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“Applied Cost Modeling” E-Zine Now on Web
First published in 1994, ACM has been the mainstay for manufacturing and assembly industries in disseminating information on hot topics such as COO, overall equipment efficiency (OEE), cost and resource evaluation, and discrete-event simulation.
The latest edition includes the feature article: “Cost of Ownership for c-Si Wet Processes: Texturization and Cleaning” and is presented as the second installment in a series. This paper examines the need for saw damage removal and the follow-on processes of pre-cleaning, texturization and cleaning for photovoltaic (PV) applications.
Additionally, information is provided on WWK’s 20th annual COO seminar at SEMICON West/Intersolar (http://www.semiconwest.org/
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-
WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning, and TCOe™ for energy production project costs (cost/kilowatt-