This User group was founded 2004 and is organized within the GMM expert committee 1.1.3 "Production and Manufacturing Equipment - Yield Enhancement". The GMM is a platform for engineers and scientists working within the fields of Microelectronics, Microtechniques and Nanotechnology. The GMM is part of the Alliance of Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Information Technology (VDE/VDI).
The scope of the User Group is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange on yield enhancement in semiconductor manufacturing. Discussion topics range from defect engineering methods , yield correlation to process stability. The once a year meeting is open to European semiconductor manufacturing sites for discussion and information exchange of managers, engineers, and scientists. The workshop language is English and each company attending is supposed to hold a short presentation on one of the topics. The exchange of presentations, however, is not required.
In advance of each workshop, the members of the User Group will define the topics of discussion for the next meeting.