Conferences related to Continuous improvement

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2021 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)

FUZZ-IEEE 2021 will represent a unique meeting point for scientists and engineers, both from academia and industry, to interact and discuss the latest enhancements and innovations in the field. The topics of the conference will cover all the aspects of theory and applications of fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic and associated approaches (e.g. aggregation operators such as the Fuzzy Integral), as well as their hybridizations with other artificial and computational intelligence techniques.


2021 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM)

CM focuses on recent developments and future prospects related to the synergetic integration of mechanics, electronics, and information processing.


2020 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference (IAS/PCA)

Transfer of knowledge on subjects related to the cement manufacturing and related processes


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. FIE 2019 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in engineering and computing education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments and interacting with colleagues inthese fields.



Periodicals related to Continuous improvement

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Communications, IEEE Transactions on

Telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation, including radio; wire; aerial, underground, coaxial, and submarine cables; waveguides, communication satellites, and lasers; in marine, aeronautical, space and fixed station services; repeaters, radio relaying, signal storage, and regeneration; telecommunication error detection and correction; multiplexing and carrier techniques; communication switching systems; data communications; and communication theory. In addition to the above, ...



Most published Xplore authors for Continuous improvement

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Xplore Articles related to Continuous improvement

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Improving the Web text content by extracting significant pages into a Web site

5th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA'05), 2005

Web systems have reached a very important role in today's business world. Every day organizations fight to keep their present clients and to gain new ones. In order to accomplish this goal it is very important to make precise changes in the Web site content. However, the development of these improvements is a complex and specialized task because of the ...


The equipment improvement program: a structured methodology for continuous improvement and increased equipment life

Ninth IEEE/CHMT International Symposium on Electronic Manufacturing Technology,Competitive Manufacturing for the Next Decade, 1989

The equipment improvement program, a SEMATECH initiative to help improve the US semiconductor industry's efficient use of capital equipment, is described. This program focuses on continuous performance improvement of existing equipment to meet current and future manufacturing requirements with the goal of extending their useful life by a generation. Working hand-in-hand with suppliers, these programs are aimed at improving equipment ...


Practical application of a wafer level reliability qualification

Proceedings of 1994 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IRWS), 1994

Deficiencies in the traditional approach to ensuring product reliability (e.g. package level testing) were first noted way back in the early 1970's. However, it was not until the late 1980's to early 1990's that WLRC was seriously considered and began to be implemented across the industry. This new approach for achieving greater levels of reliability required a fundamental change from ...


The NSF foundation coalition-past, present, and future

Technology-Based Re-Engineering Engineering Education Proceedings of Frontiers in Education FIE'96 26th Annual Conference, 1996

The Foundation Coalition (FC) was funded in 1993 as the fifth coalition in the National Science Foundation's Engineering Education Coalitions Program. The FC has as its vision a new culture of engineering education: students and faculty working in partnership to create an enduring foundation for student development and life-long learning. The member institutions-Arizona State University (ASU), Maricopa Community College District ...


Method of Overall Consumables Effectiveness

2007 International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 2007

Creating a new methodology, the OCE (Overall Consumables Effectiveness), will reduce the cost of Gases and Chemicals for semiconductor processing applying the OEE methods to cost reduction by using KAIZEN techniques resulted in a success story of our cost reduction by utilizing this method.



Educational Resources on Continuous improvement

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IEEE.tv Videos

Critical Skills in the Engineering Workforce
Dissecting Design Choices in Continuous-time Delta-Sigma Converters
Robust Qubit Manipulation with Integrated Circuits: Optical Computing - Pérola Milman at INC 2019
IMS 2014: Broadband Continuous-mode Power Amplifiers
MicroApps: Recent Improvement on Y-Factor Noise Figure Measurement Uncertainty (Agilent Technologies)
EPICS in IEEE
Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan - Differential Evolution
Glenn Fink on Priorities for IoT Security and Privacy From Here to 2020: End to End Trust and Security Workshop for the Internet of Things 2016
APEC Speaker Highlights: JB Straubel, CTO, Tesla Motors, Inc.
The Fundamentals of Compressive Sensing, Part II: Sensing Matrix Design
Disruptive Internet of Things course, Part 3 - IEEE Smart Tech Workshop
Design of Monolithic Silicon-Based Envelope-Tracking Power Amplifiers for Broadband Wireless Applications
IEEE Day Milestone: Volta Awakens in the Modern Age
Disruptive Internet of Things course, Part 4 - IEEE Smart Tech Workshop
Real-time Spectrogram Analysis of Continuous Optical Wavefields - José Azaña - Closing Ceremony, IPC 2018
IEEE Sections Congress 2014: Luc Van den Hove, Wearable Medical Technology
2011 IEEE Awards Corporate Innovation Recognition - imec
A 40GHz PLL with -92.5dBc/Hz In-Band Phase Noise and 104fs-RMS-Jitter: RFIC Interactive Forum 2017
Cross Entropy Benchmarking & Quantum Supremacy - Sergio Boixo - ICRC San Mateo, 2019
Generating Stochastic Bits Using Tunable Quantum Systems - Erik Blair at INC 2019

IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Improving the Web text content by extracting significant pages into a Web site

    Web systems have reached a very important role in today's business world. Every day organizations fight to keep their present clients and to gain new ones. In order to accomplish this goal it is very important to make precise changes in the Web site content. However, the development of these improvements is a complex and specialized task because of the nature of the Web data itself. We propose a novel approach to successfully make changes to improve the Web site content using text mining. We use a self organizing feature map (SOFM) to find the most relevant text content, and then we propose a reverse clustering analysis in order to extract the most significant pages of the whole Web site. The effectiveness of this method was experimentally tested in a real Web site.

