The material removal rate (MRR) plays a critical role in the chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) process in the semiconductor industry. Many physics-based and data-driven approaches have been proposed to-date to predict the MRR. Nevertheless, most of them neglect the underlying equipment structure containing essential interaction mechanisms among different components. To fill the gap, this paper proposes a novel hypergraph convolution network (HGCN) based approach for predicting MRR in the CMP process. The main contributions include: (1) a generic hypergraph model to represent the interrelationships of complex equipment; and (2) a temporal-based prediction approach to learn the complex data correlation and high-order representation based on the hypergraph. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, a case study is conducted by comparing with other cutting-edge models, of which it outperforms in several metrics. It is envisioned that this research can also bring insightful knowledge to similar scenarios in the manufacturing process.
- Chemical mechanical planarization
- Gate recurrent unit
- Graph convolutional network
- Material removal rate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence