A collaborative model for capacity expansion of the IC foundry industry

Kuo Cheng Ku, Hsing Pei Kao, Charan K. Gurumurthy

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Collaborative project management is becoming a key means of survival for managing the integrated circuit (IC) foundry business. Starting a new IC foundry fabrication project involves complex organizational collaboration and systems integration. In the past, the lack of adequate theoretical approaches to combine parallel systems has led to poor integration of information and poor communication. This paper presents an object-oriented reference model for helping the project managers and the participants to better manage the collaborative relationship and systems integration during the expansion of new IC fabrication foundries. The tool set of the architecture of integrated information systems (ARIS) is applied to describe the interaction between the organization, events, functions, and the systems flow. An object-oriented analysis approach is used to represent the architecture of the collaborative model. A prototype Web-based platform is constructed to demonstrate the model for the capacity expansion of the IC foundry industry and show the improved communication channel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-261
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Business process modeling
  • Collaboration
  • IC foundry
  • Object-oriented analysis
  • Project management


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