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Practical Aspects Impacting Time Synchronization Data Quality in Semiconductor Manufacturing



James Moyne, Jonathan Parrott, Naveen Kalappa, Ya-Shian Li-Baboud


In this presentation, the practical aspects of implementing time synchronization in today?s fabs will be discussed utilizing experimental analysis of industrial quality networked environments to illustrate the impact of the various components on the time and data synchronization problem. A realistic assessment of what level of time synchronization can be achieved today will be given. Additionally recommendations will be provided on how to address the weak link of software delay and delay variability so as to improve the potential for node time synchronization.
Proceedings Title
Conference Dates
September 30-October 5, 2006
Conference Location
Westminster, CO, USA


data quality, IEEE 1588, network control systems, time synchronization


Moyne, J. , Parrott, J. , Kalappa, N. and Li-Baboud, Y. (2006), Practical Aspects Impacting Time Synchronization Data Quality in Semiconductor Manufacturing, AEC/APC Symposium XVIII, Westminster, CO, USA, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created September 29, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021