  • The equipment improvement program: a structured methodology for continuous improvement and increased equipment life

    The equipment improvement program, a SEMATECH initiative to help improve the US semiconductor industry's efficient use of capital equipment, is described. This program focuses on continuous performance improvement of existing equipment to meet current and future manufacturing requirements with the goal of extending their useful life by a generation. Working hand-in-hand with suppliers, these programs are aimed at improving equipment reliability, throughput, and yield, thereby decreasing process step costs. Issues related to the industry's growth, strategic direction, cost of capital, and capital productivity are explored.<<ETX>>

  • Practical application of a wafer level reliability qualification

    Deficiencies in the traditional approach to ensuring product reliability (e.g. package level testing) were first noted way back in the early 1970's. However, it was not until the late 1980's to early 1990's that WLRC was seriously considered and began to be implemented across the industry. This new approach for achieving greater levels of reliability required a fundamental change from the mind set of reliability verification on finished products (screening the outputs) to comprehending and controlling the various factors that determine reliability (controlling the inputs). This mind set is known as "building-in" or "designing-in" reliability and envisions a total reliability assurance and improvement strategy that is executed at all stages of semiconductor manufacturing. To meet the challenge of continuous improvement, it is now a corporate policy that a WLRC program be required at all R&D and production facilities with the intention of determining and eliminating all faults at their source of origin. Emphasis is placed on the use of wafer level reliability testing for introducing and qualifying new semiconductor technology and controlling production once technology has been transferred to the wafer fab. The description, philosophy and issues of integrating the WLRC program into a manufacturing environment have been described previously. Here a practical application is presented. As an example, the development, execution and results of a WLR qualification and production control plan for an advanced, submicron, triple-level metal CMOS process is provided.

  • The NSF foundation coalition-past, present, and future

    The Foundation Coalition (FC) was funded in 1993 as the fifth coalition in the National Science Foundation's Engineering Education Coalitions Program. The FC has as its vision a new culture of engineering education: students and faculty working in partnership to create an enduring foundation for student development and life-long learning. The member institutions-Arizona State University (ASU), Maricopa Community College District (MCCD), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHTT), Texas A&M University (TAMU), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), Texas Woman's University (TWU), and the University of Alabama (UA)-are developing improved curricula and learning environment models that are based on four primary thrusts: integration of subject matter within the curriculum, improvement of the human interfaces that affect educational environments, technology-enabled learning, and continuous improvement through assessment and evaluation. The Foundation Coalition partners draw on their diverse strengths and mutual support to construct improved curricula and learning environments; to attract and retain a more demographically diverse student body, and to graduate a new generation of engineers who can more effectively solve the increasingly complex, rapidly changing societal problems.

  • Method of Overall Consumables Effectiveness

    Creating a new methodology, the OCE (Overall Consumables Effectiveness), will reduce the cost of Gases and Chemicals for semiconductor processing applying the OEE methods to cost reduction by using KAIZEN techniques resulted in a success story of our cost reduction by utilizing this method.

  • Improving an existing root cause analysis and corrective action program

    Almost every nuclear power plant in North America has an existing root cause analysis and corrective action program. Since a good root cause analysis and corrective action program is essential for safe, reliable production of nuclear power, one question that should be asked is: “How does one improve an existing root cause analysis and corrective action program?” A rather novel approach is to use the concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS or Lean) to cut waste and improve the effectiveness of root cause analysis and accident/incident investigation. Applying Lean thinking can produce eye- opening, practical, but uncommon ideas to improve an existing root cause analysis and corrective action program and make them more efficient and effective.

  • Technology and human resource management methodology in “Kaikaku” (corporate innovation) program

    In a corporate innovation program, the alignment of required technologies and available human resources is the key part of the corporate reengineering. In this paper, the authors disclose successful implication of “Pinch Technology” to the technology and human resource management based on the study of rationale for the generic task assignment problem. Additionally, the authors propose a strategic planning procedure for the said management.

  • Equipment Throughput Optimization by Means of Speed Loss Analysis

    Consistent with the semiconductor industry's focus on continuous improvement, increased throughput, and shorter cycle times, this paper describes a methodology for the qualification and quantification of speed loss at a toolset level. The identification and quantification of the speed loss categories, along with implementation of specific actions targeted at these losses, has enabled our fab to have a direct impact on overall capacity and throughput performance of our toolsets.

  • 40% cycle time improvement as a result of continuous improvement activities

    This paper describes an ongoing lean transformation in a Qimonda 300 mm Frontend Wafer-FAB, resulting in a 40% cycle time reduction so far. Chip delivery at higher reliability, decreased costs by waste reduction, shorter time to market and faster yield learning by shorter learning cycles are the major outcomes of the project. Key to success was the coordinated, orchestrated effort, involving all contributing functional areas at the site. Strong performance measures were introduced, which are followed up in the continuous improvement process.

  • Leading a collaborative action coalition

    Today's technical leadership faces an interesting paradox. On the one hand is the increasing pressure for speed. Technology supports, clients demand, a faster response. This has become a basis for global competitiveness. On the other hand, there is a need to develop problem ownership through involvement, sustained commitment, and the opportunity for continuous personal growth. Individuals wish to be heard, to participate in decisions, and to have an impact. This provides meaning to their jobs. A comprehensive dialog that can bring group attitudes into alignment, requires time. Facilitation of that dialog becomes an essential skill for today's leaders so that both involvement, and urgency, can be accommodated.



Standards related to Continuous improvement

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