submitted data point is triple-checked for errors, excursions or outliers. Definitions are clear and concise and members are encouraged to share their concerns and questions along the process

Benchmark Topics

107 benchmark Questions in 8 categories

  • Fab Information
  • Production
  • Cycle Time
  • Technology
  • Staffing
  • Yield
  • Cost
  • Deep Dive - a focused set of parameters annually chosen by the members reflecting current industry concerns and focus

Sample Benchmark reports