Enhancing Efficiency and Driving Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry through Artificial Intelligence Applications

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

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Interests: computational intelligence; electronics and communication
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Automation, Foshan University, Foshan 528225, China
Interests: omplex industrial process detection; image analysis and multi-dimensional perception; smart operation; skill learning; artificial intelligent-related theoretical research and application

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled "Intelligent Semiconductors", delves into the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the semiconductor industry, a critical driver of technological advancement across various sectors such as computing, telecommunications, healthcare, and the automotive industry. As these industries face increasing demands for efficiency, precision, and miniaturization, AI has emerged as an essential tool for enhancing the design, manufacturing, testing, and deployment of semiconductors. This issue aims to showcase cutting-edge research, case studies, and practical applications that demonstrate the integration of AI in optimizing semiconductor processes, from design and simulation to defect detection and quality control. It also explores AI-driven solutions for supply chain optimization, energy efficiency, and emerging technologies like quantum computing and flexible electronics. By fostering a dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals, this Special Issue seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of current  advancements, address challenges, and outline future research directions at the intersection of AI and semiconductor technology. Contributions from diverse disciplines are encouraged, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this evolving field and highlighting the potential of AI to drive innovation and efficiency in the semiconductor industry.

Prof. Dr. Wei-Chang Yeh
Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Dr. Wenbo Zhu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • semiconductor technology
  • computing
  • telecommunications
  • healthcare
  • automotive industry

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Feature Selection for Data Classification in the Semiconductor Industry by a Hybrid of Simplified Swarm Optimization
by Wei-Chang Yeh and Chia-Li Chu
Electronics 2024, 13(12), 2242; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13122242 - 7 Jun 2024
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In the semiconductor manufacturing industry, achieving high yields constitutes one of the pivotal factors for sustaining market competitiveness. When confronting the substantial volume of high-dimensional, non-linear, and imbalanced data generated during semiconductor manufacturing processes, it becomes imperative to transcend traditional approaches and incorporate [...] Read more.
In the semiconductor manufacturing industry, achieving high yields constitutes one of the pivotal factors for sustaining market competitiveness. When confronting the substantial volume of high-dimensional, non-linear, and imbalanced data generated during semiconductor manufacturing processes, it becomes imperative to transcend traditional approaches and incorporate machine learning methodologies. By employing non-linear classification models, one can achieve more real-time anomaly detection, subsequently facilitating a deeper analysis of the fundamental causes behind anomalies. Given the considerable dimensionality of production line data in semiconductor manufacturing, there arises a necessity for dimensionality reduction to mitigate noise and reduce computational costs within the data. Feature selection stands out as one of the primary methodologies for achieving data dimensionality reduction. Utilizing wrapper-based heuristics algorithms, although characterized by high time complexity, often yields favorable performance in specific cases. If further combined into hybrid methodologies, they can concurrently satisfy data quality and computational cost considerations. Accordingly, this study proposes a two-stage feature selection model. Initially, redundant features are eliminated using mutual information to reduce the feature space. Subsequently, a Simplified Swarm Optimization algorithm is employed to design a unique fitness function aimed at selecting the optimal feature subset from candidate features. Finally, support vector machines are utilized as the classification model for validation purposes. For practical cases, it is evident that the feature selection method proposed in this study achieves superior classification accuracy with fewer features in the context of wafer anomaly classification problems. Furthermore, its performance on public datasets further substantiates the effectiveness and generalization capability of the proposed approach. Full article
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