As designs grow more complex, process technologies become smaller, and geometry counts increase, the work required to achieve acceptable yeild becomes increasingly demanding and difficult. Underlying this state of affairs is the need to maximize yield without increasing manufacturing costs. This paper addresses techniques for increasing yield as well as suggestions for determining whether yield enhancement techniques are cost effective.
John Ferguson, John Ferguson,
"Techniques for maximizing yield in nanometer designs", Proc. SPIE 5256, 23rd Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology, (17 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.518564; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.518564